May 11, 2010 Portales Junior High School news

Band and choir attend competition Portales Junior High band and choir students traveled to Amarillo last Friday to compete in the Greater Southwest Music Festival.

Young artist wins international competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales boy has taken third place in an international art competition. Nolan Riggin, 9, won the placing in the 6- to 9-year-old age division of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest. Nolan, son of Ronda Hutcherson and Caid Riggin, said he learned of the award late last month. […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Dogs main attraction at competition

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If the dogs at the Curry County Special Events Center don’t know they’re the main attraction immediately, Heather Partain said, they figure it out pretty quick. “They pick up the nerves and everything,” from their owners, Partain, a pet photographer and dog handler, said at Friday’s American Kennel Club […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped 74 FFA chapters from around New Mexico with their agriculture-related evaluation skills. Twenty-three Melrose students won the 2009 New Mexico FFA Production Sweepstakes at the state Career Development Competition April 1-3 in Las Cruces. Dora FFA came in […]

Area students take FFA honors

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By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of dirt at their school, and that helped them take first place in the homesite evaluation competition at the New Mexico State FFA Career Development competition. The DHS homesite evaluation team — consisting of Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler — […]

Portales students advance to national art competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Six Portales students soared on the wings of their artistic talents in a recent state aviation art competition. In the state Aviation Division-sponsored contest, five Portales Junior High School students and one James Elementary School student placed in the top three spots in their age groups for their pictures […]