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Udall Celebrates New Mexico Teachers During National Teacher Appreciation Week

on May 16, 2017 - 11:58am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement for National Teacher Appreciation Week in recognition of the hard work and dedication of teachers across New Mexico:
 
"Our children are our most precious resource, and we entrust our teachers with an incredible responsibility—inspiring kids to achieve their dreams. 
 
"So many teachers treat their work as a mission, not a job. They wake up early to prepare class events and lesson plans, and they stay at school late to help with homework and grade papers. And this monumental effort pays off.

Local Expert To Lead Wildflower Walk Monday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:19am

Wildflowers are important for pollinators like this swallowtail butterfly. Photo Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Would you like to learn more about wildflowers on the Pajarito Plateau? Starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead a Wildflower Walk.

These popular monthly outings are easy walks to identify some of the wildflowers in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.

English Teacher In Turkey Needs Help Building Library

on May 15, 2017 - 1:24pm

Students at a high school in Kozan, Adana, Turkey utilize a library created by English Teacher Nisa Yildiz. Her sister, Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S. Postal Service worker in Los Alamos, is asking the community to donate books to the library. Courtesy photo 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

 

Got piles of books, magazines or newspapers just collecting dust? There is an opportunity to decrease those piles and give toward a great cause. Emine Beyza Tutar, a U.S.

Oppenheimer Scholarship Winners Announced

on May 15, 2017 - 11:53am
J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC
 
EDUCATION News:
 
Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
 
The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital, and Santa Fe high schools.
 
The JROMC has awarded 217 scholarships and other awards totaling $513,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization's scholarship program is supported by several limited term endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions

Excitement Fills 2017 UNM-LA Graduation Convocation

on May 15, 2017 - 10:15am

Graduates, family members and friends fill the Crossroads Bible Church for  UNM-LA's 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney speaks to the graduates at Friday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Zandree Stidham delivers the Convocation Address to UNM-LA graduates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Excitement filled the air at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos' (UNM-LA) 36th Annual Graduation Convocation Friday evening at Crossroads

Local Students Are National History Day Winners

on May 15, 2017 - 7:09am

All seven National History Day Club members won awards at the regional competition in Farmington. Standing in the back from left, Ruby Selvage, Miriam Wallstrom, Sydne Ashford, Kyler Parkinson and Liam Devlin. Kneeling in the front, from left, Sarah Shipley, Alex Ionkov and teacher Brent Collom. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Four local high school students won prizes at the state National History Day (NHD) contest April 28 in Albuquerque.

Dion’s Pizza CEO Delivers Keynote Address At Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017 Graduation

on May 14, 2017 - 12:18pm
Keynote Speaker Mark Herman, CEO of Dion's Pizza inspires the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017 at their graduation Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Photo by Martha Katko
 
Don Casperson, left, receives the 2017 Distinguished Leadership Award from LLA Chair Elect Brian D'Andrea. Photo by Martha Katko
 
Representatives of major Leadership Los Alamos sponsors from left, Director Brian Brogan of Los Alamos County Community Services Department, LANB Market President Liddie Martinez and Fire Chief Troy Hughes with LLA Board Chairman Terry Priestley are ready to congratulate each of the

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