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 in the past to establish the club … but were continually rebuffed by the administration.”

The GSA was approved by the school board on May 4.

Walker is a freshman at the University of New Mexico and De Los Santos is studying at New Mexico State University.