Victim’s sister: Capture chance for justice

Kevin Wilson Seventeen months from now, Clovis High School will hold commencement services for its 2013 graduates. Some of Carlos Perez’ classmates from Cameo Elementary will be graduating. Whatever Perez’ classmates do and wherever they go, Carlos Perez remains a fifth-grader in Clovis. That’s because on Sept. 15, 2005, one day shy of his 11th […]

Clovis High students awarded by ACLU

CNJ staff Two Clovis High School graduates are being awarded the ACLU of New Mexico’s 2011 Guardian of Liberty Award for their efforts at organizing the school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). The winners are James Walker and Steven De Los Santos. In a press release Monday, the ACLU noted the two “had attempted several times […]

Our viewpoint: Student loan default rates at record highs

High school graduates have long been told, “A college education is always a good investment.” Student loan debt? No problem. It’s more than offset by the increased earning potential and better job prospects from a college degree. But, with the cost of tuition rising as fast as the youth unemployment rate, many recent graduates are […]

Portales grads look to future

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser gives graduate Katlyn Gore a hug after she received her diploma Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Nusser said the Class of 2011 was one of the biggest PHS had seen in some time. Argen Duncan The 161 graduates of the Portales High School Class of […]

ENMU president says he expects big things from graduates

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University graduates file out of Greyhound Arena auditorium Saturday afternoon after receiving their diplomas. ENMU president Steven Gamble said 81 percent were the first in their families to graduate. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 […]

Sen. Tom Udall to speak at ENMU commencement

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Courtesy photo: Jessica and John McGraw Siblings John and Jessica McGraw are teenage students at Eastern New Mexico University and karate instructors in Hobbs. Jessica, 16, is preparing to graduate with her bachelor’s in biology this week, and John expects to finish his bachelor’s in biology and finance in December, at age 19. Argen Duncan […]

Hall of Honor inductees remember time at Clovis High

Liliana Castillo Each year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Association chooses five people to induct into the Hall of Honor. The awards go to Clovis High School graduates based on achievement in their realm of business. Graduates are chosen because their strengths of character and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge […]

Clovis man graduates from leadership program

CNJ staff Garrett Crow, superintendent of Davtek Corporation in Clovis, is among 29 statewide professionals recently graduating from the Leadership New Mexico Connect New Mexico “The Next Generation of Leadership” Program. Open to anyone age 25 to 40, Leadership New Mexico’s Connect New Mexico Program is designed to offer young professionals the opportunity to develop […]

Melrose graduates cheer classmate

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose School board secretary Taz McAlister hands Jordan Beard her diploma during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at Melrose High School. Beard was in a car accident in August and missed her senior year but the school wanted her with her class at graduation. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The room […]

Graduates, I salute you

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s graduation time again. Did you worry that you might not make it? I got to thinking about those who are graduating and those who’ve dropped out. Then I remembered a high school friend named Catfish. Back then I wondered if he was going to join me and my pals […]