Robert Elliott of Clovis will be graduating this May from Texas Tech University with a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration.
Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students from grades four through eight. Each student who is declared the school champion, qualified for the state bee by taking a written test.
The students are:
Christina Benitscheck, 7th grade, Homeschool Pact
Hunter Brown, 7th grader, Yucca Middle School
Mark Hughes, 8th grade, Faith Triumphant Christian School
Devin Kelley, 4th grade, Mesa Elementary School
Patrick Merrill, 7th grade, Marshall MIddle School
Taylor Romans, 5th grade, San Jon Schools
Shaylee Sours, 5th grade, Texico Elementary School