• LCC’s Sena wins competition

    Santiago Sena, along with several other Luna Community College students, started the SkillsUSA journey months ago. And for Sena, the journey will continue to the national competition as he took first-place in the Action Skills competition earlier this month in Albuquerque.

    “It’s a good feeling, I didn’t think I was going to win it,” said Sena. “I have more confidence now. I really liked everything about SkillsUSA and I intend to come back next year.”

  • Dear Teacher - April 18

        Question: We are moving across country and will soon be looking for a new place to live. Naturally, finding a good school district will play a big role in our decision, as we have three children in elementary school. Do you have any suggestions for ways to learn more about schools in districts that the realtors suggest to us? - Searching

  • Medina accepted into program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Sebastian Medina was accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

    The 24-year-old native of rural Mora is a first-generation college student who completes his master’s in natural sciences in May, with an emphasis on environmental sciences and management.

  • FFA excellence
  • Scholarship recipient
  • Students of the month - April 7, 2014
  • Luna students among scholarship recipients

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fourteen Northern New Mexicans have received $1,000 Returning Student/Regional College scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

    These awards help students returning to a formal education for certification or a two-year degree at an accredited regional college. Many of the students receiving these awards are pursuing new careers.

  • Students of the month - March 28, 2014
  • Viles Foundation accepting scholarship applications

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Viles Foundation, Inc., will be accepting Viles Scholarship applications through April 4, 2014.  The five year renewable scholarship is made available to qualifying half orphan or full orphan 2014 graduating seniors from the following high schools in San Miguel and Mora Counties:  Las Vegas Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos and Wagon Mound.

  • LCC’s welding program taking steps forward

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College welding program has been upgrading curriculum and technology in efforts to keep up with the growing industry, said Luna Community College Vocational Director Gary Martinez, who has been overseeing the trades area for the last four years.