Education digest — May 1

Clovis teacher wins award for combating obesity
Sara Williams, a fifth grade teacher at Barry Elementary School, launched a wellness program at the school that helped her win a national award, according to a press release.

Williams’ program for fifth-graders at Barry Elementary emphasized the importance of balancing energy in with energy out, and promoted daily activity among students. The competition was sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education.

Barry Elementary will be awarded with $30,000 and new sporting equipment by Discovery Education and Good Sports.

Texico student given woodworking scholarship
Cassidy Kay Downing, a Texico student, was awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition among students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America, according to a press release.

Downing was one of 100 grant winners and plans to attend New Mexico State University this fall.

ENMU student board wins top award
The Eastern New Mexico University Associated Student Activities Board was named Best Campus Program for 2014 by “Campus Activities Magazine,” according to an ENMU press release.

The ASAB plans events and brings in entertainers to the school. Events have included concerts, glow roller skating and movie nights.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Emily Crowe. She can be contacted at 763-6991 ext. 315, or by e-mail: