Student Life

Harry Pelton, Taxidermist

Mentor: Harry Pelton, Taxidermist Student: Skyler Hancock Bitney Class of 2021 student Skyler Hancock has been interning as a taxidermist with his mentor, Harry Pelton. Pelton has been doing taxidermy since 1963 and is well-regarded throughout the country for his meticulous work. As a member of the California Association of Taxidermists, Pelton has won lots …

Harry Pelton, Taxidermist Read More »

KVMR

Mentors: Sean Dooley, KVMR Music Director; Dave “Buzz” Barnett, KVMR Chief Engineer Students: Justus Brooks, Ezra Echols, Josh Pryor Justus Brooks from the class of 2021 has his internship at KVMR working with his mentor, Sean Dooley, KVMR’s Music Director. Class of 2020 members Ezra Echols and Josh Pryor also intern at KVMR, under the …

KVMR Read More »

Internship: NEO

Mentor: Halli Ellis-Edwards, NEO Students: John Waddell, Elijah Rameriz, JudeWebb, Erink Jackson, Avery Daniels John Waddell (class of 2022), Elijah Rameriz (class of 2022), Jude Webb (class of 2020), Erin Jackson (class of 2021), and Avery Daniels (class of 2021) are all learning the ins and outs of youth empowerment from their mentor Halli Ellis-Edwards …

Internship: NEO Read More »

NC Kombuchary

Mentor: Sean Millar, NC Kombuchary Student: Nico Paoletti Nico Paoletti, from the class of 2021, is working with his mentor, Sean Millar, at NC Kombuchary, a family-owned and operated kombucha brewery in Grass Valley, assisting with production tasks around the brewery. Nico has helped label, sanitize and fill bottles, clean kegs, and keep the facility …

NC Kombuchary Read More »

Walsh Construction

Mentor: Bob Walsh, Walsh Construction Student: Jacob Trembly For the past year and a half, Jacob Trembly of the Class of 2020 has been working with Bob Walsh at Walsh Construction, a general contracting business. Through the mentorship of Walsh, Jacob has learned a number of fundamental construction skills necessary for jobs both large and …

Walsh Construction Read More »

Hollie Dilley

Mentor: Hollie Dilley Student: Castiel Frost For the past year, Castiel Frost from Bitney’s Class of 2020 has enjoyed the amazing opportunity to intern with artist Hollie Dilley.  Dilley’s work often fuses ceramics and taxidermy in transformative ways. Her art has been featured in SubMerg and Juxtapoz magazines, and her show, “Reincarnation” garnered huge success …

Hollie Dilley Read More »

Bitney Students featured on KVMR Roundtable

On October 15, 2019, four Bitney students, senior Milan Limoniello, sophomore Ziola Meereiltagh, and freshmen Josh Bell and Ethan Freitas-Hale, were part of a roundtable discussion on KVMR organized by Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay regarding the recent student-led Climate Change Walkout. We are so proud of our students’ ability to thoughtfully articulate …

Bitney Students featured on KVMR Roundtable Read More »