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Students of the Month

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By The Staff

Adrian Gallegos was selected as Elks Student of the Month. He is a senior at West Las Vegas High School where he holds a 4.06 GPA. The son of Michael and Jennifer Gallegos has participated in MESA, Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society, cross country, track, golf, and is a four-year cross country state qualifier. He received first place at the BPA state competition in computer animation, third place in website design, and top 10 award in computer animation. He also placed second in graphic design in the BPA regional competition. Outside of school he is an active member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church were he has served as a lector, alter server and participated in the church choir. After graduation, he plans to attend the University of New Mexico and major in civil engineering.

Makayla Campbell, daughter of Michael and Leisha Campbell, was selected Elks student of the month. The Robertson High School junior holds a 3.83 GPA. She is active in MESA, Dream Makers, cheerleading and wrestling. After high school she plans to attend New Mexico Highlands University and Adams State to major in biology. Her future plans include to become a veterinarian and open her own office in a small town or Las Vegas.

Raymundo Francisco Melendez was selected Elks student of the Month. The Robertson High School junior is the son of Francisco Melendez and Lucille Martinez-Vigil and Eddie Vigil. At Robertson, he holds a 3.86 GPA. Outside of the classroom he participated in church activities, rides horses, likes to draw and help people. Upon graduation he plans to attend NMHU to become a forest ranger. His future plans is to do good in college, take care of his family and have a good life.

Brittany N. Boyle, daughter of Mike Boyle and Karla Ulibarri-Boyle, was named Elks student of the month. The Robertson senior has a 4.0 GPA. She is involved in MESA, National Honor Society, Dream Makers, Health Careers Club, Student Council, volleyball and basketball. Upon graduation she plans to attend UNM to earn a bachelors degree and going onto medical school.

Rikki Giron of West Las Vegas High School was named Rotary Club of Las Vegas student of the month. She is the daughter of Mary Lou Giron and Rico Giron. She is involved in MESA and track. The captain of the color guard plans to attend the University of Arizona to study speech language, and pathology. If she could make Las Vegas a better community she would create more activities for the youth.

Anna Finck, a student at West Las Vegas High School, was named Rotary student of the month. She is the daughter of Rosemary Pierson and Raymon Finck. At West she holds 4.1 GPA and is active in volleyball, track, MESA, National Honor Society, and Key Club. She has several colleges in mind to further her education including the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Yale, University of Seattle and the University of Texas at Austin. Her two career choices as this point are either pediatrician or large animal veterinarian. If she could better Las Vegas she would get the youth more involved in the community and create more activities for the youth.

Alma Garcia was named Rotary Club of Las Vegas student of the month. At West Las Vegas High School she is involved in MESA, Student Council and Key Club. The daughter of Arsenio and Elizabeth Garcia holds a 4.0 GPA. She is the treasurer of the junior class. Garcia plans to attend either the University of New Mexico or Arizona State University in hopes of becoming a pharmacist. She would try to get rid of the drug program plaguing Las Vegas as a way to improve the city if she could. Additionally, she would like to have drug education and prevention programs in the community.