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2019 realtor scholarship curstenblantonCursten is a 2019 graduate of Silver High School, and the granddaughter of Pat Fell. She was on the A/B honor roll throughout high school and received her Academic Letter from SHS. She participated in basketball, volleyball and track as well as FFA and 4-H. Cursten served several terms as a Grant County 4-H Council Officer and most recently as the 2018 President. She is currently serving as a New Mexico State 4-H Officer. She volunteered for numerous organizations and projects in the community. Cursten plans to attend New Mexico State University in the fall to begin coursework in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science to become an extension agent.

GREENVILLE, SC (05/14/2019)-- Emily Stone, a Senior Elementary Education major of Silver City, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health sciences, and business.

BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City held their Annual “Student of the Year” dinner on May 1st at Western New Mexico University. Dr. Isaac Brundage, WNMU Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, served as Key Note Speaker. Honors were given to the following Students of the Year: Drew Fraser from Aldo Leopold Middle School; John P. Gonzales of Cobre High School; Makayla Martinez of La Plata Middle School; Michelle Narvaez of Aldo Leopold High School; Seth Neal of Calvary Christian Academy; Micaela Roacho of Snell Middle School; Cole Rogers of Silver High School; and Kaweah Yarbrough of Cliff High School. Recipients of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Foundation Key Club Scholarship were: Reagan Barragan and Gabrielle Hughes, both from Silver High Key Club. 

img 0524The Historical Society of New Mexico has announced that William A. Kupke of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, has been named the winner of the prestigious Bradford L. Prince Award.  The award, named for a New Mexico Territorial Governor, is given annually to an individual who has excelled in the field of Historic Preservation in the Land of Enchantment.

Mr. Kupke is a founding member of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, and has worked tirelessly for over thirty years to tell the fort’s story to citizens and visitors.  He is described by his fellow society members as a “living encyclopedia” on the equipage, life, and duties of soldiers serving in New Mexico between 1846 and 1899. He has vast knowledge of the period of the Indian Wars in New Mexico, and especially the role of Fort Bayard in that era.

img 0512The museum at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark now has on display a plaque proclaiming the importance of the building to the nation’s history. The Thomas Nelson Chapter of The American Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists donated the plaque, which was presented to officers of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society during a ceremony at the museum on May 4.

worm 2SILVER CITY-The Grant County Cooperative Extension Service along with NMSU Cooperative Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program was awarded a grant earlier in the year to teach students all about vermicomposting. The schools that participated in the program were Stout Elementary and Harrison Schmitt. Students learned about the parts of the worm, different types of worms, how they decompose material into organic matter and were able to make worm bins that they kept in their classrooms. The six-week program allowed students to learn about agriculture using science, technology, engineering and math. 

fdPictured left to right: Rosalie Saiz, Betty McIndoe, Lorraine Marquez, Angie Garcia, Lillian Galindo, Billie Behrens, Maria Elena Sanchez, Shelley Topmiller, Kathy Terry and Carolyn Luck.Chapter wove the theme throughout the 2018-2019 year. Recently the chapter celebrated Founder’s Day with a banquet and awards presentation at Adobe Springs. The evening started out with the members greeting former sister, Billie Behrens and her friend Betty McIndoe who traveled from Santa Fe and Rio Rancho respectfully.    

Special awards were presented to Maria Elena Sanchez, who received the Founder’s Award and Best Program of the Year. The chapter voted by secret ballot on the program they enjoyed the most and Maria Elena had a guest speak, Manny Lucero, who showed the chapter quilts he has made and discussed how he became interested in make quilts and how he taught himself to make them.

grant county dream makers 2019 finalThe graduating Aldo Leopold Charter School and La Plata Middle School Dream Makers Club 2019 completed a year-long exploration of possible health care careers.Friday, May 3, 2019; Silver City, NM: Deziraye Salgado has her future all sewn up thanks to her participation in the Dream Makers Club where she learned how to suture wounds. The La Plata Middle School 8th Grader wants to pursue a career in health care after a year-long whirlwind adventure through the career opportunities available in the field of health care offered by the after-school club.

Salgado and 21 other Grant County Middle School students graduated the Dream Makers Club last month. Along their way to graduating, the teens visited with veterinarians, learned to take vital signs from a midwife, toured research laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), and climbed into a Native Air medical helicopter.

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