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Education

  • 100-year-old woman receives her high school diploma

    The Associated Press
    HAYWARD, Calif. — A 100-year-old Northern California woman is getting her high school diploma some eight decades after she dropped out.
    Hayward High School in the San Francisco Bay Area awarded Mildred Principe her diploma during a ceremony at the school on Wednesday that included a limousine ride, orchestra music and a cake in her honor.

  • Timofeeva named HU professor of the year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands chemistry professor Tatiana Timofeeva was named professor of the year for 2013-14 at the 16th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 9.
    Several chemistry students and professors nominated Timofeeva for the honor. The Office of Campus Life coordinates the recognition event, and a committee of faculty, staff and students selected Timofeeva from other nominees.

  • High achievers
  • LCC’s Sena wins competition

    Santiago Sena, along with several other Luna Community College students, started the SkillsUSA journey months ago. And for Sena, the journey will continue to the national competition as he took first-place in the Action Skills competition earlier this month in Albuquerque.

    “It’s a good feeling, I didn’t think I was going to win it,” said Sena. “I have more confidence now. I really liked everything about SkillsUSA and I intend to come back next year.”

  • Dear Teacher - April 18

        Question: We are moving across country and will soon be looking for a new place to live. Naturally, finding a good school district will play a big role in our decision, as we have three children in elementary school. Do you have any suggestions for ways to learn more about schools in districts that the realtors suggest to us? - Searching

  • Medina accepted into program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University graduate student Sebastian Medina was accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

    The 24-year-old native of rural Mora is a first-generation college student who completes his master’s in natural sciences in May, with an emphasis on environmental sciences and management.

  • FFA excellence
  • Scholarship recipient
  • Students of the month - April 7, 2014
  • Luna students among scholarship recipients

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fourteen Northern New Mexicans have received $1,000 Returning Student/Regional College scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

    These awards help students returning to a formal education for certification or a two-year degree at an accredited regional college. Many of the students receiving these awards are pursuing new careers.