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SFCIR Presents Lecture on Angela Merkel May 31

on May 8, 2014 - 11:22am

Dr. Mary Hampton


Santa Fe Council on International Relations’ Spring 2014 International Lecture Series on Women Political Leaders, finishes up with the final of three lectures on women political leaders of important countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. 

This lecture by Dr. Mary Hampton of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base is entitled Angela Merkel: Redefining Leadership in German Politics. The lecture is 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at The Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. 

The Economist wrote recently, “Since the

Los Alamos Girl Scout Troop 116 are Rocketeers

on May 8, 2014 - 10:32am

Girl Scout Troop 116 with advisors Ryn Herrmann, left, and Nan Holmes. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Members of Girl Scout Troop 116 are Rocketeers! The scouts, comprised of Los Alamos sixth grade students and one home school, are advised by Ryn Herrmann and Nan Holmes.

The scouts met with elementary school principals to invite school teachers and next year’s sixth grade and middle school student to participate in building 206 rockets that will be launched later this fall as part of an event called RocketFest. Each troop member built a rocket as part of their Silver Award Project.

The 206

Atomic City Children's Theater Announces Summer Workshops

on May 8, 2014 - 10:00am

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater is offering ACCT Summer Workshops this year; again in two sessions:

  • Session 1: 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 16 - Friday, June 20
  • Session 2: 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1

Any student entering grades 4th-10th (or a former member of ACCT) that have an interest in improving their musical theater skills may participate.

Barranca Elementary Receives Bobcat Mascot Sculpture

on May 8, 2014 - 9:54am

Kindergarten teacher Heidi Schembri, Dr. David Trujillo and Janice Trujillo presented Barranca Mesa Elementary School students Wednesday with a new Bobcat mascot sculpture. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

A team of teachers, parents, students and local businesses worked together all year to complete a campus beautification project at Barranca Elementary School.

In this project, volunteers cleaned up trash, pulled weeds, leveled the ground, spread new mulch, made concrete stepping stones, painted rocks for a border and then asked Dr.


Hilltalkers 'DeBake' Sale @ LANB Friday

on May 8, 2014 - 9:47am


The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate Team will host a “DeBake” sale 2-5 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank.

The Hillltalkers are raising funds to send three of their members in June to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Ks. Alexandra Berl, Irene Gerrish and Sudeep Dasari qualified to compete at the National Tournament through a grueling District tournament in April. 

The cost of the trip is $1,400 per student and these students are trying to raise $700 per student to make the trip affordable for them

UNM-LA Students Pitch Biz Ideas to Local Experts

on May 8, 2014 - 9:11am
UNM-LA instructor Nicholas Seet, left, with Jason Cox and Gary Xie, the two students who presented the winning business idea at pitch day. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Students from Nicholas Seet's Intro to Entrepreneurship Class at UNM-LA who presented business ideas during a pitch day last week.
Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


The audience quiets ... the lights dim ... the projector whirs and the clock starts.

Topper Parent Organization Thanks Outgoing President Cecilia Frank for her Service

on May 7, 2014 - 7:48am
Outgoing Topper Parent Organization president Cecilia Frank was presented with flowers and a certificate of appreciation by Los Alamos High School Assistant Principal Carter Payne during the PTO staff appreciation luncheon Friday. Courtesy photo.

LAHS News:

Cecilia Frank has been volunteering for parent-teacher groups since her son, Brandon, started at Little Forest Playschool many years ago. She then went on to help at Pinon Elementary School, Los Alamos Middle School, and for the past four years at Los Alamos High School.