Military growing option for high school graduates

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Portales High School senior Jacob Sambrano looks over a military brochure Friday afternoon at Portales High School. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The future is theirs but the clock is ticking. Just like high school students around the country, Roosevelt and Curry County high school seniors approaching graduation are […]

Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Dec. 18 Education Digest

Cadet graduates military academy Clovis’ Cadet Sarah Marie Lowell successfully completed six weeks of comprehensive new cadet training at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, according to a college news release. Lowell is the daughter of Rita Lowell of Clovis. Cadet Lowell joined more than 300 other new cadets at a Recognition Day ceremony held […]

College graduates more than 200 students

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University Regent Marshall Stinnett hands Religion Department Chairwoman Shirley Rollinson her diploma for a Bachelor of Science in music. Rollinson said she had been working for a decade or more to earn another bachelor’s degree. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eric Coca didn’t intend to go […]

Airman Leadership School graduates announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Cannon’s newest leaders graduated Airman Leadership School on Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Landing. ALS prepares airmen for their role as a noncommissioned officer. The following airmen recently graduated from Airman Leadership School: 27th Special Operations Wing •

Retiree addresses ALS graduates

By Tech. Sgt. Angela Shepherd: 1st SOW Public Affairs Hurlburt Field, Fla. — Graduation day for Airman Leadership School students is a joyous occasion. However, the students of Class 08-F at Hurlburt Field’s ALS enjoyed an even happier day thanks to a special guest speaker. Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Eric Benken, […]

Education Feature: Radiological technology students complete program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christopher Miller, the only male in the 12-student radiological technologies program at Clovis Community College, laughs with his classmates as they wait for the pinning ceremony to start Wednesday outside CCC’s Town Hall. By CNJ staff writer: Liliana Castillo Christopher Miller has spent two years with 11 women. The radiological […]

Airman Leadership Class of 2008-E graduates

27th SOW Public Affairs The following airmen graduated this month from Airman Leadership School Class 2008-E: • Staff Sgt. Jovon Serrano, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron; • Senior Airman Dustin Anderson, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (John L. Levitow Award winner); • Senior Airman Robert Blodgett, 27th Security Forces Squadron; • Senior Airman […]

Clovis grad dreams of being doctor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo O.J. Martinez does a dance of celebration during the processional at the Clovis High School graduation ceremony on Sunday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Martinez will be attending New Mexico State University to study engineering and theater. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Yuridia Leyva’s parents separated when she was 11 […]

Choices graduates praise teachers, school

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Miguel Salazar, left, Samantha Garcia, center, and Brittana Boyce are part of the 2008 Choices graduating class. The 110 seniors who will graduate Monday from Choices school gave credit for their success to the school and the teachers. Choices is an alternative high school in the Clovis school system for […]

ENMU honors 209 graduates

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Commencement speaker Janeice Scarbrough likened Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement to a play with a wide variety of characters. “The stars of our show are the graduates themselves,” said Scarbrough, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at ENMU. The 113th Commencement Convocation awarded degrees […]

Wayland graduates celebrate

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifton McFadden feeds his daughter Nadia a strawberry after his graduation Friday at Wayland Baptist University. McFadden, a vehicle mechanic at Cannon Air Force Base, earned his bachelor’s degree in management. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recognized for their personal sacrifice and challenges overcome, more […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ at Clovis Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis Christian School senior Sidnee Pool, left, looks to see if anyone else is coming in the doors Friday as the seniors walk into the CCS Chapel for graduation. Pool was one of 17 graduates. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and […]

ENMU graduates take next step

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Jennifer Lockwood is congratulated by Jim Constantopoulos Saturday after receiving her diploma at Eastern New Mexico University’s graduation ceremony at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Amid cheering friends and family, 250 graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas Saturday during commencement ceremonies at Eastern New Mexico […]

Army tries to identify suitable dropouts

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Army struggling to attract enough “quality” volunteers is enlisting thousands of additional high school dropouts using an experimental screening tool to identify those most likely to complete their enlistments. The Two Tier Attrition Screen (TTAS) is an added “quality indicator” that officials hope will allow the Army to take in […]

College campuses located far from land of the free

By Freedom Newspapers However they score on achievement tests, relative to one another or foreign peers, American college students are breaking records in at least one category — the amount of debt they amass while chasing their diplomas. Due to the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and the ready availability of student loans, U.S. students […]

Clovis High seniors move on

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Seniors bounce a beach ball during the moving of the tassles at Clovis High School graduation ceremonies on Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A festive crowd gathered Saturday in the Rock Staubus Gymnasium to bid farewell to the Clovis High School class of 2006. In purple gowns and […]

Elida grads receive emotional sendoff

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Elida High School graduates, from left, Mari Lopez, Jewlie Paiz and Steven Russell hold hands as they watch the class video Friday during the EHS commencement. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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Philippa Holmes is greeted by her sons Gregory Holmes, 12, at left, and Gregory Holmes 10 after receiving her degree in early childhood multi-culture education from Clovis Community College Friday. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening […]