Floyd graduates urged to make good choices

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Relying mostly on Will Ferrell movie analogies, Donald “Doc” Elder advised 18 Floyd High School graduates on Saturday to make good choices, choose their significant others in life carefully and give back to their communities. Dressed in white gowns and adorned with blue medals, a dozen-and-a-half Floyd Broncos were […]

Elida graduates go forward with hope

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer It certainly was not the largest class, but a lively class as the nine seniors of Elida high school graduated Saturday night in Elida. The seniors were gathered in the cafeteria moments before graduation, each of them nervous in anticipation and full of mixed emotions. “My classmates and I […]

University honors graduates

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Commencement speaker Janeice Scarbrough likened Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement to a play with a wide variety of characters. “The stars of our show are the graduates themselves,” said Scarbrough, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at ENMU. The 113th Commencement Convocation awarded degrees […]

Wayland graduates celebrate

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Recognized for their personal sacrifice and challenges overcome, more than three dozen men and women marched across the stage at Central Baptist Church Friday morning. The 39 students received degrees during the commencement exercises for the Clovis campus of Wayland Baptist University. This year, Wayland celebrates 10 years in Clovis […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ for Clovis Christian seniors

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and girls in white, 17 students graduated from Clovis Christian School on Friday night. The commencement ceremony, which also featured students carrying yellow roses for their moms, was held in the sanctuary of the private school. “This is bittersweet,” said CCS graduate […]

Graduates look toward future

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Amid cheering friends and family, 250 graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Sprinkling his commencement address with humor, KENW Director of Broadcasting, Duane Ryan, sent the graduates off with bits of wisdom and advice, as they […]

Military trying to pinpoint ‘quality’ dropout

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Army struggling to attract enough “quality” volunteers is enlisting thousands of additional high school dropouts using an experimental screening tool to identify those most likely to complete their enlistments. The Two Tier Attrition Screen (TTAS) is an added “quality indicator” that officials hope will allow the Army to take in […]

Skelton vows closer oversight of war, forces

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Greater congressional oversight of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and more open discussions of rising recruiting and retention challenges are two likely outcomes of Democrats taking control in January. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who will chair the House Armed Services Committee, said wartime declines in recruit quality will be examined […]

Class of 2006 graduates at Floyd

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An emotionally charged commencement ceremony filled with moments of saddness and moments of joy took place Saturday at Floyd High School. The group of students came together one last time as the senior class of FHS to receive their diplomas and the right to be called a high school graduate. […]

Elida graduates six seniors

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — A night of remembering, honoring and celebrating the high school careers of the six Elida High School seniors had some of the graduates and few audience members shedding tears. The ceremony, which included Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia as guest speaker and a senior video of the […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening during the 20th Clovis Community College commencement ceremony. Friday was her first experience ever donning a cap and gown for a graduation ceremony. Originally from Newbury, England, Holmes said graduation ceremonies are rare in […]

Over 250 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Graduation gowns, tassels, honor cords, sashes, camera flashes, but most of all smiles filled up Greyhound Arena as people packed in to watch students march off of the stage armed with their diplomas Saturday morning. There were more than 250 Eastern New Mexico University graduates during the fall of 2005 […]

Classes back in session for PHS alumni

By Tony Parra Organizers are hoping to have 71 years of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is on Friday at […]

Next step could be a tough one for graduates

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent After four years in the classroom, many newly crowned graduates are eager to take their new knowledge and hit the job market. Not so fast. Getting a good job for some may actually be tougher than that calculus final they just got done taking. For those thousands of college graduates […]

Area programs team up to help Ag students

Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University and Ag New Mexico of Clovis are working in conjunction to give ENMU agriculture students opportunities in the area. Ag New Mexico has an internship program set up with ENMU. Ag New Mexico will be looking for qualified individuals or trainees to become professional lending officers for farmers and […]

PHS grads look forward to the future

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Mike Linn After years of education, Portales High School seniors finally were able to toss their graduation caps in the air, the age-old symbol that high school now can be viewed through life’s rear-view mirror. Before they know it, the graduates will be looking ahead: attending college, finding a job, meeting new friends, shaking the […]

Eastern graduates class of 2003

By Janet Bresenham JD Brown beamed with joy as he clutched his Eastern New Mexico University diploma Saturday and greeted a proud circle of relatives and friends at Greyhound Arena. “It feels great,” said Brown, who received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture. “It’s about time. Eastern was wonderful. My instructors were amazing, and […]