School board offering scholarships

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales Municipal Schools is offering two new $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors starting this May. One boy and one girl of the school board’s choosing will receive a one-year Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education Scholarship, said Superintendent Randy Fowler. He expects the award to continue every year, although […]

Oct. 5, 2008 PHS News

Parent meeting set A meeting for parents of juniors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library. We will be discussing the upcoming auction fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 9, as well as other possible fundraisers needed for the junior/senior prom. Your attendance and input are needed. Your student must have junior dues […]

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

Freedom New Mexico The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, […]

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 […]

PHS counselors May 18

Semester exams Portales High School students will take final exams Monday through Wednesday. Seniors completed final exams May 8-9 and graduated.

Time capsule to be unearthed today by Portales High seniors

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer They say you can’t save time in a bottle, but maybe in a capsule. Several Portales High School seniors who graduate today were part of a third-grade class at R.M. James Elementary School who buried a time capsule in 2000 at the school. They were told that the time […]

Maypole celebrates tradition

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Couples who wind Maypole together sometimes end up tying the knot together. At least two Portales High School seniors who took part in the 79th annual winding of the Maypole on Monday and Tuesday nights have close family members who wound together and shortly after, ended up being bound […]

Honors May 11, 2008

Benoit Alexis Benoit of Floyd was among 65 New Mexico high school seniors, from 35 schools selected as Golden Apple Scholars.

End-of-school scheduling conflicts still plague Portales High School

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter While the goal of many high school students is to graduate and receive that coveted high school diploma. Some Portales seniors will have to make a tough choice about their high school graduation. This year the seniors qualifying for state on the Portales Rams track team will have to […]

10-28 PHS Counselors

ACT, SAT tests scheduled Seniors interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given on Dec. 8. Deadline to register is Friday. The next SAT will be given on Dec. 1. Deadline to register is Tuesday. Seniors should […]

PHS Counselors News

Test to be administered The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will be administered Wednesday through Friday to all current Portales High School seniors that have not passed some or all portions of NMHSCE. Former PHS students from graduating classes 2002 to 2007, who received a certificate of completion and not a diploma, will […]

9-23 PHS Counselors

Competency exams set The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will be administered Oct. 2-4 to all Portales High School seniors who have not passed portions or all of the NMHSCE. Former PHS students from graduating classes 2002 to 2007, who received a certificate of completion and not a diploma, will also be given […]

Their perspective: Melrose seniors sound off

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By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Thoughts and insights by Melrose’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: Most will be going to college The U.S. military is in Iraq for a good reason Most will likely not return to Melrose to live Alcohol, drugs and peer pressure are the biggest challenges today’s teens face […]

Area seniors look forward to graduation

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The final countdown has begun as area seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies that are set to take place over the coming weekend. Originally not a believer of the old adage that time flies …, Elida senior Tanner Burrows has learned that it actually does as he prepares to graduate […]

ENMU to host basketball camp

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a youth basketball camp June 13-16. The camp accommodates boys and girls from third grade through seniors in high school and will be held at Greyhound Arena. The cost is $75 per person, and a $50 deposit is suggested to reserve a place in the camp. […]

First-team 3-1A hoops announced

PNT Staff Report The All-District 3-1A basketball team was announced earlier this week, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the boys list dominated by Elida and Dora juniors, while the girls list was a much more eclectic mix. District tournament champion Elida and state runner-up Dora both placed four players each on […]

Lady Rams step to the plate

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley and her girls are determined to get past the Class 3A state tournament first-round game, their stumbling block last year against Santa Fe Indian School. “We were leading that game and we ended up losing in the last two innings,” Crowley said. “We had […]

Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

Portales seniors want to finish career with title

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer Two of Portales’ starting seniors didn’t start playing the game of volleyball until their eighth-grade year, and in the next week, they’ll be called upon to help the Lady Rams win their fifth state championship in the last seven years. Lady Ram seniors Ella Erf and Briana Hernandez both […]

Grade-schoolers urge PHS seniors to party safely

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By Tony Parra Lindsey sixth-graders don’t want high school seniors to drink and drive this Saturday after the Portales High School prom and they put it down in writing. The Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders wrote letters to the seniors asking them not to drink and drive as part of the festivities on Saturday. The Portales High […]