Clovis Christian seniors take charge of graduation

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Christian School graduating class of 2010 took their senior trip to southern California. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ten seniors will graduate Friday from Clovis Christian School and they’re running their own ceremony. Each of the seniors has a part in the ceremony, including three speeches and grad Heather Cook […]

a view from under the pew: amos recalls graduation

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos recalls graduation boss just seeing all theyoung […]

Graduates, I salute you

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s graduation time again. Did you worry that you might not make it? I got to thinking about those who are graduating and those who’ve dropped out. Then I remembered a high school friend named Catfish. Back then I wondered if he was going to join me and my pals […]

Area graduation schedule

Scheduled graduations for area high schools: • Melrose High School — 7 p.m. Saturday at the new gym • Texico High School — 2 p.m. Sunday at Texico Sports Arena • Grady High School — 5 p.m. Sunday at the school’s gym • Clovis Christian School — 6:30 p.m., May 21, Faith Christian Family Church […]

ENMU graduation set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo Former Eastern New Mexico University President Robert Matheny is scheduled to give the commencement address for the 2010 graduating class 10 a.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More than 360 Eastern New Mexico University students are expected to step across a stage Saturday to the beginning of a […]

Monday morning briefing: Mom’s tea, ENMU graduation and jobs

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Tea for moms And you thought Mother’s Day was over. Students at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are honoring their moms with a Mother’s Day Tea at 1 p.m. in the cafeteria today. Video game of the week An ultimate edition recommended by our […]

Clovis believes graduation numbers correct

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File photo Clovis HIgh’s graduation rate of 78.8 percent compares favorably with the national average of 70 percent. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis municipal school system isn’t joining a recent wave of criticism toward the New Mexico Public Education Department over the release of tentative 2008-09 graduate rates. With rates exceeding the […]

Clovis provides quality education

By Jay Burns: Guest columnist I have often heard my peers, local residents and incoming Cannon Air Force Base personnel remark about the poor quality of education this district provides. After all, Clovis High has failed to meet state testing standards for several consecutive years now, and the graduation rate is far from perfect. However, […]

Graduation marks end of one chapter in life, beginning of new one for PHS graduates

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FNM photo: Helena Rodriguez Pablo Urioste smiles after receiving his diploma from Portales High School during commencement Friday night at Greyhound Arena. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Graduating on Friday night meant the end of one chapter in life for David Lucero and 138 other newly tasseled Portales High School graduates. But it also marked […]

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 […]