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  • Brass recital this Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University music faculty will present a brass recital at 3 p.m. on April 9 featuring the compositions of Galliard, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and Persichetti.

    The recital is in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. The musical selections range from the baroque to the modern era.

    Highlands University music professor and band director Edward Harrington will play trombone and tuba in the recital. Adjunct music faculty member Greg Tyrone will also play tuba.

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  • Friends host annual meeting

    The third annual raffle drawing for the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum took place on Feb. 24 at the Museum. The drawing was held in conjunction with the Friends’ public Annual Meeting.  

    Margaret Vazquez-Geffroy and Patrick Alarid, were re-elected to the Friends Board and the past year’s Friends and Museum activities were reported.

  • Not just for seniors anymore

    Britney Romero is the only junior in recent memory to be elected Robertson High School’s student body president.


    The office is generally thought of as a senior domain, but teacher Joselle DeMarco encouraged her to run.

  • Mind over matters

    It’s not far-fetched to say that Robert “Bob” Johnston exhibits characteristics that fly in the face of some widely held generalizations about cognitive styles.


    By profession, he’s a retired petroleum engineer — the “technical/scientific” type. By avocation and personal vocation, he’s a poet, the “creative” type.

     

  • Mentor of the Month: Following West’s music traditions

    West Las Vegas High School principal Gene Parson said three years ago, a new teacher named Jose Muñoz “came to us.”


    Parson said from the get-go, Muñoz showed a lot of maturity and a lot of drive. To go from a college graduate to a high school band director is something you don’t see often, and a reflection of his skills.”

  • Above and Beyond: Navajo queen always smiling

    Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Vanessa Frank has reached out to youth, helped elders and ridden in many parades representing her Native American community of Pine Hill, N.M.


    “My platform was to reach out and tell kids that education is the key to life. There’s no such thing as can’t — everything is possible if you’re determined to do it, and you don’t give up,” Frank said. 

         
    Frank said she loves her grandfather Albert Joe Frank, a medicine man at Pine Hill Reservation.