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Teen Center Garners Anchorum St. Vincent Support

on May 29, 2019 - 6:40am
Teens play dominos. Courtesy photo
Teens play basketball. Courtesy photo
YMCA News:
ESPAÑOLA More than 700 youth attending the Española YMCA Teen Center’s out of school time programs will benefit from an Anchorum St. Vincent grant of $25,000 made to the Center last week.
The grant is funding tutoring, educational support and 21 skill-building programs available for youth after school and during the summer.
“We’re humbled to have gained this new partner,” said Rob Wilkinson, CEO of The Family YMCA in Los Alamos, which is contracted and partly funded by the City of

Homeland Security Course At NMHU June 3-July 26

on May 28, 2019 - 6:21pm
Robert Vasquez
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM New Mexico Highlands University is offering a new Introduction to Homeland Security course through a partnership with the Santa Fe Police Department.
Robert Vasquez, deputy chief of police of the Santa Fe Police Department and an expert in homeland security, will teach the course, which begins June 3 and continues through July 26.
The political science course will be a combination of a traditional classroom setting and online assignments. It will be taught at the Highlands Santa Fe Center at the Higher Education Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mental Health Awareness Month And Kognito Training

on May 28, 2019 - 5:03pm

LAPS News:

Every year, May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month.

The statistics are clear: approximately one in five children and adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health challenge every year, and the national rate of suicidal ideation in teens is on the rise.

Staff and students in the Los Alamos Public Schools have been strengthening the community’s network of support by taking part in a new training opportunity.

Three of the most effective ways that a community can increase support for mental health are to:

  • know and be able to recognize the warning signs

Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi City Council Announces Two Scholarship Winners

on May 28, 2019 - 3:40pm
Beta Sigma Phi News:
Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi City Council has awarded two scholarships to local Los Alamos High School students this year.
“There were some very good applicants this year and it was hard to make a decision. Normally we award just one scholarship but this year we decided to award two,” outgoing City Council President Claire Swinhoe said.
The first award winner is Brandi Weiss who plans to attend New Mexico State University in the fall, double majoring in Mass Media Communications and Dance Sport. Throughout her high school career, Weiss has been passionate about

Chamisa Elementary School Students Participate In RoboRave International Robotics In Albuquerque

on May 28, 2019 - 7:02am
Chamisa Elementary School students from left, Zoe Bent, Lucia Chacon, Radhman Azad, Uxue Sansinena and Mila Gelfand along with their coach, Susan Hettinga, participated in the 18th RoboRave International Robotics Event in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
Radhman Azad, Lucia Chacon and Uxue Sansinena working hard on the Line Following Challenge. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Five Chamisa Elementary 6th graders participated in the 18th annual RoboRave International Robotics Event in Albuquerque in early May.

Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Announces Annual Deborah Beene Music Competition Winners

on May 28, 2019 - 6:31am
Judges for the 2019 Deborah Beene Music Competition, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Arts Council, from left, Brian Newnam, Cindy Little, Tjett Gerdom and LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus. Courtesy/Rotary
First place winner pianist Presley Gao
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos hosted the annual Deborah Beene Music Competition April 27.
The event is open to all Los Alamos students in grades 7th through 12th.
Second place winner saxophonist Liam Devlin
This award was established in memory of Deborah Beene, daughter of Donald and

NEA-NM: New Mexico Students, Parents And Educators Have A Great Deal To Celebrate

on May 28, 2019 - 6:07am
By NEA-New Mexico Executive Director Charles Bowyer
and Charles Goodmacher, Government Relations
New Mexico students, parents and educators have a great deal to celebrate! Stress levels are going down for students, their parents and their educators. 
It’s no coincidence to see this happening now, under the new administration of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and her Public Education Department.
“The Governor and many legislators were elected on the strength of commitments to deeply listen to the concerns and hopes of teachers, other education employees and our communities.

LANL Foundation: Northern NM Tribal Business Scholarships Available For Native American Students

on May 27, 2019 - 3:31pm
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is accepting applications for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships.
These one-time, $1,500 awards are designated to support qualified Native American students currently attending four-year undergraduate degree programs in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in or out of state.
Students must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties of Los

Los Alamos Middle School Student Yunseo Kim Launches ‘Powerful Voices, Powerful Change’ Project

on May 27, 2019 - 8:02am
LAMS student Yunseo Kim launches school supply project after being inspired by her teacher Sherri Bublitz who challenged students to change the world. Courtesy photo
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8th Grade Student
Los Alamos Middle School
My name is Yunseo Kim, and my “Powerful Voices, Powerful Change” project was collecting school supplies for refugee children in Albuquerque.
Being an 8th grader in Los Alamos Middle School, I am currently taking Speech and Debate, where my teacher Mrs. Sherri Bublitz challenged our class to change the world.

J. Robert Oppenheimer Committee Awards Scholarships

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

J. Robert Oppenheimer. Courtesy/JROMC


Ten 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 and Santa Fe high schools.

The JROMC has awarded over 230 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $500,000 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 contributions from the Los Alamos

Barranca Elementary School 4th Grade Student Aditya Viswanathan Winner Of Ranger Rick Photo Contest

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

Barranca Elementary School fourth grade student Aditya Viswanathan is one of the winners of the 2019 Ranger Rick photo contest. He took this photo of a mother leopard climbing down a tree at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya when he was 8 years old on safari with his family in June 2017. A leopard is one of the more difficult animals to see and Aditya managed to capture this fleeting moment nicely framed between the trunks of acacia trees. Look closely and see some blood on her paw since she was feeding at the wildebeest kill she had stashed up in the tree. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA Invites Younger Students To Campus

on May 25, 2019 - 7:08am

Students study forensic investigation during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Students study robotics during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education annual Summer Program for Youth (SPY) will take place on the UNM-LA campus July 15 - 26, 2019.

SPY, formerly known as Children’s College, offers week-long camps providing hands-on activities in thematically oriented classes with an emphasis on Science, Math, Art and Technology for students in grades 1-10.

Daily Post 2019 Graduation Section Available Online

on May 25, 2019 - 6:10am

Click the image below to view the 2019 Graduation Section published Thursday in the Los Alamos Daily Post print edition.

LAHS Student Lillian Petersen Wins Intel ISEF Award

on May 25, 2019 - 5:33am
The U.S. Agency for International Development has presented the 2019 Science for Development Award to Lillian Petersen of Los Alamos, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Ariz.
Petersen won second place ($3,000 prize) in USAID’s Digital For Development Category for her project, Novel Computational Tool to Inform Cost-Effective Nutrition Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa project. She is a past USAID Science for Development Award recipient.
This year Petersen teamed up with another high school student, Garyk Brixi of Potomac,

Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

on May 25, 2019 - 5:32am
Louise Williams, of PED's College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy/LAPS
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy/LAPS
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
This certification is the culmination of 13 months of work to obtain this

K Of C Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament June 22

on May 24, 2019 - 9:22am

SFCC-AAUP Reach Collective Bargaining Agreement

on May 24, 2019 - 8:14am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the faculty union, known as SFCC-AAUP (American Association of University Professors), have come to an agreement on collective bargaining.
SFCC-AAUP members ratified the contract in a mid-May vote and members of the SFCC Governing Board approved the agreement during a May 22 meeting.
“This is a positive outcome for the college and its labor relations negotiation process,” Linda Siegle, chair of the SFCC Governing Board said.

LACF Conference Focuses On Nonprofits And Boards

on May 24, 2019 - 7:37am
Larry Alei and Kira Luna with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence conduct a training on board development to a full house at the LACF 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofit. Courtesy photo
LACF News:
Earlier this month, the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) hosted its 2019 Annual Conference for Nonprofits.
This annual event, now in its fourth year, attracted the participation of more than 20 local nonprofit organizations.

LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

on May 23, 2019 - 4:34pm

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/

UNM-Los Alamos Celebrates Work Study Students

on May 23, 2019 - 7:51am

UNM-LA work-study students, from left, Joshua Keeney-Lujan, Nora Guzman, Dylan Keeney-Lujan, Lydia Gurulé, Jose Ortega, Doniel McNevin and Riqué Fernandez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) department heads and staff recently hosted an appreciation breakfast for their work-study students. The work-study program creates positions that allow college students to gain work experience while enrolled in college.

Faculty and Staff enjoyed the opportunity to reinforce the value of work-study positions and individual contributions with this special event.


On The Job In Los Alamos: LAHS Seniors Peter Janke And Carson Schramm Completing Final Class Project

on May 23, 2019 - 7:21am

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos High School seniors Peter Janke, left, and Carson Schramm spotted Wednesday completing a project for their Photography Class final. Janke celebrates his 18th birthday today, May 23, and plans to attend Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., in the fall on a lacrosse scholarship. Schramm, 18, plans to attend New Mexico State University this fall in Las Cruces. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Explore Asteroids Friday; Saturday In Planetarium

on May 23, 2019 - 6:03am
Explore the risks asteroids pose to Earth and what mankind might be able to do about them Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Local asteroid expert Galen Gisler will lead a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and the nature center will show the full-dome film 'Incoming!' at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Explore the risks asteroid impacts pose to the Earth this Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

Learn Fly Fishing Basics Saturday At Ashley Pond

on May 22, 2019 - 8:46am
Join Jim O’Donnell for a fly-fishing class offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/PEEC photo
PEEC News:
Learn the basics of fly-fishing this weekend with local fly fisherman Jim O’Donnell. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering this class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond.
O’Donnell will teach the group the mechanics behind proper fly-fishing, including how to tie a fishing knot and cast a line. This class is suitable for both children and adults.

School Board Work Session May 23

on May 22, 2019 - 8:39am

SFCC And HEC To Close For Memorial Day

on May 22, 2019 - 8:02am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day.
No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center also will be closed.
SFCC and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will reopen Tuesday, May 28. SFCC’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will reopen at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.