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Education

  • Spanish Spelling Bee Winners
  • Armijo Students of the Month
  • In Brief - Education - March 30, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    No-contest plea for ex-teacher

    LOS LUNAS — A former Belen teacher has pleaded no contest to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after authorities say he tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into having alcoholic drinks with him.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports 42-year-old Manuel G. Martinez III pleaded to the charges Tuesday.

    Los Lunas police arrested Martinez last March after police used a teenage girl’s phone to send text messages to Martinez.

  • LCC student receives scholarship

    Luna Community College criminal justice student Shannon Krause is one of  50 community college students from the United States, Canada and Guam named 2012 New Century Scholars — receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships.   The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and American Association of Community Colleges.

  • Los Niños PTA going strong

    By Frank Splendoria
    Submitted to the Optic

    Some 40 people were there last September, teachers, students, parents, and the school principal. The Los Niños PTA meeting was managed well, but most notable was the active interchange between parents and the principal, David Baca.

    Parents made known their expectations and concerns, and the administration did the same. Both “educated” each other, and left the meeting with an understanding of common goals and actions to be taken.

  • LCC’s O’Brien earns certification

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts instructor chef Adrienne O’Brien recently completed requirements to become a Certified Culinary Educator.

    O’Brien is part of a small group of individuals from New Mexico with this type of certification.

  • In Brief - Education - March 23, 2012

    Optic and Associated Press Reports

    Applications being accepted

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The Viles Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in scholarship assistance for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    The qualifications for the Viles Scholarship are:

  • Students to design fashion for symposium

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Las Vegas and Taos high school students will have a chance to design high-tech accessories for an electronically enhanced fashion show called CorpusElectric that will be performed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Albuquerque in September.

    The CorpusElectric Collective is a collaboration forged this spring between the New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts Department, Taos Runway Vigilantes, an avant-garde fashion team, and 516 ARTS, an independent nonprofit arts venue based in Albuquerque.

  • LV native excelling as software engineer

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University computer science graduate Amy Chavez Blea’s successful career as a software engineer for IBM got a kick start in 1999 when a university Career Services adviser encouraged her to apply for an internship with the corporation.

    Blea, a Las Vegas native who graduated from Highlands in 2000, was on campus this week to give talks to several computer science classes.

  • Internship changes LCC student’s view on education

    Luna Community College

    About a year ago, Luna Community College student Joseph Dominguez was at one of those points in his life were he wasn’t sure about his educational future.

    After one semester as an intern with the U.S. Census Bureau in Seattle, Dominguez is more focused than ever. Dominguez, a 2009 Robertson High graduate, served as a supervisory survey statistician during the fall semester in Seattle. It was the first time he was away from home.