Mora County Notebook: Romero organizes Memorial Wall dedication

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By Ruth Fort

The Memorial Wall for the Mora Independent school was dedicated last  Thursday; a dedication ceremony hadn’t been held for eight years. Xavier Romero, Student Activities Coordinator, was asked to coordinate the dedication.
Romero worked long and hard with the cooperation of the administration to put the program together.
He also served as master of ceremonies and gave the main speech.
There were about 20 people in attendance besides the student body.As Romero named each person on the memorial wall, some parents and others who were present had a chance to say something about their loved ones who were being remembered.
Josh Garcia, who had family in Mora and a former coach in Mora and Las Vegas was especially mentioned. His family was there and talked of his life.
Later that afternoon, during during the Rangerettes softball game, the students and audience had a memorial event honoring their former coach Garcia.
The dedication was a very fitting and proper dedication and a time of remembering the students and staff who are named on the wall. There are 14 names on the wall now and two more to be added
Romero is a freshman at Mora High School; he planned and made all of the contact for the dedication.
He says that he is eager to plan for the next activity for the school. Additionally, Romero is a member of the peer educators and student council
Besides his work in the school he is a Sheriff Explorer at the Mora County Sheriff’s office and he says he enjoys working with the sheriff and his staff.
He said, ”I am grateful for the assistance I have received from the administration the peer educators and all of those who came and took part. I love what I do for my school and community and seeing people blessed. I am thankful for the ability to lead and for my parents who support me in all that I do.”

Schools hold open house
Last Thursday was a busy day at the Mora Schools. The dedication of the Memorial Wall took place in the morning and the school then had an open house for the parents. At 2 p.m. the Rangerettes softball team had a game at the Mora Field. And the Mora Little League had registration.
At the open house there were many parents coming and going. In the hallway near the door there was a table welcoming parents, and literature concerning children for the parents to pick up and read.
Parents were scheduled to visit their children’s rooms at different times throughout the day. Many parents visited and attended parent/teacher conferences.
The hallways in the different buildings had posters and young students’ work displayed including art work and classroom work so visitors could see what the students had been doing.
The day was well attended and helped the parents understand more of the work that is taking place in the classrooms.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.