YHS valedictorians will be honored Thursday

The 29 Annual Paul and Martha Pitman Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at Sierra Meadows Country Club to honor 21 Yosemite High School class of 2015 valedictorians for their academic and extracurricular successes.

The banquet is named for the Pitmans, who were a driving force behind the efforts to establish Yosemite High School. The Pitmans, who were both educators in their 70s, came to Oakhurst to retire, a retirement short-lived.

Martha Pitman was the chairman of the Citizen Committee and Paul Pitman was the education counselor for the five mountain elementary school districts. Dr. Pitman was appointed acting superintendent for Yosemite High School until Feb. 28, 1974.

The dinner will be catered by Yosemite Catering and dessert by Sweet Dreams. Tim Madden will serve as emcee.

Details: Laura Norman, (559) 683-4611.