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Education

  • Cardinal scholars to further education

    This year’s Cardinal Scholars from Robertson High School’s graduating class are: Katherine Elizabeth Houdek, Victoria Lucia Gomez, Jalen Martinez, Sonya Lane, Victoria Jauregui, Sierra Rose Zamora, Rebecca Trujillo, Julia Maile Hoogerhuies, Ashley Jaramillo and Tori Gallegos. They all plan to attend an institute of higher education.

    Houdek is the daughter of Jeffrey and Lacy Houdek. She plans to attend the University of New Mexico to major in political science.

  • Giron graduates at top of West class

    Rikki Giron ended her high school  years as top of her graduating class at West Las Vegas High School. She overall grade point average was 4.16 making her valedictorian of this year’s class.

    She was followed closely by Anna Finck with a GPA of 4.1. Finck served as this  year’s class salutatorian.

    Rounding out the top ten are Gregory Medina-Romero, Renee Baca, Alma Garcia, Regina Torrez, Ashley Lovato, Manuel Lucero, Keith Salazar and Christopher Cavazos.

  • LCC’s Garcia going for the gold

    Submitted to the Optic

    Monica Garcia preparing herself to do well at SkillsUSA in Kansas City next week.

    Garcia says that the first thing she notices when she meets someone is their smile. It’s only right that Garcia will be competing in dental assisting at the Skills USA competition in Kansas City from June 23 to June 29. She is the lone student representing Luna Community College.

  • In Brief - Education - June 21, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Tuition freeze part of budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn.  — The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has approved a budget that freezes tuition.
    MnSCU’s (MINN’-skews) $1.9 billion budget uses a state funding boost to hold next year’s tuition to this year’s rate. Fees will stay nearly flat.

  • Schools get approval to be dissolved

    By David Eggert
    The Associated Press
    LANSING, Mich. — The state’s school superintendent and treasurer could dissolve a deficit-ridden district and send the students to nearby schools under legislation narrowly approved Wednesday by a divided Michigan Senate.

  • Tony Serna Students of the Month
  • NMHU graduate Angandje excels

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Outstanding New Mexico Highlands University MBA graduate Bernard Ndoping Angandje was a commencement speaker in May for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in Austin.

  • Romero to head Maxwell schools

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

  • Don Cecilio Elementary high achievers

    Submitted to the Optic

    Don Cecilio Elementary Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll

  • Education topics face Congress

    By Philip Elliott
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill.

    After months of relative neglect, education issues are getting the attention of lawmakers from both parties — as well as President Barack Obama — just as the school year is ending and, for many college students, the cost of education is about to go up.