Grads ready for next stage

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said he was expecting big things from the 484 graduates who walked the stage at Greyhound Arena Saturday. “We’ve given them the educational preparation to compete with the graduates of any other school,” Gamble said. “I feel certain that this graduating class will produce doctors, civic […]

My turn: Advice for hungry grads

With tassel-time here, I’ve asked cousin Chef Juandel to give graduates a fresh batch of advice about the real world. Last year another cousin, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy, warned greenhorns not to get their hopes up about dream jobs — instead to concentrate on deep-frying skills. This time Chef will spoon-feed tips on shoestring-stomach-stuffing. • […]

Free advice for high school grads

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My nieces, Marili and Anisha, will be among the Portales High School graduates on Friday night. As they modeled their graduation gowns recently, I hummed “Pomp and Circumstance.” You know, “Tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn …” and started on how “Today is the first day of the rest of your […]

Thursday morning briefing: Floyd girls, Clovis grads and no snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Be there Monday, the Floyd Lady Broncos officially get the prize. 8 a.m. at the Floyd High School, the Lady Bronco basketball team will be presented the official state championship trophy. Their win in New Mexico’s version of March Madness marked the first state championship […]

Program turns parents into grads

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales High School’s Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills program had 73 percent graduation rate among eligible seniors and no repeat pregnancies last year, director Laura Adkins said. Adkins gave an update on the GRADS program during the school board meeting Monday in the district’s Administration Building. Mothers in the […]