Education Digest: Domenici nominates Clovis student for West Point

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced Wednesday he plans to nominate Clovis Christian School student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall.

Tibbs is one of 50 New Mexico students selected for nomination to the United States military service academies.

Math, science bureau honoring Ranchvale school
The New Mexico Public Education Department’s math and science bureau will honor Ranchvale Elementary School educators Tuesday in Santa Fe, according to a letter from the department.

The elementary school had the highest percentage of third graders in the state who performed at a proficient or advanced level in math in the 2006-2007 school year, according to the letter.

Clovis Community College receives $250,000 grant
Clovis Community College received a $250,000 federal grant to fund a program that provides high school students access to higher education, according to a CCC news release.

About 50 Clovis High School students participate in the TRiO Upward Bound Program, and space for more students is available, according to the release.

Information: Upward Bound Director Ashly Baccas, 769-4350, ext. 1206.

ENMU speaker discussing Grand Canyon discovery
The ENMU Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club at Eastern New Mexico University will host the 9th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 7.

Guest speaker Douglas Schwartzwill speak on “Researching at the Edge of Splendor: Discovering Grand Canyon Prehistory.” Shwartz is the President Emeritus and Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.

For more information, contact David Batten at 575-562-2750.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Gabriel Monte. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: