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Education

  • West students win contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A group of west Las Vegas High School Students won best in show in the poster category and best of show in the high school category for their poster that advocated for Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop alternative pesticides that are non-toxic to honeybees as part of LANL’s 70th anniversary for its services to the nation.

    This competition asked students and their teachers in grades 2 to 12 to use the STEM method to develop ideas in order to solve everyday issues that LANL could later work on in the next 70 years.

  • Students discuss obesity, diabetes

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University exercise and sport sciences students presented projects on obesity and diabetes as part of a Binational Border Health Fair the university sponsored Oct. 8 to Oct. 9.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 1, 2013

    From The Associated Press

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  • Las Vegas native accepted into music school program

    Submitted to the Optic

    Steven Ray “Cat” Leger is a 16-year-old student at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colo.

    Leger attended the West Las Vegas Rio Gallinas Partnership School prior to his enrollment at Eagle Rock. He has played piano for eight years, four of which were under the direction of Linda King in classical piano. Since being at Eagle Rock, Steven has performed and had major roles in “Urine-town” and “Rent,” Broadway musicals.

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  • Garcia finishes seventh in national competition

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Monica Garcia finished seventh at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City in late June. Garcia competed in the dental assisting category.

    “I was pretty satisfied with seventh place,” said Garcia. “I was very happy to represent New Mexico. It was a huge accomplishment for me. I got to meet other dental assistants from across the nation. They were all really nice.”
    Garcia finished first at the state SkillsUSA Competition in April.

  • Train Robbers escape Blizzard

    Ben Runyon got into a bases-loaded jam Monday night at Rodriguez Park.

    Then he got himself out of it.

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers reliever avoided disaster by throwing back-to-back strikeouts, stranding three Taos Blizzard baserunners and securing a 10-7 win.

    “Every win counts from here on out,” Las Vegas manager Casey Dill told his club afterward. “We need to play better than we did tonight. I want a championship.”

  • Geology grad accepted into Michigan Tech program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University geology graduate, Marine Foucher, is headed for a geophysics doctoral program at Michigan Technological Institute.

    The 24-year-old native of Lisieux, France graduated in May 2012 with a master’s degree in geology and a 3.9 GPA.