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Education

  • Three accepted into research program

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Justin Smith (electronic engineering major) and Rachel Ridgeway (physical sciences major) are two of 16 students throughout New Mexico who have been selected to participate in the Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience program for 2012.

    Justin and Rachel will spend a month in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University working as research assistants on a NMSU faculty member's cutting edge research project.

  • Students of the month - June 8, 2012

    Submitted to the Optic

    Victoria Gomez of Robertson High has been selected as Rotary Student of the Month. Daughter of Placido and Maxine Gomez of Las Vegas, Victoria recently completed her junior year at Robertson.

    At Robertson, Victoria maintains a 4.0 GPA and is active in Key Club, National Honor Society, MESA, and on the school tennis team. She also participated in the Supercomputing Challenge and works part-time at Paul D. Henry Elementary as part of the 21st Century Program.

  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Elks Lodge Scholarship Winners
  • HU students receive scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Five New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case studies.

    Ryan Romero – An international business junior from Mora, won the $600 gold scholarship.

    Duong Nguyen – A finance sophomore from Hanoi, Vietnam won the $400 silver scholarship.

    Daniel Hern – An accounting junior from Dilia, won the $200 bronze scholarship.

  • Students of the Month - June 1, 2012

    Submitted to the Optic

    Cassandra Miller, of West Las Vegas High School, was selected Elks Student of the month. Miller is the daughter of Dr. Franklin and Catherine Miller.

    At West, she participates in National  Honor Society, is yearbook editor, class president, cross country, and track. Some of her awards include being in the top five percent of the class and principal’s distinction. She holds a 3.97 GPA and recently graduated from the high school.

  • ACLU suit targets English learning

    By Christina Hoag and Gosia Wazniacka
    The Associated Press

    DINUBA, Calif. — A group of teachers, parents and students sued a small Central Valley school district Wednesday, alleging its program to teach English to young elementary school children is ineffective and violates the students’ constitutional rights.

    Three chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union in California and other civil rights organizations filed the lawsuit against Dinuba Unified School District in Sacramento County Superior Court.

  • ‘My Honest Ad’
  • In Brief - Education - May 25, 2012

    Optic and wire reports

    Pertussis cases confirmed locally
    Several confirmed cases of the pertussis, or whooping cough, have appeared at four Las Vegas City Schools.

    In a memo to parents dated May 18, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez,  school nurse Cynthia Jaramillo and Christopher Novak of the state’s Department of Health notified parents and guardians of the situation.

    At that time, the district had confirmed one case of the bacterial respiratory infection.

  • Journeyman Program Grads