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Education

  • High Achiever
  • LCC tops SkillsUSA

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Crystal Rae Martinez and Earl Varela brought home gold medals from the state SkillsUSA competition held in Albuquerque last month.

    Martinez, a senior cosmetology student from Las Vegas, wowed the judges depicting the cast of the heavy rock group KISS on the nails of her model Victoria Perea. Martinez competed in nail care.

  • West student third in contest

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    Three New Mexico high school students will go to college with a little extra money in their pockets and some legal writing experience for their resumes as winners in the James T. Sperling High School Essay Contest, offered by the State Bar of New Mexico and sponsored by the Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris and Sisk law firm since 1997.

    This year’s topic was Symbolism and Freedom of Religion, which asked students to address personal freedoms in the school environment. A record 224 entries were received.

  • HU prof’s sculpture at festival

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s fire sculpture was featured on April 30 at the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.

    The Beltane Fire Society established its modern Beltane Fire Festival in 1988. The society selected Lobdell’s fire sculpture proposal for inclusion in the festival that attracts 12,000 people each year.

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  • Elks student of the month

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    Briana Montaño has been named Elks Student of the Month, as announced by Elks Lodge No. 408.
    She is the daughter of Stacy and Debbie Montaño.

    A senior at West Las Vegas High School, Briana holds a 4.25 GPA and winning Elks Student of the Month as well as Rotary Club student of the month and Miss West Las Vegas.

  • HU students receive praise

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received praise during a portfolio review with the New Mexico chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts April 9 in Santa Fe.

    Fourteen New Mexico AIGA members reviewed the Highlands students’ work, including Fred Cisneros, principal for Cisneros Design, a full-service graphic design and branding firm in Santa Fe.

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  • Film Blitz set to strike LV

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    Another film is going to be shot in Las Vegas. This one is a little different. The Las Vegas Film Blitz 2011 is coming to Las Vegas this month thanks to a partnership between Luna Community College, the International Alliance for Stage Theatrical Employees, Albuquerque Actors’ Studio, Eastern New Mexico University — Roswell, and New Mexico State University — Grants.

    The Film Blitz is planned as a three-day production from May.