Education digest – May 31

Texico student awarded scholarship

Texico High School student Claudia Campos received a $2,500 college scholarship from Yucca Telecom and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's Foundation for Rural Service, according to a Yucca Telecom news release.

According to the news release:

  • The Foundation for Rural Service scholarship program awarded more than $95,000 in scholarships to rural youth across the U.S. this year.
  • The goal of the scholarship program is to provide higher education opportunities for rural high school students. Scholarship recipients were selected by an independent team of reviewers from the education field.
  • To qualify, recipients must have a National Telecommunications Cooperative Association sponsor and show a desire to return to their rural communities after completing their collegiate studies.

Elida reunion set for June 30

The Elida School reunion July fourth celebration will be held on June 30 at the Elida city park, according to a Elida Schools news release.

According to the news release:

  • Registration and refreshments start at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available at Brisket plates will be available for $13.
  • Activities include a classic vehicle exhibition, children's games, an adult softball game at the Oscar Acosta Field, fireworks at the school track and a dance featuring performers Will Bannister and The Mulberry Band. Special guest will be Chek Rippee. For information call 274-6211.

Registration opening for leadership institute

Registration for the Family Leadership Institute at Lincoln Jackson Family Center for the upcoming school year is being held 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through June, according to Lincoln Jackson principal Cynthia Flores-Gonzales.

According to Cynthia Flores-Gonzales:

  • The program aims to partner with families to support their children's education. The program targets 4-year-old children. During the school year, classes follow a 10-module curriculum and cover a different topic each month.
  • Topics include self-identity, improving family and school relationships, facing challenges at home, and creating a family action plan.
  • Spanish classes are held 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, English classes are held 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and bilingual classes are held 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.

For information call 769-4460.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Benna Sayyed. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:

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