Barbara Ann Perea Casey, a former local school administrator, recently won the top award from the New Mexico branch of the American Association of University Women. The Grace Barker Award is the highest given by the organization.
“I am very honored to have received this award because it summarizes what I have tried to do all my life — be a positive mentor and role model to young girls and women of all ages so that they know that they have worth and value, and that they can do whatever they want in their lives,” Casey said in a statement.
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