School fosters friendships

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Elise Parker, left, and Lara Kennedy cruise around Friday after grabbing coffee. The Clovis High seniors said they plan to remain friends after high school. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In some ways, they are complete opposites. Lara Kennedy hails from a small military family — just her parents and her little brother. Elise […]

Uncertainty can plague students on their return from summer

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Clovis High School counselor Kathleen Penland, right, discusses graduation credits with Clovis High School junior Adriana Garcia Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It’s uncertainty that weighs on Sandra Padilla. Less than two weeks ago, the 15-year-old began her career at the Clovis High School. She […]

CHS offers help for students’ college application anxiety

By Ryan Lengerich The college selection process can become stressful as graduation approaches, but seniors shouldn’t panic yet, said two Clovis High School advisors. “Certainly it is never too late for one of our seniors to get help from us in the application process,” said CHS Head Counselor Jerry Odom. As seniors approach their high […]

Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

McGhee, Cornelison to take part in North-South series

By Eric Butler Marina McGhee certainly was pleased to be selected as a representative of the South team for this week’s softball All-Star series in Clovis. What’s just as obvious is the pride McGhee takes in her home ball park. Although her high school playing days ended more than a month ago, she is often […]

Families, friends share in graduates’ joy and accomplishments

Gary Mitchell Family members of this year’s Clovis High School graduating class displayed almost as much determination to attend the ceremonies Saturday morning as the graduates did in getting their diplomas. “People were here at 5:45 a.m.; that’s when the first ones got here,” said Wayne Anderson, the music coordinator for Clovis schools, who was […]