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Academics In Motion

May 2018 Vol. 1, No. 7

It’s Fiesta time! A long tradition continues in Hondo A publication of

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In this issue: 4 – ON THE COVER

Hondo Fiesta dancing is a tradition that’s alive and well, as Carolina Salcido and Porfirio Romero took to the floor in all their splendor this spring.

6 – A “Battle” royale

Ruidoso elementary and middle school students represented their community well at the regional Battle of the Books competition in Los Lunas.

8 – News from Corona

Corona students highlight happenings at their school in their monthly newsletter.

12 – WME Student stories

Students at WME wrapped up their class on journalsim thanks to the after-school program, and these are their stories and photos.

16 – ENMU-Ruidoso induction

Students and educators alike earned accolades at the school’s Society for Leadership and

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Success ceremony.

18 – Cordova signs

A Ruidoso senior will continue her education in Lubbock thanks to her talent on the golf course, and a very dedicated mother.

22 – SVP celebrates with .... balloons!

Sierra Vista Primary students got a special surprise when they came to school.

22 – ENMU-Ruidoso music

Classes offered to singers through community education.

23 – ENMU-Ruidoso grads

ENMU-Ruidoso held its graduation ceremony, May 11, and there were several smiling faces.

23 – Trujillo named Teacher of the Year

White Mountain Elementary teacher received a special award.

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Cover story

A long-dancing tradition By Todd Fuqua


ance is usually a way to carry on traditions, passed down through generations over many years. That’s certainly the case in Hondo, where students have danced traditional Mexican dances every spring for 70 years. May 12 was the latest version of the Hondo Fiesta, in which students from grad school through high school dress in traditional outfits and dance the dances that their parents and grandparents danced. The Fiesta is held every year in the Hondo gymnasium, and one graduate knows quite a bit about it. Franklin Herrera danced in the early 70s when he was in high school, and

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Miguel Guillen, right, and Unique Ramirez display their dancing form during this year’s Hondo Fiesta, May 12.

became so enamored with it that he started similar dance outfits at Eastern New Mexico University and Roswell.

Currently, he’s very involved in Roswell Fiesta dancing, but from 1982 to 1994, he helped put on the show in Hondo at his alma mater. “Some of these dances they’ve been doing since day one,” Herrera said. “Sometimes they bring in other dances to keep it interesting.” Like many other Hondo graduates, Herrera’s parents also danced in the

Fiesta, including the very first one put on in 1948. That year, numerous schools in the Hondo valley had been consolidated into one school in Hondo. There had been a lot of grousing about where the school finally ended up, as communities like San Patricio and Picacho felt it should have been at their site, since they had the most students. In order to bring the schools together, superin-

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Marcella Montes, second from left and Joe Herrera were named Fiesta King and Queen in 1973, seen here with Fiesta founders Fermin S. Montes (far left) and his wife, Cirenia.

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in Hondo continues

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Ray Lucero, far left, and Josephine Herrera were named Fiesta King and Queen in 1972. Behind the couple is Fermin S. Montes and his wife, Cirenia, who started the Fiesta tradition at Hondo in 1948.

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tendent Fermin S. Montes and his wife Cirenia came up with the idea of a Fiesta dance that everyone could be a part of. With English and Spanish teacher Ruby Douglas helping out with skits and interstitials, the Hondo Fiesta tradition was born. Since then, there have been 66 dances in 70 years. Events such as the birth of the Montes’ youngest child and the outbreak of the Korean War curtailed the annual dance, but the fact that it’s still a tradition today speaks to its resiliency. “When Fermin left, there was a chance it wouldn’t

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Ruidoso represents at By Todd Fuqua

LOS LUNAS – For the middle and elementary school students at this year’s regional Battle of the Books competition at Los Lunas High School, April 28, it was more than a tournament celebrating reading and literacy. This was like “Book Con 2018.” “They get to see live authors, it’s not just in theory anymore,” said White Mountain Elementary teacher James Cantu, who was one of the sponsors for Ruidoso at the event. “These are the people who actually wrote the books that they read. When they announced this year’s featured author, she got Photo by Todd Fuqua Members of the Battle of the Books team from White Mountain Elementary and Ruidoso Mida standing ovation from three or dle School gather after the regional competition in Los Lunas. four groups of elementary students. Talk about connecting with the material!” Among the authors in attendance was Caroline Starr Rose, whose book “May B: A Novel” is among the 20 books for elementary students to read next year. She was treated like a superstar at Los Lunas, where students lined up to meet her and get an autograph. That’s exactly what a number of Ruidoso students did, allowing Rose to sign their team shirts. “Who thought these kids would get this excited about authors or books?” Cantu mused. “For the love of reading, that’s what this is all about. I’m loving the competitive spirit that goes with it. It’s a positive vibe.” Photo by Todd Fuqua The “battle” of “Battle of the Books” refers to the KnowlRuidoso Battle of the Books team members assemble in edge Bowl-like questioning, in which students demonstrate the Los Lunas High School cafeteria before competition their knowledge of the 15-20 books they’ve read over the begins. course of the school year. Each team is asked a specific content-based question, then required to tell which book – and which author – that fact goes with. A team can also steal points if the other team doesn’t answer the question correctly. While Ruidoso had 13 students at this year’s competition, the team members were assigned to teams that had students from all across the state. That meant there were times when some Ruidoso students were facing off against their classmates in some rounds.

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Battle of the Books

In the end, only one Ruidoso student – seventh grader Cori Cox – was on a team that placed, taking third. But there were a lot more points scored by local students, and Cantu said the level of competition overall had increased. Partly, that’s because there were a lot more students, period – so many that the ceremonies were held in the Los Lunas gym, rather than the auditorium as it had been last year. “We had between 40 and 50 more than last year, so we had more than 340 kids here,” said Sidney Olivas, a media specialist for Los Lunas Schools. “That’s about 10 more teams. The kids were excited. They love the books and they love reading.” Not only did they read quite a bit, they were more prepared for what the competition would bring. “I read all 20 books, but they’re all great and fun to read,” Cox said. “It was really exciting to

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White Mountain Elementary student Lily Lewis, right, was one of several Ruidoso kids that met with author Caroline Starr Rose and had their shirts signed, April 28, at the regional Battle of the Books competition in Los Lunas.

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White Mountain Elementary fifth-grader Gwen Fuqua, left, was selected as captain of her Battle of the Books team, April 28, during regional competition at Los Lunas High School. Fuqua was one of several Ruidoso students to be named captain. AIM May 2018

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The stories and photos on these pages originally ran in the Cardinal Chronicle, a monthly newsletter published by students at Corona High School. They have been minimally edited for style issues.

Mr. Hindi is dedicated to science

Samuel Hindi has taught at Corona High School for six years. He has taught nine years in public schools and 21 years in a private school. Hindi has taught at Vaughn High School and Watchtower Educational Center in Patterson, N.Y. After studying at University of New Mexico in electrical engineering, Hindi attended Grand Canyon University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in education. Hindi chose the education profession because he has always loved the classroom and the learning environment. His least favorite thing about teaching is not having the time to do all that he would like to in the classroom. His favorite part of teaching is the challenge of teaching a complicated topic in an easier way to understand. Hindi’s favorite part about Corona Schools is the students and staff. “The students and staff are a great group of people to work with!” Hindi said. He graduated from Vaughn High School which is not much different in size from Corona. Hindi participated in track and basketball. He was a four time state champion in

shot put and discus and also broke the state record. Hindi’s advice to the students he teaches is to stay curious and never stop learning. His favorite past-times are camping, traveling, droning and cooking. He enjoys watching Chopped on the Food Network channel. His least favorite food is kibbee which is a type of Lebanese meatloaf.

Beloved teacher leaves rich legacy Shirley Jeanene Fuller Gibbs, a beloved teacher who educated generations of New Mexico schoolchildren, died peacefully at home on March 18, 2018, after a long and joyous life. She was 80. Jeanene was born Feb. 1, 1938, and grew up on a ranch in Corona. Because she milked cows twice a day, she

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could beat any boy in school at armwrestling. She graduated from Corona High in 1955 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Eastern New Mexico University. She occasionally sang with Buddy Holly and other budding stars at Norm Petty Studios in Clovis. For four decades, she taught youngsters in Albuquerque, Clovis and Corona. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends, laughing and enjoying good food and good company. She loved reading, quilting, cooking, singing, travel, music and dancing.

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Gibbs was beloved She was always smiling and talking, a beacon at the center of community activities in Corona. She loved the Corona public schools and students, and the Corona library, which she helped establish and where she volunteered several times a week. She was a lifelong member of the Corona United Presbyterian Church, serving on its Session, and sang alto, tenor or bass as required in the choir. She was a Mountain Ministry Parish Council member and a Commissioner to the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca. She championed and assisted with the student Knowledge Bowl competitions. She wrote successful grants for many Corona improvements, including the library and fire department. After she retired from teaching, she served on the Corona School Board for 14 years.

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Jeanene taught more than English and math. She led by example, teaching us to do the best we can with what we have and to treat everyone with kindness and generosity. She taught us to love reading, so we might know the world and ourselves a bit better. She taught us to love music, so we might know the song of the spirit. She believed in honesty, integrity, compassion and hard work. She believed absolutely in the importance and power of lifelong education. She was preceded in death by parents Kennan Fuller and Mary Frances Jones Fuller of Corona; brother Harrell (Hal) Fuller of Corona and Virginia; aunt Jessie Fuller Harris of Albuquerque, uncle Fenner Davis Jones and aunt Betty Jones of Albuquerque. Jeanene is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, A.J. Gibbs, of Corona, whom she met on a blind

From the previous page date plotted by friends; their children, daughter Kelly Gibbs Brewer and husband Steve of Albuquerque; son Kennan Austin Gibbs and wife Sharon of Rio Rancho; son Fenner Jason Gibbs of Las Cruces; grandsons Max Brewer and Seth Brewer of Albuquerque; niece Amanda Fuller Richards, her husband, Andrew Richards, and their son, Liam Richards; cousins Ward Harris, Chris Jones Everett, Kathy Jones Caffrey and Connie Jones, and their families. Jeanene will be remembered as a beautiful soul by a host of family, friends, students and admirers. She belonged to us all. A public Celebration of Life was held on March 24, in the Corona Schools auditorium. Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Village of Corona Public Library in Jeanene’s memory.

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CORONA IN ACTION Farmington Results


On March 17-18, the junior high and high school rodeo participants had their first rodeo of the season. Teagan Washburn and her partner Joren Mirabal were sixth in ribbon roping. Bridger Ketcham and his partner for team roping were third and in breakaway roping he placed seventh.

Carlsbad Results

On March 24 Faith Riley was eighth in goat tying. For the junior high rodeo participants, Zane Cline was second in chute dogging and second in small rifle shooting. Teagan Washburn and her partner Joren Mirabal were third in the ribbon roping. On March 25, Riley

was seventh in goat tying and second in cutting. In the junior high rodeo, Zane Cline and his roping partner were seventh.

Socorro Results

On April 7, Faith Riley was third in goat tying, and on April 8 she was eighth in breakaway roping.

Elementary students enjoy Easter fun Courtesy photo

PTO provided cupcakes for the snack.

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Tate, Calvin, Karleigh, Sophiya and Kassidy chill at the playground!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting in March, I (Todd Fuqua) began teaching an after-school journalism class to students at White Mountain Elementary, with the purpose of showing them the realities of writing and publishing. These stories and photos are the results of their efforts.

My Colorado trip

build snowmen and have snow fights. My dad and my uncle Each year my family and I travel to always go skiing. AnColorado to visit my dad’s family in other thing that I like of Silverthorne. Colorado is that I like What I like of Colorado is that the landscapes. I like there’s a lot of snow. What I do with the landscapes because my family is that we go sledding; we there’s a lot of snow and it looks very beautiful. Every time we go we give food to the squirrels. We even Photo by Claudia Gallegos went to Frisco to Mountain ranges like this were visible all around Silverthorne, Colo., during Camila Rodriguez’ family vacation in get Easter eggs. April. My mom said that she felt very happy very happy to be with his family and Photo by Claudia Gallegos to be with my dad’s family. Camila Rodriguez slides down the slope during friends. Going to Colorado is amazMy dad said that he felt her family’s Colorado vacation in April. ing!

By Camila Rodriguez

Flying fish

The time of my life By Justin Mendez

I had the time of my life two weeks ago. First it kicked off when I got to go to see my sister. We went to Midland, Texas, to go see

her, but this time it was not just a trip. Let me tell you about it. When we woke up at 4 in the morning we were still in Ruidoso. We had to get in the shower so

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Photo by Alex St. Louis

Students at White Mountain Elementary were treated to this giant Beta Fish in the sky, April 24, during recess. “One of my friends said ‘look, a fish in the clouds!’” said fourth grader Alex St. Louis. “I was glad I had my camera with me.”

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Indycar: Safe or not? By Michael Sanchez

A Verizon Indy Car can go up to speeds of 230-plus miles an hour on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This can lead to wild, crazy dangerous wrecks. During the 2017 Indianapolis 500 qualifying session, Sébastien Bourdais was on his way to a 231.472 mph pole, when all of a sudden he lost control of his car, sending him into the outside wall, which resulted in him flipping side over side. This led to many broken bones. This wasn’t the only bad accident that happened that weekend. During the Indianapolis 500 on lap 53, Jay Howard, driver of the 77, went out of what is called the “racing lane.” This sent his car into the wall. Out of nowhere, Scott Dixon, driving

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the Camping World 9, hit Howard’s car, causing Dixon to go airborne. He was not injured and walked away, which surprised many. NASCAR has gone to restrictor

plate engines, which is not so fast but still fun to watch. The reason NASCAR did this is because in 1987, Bobby Allison crashed into the catch fence, injuring fans and nearly hitting the flag stand. Every NASCAR fan knows that this could have ended the racing league forever. My question is, do you believe that Indy Car should force teams to use a restrictor plate engine or keep the cars going 230-plus miles per hour around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

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Owning a dog By Adrian Reyna Cleo is my dog, a Chocolate Lab. She is brown and playful. I usually play fetch with her outside and take her on walks. She spends most of her time outside but when she is inside she will usually sleep or lay down. My dog Cleo makes me the happiest and she makes me healthy too. According to, there are many benefits of having a dog or hanging out

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with one. Kristen Stuart wrote the main benefits for having a dog. I will highlight some right now. It is good to have a dog because you can get more exercise by walking your dog, which can help you lose weight. When you get a lot of exercise with your dog or pet, you can live longer. Dogs give you a new meaning to life, and this helps you reduce stress. I am happy to have a dog in my life.

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we could get ready and get there early. We went and got dog food because we would be gone for a long time. When we got to Midland we went to Toys R Us because they were going out of business. Finally we got to see my sister. Because we do not get to see her very often, I was really, really happy because I missed her very, very much. When we got to the hotel for dinner, we had Whataburger. The reason why my sister is over in Midland is because she used to drink and do drugs, so that’s why she is over there in Midland, to get better. The next day we woke after sleeping and it was 7 a.m. but Midland has a time change so if it was 7 a.m. in Midland then over here in Ruidoso, it would still be 6 a.m. So

we woke from our sleep and we got in the shower and after every one was out of the shower we went to the mall and when we got to the mall we started to go looked around. When we walked inside the mall and we went to go check out the motorized animal cars but they were gone to lunch. So my sister and I went to Chickfil-A and my mom and dad went to the Pizza Plaza. They said it was good and we also said it was good. So we went to Starbucks and they got this fancy drink which I do not know the name of the drink. After we got done drinking our drinks we went to go check the place and they were done with lunch!!! My trip to Midland was amazing and I can’t wait to go back!

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PARCC: What it is and why it’s important By Camila Rodriguez Michael Sanchez Angel Reyna Justin Mendez PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Collage and Careers) is a test that students in many states take, such as Colorado, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, MasPhoto by Alex St. Louis sachusetts, New Jersey, and A PARCC testing lab sits empty before testNew Mexico. ing, April 12, at White Mountain Elementary. Students first take PARCC in PARCC is three weeks and one week of 3rd grade and continue through makeups, each test is timed. their senior year of high school. PARCC is important because teachers can use it as a tool to reading. know if we don’t understand something. PARCC will count to your graduation We take the PARCC so that the from high school. From the beginning school can see our growth and our of school, all the stuff we learned is put learning. There are three weeks of on a computer. testing and one of makeups. There To get ready for testing, fifth graders are four tests of math and four tests of play in a kickball tournament, and the

Remembering Christmas By Angel Reyna Christmas in 2017 was fun because I got to spend time with my family and open presents. I got a laptop and Magic the Gathering. I got to open my presents and I got an electric scooter. My mom took me to church, and my brother and I were wise men. When we got back my uncles were there already and they gave me a game. My uncles are Joel and Jessy. We had chicken for Christmas dinner and after Christmas dinner we got in to our pjs and went to bed. AIM May 2018

Photo by Justin Mendez

A poster of encouragement in the halls at White Mountain Elementary School. rest all went to watch. It was a way to relax and have fun, before the big one.

Dissection day

Photo by Alex St. Louis

Students in Michelle Thurston’s class at White Mountain Elementary spent a day in April dissecting owl pellets to see just what those majestic birds were eating. Among the amazing things was a complete rodent skull!

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Leadership society inducts at ENMU The National Society for Leadership and Success chapter at Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso held its induction and awards ceremony on the campus, May 16, celebrating the accomplishments of student members and top educators. Educators recieving awards were: Dinah Hamilton, Excellence in Teaching; Daryl Smith, Excellence in Services to Students and an honorary membership; Dr. Cynthia Orozco, Inspirational Leadership; Coda Omness, Excellence in Service to Students; and James Pawlak, Excellence in Service to Students. Dr. Orozco served as the keynote speaker.

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Daniel Waldo, right, presents Daryl Smith with the Excellence in Services to Students award and an honorary membership.

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Frank Fragoso, left, presents Dinah Hamilton with the Excellence in Teaching Award.

The inductees

Caleb Britting

Dallin Robins

Daniel Fragoso

Daniel Zamora

Eston Fulsom

Isaiah Ysasi

Jolee Chavez

Kevin Magana

Kyle Weaver

Xzavier Hubbard

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Cordova signs with LCU

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without all my coaches, from cheer to golf, all this wonderful family,” Cordova said. “I wouldn’t RUIDOSO – Sarah Cordova have been able to do it without had planned on attending school their words of encouragement and after graduation from Ruidoso High. Going on a golf scholarsupport.” ship would be a bonus. One fan in particular has been On May 14, she signed docuparticularly important to her. ments to do just that, accepting “Without my mom, I wouldn’t a scholarship to play for and be doing half the things I’ve done attend Lubbock Christian Uniin my life,” Cordova said of her versity. mother, Brenda, who can always “I was looking at smaller be found at Ruidoso athletic schools that would fit my level Photo by Todd Fuqua events with camera in hand. “I of play,” Cordova said. “LubRuidoso senior Sarah Cordova, center, signs a letter of wouldn’t have been driving to see bock Christian is Division II, and intent to attend Lubbock Christian University with her the coach I see in Roswell, and I I wasn’t expecting that. But it’s mother, Brenda, and coaches looking on. never would have gone to Lubthe kind of school that fits my bock. needs as an athlete as well as small-resort-town girl like herself. “She’s been there since day one, academically.” “It’s the perfect big-little city,” Corthrough every step of the process,” Cordova – who also was a cheerdova said. “It’s not starting out too big. leader in the fall and winter – said the Now I can dip my feet in the water and she added. “Without her I couldn’t transition to Lubbock is perfect for a see what the college world is all about. have accomplished it.”

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Kids College at ENMU-Ruidoso K-3 plus learning

Oceans of Reading and Waves of Math is the theme at this year’s K-3 Plus program at White Mountain Elementary this summer. Classes start July 3, running four weekdays, Monday-Thursday, ending Aug. 6. Registration is open until July 23. Open to students entering kindergarten or grades 1-3, K-3 Plus demonstrates that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap. Contact Sierra Vista Primary or Nob Hill offices to register.

Kids college is made up of classes designed for children ages 6 to 12, with activities varying by day. Classes include cooking, field trips, art, history, science projects and physical education. Lunch and supplies are included. Destri Vincent teaches the classes Monday through Friday starting June 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $95 per week or $325 for the month. Classes are held at ENMU-Ruidoso, Room 102. To register your child, visit or call 575-257-2120.

A fond farewell

Hondo schools bid goodbye to Mary Prudencio this month, who is retiring after many years of service.

Hondo Fiesta

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continue,” Herrera said. “But the community kept it going. Now, if any superintendant suggested going without the Fiesta dance, that person would be looking for another job.” Herrera remembers looking forward with eagerness to the practices and dances each year, and remembers going on field trips every other year to Mexico City to see professional Fiesta dancers in action. As for today’s kids, he figures the parents and grandparents have a lot to do with it’s continuance. “It’s something in which the parents don’t give the kids much of a choice,” Herrera said. “They danced, and their kids and grandkids will. We’re into four generations now.” While the dances may be of Mexican heritage, not everyone that dances is of Mexican descent. Herrera said that doesn’t matter at all. The tradition belongs to the school and all who attend, not to a particular family background. “Not everyone in the dance is of Mexican heritage, but they love being in this, wearing the costumes. It’s a pretty neat thing,” Herrera said. “People from the community really look forward to it. Don’t even talk about doing away with it, it’s a big deal.”

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Cecilia Torrez and Bobby Richardson enter the floor to dance the Fiesta many years ago.

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Battle of the Books

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get a medal, since I wasn’t sure what to expect last year. This year, I understood everything better and knew what to do.” Now supported by an SIG grant, the Battle of the Books program in Ruidoso now has more institutional support, but it also means there’s more kids to coordinate and motivate to read. “There’s more to do to make sure these kids are on task and ready for this,” Cantu said. “The good news was, from what I saw, every child was having fun and felt they represented themselves well.”

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This year’s regional Battle of the Books competition at Los Lunas High School, April 28, was so large, the meeting had to be moved from the auditorium to the gym.

Ruidoso School Board president Luther Light, left, was one of three Ruidoso administrators and educators pressed into service as vounteer timers or facilitators during the regional Battle of the Books competition, April 28, at Los Lunas High School.

WME Promotion

Photo by Todd Fuqua

It wasn’t a graduation, it was a promotion, as fifth graders at White Mountain Elementary were recognized, May 16, on the eve of their joining the student body at Ruidoso Middle School. Students performed songs and skits reminiscing on their time as students from kindergarten through fifth grade as they prepare to make the leap into their next educational adventure.

Photo by Todd Fuqua

Some of the dance numbers were high-energy and really got the crowd going.

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Ruidoso Middle School principal Cecily Hooker welcomed the fifth graders to their future school home.

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Members of Mr. Cantu’s class relive their kindergarten days as they sing (and dance) “I’m a Little Teapot.”

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SVP celebrates student success On Friday, May 11, Sierra Vista Primary celebrated the hard work of its students. It is a wonder what a few balloons can do to bring joy. One student exclaimed, “This is the best day ever!� Popsicles in the afternoon wrapped up the day.

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Hone musical talent at ENMU-Ruidoso Music will be in the air over the summer at Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, as several community education classes are offered. Ellen M. Wilson will teach all courses, having come to the ENMU faculty in 2013 from the vocal department at University of Texas at El Paso. Regardless of the musical style you like, you can find a class to suit you at ENMURuidoso this summer!

Voice Class

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sical, musical theater and folk repertoire. You will learn vocal warmups to increase your range and bring out your unique sound, applying your new skills through song performance.

Performance Workshop

Thursdays beginning June 1 (no class June 22), July 6 or Aug. 3, 5-6:30 p.m. $80 per month (Room TBA). Work on your performance skills through jazz, pop and musical theater repertoire. Perform new songs each week in class and build your rep while honing your craft. Each monthly workshop will culminate in a performance cabaret. Sign up at the beginning of each month.

Private Voice Lessons

$105 for four half-hour lessons (recommended for ages 8 to 14); $155 for four 45-minute lessons; $205 for four one-hour lessons (recommended for ages 14 to adult) at ENMU-Ruidoso.

You can sing! For beginning and advanced singers alike. Imagine an environment in which you can take your voice to its next level of beauty and expression. After registering, contact instructor Ellen Wilson to schedule lessons at 575-305-5414.

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ENMU-Ruidoso graduates earn degrees ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ photos as graduates prepare to receive their degrees and certificates at the school’s ceremony, May 11, at Spencer Theater. Congratulations everyone!

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Julie Rocha shows off her native style as she prepares to receive her certificate at the ENMU-Ruidoso graduation.

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High School Equivalency graduates with Barbara Paul and John Hemphill

Congrats Jessica Trujillo!

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White Mountain Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jessica Trujillo was honored by Farm Bereau Insurance as the “Teacher of the Year” at a ceremony at North Park on May 11. AIM May 2018

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Academics In Motion, May 2018  

Lincoln County New Mexico's education report, covering all things academic in the Ruidoso area.

Academics In Motion, May 2018  

Lincoln County New Mexico's education report, covering all things academic in the Ruidoso area.