Sept. 11, 2008 Education Digest

CHS Symphony Band selected as Honor Band

The Clovis High School Symphony Band was selected by audition as the New Mexico Music Educators Association Honor Band for the sixth year in a row.

The decision was announced at the NMMEA state summer meeting the weekend of July 18.

The symphony band, directed by Bill Alfred, will perform on the Concert of Honor during the 2009 All-State Convention on Jan. 8 in Albuquerque.

Council looking for volunteers

The Curry County Literacy Council is in need of volunteers. The council helps adult students learn to read. Volunteers are essential to this program and can become involved in a variety of ways. No experience is needed.

Information: Natasha at Clovis Community College at 796-4069.

ENMU professors receive grant

Two Eastern New Mexico University professors received a $575,552 grant from the Nation Science Foundation to use for need-based scholarships.

Tom Brown, chair of mathematical sciences, and Mohamad Ahmadian, professor of computer science, spent four months putting together the proposal for the grant that will give scholarships to students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: