Graduation —

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Miller Siobhan (Flatow) Miller of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, graduated from Christ For the Nations in Dallas on Dec. 9 with a diploma in practical theology. Congratulations! Love your Family! — Submitted by Andrea Lamm

More than 350 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

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Courtesy photo: Kaylee Peterson Eastern New Mexico University graduate Justin Hudson hugs a faculty member Saturday morning after receiving his degree. Hudson graduated with a bachelor of science degree. Alisa Boswell ENMU President Steven Gamble said each commencement has unique qualities to it and fall graduation Saturday at Greyhound Arena was no different. “This one, […]

Clovis High School graduation rate jumps 9.2 percent

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File photo Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers congratulates Brandon Boydstun at Clovis High Schools commencement in May. CHS’s graduation rate for the 2009-2010 school year was 82.9 percent. Liliana Castillo Clovis High School’s graduation rate for the 2009-2010 school year jumped to 82.9 percent, more than 15 percent higher than the state graduation average. […]

Friday morning briefing: Memorial day, arguing with women and a mountain man

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Graduation day Don’t forget…the Portales High School commencement is 7 p.m. today at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Memorial Day A couple of big Memorial Day observances to mark on your calendar coming up: Clovis — 10 a.m. Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial […]

Military mama: Making most of milestones

Many of you may be experiencing your first days of empty nest syndrome with the recent graduation ceremonies marking a major change. I’ve still got a house full of little birds, but each little chirp-chirp is hitting milestones so quickly, I know that it’s just around the corner of life. This past weekend I went […]

Education column: Faculty, staff share thoughts on graduation

Graduation means endings and beginnings. Wayne Marshall, principal at Clovis High School, offered, “Graduation is a big deal. It encompasses all the emotions, and it is the culminating event of every student’s educational career. We feel it too; it’s always a little hard to see them go.” Several of the administrators who work directly with […]

Businesses get upswing in traffic during graduation season

Kevin Wilson Whenever “Pomp and Circumstance” is playing, there’s no doubt a proud parent or grandparent. Or a student relieved that everything’s over with. Or a speaker talking innocuously about the “next step.” Somewhere off in the distance, there’s also a cash register working, and a business working overtime. While graduation season isn’t the busiest […]

Area seniors share plans after graduation

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alejandra Chavez, 18, left, and Bryan Wygant, 18, both Clovis High School seniors, discuss a calculus final they will be taking next week on Friday afternoon at the school library. Both students will be graduating on May 21. Alisa Boswell Graduation season. It’s an exciting and intimidating time of year […]

Wednesday morning briefing: New beginnings, robot cash and the man who dared “Imagine”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Hats off There are 297 candidates for graduation at Eastern New Mexico University’s 119th Commencement Convocation 10 a.m. on Saturday in Greyhound Arena. The keynote speaker is Kenwyn Cradock, assistant professor of biology.

Education digest: JROTC summer orientation wrapping up

JROTC summer orientation wrapping up The Clovis High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp summer orientation will finish 10 a.m. Friday with a graduation ceremony. The graduation will include 20 cadets who spent a week learning the basics of the program. The ceremony will include a small demonstration of marching skills and each […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Graduation parties and The Babe’s last blast

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: fences around graveyards Website of the day http://newmexico.org/video/index.php Visit a video library featuring scenes from New Mexico. Question of the day What is your favorite snow cone flavor? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Grad party alternative […]

Clovis Christian seniors take charge of graduation

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Christian School graduating class of 2010 took their senior trip to southern California. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ten seniors will graduate Friday from Clovis Christian School and they’re running their own ceremony. Each of the seniors has a part in the ceremony, including three speeches and grad Heather Cook […]

a view from under the pew: amos recalls graduation

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all theyoung […]

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 […]

Area graduation schedule

Scheduled graduations for area high schools: • Melrose High School — 7 p.m. Saturday at the new gym • Texico High School — 2 p.m. Sunday at Texico Sports Arena • Grady High School — 5 p.m. Sunday at the school’s gym • Clovis Christian School — 6:30 p.m., May 21, Faith Christian Family Church […]

ENMU graduation set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo Former Eastern New Mexico University President Robert Matheny is scheduled to give the commencement address for the 2010 graduating class 10 a.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More than 360 Eastern New Mexico University students are expected to step across a stage Saturday to the beginning of a […]

Monday morning briefing: Mom’s tea, ENMU graduation and jobs

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Tea for moms And you thought Mother’s Day was over. Students at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are honoring their moms with a Mother’s Day Tea at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria today. Video game of the week An ultimate edition recommended by our […]

Clovis believes graduation numbers correct

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File photo Clovis HIgh’s graduation rate of 78.8 percent compares favorably with the national average of 70 percent. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis municipal school system isn’t joining a recent wave of criticism toward the New Mexico Public Education Department over the release of tentative 2008-09 graduate rates. With rates exceeding the […]

Clovis provides quality education

By Jay Burns: Guest columnist I have often heard my peers, local residents and incoming Cannon Air Force Base personnel remark about the poor quality of education this district provides. After all, Clovis High has failed to meet state testing standards for several consecutive years now, and the graduation rate is far from perfect. However, […]

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

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FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked […]