Education digest – May 30

Camp Invention to return in June

The Camp Invention summer program for children entering grades one through six will be returning to Clovis in June, according to a press release.

The enrichment program encourages students to partake in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math. This year's program is Geo-Quest, which allows children to use physics and engineering to create a Duck Chucking device using components from everyday objects.

The camp will be held at Zia Elementary during the week of June 10-14. Information is available at

Local student wins scholarship

Clovis High School student Lucas Donaldson has been named one of New Mexico's winners in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a National Merit Scholarship Corporation press release.

He is one of 14 students in the state to win the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.

Donaldson was chosen for the scholarship based on his academic records, standardized test scores, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay and a recommendation from a high school official.

Financial officer postion filled

Shawna Russell has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer for Clovis Municipal Schools.

Since 2008, Russell has been the supervisor of accounting services for Clovis Schools.

Prior to her employment with Clovis Schools, she was the financial specialist for the 9th Judicial District Court from 2007 to 2008.

This vacancy was created by the retirement of José F. Cano.

— Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Emily Crowe. She can be contacted at 763-3431, ext. 319, or by email:

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