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  •  Signing of SSU Promise

    Petaluma schools, Sonoma State sign ‘Promise’

    Local students will soon get the chance to be automatically admitted into Sonoma State University thanks to a newly minted agreement between university leaders and the Petaluma City Schools district. The deal was put to paper during the school district’s Tuesday board meeting, as Superintendent Matthew Harris and SSU President Dr. Mike Lee signed an agreement to enact a “Promise” program – an initiative to guarantee students in Petaluma schools direct admission to the California State University as long as they meet certain requirements like a minimum grade point average upon graduation.

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  •  students playing Esports

    Casa Grande builds bang-up Esports program

    Maybe it’s spelled eSports, or e-sports, or Esports. For the purposes of this article, we’ll go with the latter. In any case, the “e” stands for “electronic.” There is no actual running, jumping, throwing or physical contact involved. And the only real danger of injury is from carpal tunnel syndrome. But members of the Casa Grande Esports team are as competitive and excited as any football or basketball player on game day. “We have to have the same dedication and team commitment as players in other sports,” explained Remy Desjarlais. “It is definitely a sport.” “The kids compete in tournaments, practice, scrimmage and review their performance just like in other sports,” notes Esports team coach Nathan Libecap, a teacher and librarian at Casa.

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