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College of San Mateo and the San Mateo Community College District came into being more than 90 years ago as an outgrowth of the San Mateo Union High School District. Thus began a partnership to serve young adults in our communities.

A team of 22 CSM math students placed 6th of 189 colleges in a nationwide Math League competition held this past fall. In addition, CSM’s team placed 4th out of 49 participating colleges within the Western region which covers California and Nevada.

CSM’s Middle College Effect group to hold a fundraiser for Namaste Direct featuring the documentary “Half the Sky”.

Half Moon Bay High School hosted its first-ever community college fair on Friday, drawing curious upperclassmen who may not want to commit to getting a four-year degree right after getting their high school diploma.

Taking college classes while in high school was eye-opening for Demetra Risner who found herself exploring new topics and finding passions that influenced what she plans to study in college.

The Nueva School’s new high school will offer use of facilities at the College of San Mateo’s campus.

Don’t let Jackie Prager’s size fool you. She may be an introvert — and small — but Prager pushes herself. For instance, she has two black belts in kung fu — a fact that makes her parents feel a lot better about Prager attending college on her own.

After searching the web, the 2011 Aragon High School and San Mateo Middle College graduate, Megan Ryan, came across Bike & Build — a nonprofit that organizes cross-country cycling trips to benefit affordable housing in the United States.

This weekend, local youth have an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics during the San Mateo County Youth Conference. Hosted by the San Mateo County Youth Commission with the help of other San Mateo County groups, the free Saturday event at the College of San Mateo offers panel discussions with leaders, presentations with movies, how-to lessons and the opportunity to meet with a variety of local organizations.

The competition was open to all high school students in the Bay Area. Bay Area viewers will have the opportunity to watch the student productions, as part of the Youth Cinema public television series to air on KCSM this fall.