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Thompson among Shaq-tastic prospects

Jan 2, 2012 •
The contractions were coming, but that didn't matter to Patrice Thompson. She wanted to watch the game. The Orlando Magic were on television on that spring day in 1994, so it was a chance for Patrice to see her favorite player, second-year NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, have a moment on the national st More

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Grant drum-line director gets national TV recognition

Nov 26, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
Grant Union High School drum line director James Van Buren didn't expect to be headed for the national spotlight when he and his student drummers boarded a tour bus for Los Angeles two weeks ago. They were told only that the 15-member band was to ... More

Drum line's school trip turns into national surprise

Dec 1, 2014 • USA TODAY
The Grant Union High School drum line initially began like any other drum line, to provide music at football games. But it quickly grew into much more than that. For some, it became a safe place to spend time, and for others it ... According to the ... More

Popular Grant drum line prepares for prized D.C. appearance

Oct 14, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
The booming sound of drums punctuated every touchdown, completed pass and first down during New San Juan High's homecoming football game earlier this month. But the school doesn't have a band. The roaring beat was courtesy of the Grant Union High ... More

64 Grant Union High School students diagnosed with latent tuberculosis

May 14, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County public health officials say 64 more Grant Union High School students have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis. This brings the total number of students and staff with the diagnosis to 111 since February. Latent tuberculosis has no ... More

As Students Return to Grant High School, So Does Tuberculosis Testing

Aug 14, 2014 • KTXL
As students return to school at Grant Union High School in Sacramento, they will have a chance to be tested for Tuberculosis, after an infected student started multiple rounds of testing earlier this year. Confidential testing will be offered to any ... More

Grant Union HS student diagnosed with tuberculosis

Feb 24, 2014 •
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California high school student has been diagnosed with the lung disease tuberculosis, health officials say. Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye says the Grant Union High School student is ... More

Tuberculosis Testing Expanded at Grant Union High School

Apr 30, 2014 • KTXL
The Sacramento County public health officer says 500 additional students and staff will be tested for tuberculosis at Grant Union High School. The school reported in February that a student had an active case of TB. Because the disease is transmitted ... More

Fear festers following outbreak of tuberculosis at Grant

Jul 21, 2014 • Sacramento Bee
In the neighborhood around Grant Union High School, where more than 90 percent of students come from low-income households, parents wonder openly whether they have been given short shrift because of their socioeconomic condition. ... “We had to look at ... More

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