4/23 Honors

Jessica Montoya of Clovis has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy, it was announced by the organization.

The daughter of Jaime and Debbie Montoya of Clovis, she attends Yucca Junior High. Her grandparents are Pedro and Manuelita Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Alma Butler of Lacrosse, Wis.

She was nominated for this national award by Dr. Watters, a teacher at the school. She will be listed in the United States Achievement Academy’s yearbook that is published nationally.

Seven students and two adults won awards in the Third Annual Student Art Show presented by Pintores Art League.

Winners in the seventh- and eighth-grade category are Allison Tsybenko, first place, who receives $50; Michael O’Hare, second place, and Richie Hobbs, third place, all of Portales.

In the ninth- through 12th-grade category, winners are Brittany Cardenas, first place, who receives $50; Kelsi Shough, second place, and Teegan Pickel, third place, all of Clovis.

Adult winners are Lucille Bradburn, first place, who receives $50, and Christopher Calderon, second and third place, both of Clovis Community College.

The winner for best of show is Isacc Hermand of Clovis, who receives $100.

All works are displayed at the Clovis-Carver Public Library through 3 p.m. April 29, when the winners will receive their awards.

Bobby Wied of Friona, Texas, is chairman of the show. Jerry Vance from Amarillo was this year’s judge.

Bryan R. Wygant, son of Roger and Elaine Wygant of Clovis, finished second in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee held March 31 in Albuquerque. Bryan is a student at Yucca Junior High.

He qualified for the state level competition by winning first place in the Yucca competition and took a written qualifying exam to become one of only 100 students in the state invited to the state-level competition, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools.

Bryan received a monetary gift certificate, a National Geographic globe and a tabletop edition of the National Geographic North American Atlas.

Cory Lane Mudgett will graduate from Radford University in Virginia on May 6 with a degree in elementary education.

Brandon Hollis has been awarded a Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a leadership development program in law sponsored by the Alliance Defense Fund.

The son of Richard and Jennifer Hollis of Clovis, he graduated from Clovis High School in 2000 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in children’s ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is finishing his first year as a law student at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla.

Tailored for the first-year law student, Blackstone is a 10-week internship with a Christian public interest law firm. Brandon will travel to Washington, D.C., for his assignment.