Three Yosemite Valley Elementary School Children Given Bravery Awards
In a ceremony held at the Yosemite Valley Elementary School on December 17, 2010, three school children were given awards for Bravery for their part in a rockfall that occurred on October 5, 2010. Carmen Ortiz, Angel Ortiz, and Serra Weber were each presented with an award for Bravery by Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher at the ceremony at 6:00 p.m. in front of other students, teachers, and members of the community.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.