Graduation only beginning for Clovis native

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After three years, he’s just getting warmed up. John Tranchida donned his cap and gown Saturday, knowing full well he will be back in a classroom in the fall. While other college graduates are writing their resumes and making decisions on where to live and work, the 21-year-old Clovis […]

CHS senior sad to say goodbye but eager for future

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Freedom New Mexico Nakesha Ross is headed to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico to major in pre-medicine, and possibly double major in psychology. She said she wants to be a general surgeon or work in a hospital emergency room. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduation couldn’t come soon enough for Nakesha Ross. […]

Graduation list

Curry County • Clovis High School

A view from under the pew: bertie s graduation daze

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes.

Area graduations

The following are graduation dates and times for area schools: Portales • L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center — Kindergarten Graduation, May 18-21 • Portales High School — 7 p.m., May 22 Clovis Schools Barry Elementary • 6th Grade Promotion, 9 a.m., May 21 • Kindergarten Promotion, 1:30 p.m., May 21 Cameo Elementary • Kindergarten Promotion, […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

May 18, 2008 ENMU Clovis graduates

Forty-three students from the Clovis area are among the 332 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring.

A view from under the pew: bertie s graduation woes

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:

Grady friend returns for graduation

From Freedom New Mexico correspondent Martha Hardwick:

Senior balks at traditional celebration

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Here’s the dilemma: I envision a nice dinner and dance on commencement night for my daughter and niece who graduate from Portales High School in May. My daughter envisions a night of going to other people’s parties. High school graduation may seem far away, but it’s not, and already, I […]

Graduation

Eastern New Mexico University Clay C. Davis, Pedro Garcia, Christopher Lee Hanks, Alisia I. Johnson, Linda Renae Moya, Mari “Elizabeth” Richards and Nicole Monique Tyler, all of Clovis, are graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this summer.

May 19, 1973

Clovis school administrators were planning graduation ceremonies at Leon Williams Stadium. Officials said 474 seniors were scheduled to receive diplomas. … Cherries were 49 cents a pound at Bob’s Fruit Market, 621 Prince. … The Clovis YMCA was sponsoring advanced and beginning adult ballroom dancing courses. Costs were $13 for members, $15 for non-members.

Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

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 […]

5/19 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.   bertie s graduation daze   boss i saw bertie woeworm the other day and he was more miserable than i ve ever seen him – and that s saying a lot   you […]

Area students find home at ENMU

By Tonya Parra: Freedom Newspapers Landri Rush of Melrose High School graduate will be among the 38 area students receiving a degree during Eastern New Mexico University’s fall graduation ceremony Saturday in the Greyhound Arena. Rush, who attended New Mexico State University for a year before transferring to Eastern, will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]

5/20 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all the young hamsters and little mice dressed in their multicolored cheesecloth caps and gowns brought back memories from many days and gray hairs gone by back in sixty-six […]

5/12 Education Calendar

Friday: Bella Vista Talent Show, 1:30 in the Bella Vista multi-purpose room. Friday: Mesa Music Night, 6:30 p.m., Mesa gym. Friday: Lockwood Kindergarten Spring Fling, 9 a.m., Lockwood multi-purpose room. Friday-Sunday: Portales High School students will be performing the play “Holy Cannoli”, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University’s main […]

Erroneous Melrose graduation rate overturned by state

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Melrose science teacher Alan Daugherty, right, helps Melrose freshman Toni Burdine with her studies Tuesday during biology class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor An error that led to Melrose High School not meeting adequate yearly progress was overturned recently after state officials corrected the school’s graduation […]

Students to express faith at graduation ceremonies.

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]