CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School. In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best [...]

Clovis grad honored by Texas Bandmasters

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Courtesy photo Randy Vaughn, a former Clovis band member was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters hall of fame. Randy Vaughn, retired band director at Klein High School, was installed July 26, in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association meeting in San [...]

Air Force veteran receives CHS diploma

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Korean War veteran Troy Howard, right, received Clovis High School diplomas for himself and his brother Saturday during commencement wearing his Air Force uniform from the 1950s. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, left, said it was an honor to recognize the Howard twins. Liliana Castillo After 54 years, being [...]

CHS graduates look to future

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School graduates picked up their diplomas after the ceremony with family members waiting for them. On Saturday, about 260 seniors graduated from Clovis High School during commencement at the Curry County Events Center. Organizers estimated about 3,500 attended the ceremony.

Clovis High students headed to culinary invitational

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Team members, from left to right, Emily Wickham, Zeke Moreno-Rodriguez, Ryan Sena and Jasmin Mendez work through their three course meal as practice Thursday at Clovis High School. Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School ProStart culinary team is headed to the New Mexico ProStart Invitational competition. The competition will take [...]

Ex-CHS standouts helping college teams

Kevin Wilson Three years after helping Clovis reach the Class 5A boys state championship game, a pair of ex-Wildcats standouts are trying to replicate that success on the college level. Jaden Isler is handling point guard duties for NCAA Division III tournament-bound McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, while Hill’s outside game has helped Fort Worth-based [...]

83-year-old shares memories of Africa with CHS students

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gladys Clark said she doesn’t know what’s next for her after devoting most of her life to mission work in Africa, but she said at 83, she’s not done yet. Sharna Johnson In 1946, with World War II just winding to an end, then 18-year-old Gladys Clark and her family [...]

Wildcats good role models

I want to congratulate the Clovis basketball young men and their coaches for representing Clovis Municipal Schools and the city of Clovis so well. We attended some of the games of the Southwest Dairy Farmers tournament and were so proud of the CHS team. When they were not playing, and in the gym, they were [...]

CHS grad battling cancer receives honorary doctorate

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Courtesy photo Virginia Lee, 24, was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in molecular plant science by Washington State University Dec. 13. Lee, a Clovis native, is battling terminal cancer. Sharna Johnson Virginia Lee’s outlook is simple — people were put on earth to help. “If we’re not here to help others what are we here for?” [...]

Education column: Freshman academy applies lessons to real-world situations

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy When I walked in the CHS Freshman Academy library, imagine my surprise at almost tripping over a “body” sprawled across the floor behind yellow police tape, surrounded by tire tracks, shell casings, and blood spatters. Ok, ok… it was just a mannequin, the central focus of a unique project under way. Librarian, Janita [...]