Area students moving to state Spanish spelling bee

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Three students from eastern New Mexico will face their fears of getting up in front of a big crowd Saturday as well as the best Spanish spellers in New Mexico. The New Mexico Spanish Spelling Bee competition is the ultimate goal for the student spellers who speak Spanish. The spelling […]

Education digest 3-23

CNJ staff Clovis student selected for forum Audrey Gill, a student of Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy, has been selected to attend the People to People Ambassador Program World Leadership Forum, according to a People to People press release. The Portales resident will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity, the […]

Zia Elementary fifth-grader advances to national bee

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Zia Elementary fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson, 10, waits in his seat for the next round during the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when […]

CCC hosting spelling contest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

3/9 Education digest

Oil, acrylic exhibit on display at CCC An oil and acrylic exhibit by artist Bobby Wied will be displayed at the Clovis Community College through April 28. Wied gathered reference material for the exhibit, “Palo Duro Canyon,” over the past 40 years, through exploration of the park in all seasons. N.M. recognized for pre-k education […]

Carved bear stolen from center

By Kevin Wilson He never said a thing and he never had a name, but his absence has left a mark on the employees and the residents of the Bee Hive assisted living center in Portales. Nearly two weeks ago, a 5-foot-tall wooden bear was stolen from the porch of the house. The bear, a […]

Dogs, kids, drive-ins not good mix

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was bringing home $90 a week to feed a family of five, I experienced an illuminating event in my life. It should be noted that I also supported a pack of five dogs, a cigar addiction, and an ancient Chevrolet that came over on the Mayflower. If anyone […]

Yucca student makes it to second round of national spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer WASHINGTON — Clovis’ Zachary Gillooly spelled decoupage — the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts — without a hitch, but he did not advance beyond the second round of the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Gillooly, two-time regional spelling champ, did not score enough points Wednesday in […]

Local spelling champ goes national

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Zach Gillooly, 13, will compete in the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning Wednesday in Washington. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The dictionary, tilted slightly, nearly engulfed an entire cushion on the Gillooly’s L-shaped couch. Sitting diagonally from the 2,662 page reference book, with his hands folded in his […]

3/31 Education Digest

Workshop set for NMTA exam There will be NMTA Basic Skills Workshop on Friday for college students preparing for the New Mexico Teacher Assessment Basic Skills Exam. This one-day study prep is from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clovis Community College, room 413. Topics of discussion are: Test taking anxieties, composition and grammar, mathematics […]