They were members of the community, family and even friends.
Drinking and driving kills all too often at graduation time across the country and Manteca schools' seniors are no exception to the potential carnage.
Back in December, Patrick Caldwell was locked in a grueling 12-round spell-off with Amelia Ellison.
The annual Every 15 Minutes depiction of a tragic crash that could realistically involve seniors celebrating their graduation next month had an unusually somber tone as it came less than a week after a Manteca High freshman had been killed by a distracted driver.
When Sierra High School's band director Richard Hammarstrom, Jr. accepted his plaque as Manteca Unified's 2013-2014 Outstanding Secondary Educator, he shared the recognition with one very important person in his life.
It was lights out in East Union High School classrooms Tuesday morning.
Help! That's the plea coming from Sierra High School's Sober Graduation Committee.
Hundreds of high school students accepted Rachel's Challenge this week.
Golden West Elementary and East Union High School will be sporting new roofs when they open in August for the 2014-2015 school year.
Welcome to the Frederick H. Arucan Administration Building. That will be greeting welcoming visitors to the Sierra High School Administration Office.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the possible adoption of a plan to raise school facilities fees to meet the expected student-growth impacts in the next 20 years.
Poonan Dehal once got into trouble for taking a 'selfie' in class.
Storm Anderson and Hannah Goe will lead the way in Sierra High Advanced Theater's "Footloose."
Charles Garcia has a tough decision to make.
MODESTO - Modesto Junior College will honor Bunreth Sok as the Disability Services Student of the Year during the 2014 Disability Services Graduation Celebration.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.
A $159 million bond measure is likely to be placed on the ballot in November by the Manteca Unified School District.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Francesca Arnaudo who graduated in May from Ripon High School.
The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.
Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.
Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.
If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.
Sara Henry is looking to help out youngsters in Manteca and Lathrop by taking up a collection for back-to-school supplies.
It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.
Graduating seniors from Manteca, Escalon, Tracy and Ripon were included in the more than $25,000 in scholarships handed out last Thursday night by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) during ceremonies.
Brush up your resume.
Sophia Cardoza has a standing date with her two grandchildren every weekday during summer from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Brieanne Jansen took math.
A picnic at the park five days a week. That's the highlight of the day for hundreds of Manteca Unified School District children during the summer.
Bulletin staff reports