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    Coach Ross - Always Looks to the Positive in Life

    Posted July 5, 2015

    “Junior’s great strength in coaching was as a teacher,” he stated. “I never met anyone in football that was better at teaching techniques to youngsters.” He could teach advanced skills to running backs and defensive backs, but he also taught punting and kicking techniques, Costa said. “Much of our success at Palma can be attributed to his prowess as a coach.” “You could not ask for a better friend than Angelo,” Costa added. “We have been very close for over 60 years. Just think of the miles he traveled coaching at Palma. He averaged between 400 and 500 miles a week. It attests to his great loyalty.” In October of 2009, Ross was inducted into the Palma High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach.

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    Alumnus, Weston Green, Wins Emmy

    Posted June 24, 2015

    The Emmy, said Green, “Establishes that what we’re doing is working. We’re telling emotional stories that affect our audiences.” A 2008 San Francisco State University graduate with a B.A. degree in cinema and marketing, Green has worked his way up to his present position through several videography jobs. With a team of eight Green is working on new Web series and trying new things. He decided to try working in video after he finished college. “I noticed very early that no one was getting film jobs and everyone was doing online video,” he said. “I was able to see where video was going.” Increasingly, digital media companies are relying more on videos than writing to get a lot of page hits, Green said. While he misses Salinas, Green said he loves living in Brooklyn. “I forget how beautiful Salinas is,” he said, “but Brooklyn is very nice as well. I miss what we had back in Salinas. I miss that small town mentality. But it’s fun living in New York surrounded by really creative people.”

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    Palma Students Build Kites After Reading The Kite Runner

    Posted June 1, 2015

    Video: Nikhil Manimaran works to get a kite into the air as students from Mrs. Sarah DeSantis’s sophomore English class test out kites on the football field at Palma High School in Salinas on Monday. The students just finished reading The Kite Runner and were asked to build kites from scratch and fill them with symbols and quotes from the book. The students got extra credit if their kite flies.

  • Palma Track Senior to Compete in State

    Posted May 31, 2015

    Justin Nobida-Lagrimas, who soared a career-best 22 feet, 2 inches in the long jump for Palma, placed third in CCS. ... “I don’t know if it has sunk in,” said Nobida-Lagrimas, ... I’m going to state.”

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    Top HS Graduates

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Valedictorian: Rishay Patel. Salutatorian: David A. Nunes. >> “This year marks the end of one journey but the start of an even greater one. There is not a doubt in my mind that Palma has prepared us for the future challenges we will face. Students from the Class of 2015 will journey all over the country to represent Palma's tradition of excellence, honor, and courage. We are proud, we are intelligent, we are ready — and we are the Class of 2015" - Rishay Patel.

  • Interact Club Hosts Honored Speaker Secretary Panetta Today

    Posted May 21, 2015

    Former Secretary of Defense and Head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Leon Panetta, will be speaking at Palma School today. This opportunity is being sponsored by the Interact Club and will take place during the Advisory/Study Hall period of the Gold Day this week. This event is open to a limited number of students, who have indicated their intent to attend by signing up with the school in advance. Mr. Panetta will be speaking on his path to becoming a leader and there will be time after his talk for questions. Palma’s Interact Club is coordinated by Palma Teacher and Director of Student Activities, Mr. Sterrett. Mr. Panetta's grandson, Michael, will graduate with the Senior Class 2015.

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    Palma High's Wisner Named MVP of MBL

    Posted May 20, 2015

    Palma High outside hitter Toby Wisner was named the Monterey Bay League's Most Valuable Player, it was announced Tuesday. Wisner led the team in kills as the Chieftains won their second consecutive league championship. Wisner compiled more than 200 kills in the regular season.

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    Palma Baseball Cruises Past Salinas

    Posted May 13, 2015

    Palma 8, Salinas 1. At Palma, Cameron Crone pitched a complete game to pace the Chieftains against the Cowboys. Crone didn't allow an earned run while scattering three hits and five strikeouts in the game. Matt Smith went 2-for-5 on the afternoon with three RBIs and teammate Tanner Okamura went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

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    Palma Beats Salinas, Wins MBL Tournament Title

    Posted May 8, 2015

    Palma High once again knocked off Salinas 25-19, 25-20, 25-11 to secure its second consecutive MBL postseason title. "... Palma's a wonderful team and they deserve first place.”

  • Palma Volleyball Beats Christopher, Advances for League Title

    Posted May 7, 2015

    Palma 3, Christopher 1. Toby Wisner had 29 kills, nine digs and nine aces, and Kevin Bass compiled 46 assists and nine digs for the Chieftains. Palma will host No. 2 seeded Salinas at 6:30 p.m. tonight for the MBL tournament title.

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