Education Digest: Civil servant commended

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer

A Clovis civil servant in education was honored April 2.
Delman Shirley received several awards at the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees (CCAER) luncheon.
Shirley served as a director on the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) for 23 years and as a member of its investment committee for 18 years, according to NMERB members.
The Roosevelt County native was presented with the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees New Mexico Outstanding Service Award and the Roosevelt County and CCAER Outstanding Member Award for 2007, members said.

Students receive scholarships
Four eastern New Mexico students have been awarded 2007 Daniels Scholarships.
Robert Cordova of Clovis High School, Zanessa Dodd of Melrose High School, Jennifer Ewers of Grady High School and Joshua Pacheco of Fort Sumner High School are scholarship recipients.
Character, integrity and community service are criteria for the scholarships.
Bill Daniels was a pioneer in cable television and his scholarship programs reflect his philosophy of giving back to the community, according to his Web site,

Teachers of year announced
The Clovis News Journal Newspapers in Education program has named its teachers of the year. They are Dennis Padilla of Gattis Junior High School; Maria Villanueva of James Bickley Elementary School; and Diane Trujillo of Tucumcari Middle School.

Friday: Clovis High School Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Marshall Junior High School Auditorium
Saturday: Clovis High School Band performance, “Noodles and Notes,” 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church

Education Digest is compiled from local and wire reports by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: