June 1, 2006 Education Digest

Clovis FLI grads honoredGraduates of the Family Leadership Institute were honored Saturday by Clovis Municipal Schools.

Honored were 125 parents who successfully completed the Family Leadership Institute, a national program designed to guide parents through the education system in order to better support their children’s education, according to CMS Director of Federal Programs and Public Relations David Briseno.

The keynote speaker for the event was Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch, FLI founder. Her topic was “Living Your Legacy.”

Bailey given $1,000 scholarship
Garst Seed Co. has awarded a $1,000 scholarship through the National FFA Organization to Stephanie Bailey of Broadview.

Bailey, a Texico High senior and member of the Texico FFA Chapter, will use her scholarship to study agricultural economics at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a Garst press release.

Nationwide, five scholarships were awarded to students studying agriculture education or communications.

For more information on the Garst scholarship program and other Garst learning incentives, visit www.garstseed.com.

Solar work earns grant
Maximizing solar power has been the pursuit of three engineering technology students at Eastern New Mexico University.

Under the supervision of Hamid Allamehzadeh, associate professor of technology at Eastern, Alejandro Vaca, Veera Charoensukvipad and Juan Orozco constructed a sun-tracking circuit designed to attract maximum solar power, according to an ENMU press release.

The students were awarded a grant to design and test the project from the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities, available through the National Science Foundation, according to the release.

The device the students constructed has a solar panel and is designed to track the sun when it gives its maximum power during the day, according to Vaca. It was designed to be a model power source for a house, the student said.

ENMU students earn presidential honor
Four Eastern New Mexico University professors received the ENMU Presidential Awards for Faculty Excellence during the recent ENMU commencement: Tamara Raatz, associate professor of music; Kathleen Salter, professor of mathematics; Regina Aragon, professor of mathematics, and John Montgomery, professor of anthropology.

Calendar

Friday: “Kangaroo Katie the Pocket Lady” of Albuquerque will present a magic show at 10:30 a.m. in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Her show marks the launch of the Clovis-Carver Summer Reading Program, which serves children up to age 18 through a series of summer activities.

• The Clovis-Carver Public Library will show the Chronicles of Narnia movie, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wadrobe,” at 1 p.m. in the Craft Room.

Education digest was compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or

marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com