Survey shows county youth on par with state in drug use, sex

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Among 40 states that participated in a 2005 teen behavoir survey, New Mexico ranked highest for number of students who used cocaine, injected drugs intravenously, smoked marijuana and attempted suicide that resulted in injury. (MCT illustration) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By the numbers More than 200 Curry County students in grades nine through […]

Aptitude test makes some students wary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A military-sponsored career aptitude test administered annually at Clovis High School is gaining notoriety among students. When it was administered Wednesday, roughly 50 students opted not to take it, and others did so begrudgingly, students said. “They think that if you take it, then military people will come calling, […]

Ft. Sumner superintendent admits to mistake

By Darrell Todd Maurina FORT SUMNER — The superintendent of the Fort Sumner Municipal School District took responsibility Monday for failing to administer two state-required tests to students in grades four and eight. Superintendent Lecil Richards said on Saturday he believed the schools had administered one of the two tests, but told the school board […]