• NMHU playwright’s newest work debuts

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University alumna and playwright Patricia Crespín’s new play, Fall Out, will premiere at the university Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.

    The play, which is free and open to the public, contains adult themes and language. It will be performed primarily by Highlands students as part of a two-day event called the Ghost Light Project, which happens on Thursday and Friday.

  • NMHU students receive AAUW scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University students received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women.

    Samantha Urioste, Brittany Dutton-Leyda, and Jennifer Smith each received $1,000 scholarships.

    “These three outstanding women impressed the scholarship committee with their strong determination to complete their education while juggling many challenges,” said Donna Rivas, co-president of the Las Vegas AAUW chapter.

  • The pride of City Schools

    The Robertson Lady Cardinals were recognized at this week’s board meeting for their historic achievement of winning the Class 3A blue trophy, the first time a Las Vegas team has won a state basketball championship. The board room was packed, with many there to see the team honored. Members of the board and the district’s administration joined the Lady Cardinals.

  • Get NMHU transfer information through ‘Transfer Tuesdays’

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    College students can get all their questions answered about transferring to New Mexico Highlands at a new virtual information series called Transfer Tuesdays.

  • Wagon Mound honor roll

    “A” Honor Roll

    • Elias Armijo
    • Sa’Aga Endemann
    • Shiann Montoya
    • Sarah Price

    “B” Honor Roll

  • Valley Middle Student Council places first in state conference

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Established in 1950, the New Mexico Association of Student Councils was founded by educators to create an organization for student leaders.

    The aim was to encourage them to practice the democratic process, citizenship and service while fostering an exchange of ideas and problem-solving strategies in New Mexico’s schools.

    Their vision statement is to create the leaders of tomorrow, today ­— all in the spirit of serving, guiding, and leading. Each year, a different school hosts the state conference.

  • Luis Armijo Elementary Feb. 2019 students of month

    Pictured in the front row, from the left, are Vida Glasspoole, Mia Rivera, Zeanna Baca, Emory Aragon, Cruzito Chavez and Jaymee Aragon. In back are Savannah Souvannalath, Carlos Tafoya, Isabella Padilla, Nicholas Martinez and Genoveva Silva. Karlyee Flores, not pictured, was also recognized. 

  • Valley Schools Feb. 2019 students of the month

    In front is Angelica Ramirez, kindergarten. Behind her is Rosavella Gutierrez, first grade. In the third row are Mia Sena, second grade; Jewel Linker, fourth grade; Noah Flores, third grade and Ezekiel Lyon, fifth grade. In the back row are Amor Bustamente, eighth grade; Serenity Ranciot, seventh grade and Santiago Encinias, sixth grade.

  • Luna College student recognized at state capitol

    Luna Community College student Laura Sandoval, along with other students from various two-year colleges, throughout the state, was recognized recently at the State Capitol for earning Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Academic Team honors. 

    “It feels like all the hard work is paying off,” said Sandoval. “There is so much on my mind that I haven’t processed everything yet.”

  • UWC advances to national competition

    A student team from the United World College-USA won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., after winning the state title during the Academic World Quest competition last week.