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    9th Grade 

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     Freshmen who earned at least a 4.0 GPA for the third quarter:
    Sitting: Natalie Bavinez Ortiz, Emalyne Davis, Judith Lopez Figueroa, Brooke
    Ashmore, Madison George, Phenix Harmer and Craig Popejoy. Kneeling: Ethan
    White, Chelsie Quintero, Natalie Rubio, Vinisha Keshav, Jeidy Perez, Roxana
    Jarrahian and Chase Cortez. Standing: Chloe Parmenter, Jaylyn Isbell, Emma
    Neudorf, Reese Walker, Willow Pilgrim, Leslie Hinojosa Ortiz, Ilan Katz, Jeanete
    Gamez Gill, Presley Golling, Macayla Wells, Erik Blanco, Bailey Harrington,
    Jackson Mainard, Daniela Rodriguez and Dominic Krier. Not pictured: Chloe
    Dodson, Robbi Caudle and Xylandra Yates.

    10th Grade

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    Sophomores who earned at least a 4.0 GPA for the third quarter: Sitting: Tayler
    Portenga, Raygan Wescott, Sierra Kozloski, Carmen Sebastian, Marline
    Figueroa, Lupita Diaz and Ivonne Gutierrez. Kneeling: Morgan Pulido, Rylee
    Mizener, Taylor Reed, Pedro Cota Valenzuela, Antonio Nunez Martinez, Yasmin
    Cisneros and Kyleigh Phillips. Standing: Xitlaly Gonzalez, AshlynnSmith, Tisel
    Martinez Flores, Desiree Harris, Camila Uribe, Reagan Haumilton, Hannah
    Huckins, Richard Posey, Hailey Steele, Jacob Ellis, Kenya Orsburn, Ulises
    Sanchez, Davino Flores and Tyler Terrell. Not pictured: Regan Barnachia,
    Kenneth Caballero and Yadhira Quevedo.

    11th Grade

    11 4.0 2017-18

    Juniors who earned at least a 4.0 GPA for the third quarter:
    Sitting: Brian Rivera, Tyler Nguyen Ngo, Yajaira Sanchez, Cherise Strong and
    Rachael Yochum. Kneeling: Erin Gilbert, Cielo Woggn, John Connick Reagan
    Montgomery and Destiny Harris. Standing: Madison Jordan, Damaryz Hernandez
    Gil, Tucker Banner, Rebecca Cuevas, Rodolfo Magana Lopez, Cristina Bautista
    Vega, Nicholas Castillo, Zughei Guzman, Dennis Posey, Emily Adams and
    Jackson Van Roekel. Not pictured: Bryson Ginn, Millie Reynoso and Rylea
    Summitt.

    12th Grade

    12 4.0 2017-18

     Seniors who earned at least a 4.0 GPA for the third quarter:
    Sitting: Christina Martin, Nicole Gee, Abigayle Kindred and Brooklyn Yaws.
    Standing: Alondra Cisneros, Kendra Dennis, Katie Swope, Sierra Pilgrim, Baylee
    Pritchett, Clayton Hamblin, Jeanette Teniente and Sawyer Maier. Not pictured:
    Benjamin-- Johannes Borger and Jazmyn Ramage.

     


     

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Sport Announcements

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    Taft High’s varsity boys’ tennis team dedicated its final league matches
    Thursday, April 19th to a former player, Alex Arguello, who was killed Tuesday
    night in an automobile accident on Taft Highway.
    Arguello was a member of the 2016 varsity team that went 12-0 to win the
    school’s only South Sequoia League title in boys’ tennis.
    The 2018 team, at the suggestion of player Jose Ramirez, wore
    wristbands with Alex’s name inscribed and had a minute of silence before the
    games.
    “Alex was quick with that beautiful smile of his and always seemed
    happy,” Taft High coach Jim Carnal said. “On his way back from Taft College, he
    would often stop to talk to coach Bill Friend and myself. He matured a lot in
    college. He will be sorely missed by tennis players and Taft High students and
    staff.”
    Taft shut out Shafter twice, 9-0, in a doubleheader to make up a rained-
    out match. In games, Taft won the first match, 96-12. Carnal played lower
    players in the second match but it still ended 96- 10 in games.
    Taft improved to 19-6 overall; including 13 shutouts. Taft was 12-2 in the
    SSL behind undefeated Bakersfield Christian. Wasco finished 10-4. Shafter, with
    wins over Robert F. Kennedy and Cesar Chavez finished 2-12.
    Taft will host the South Sequoia League individual championships
    Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25th. The eight SSL teams will each bring
    their top six players. Each team will field two singles players and two doubles
    teams. The top six singles players and top six doubles teams will advance to the
    area (Kern County) individual tournament May 11 and 12. Team playoffs begin
    May 3 with seedings announced April 30.
    Taft’s JV team, under first-year coach Leroy Day, finished 18-7 overall and
    2-1 in league to tie for the championship with BCHS.
    Photos by Jim Carnal
    Taft tennis players show their support for their former teammate, Alex Arguello.
    Jose Osornio, Tyler Nguyen, Rodolfo Magana, Sawyer Maier, Jordan Miranda,
    Enrique Reyes, Brian Rivera, Jose Ramirez and Antonio Guzman.
    Alex Arguello in 2016.


     

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  • The Taft High’s varsity boys tennis team shut out the McFarland Cougars twice, 9-0 and 5-0, Monday, April 16th in a doubleheader to make up a rained-out match.

    Taft secured the victory in the second match and then coaches terminated the final games because of a severe dust storm.

    “McFarland was much better this year than in the past,” Taft coach Jim Carnal praised. “They have a new coach, Jaime Bravo, and Marc Johns, one of the top players in Bakersfield, has been working with them. Usually, they would go winless just about every year but they came in with wins over Shafter, Robert F. Kennedy, and Cesar Chavez.”

    Taft No. 1 Enrique Reyes beat Ignacio Medrano twice by a combined total of 24-3. Sawyer Maier beat Christopher Perez, 6-1, 6-0, in the first match and Rodolfo Magana beat Perez, 6-2, 6-0 in the second. Magana beat Carlos Leon, 6-2, 6-0, in the first match. Maier’s match with Leon was suspended because of the swirling dust. Tyler Nguyen shut out Hugo Cazarez, 6-0, 6-0, in the first match. Jordan Miranda beat Cazarez 6-1, 6-1, in the second. Brian Rivera was the first one off the court with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Adrian Cota then Jose Ramirez beat Cota 6-1, 6-0. In the first match Ramirez beat Carlos Gonzalez, 6-2, 6-0, then Jose Osornio beat Gonzalez, 6-1, 6-2.

    In the first match doubles, Reyes and Rivera beat Medrano and Perez, 8-1. Miranda and Osornio beat Cazarez and Leonardo Nunez, 8-1. And, Bryson Ginn and Antonio Guzman shut out Christian Reyes and Xavier Perez, 8-0. The wind kicked up before doubles could be completed in the second match.

    Taft improved to 17-6 overall; 10-2 in the South Sequoia League.

    James Thanks for the write-up 

     

    McFarland dropped to 3-9 in the SSL.

    Taft will host the South Sequoia League individual championships Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25. The eight SSL teams will each bring their top six players. Each team will field two singles players and two doubles teams. The top six singles players and top six doubles teams will advance to the area (Kern County) individual tournament scheduled for May 11 and 12. Team playoffs begin May 3 with seedings announced April 30.


     

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  • NCAA Eligibility Info 

     Here's the LINK for the college-bound student athlete.


     

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TUHSD Mission Statement

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    Vision

    Taft Union High School District’s vision is “Excellence by Design”

     

    Mission

    Taft Union High School District’s mission is to provide engaging rigorous curriculum with global applications.

     

     

    Goals

    The Taft Union High School District has three overarching goals:

    1. To provide rigorous and relevant instruction that prepares students to be career, college and future ready.
    2. To assist students and staff in developing personal awareness skills so they may contribute to a positive and collaborative learning/work environment.
    3. To increase parent and community participation that supports the preparation of students to be career, college and future ready.

     

     

    CoreValues

    The following are the principles that will guide the work of Taft Union High School District:

     

    Learning

    Continually acquiring new information and modifying existing knowledge and skills

     

    Teamwork

    Working collaboratively toward common goals

     

    Transparency

    Operating in a manner that is visible, predictable and understandable

     

    Integrity

    Demonstrating fairness, honesty and consistency

     

    Courage

    The will to do the right things and to do things right

     

     

     

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