Education digest: Texas student named a National Merit finalist

Mark Moore Academy senior Nathan Mowery of Rhea, Texas, was named a National Merit finalist.Mowery intends to attend LeTourneau University to study electrical engineering and computer science. Mowery was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the school.Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:lcastillo@cnjonline.com

ENMU coach meeting open to public

Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton, a finalist for the men’s basketball coaching position at Eastern New Mexico University, will be at the Aztec Room in the Campus Union Building from 5-7 p.m. Monday for an open meeting. Helton has been an assistant at the University of Southern Alabama for two seasons and previously spent six [...]

Clovis youth finalist in contest

CNJ staff Matthew Justus, 13 of Clovis, is a finalist in an invention contest sponsored by the By Kids for Kids Web site. Check out his weight-watch collar for dogs at: www.bkfk.com Click on the “vote for your favorite idea” link to read about Matthew’s invention.

March 19, 2008 Local Briefs

Festival finalist for state award The Clovis Music Festival has been named a finalist in the annual Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards, according to a news release. The winners will be announced by the Tourism Association of America on April 17 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Roswell. Information: (575) 345-5553 or www.tanm.org Spiritual [...]

CHS grad Lopez leaving Rio Rancho

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — Rio Rancho High School football coach Phil Lopez has resigned, saying he wants to return to Texas to coach. He said Tuesday that he is a finalist for a job at a central Texas school, which he declined to identify. Lopez, 45, compiled a 29-14 record in four seasons [...]

Reents still finalist for Clovis’ superintendent

CNJ STAFF Tucumcari school Superintendent Bill Reents said Monday he has not withdrawn from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent as had been reported. Clovis School Board President Terry Martin said Reents is scheduled to interview for the job at 5 p.m on Monday. He is one of five finalists for the position. Reents said he [...]

CCC president McClure finalist at Texas college

By Michelle Seeber Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is one of two finalists for the president’s position at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. McClure did not return telephone messages left at her office and her home on Tuesday. Cile Spelce, executive director of public information and media relations at ACC, said the [...]