LAHS Pegasus Fundraiser Oct. 6

Pegasus covers. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Looking for a space to sell your things? Or simply wanting a one-stop shop treasure hunt? Join Pegasus, Los Alamos High School’s art and literary magazine, Saturday, Oct. 6 for a flea market in the Duane Smith Auditorium parking lot.
Reserve a 10’ x 10’ spot for only $20 to sell your goods, keep the proceeds and support Pegasus. Set up begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m.
Payments can be mailed to LAHS by Friday, Sept. 28. Please make checks out “Los Alamos Public Schools.” Note “Attention: Pegasus” on the mailing address and in the check’s memo line. Payments may also be delivered to the LAHS Bookkeeper’s office by Thursday, Oct. 4. The Pegasus staff will welcome donations on the morning of the sale.
Pegasus has a long-standing tradition at Los Alamos High School, spanning over 50 years of publication.
The annual magazine not only showcases students’ writing, but photography, art and even music. This magazine is proudly student operated; there’s no adult staff other than the club sponsor, LAHS Language Arts teacher Ildikó Nadaskay-Goeller.
The magazine provides students of every grade level an outlet to express themselves, share their talents and be recognized for their creativity. Students submit their creations throughout the school year. The small, dedicated, and hard working group of Pegasus staff carefully reviews and selects each work to be featured in the annual publication.
The student-oriented magazine is judged by the National Council of Teachers of English and has received rankings of Excellent or Superior. It even received the highest award in 2004.
It takes careful selection, creative submissions and high standards to produce a quality magazine each year, but according to Nadaskay-Goeller, the students enjoy their work being published. She said, “Students are always excited to see the final product hot off the press.”
Nadaskay-Goeller has been a guide and cheerleader for Pegasus for the past 25 of her 30 years at LAHS and loves working with the students. She watches them learn and grow as they make their way through the whole process: selecting, editing, printing, etc. Nadaskay-Goeller said, “It’s fun to see the new members learn the ropes.”
Students, parents and teachers alike could tell stories about how Nadaskay-Goeller goes above and beyond the duties of a teacher to help her students succeed, even into college. “I don’t think they appreciate their education until after their first semester of college. They’ll say, ‘Now I know what you were trying to tell us!’ ”
Nadaskay-Goeller said, “It’s rewarding to see them succeed even when they don’t have the confidence in themselves.” She can recognize the potential and encourage her students when needed. Graduates have returned to the high school to thank their former teacher for believing in them when they didn’t believe in themselves.
“She is a challenging teacher…but she always makes sure you know the information needed to do the assignment. And most of all she is an amazing lady; she truly cares about people and wants each and every student to succeed.” LAHS student, Luke Kirkland, said.
For additional information on the Pegasus flea market Oct. 6, call 505.663.2641.
Student at previous Pegasus fundraiser. Courtesy photo