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His Dream School Awaits: McFarland High Grad Jose Vasquez Bound for Stanford
Thu July 11, 2024 | District News

His Dream School Awaits: McFarland High Grad Jose Vasquez Bound for Stanford

A recent McFarland High School graduate is going from his small rural town to the university of his dreams thanks to his dedication to excellence and hard work. First-generation college student Jose Vasquez got accepted into all nine of the California colleges he applied to and has chosen to attend Stanford University in the fall.

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McFarland High School Early College Program: A Pathway to Success
Mon July 8, 2024 | District News

McFarland High School Early College Program: A Pathway to Success

McFarland High School Early College is offering all its students a significant head start through its robust dual enrollment program. In partnership with Bakersfield College (BC) and the Kern Community College District, McFarland High  has developed an initiative that allows high school students to graduate not only with their high school diploma but also with an Associate of Arts degree or college credits, setting them up for future academic and career success.

Summer Camps Ignite Curiosity and Foster Learning in Kern County
Wed July 3, 2024 | Spotlight

Summer Camps Ignite Curiosity and Foster Learning in Kern County

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) is once again hosting its highly anticipated summer camps, drawing nearly 4,000 students from across the county. Taking place at three unique sites—California Living Museum (CALM), Kern County Museum and the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History—these camps offer an engaging mix of education and fun, with a strong emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

Betsy Rodriguez: A Journey of Determination and Achievement
Wed June 26, 2024 | Spotlight

Betsy Rodriguez: A Journey of Determination and Achievement

Betsy Rodriguez, a first-generation college student, exemplifies the power of perseverance and dedication. Celebrating her remarkable academic success, Betsy graduated as valedictorian from Rosamond High School. She is now set to attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo to major in architecture.

From Wasco to Princeton: Alexis Cruz Overcomes All Odds
Wed June 5, 2024 | Community News

From Wasco to Princeton: Alexis Cruz Overcomes All Odds

Wasco native Alexis Cruz, 19, has a remarkable story to share — one marked by perseverance, resilience, and impassioned support. He experienced hearing loss early in life, which presented challenges that could have easily limited his potential. Instead, these obstacles became the stepping stones leading him to the prestigious halls of Princeton University, where he recently finished his first year.