Grand Day for Graduation at Happy Camp High!

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We had a wonderful graduation for the students who have finished their academic careers at Happy Camp High School Saturday morning. Happy Camp more traditionally suffers a very hot crowded auditorium on Friday night for graduation but it was a beautiful day, and it felt very appropriate to have the sun shining on the graduates of Happy Camp High School! It was grat. Thank you, all who came downriver for the graduation! We know you had a beautiful drive!

Carl Blossomgame Celebrates Finisheing High School

Carl Blossomgame Celebrates Finisheing High School


Carl Blossomgame is planning for work for the U.S. Forest service until he begins studying at College of the Siskiyous. My camera battery ran out before I got to hear his Senior Project report Thursday evening, but I’m hoping for a picture soon.
Valedictorian, Walter Brassea, plans to study Computer Science at University of California, Riverside. Davis. Walter started out the presentations on Senior Project night and did a great job.
Luther”luke” Coplen plans to study physics at the University of California Lukes Senior Project was on woodworking and he made a beautiful little desk in wood shop with the help of Dave Timbrook.
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Kevin Graham plans to study Architecture after junior college at College of the Siskiyous but had a medical emergency that prevented him from being present at the ceremony. Kevin worked with am architect for his Senior Project and made columns with decorations that were appropriate for column design.
Shawn Hillman plans to study Computer Science at College of the Siskiyou.
Mitchell “Mitch” Hokanson plans to study engineering at College of the Siskiyous.
Jeffrey Kanawyer , who we remember best as a Cub Scout building bird houses years ago, plans to study business administration at College of the Siskiyous.
Connor Mitchell plans to go to College of the Siskiyous to study Administration of Justice.
The only girl in the class,
Peyton Veach, Erica Mitchell, Mitchell & Connor Mitchell happy after graduation!

Peyton Veach, Erica Mitchell, Mitchell & Connor Mitchell happy after graduation!


Peyton Veach will go to College of the Siskiyous to study liberal arts.

Sydney Snider plans to study fine arts at California College of eh Arts. Jessie Valenzuela, Jr. who had a great senior project providing care packages for troops, plans to study business administration at College of the Siskiyous.

Siskiyou Museum Re-opening Anticipation!

by Judy Bushy June 14, 2016

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What a pleasure to stop in at the Siskiyou County Museum last week and see Lisa dressing manikins with beautiful wedding dresses. Yes, this is June all right! It was amazing to see them ready to show off our 1880s to 1900s collection of wedding attire, a beautiful array of gowns, some men’s suits, along with bridal accessories, photographs, love letters, and more.

A gorgeous three-piece gown caught my eye right away, as it was very beautiful, but not the traditional white dress usually seen. It was created by French designer Emile Pingat (1820-1901) and sent from Paris, France to Siskiyou County and worn by a sophisticated lady on her wedding day. I wonder who was the fortunate young lady who was able to wear that fabulous dress for her wedding!!

The volunteers were so helpful in looking up and helping me with the information that I went to pick up. Our museum is a treasure. Siskiyou County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children ages 6-12, and under are free.You won’t want to miss the Grand Reopening of the outdoor museum soon!!

From the museum, I intended to look up some historical accounts of a shooting in Happy Camp in latter 1946 and see what I could find on the Classic Hill Mine. Unfortunately, although I found that the Library has lots of resources, they were nearly closing. I’ll have to make that trip again…earlier in the day!

Self Discipline by Dave Gordon

Proverbs 16:32 “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he who rules is spirit than he who takes a city.”

Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV)

Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV)

Media can be addicting; computers, I-pads, notebooks or cell phones. The doors they open can also be addicting: texting, internet, email, Facebook or twitter. I read a story not too long ago about a young lady who was texting while she was driving, and she crashed her car. You would have thought that would have taught her a lesson but apparently not—because she was in an accident again. This time it cost her life, she was texting while driving again. She apparently could not bring herself to use the self-control necessary to shut off her phone and pay attention to her driving.

There are many areas of life in which we need to exert self control that doesn’t deal with media. What about eating? What about eating? One’s consumption of food may consist of eating too much or of eating the wrong kinds of foods. Maybe lack of self-control is shown by drug use or alcohol use. Maybe it could be our tempers.

How many times have I run into people who could not keep a lid on their tempers? The damage they leave behind them is tragic to see. They leave behind damage wives, children, parents, siblings or friends who have been bitterly and viciously attacked—verbally and physically. As I have counseled over the years. I have talked to thoroughly damaged wives or husbands who at one time stood at an altar and declared before those assembled witnesses that they would love, honor and cherish their spouse – and yet they have been virtually destroyed by that spouse.

James 3:6 talks of the undisciplined tongue this way” “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person sets the whole course of his life on fire and is itself set on fire by Hell. “ Children may be the most damaged by the uncontrolled mouth used upon them because they are still forming their self-image and will probably at some level silently accept as true the words spewed out at them.

How well do you control yourself? You may think it is impossible, but let me encourage you with this, “with God nothing is impossible.” Come see us this Sunday.

Pastor Dave Gordon
CJ Community Bible Church

Happy Camp High Survival Guide

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by Judy Bushy
Recently a play was presented at Happy Camp High School by the Drama Class. The name of the play was Happy Camp High Survival Guide. IMG_0383A young group of “soon to be freshmen” stress over the first day of high school the night before. However, the encounter a mysterious editor (Estalita “Ella” Galindo) and author (Anne Rants) who appears to guide them through the do’s and don’ts of high school including fights, bullies, dating and more. Damian Valenzuela plays the gym teacher who does a wonderful job of intimidating Victor, a student played by Jordan McCartney. Estalita Galindo also plays a teacher and a French Student with Adriana Oliver-Hickey. Silas Yamamoto plays Trent Bailey, founder and owner of the Trent Club untill outsmarted by Noelle, played by Madison Offield. Royale Pinassi plays Cindy, Allison Head plays Jillian, Kaylee McIntrye plays Wendy and Brett Burcell plays Biff.

Denise Bearding directed the lighting and was the play director. The Happy Camp High School Survival Guide was witter and performed by the HCHS Drama Association. The Assistant director, Carissa Bussard is the new Drama and English Teacher this year. Carissa has been a great blessing! Her Karuk heritage helps her relate to some of out students, but she is a friendly guide to all her students. Her strength is shown when she had an accident on the way to school one frosty morning and ended up in the Klamath River! She was able to get out of the car and a helpful passerby gave her refuge to warm up and brought her to school. It might have been logical for someone else to just go home for the day, but Carissa stayed until later in the day when convinced to check out bumps and bruises at the Clinic. She was Recently honored wih a staff appreciation award. t16Carissa BussardAtaffAward

HCHS Student Awards

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by Judy Bushy, June 3rd, 2016

In presenting the Student of the Spring Semester award, Ed Sherman, mentioned the respect by which Gerald is looked upon by his peers among the students of Happy Camp High School. “the Student of the Spring Semester is recognized by other students for achievements, so why shouldn’t we as staff do the same. As teachers, we see the respect that our student body gives to someone who remains positive while meeting society’s often high expectations and hopes. We are proud to have a student centered environment where teachers feel safe allowing students to recognize their own. So, without going on forever, let me introduce the student of this Spring Semester; Gerald Harrison.

Gerald Harrison received several awards at this assembly for presentations. Gerald received the honor of being Mr. History by Erica Mitchell, his World History teacher. He also received an award for and to top it off was presented the award for Student of the Spring Semester.

Student for the First Semester, Jesse Vancurra received a plaque for his honor at the Student Awards presented Friday at Happy Camp High School.
Shaye McCartney received awards……(to be coontinued)
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