Army tries to identify suitable dropouts

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Army struggling to attract enough “quality” volunteers is enlisting thousands of additional high school dropouts using an experimental screening tool to identify those most likely to complete their enlistments. The Two Tier Attrition Screen (TTAS) is an added “quality indicator” that officials hope will allow the Army to take in […]

College campuses located far from land of the free

By Freedom Newspapers However they score on achievement tests, relative to one another or foreign peers, American college students are breaking records in at least one category — the amount of debt they amass while chasing their diplomas. Due to the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and the ready availability of student loans, U.S. students […]

Clovis High seniors move on

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Seniors bounce a beach ball during the moving of the tassles at Clovis High School graduation ceremonies on Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A festive crowd gathered Saturday in the Rock Staubus Gymnasium to bid farewell to the Clovis High School class of 2006. In purple gowns and […]

Elida grads receive emotional sendoff

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Elida High School graduates, from left, Mari Lopez, Jewlie Paiz and Steven Russell hold hands as they watch the class video Friday during the EHS commencement. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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Philippa Holmes is greeted by her sons Gregory Holmes, 12, at left, and Gregory Holmes 10 after receiving her degree in early childhood multi-culture education from Clovis Community College Friday. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening […]

Heritage days to bring back Portales graduates

By Tony Parra: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Organizers are hoping to have 71 years worth of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is […]

ENMR sponsors $25,000 scholarship

CNJ STAFF ENMR Plateau, in partnership with the National Telecommuni-cations Cooperative Association’s Foundation for Rural Service, sponsored a college scholarship program to award a $2,500 scholarship to a local high school senior, according to a press release from ENMR Plateau. Winning one of this year’s scholarships is Hailey Lee. Lee, daughter of Scott and Aprile […]

Christian school graduates 12

Janet Bresenham Tobias “Tobi” Knierim traveled a great distance to attend Clovis Christian School. Knierim, 18, moved to Clovis in August from his hometown of Langenburg, Germany, a small town of about 2,000 people in the southern part of the country. “I just wanted to be in a Christian school,” Knierim said. “I had never […]

Advice to graduates

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. mousy advice to graduates boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some of them particularly relate to the church pew underworld and this time of graduation so […]

Alumi hoop game next week

CNJ staff The second annual Clovis High School alumni basketball game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 29 at Rock Staubus Gym, matching members of the current CHS team and graduates from 2001 or later against graduates of the Class of 2000 and before. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats and $4 for general […]