DELANO RAMBLINGS: selected Tiny Tot royalty; Harvest Festival Queen, King Show Tonight | Delano’s record


Tiny Tot’s royalty for the 76th Annual Harvest Festival was determined during a broadcast on Saturday, September 18 in the boardroom of the First Assembly of God.

Genesis Fernandez, 9, was crowned queen and also the most talented. There was no candidate king.

Princess and honored as the westernmost was Audrey Baker, 6, with Raymond Alcantar, 6, named prince.

Violet Rico, 3, was Duchess and Anthony Ronk, 4, Duke.

All participants received a goodie bag. They included Alina Ariza, Aaron Lopez, Levi Jacob Cook, Eloy Mendoza, Pilar Adele Lopez and Sophie Baker.

Show president April Gonzales thanked Jessica Rodriguez for providing the goodie bags, S Club at Delano High, Arnold Morrison for filming the show, Ms Dobere, a former queen, for singing, a group of current contestants at the King and Queen of Harvests show, and a host of other volunteers.


The 76th Annual Queen & King Delano Harvest Holidays Scholarship Program will take place on Saturday, September 25 in the Delano High School auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 a.m. Wearing a mask will be compulsory for all participants.

Tickets at $ 10 each are available to the public from select crop managers and show contestants. They will also be on sale at the door where the printed programs will also be sold for $ 5 each.

Candidates for the Queen program are Avery Elise Herrera, Tiffani Ann Mata, Aubrey Ruanto, Kayla Zuniga, Katherine Cardenas, Gurnoor Bhatti and Hannah Villaruz, all seniors at Cesar Chavez High, and KarmenDee Rodriguez, a senior at Delano High.

A King Event is added to the Royal Selection with contenders for the very first Harvest Event to be Morrison Dobere, Karanbir Sunner and Efren Quinones, all candidates from Cesar Chavez High, as well as Julio Gutierrez, a student of Wonderful Prep Academy.

The directors of the show are Liz Morris, Octavio Magana and Delisa Gallego, joined by many other volunteers.

The Harvest Fair and General Committee won approximately $ 3,000 in scholarships for the Queen, King and finalists.


To keep pace with other schools in Kern County, the Delano Joint Union High School District board has approved a pay rise for substitute teachers.

For a regular school day of five periods, the rate goes from $ 135 to $ 215, for a modified minimum day, it goes from $ 105 to $ 185 and for a long-term replacement, the salary goes from $ 150 per day to $ 230.

The school board has been informed of the need for an Academic Decathlon Director and Assistant Coach at Cesar Chavez High School as well as special education home teachers and Saturday School instructors.

For Cesar Chavez High, the school board approved Edwin Morataya as the head coach of JV women’s basketball and James Lopez as the volunteer coach of the first-year women’s basketball team.

Kevin Allred as Mock Trial Coach, Shantelle Andrade as Special Education Tutoring Teacher, Jacob Gutierrez as English Tutoring and Language Arts Teacher and Janet Math Tutoring Manual were approved for Delano High.

For Robert F. Kennedy High, Joel Ramos was approved as the college boys football coach and Martin Perales as the JV boys football coach. Briana Leal has been approved as the JV Girls’ Basketball Coach and Samantha Ochoa as the Head Coach of the First Year Girls Basketball.

The approved volunteer coaches at Kennedy High were Byron DeLeon, a boys varsity basketball player; Lamar DeLeon, JV boys basketball; Jesse Hernandez, first-year men’s basketball; Alyssa Gonzalez, college girls basketball; and Miguel Angel Rosas Vasquez, college footballer.

The school board accepted Estefan A. Alcocer’s resignation as campus security supervisor at Cesar Chavez High and approved the transfer of Troy Thomas as security officer from Delano High to Cesar Chavez High.

Karina Navarro Garnica and Zoe Herrera have been approved as assistants at Cesar Chavez High School.

Approved at Delano High were Ana Munoz, data entry clerk; Monica Sotelo Chavez, teaching assistant in special education; and Fabiola Torres, teaching aid.

Joshua Rivas has been ratified as a Campus Discipline Liaison and Safety Liaison at Delano High.

The board accepted the resignation of assistant Adrian Romero Flores at Kennedy High and transferred Gabriel Inguito as special education / physical health care assistant from Kennedy to Cesar Chavez.

The resignation due to the retirement of Irene Martinez, WIA / workability secretary in the district office, was accepted as of December 15.

Elsa Jauregui has been transferred from secretary of categorical programs to secretary of superintendent.

The Board of Directors approved a grant to support the California Chapter of the FBLA of $ 1,704.71 to the FBLA Cesar Chavez.

The board ratified the acceptance of the Building Careers and Technological Education for the 21st Century grant of $ 211,551.

The board approved a consultant agreement with Jill Hamilton-Bunch to provide developmental services for the 2021-2022 school year, not to exceed $ 16,422.

An agreement was also approved with Illuminate for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years not exceeding $ 61,894. Gabriel Diaz, director of curriculum, data and assessment for the district, told the board that the company has been used in recent years for assessments and analysis of common core standards.

An agreement not to exceed $ 7,500 has been made with Data Works to provide professional development.

Wonderful Co. Foundation Inc. donated $ 500 to the Cesar Chavez High student body account with the approval of the Board of Trustees.

The “We the People” textbook for use in the first political science course at university or dual enrollment has been approved by the board of trustees.


To keep my streak of over 500 consecutive football games at Delano High, I rarely get to watch the other two local high school teams in action.

On a week off for Delano High, I got to watch college team Cesar Chavez Titan in action against Shafter.

It was a 28-20 Shafter win, but Chavez took a 14-0 lead and after falling 28-14, with 2:06 to go, Chavez responded with a long kick return. sending to tighten the gap.

With a large crowd of fans, cheerleaders and the band in attendance to cheer on the Titans, it was a pleasant evening that we missed during the pandemic.


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