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  • Dalan Abreu receives Michael Marr scholarship

    Dalan Abreu, a 2012 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 31st Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

    An outstanding scholar athlete and a leader on and off the field, Abreu participated in four sports and received many awards, including All- District and All-State honors in football and basketball. He served as football team captain.

  • West High School graduate completes cadet basic training

    Submitted to the Optic

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Corey Archibeque, son of Ben Archibeque and Mary Jo Archibeque, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Archibeque entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of Cadet Basic Training.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 21, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Students protest abortion poster
    ALBUQUERQUE — An anti-abortion poster depicting a fetus in an American Indian headdress has sparked a protest at the University of New Mexico.

  • Highlands receives $300K grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new geospatial technology lab for advanced map making.

    Highlands will be the first university in the state to provide this kind of facility for classroom instruction and research.

    Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling,  geographic information systems, or GIS, and high-precision global positioning.

  • Gomez awarded scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University student Elizabeth Gomez was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in memory of the late Bryan “Dutch” Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008.

    Gomez, a Las Vegas resident who graduated from Robertson High School in 2003, is a senior with a double major in Spanish and media arts, with an emphasis in design.  

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 7, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Teachers union files grievance
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union says it has filed a grievance against the public school district for imposing changes in working conditions before a contract is reached.
    The CTU said Wednesday that it filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. They claim the district cancelled annual longevity pay increases, discontinued a longevity sick leave benefit and imposed new teacher evaluations.

  • Author, journalist writes HU Cowboy Code

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Award-winning author and journalist Slim Randles wrote a Cowboy Code this summer for New Mexico Highlands University’s students.

    “I was delighted and honored to be asked to write the Cowboy Code for Highlands,” Randles said. “Real cowboys live by the code that enables them to be kind, loyal, honest, hard-working and most of all, independent. The Cowboy Code is a way of looking at life and dealing with others honorably.”

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