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Education

  • LCC’s Martinez honored at State Capitol

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Montana Martinez was among 40 students statewide who were honored at the State Capitol recently after earning a spot on the All-State Academic Team.

    Martinez, a 2011 West Las Vegas High graduate, earned a tuition scholarship to a four-year New Mexico University of her choice.

  • Students of the Month - Feb. 7, 2014
  • Scholarships available for FFA students

    Submitted to the Optic

    Following a successful initial campaign in 2013, Tractor Supply Company has announced the second annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

    Last year, Tractor Supply customers donated $362,324, resulting in 284 scholarships awarded to FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree.

  • Three-time participant
  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press

    WNMU facing layoffs, cuts
    ALBUQUERQUE — Western New Mexico University is facing layoffs, higher tuition and consolidation of classes amid a budget crunch.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Silver City-based university plans to slash spending by 4 percent and eliminate less popular courses.

  • Cold temps force school closures

    The Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio schools have canceled classes this week amid another round of extreme cold, pushing some past the number of days students are allowed to miss without having to attend makeup days at the end of the year.

    Like many other districts in Ohio, most schools in the Dayton region have reached their maximum number of five calamity days, the Dayton Daily News  reported. More than 15 schools in the region missed at least six days because of the weather.

  • Aguilar begins new position

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Teresita Aguilar is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University.

    She replaces Gilbert Rivera, the university’s former vice president of academic affairs who retired in December 2013 after many years of service.

    Aguilar, a graduate dean in the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of New Mexico from 2002 to  2005, brings a wealth of academic and administrative higher education experience to her new position at Highlands.

  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Award winners - Wagon Mound school custodians recognized

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Wagon Mound Public Schools custodians were recognized individually for maintaining their work orders, reports, schedule of inspections, and keeping their schools in clean and safe conditions. Each received a golden plaque that reads, “Your resourcefulness and dedication to the students and staff have yielded improved facilities and an enhanced learning environment.”

  • Rangerettes nab threepeat

    For the third time in as many seasons, the Mora Rangerettes are Northern Rio Grande Tournament champions.

    That’s a matter for historical perspective. For the here and now, it’s worth noting that the tournament victory represented Win No. 9, as in a 9-0 start to the season.

    “Our success has been due to good team play,” said Mora head coach Mark Cassidy. “All the girls are contributing with defense and rebounding.”