Congratulations to the following Raton High School students for earning distinction as the November Students of the Month: (L to R) Melinda Murcia–Academic Award, Maritza Marquez–Service Award, Shilyn Padilla–Most Improved Award, Zoe Elliott–8th grade Award, and Erica Burgos–7th grade Award.
Recognizing student-athletes of exemplary character who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field, Wendys announced that Halle Medina, a senior at Raton High School, is a New Mexico State Finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Each state chooses the top 10 boys and 10 girls from the individual school winner applications. For these students, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and RHS and Wendy’s are proud to honor their dedication. The NM state finalists will now go on to compete for the title of State Winner, where one male and one female student from each state will be chosen.
The daughter of Stevie and Melissa Medina, we join in the congratulations to Halle Medina for being chosen as a NM State Finalist. Raton High School and our entire area is very proud of you!!
Ms. Halle Medina and Mr. Dustin Segura of Raton High School were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.
Halle Medina is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina. She participates in Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. She is also the President of the RHS Student Senate and the RHS FCCLA Chapter, National Honor Society Vice President, and a member of the Youth Alive Chapter. She is also a representative on the NMAA Student Leadership Advisory Council. Halle gives back to her community by volunteering with Vacation Bible Schools, RHS Student Senate Tutoring, and Raton Little League.
Dustin Segura is the son of Darrell Segura and Amanda Segura. He participates in football, basketball, and baseball. He is also a member of the Future Christian Athletes and Yearbook. Dustin gives back to his community by volunteering at St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Church and it’s many activities.
“We are honored to have two of our students recognized as some of New Mexico’s top student-athletes.” said Lynette Simpson, Counselor at Raton High School.
For 24 years, Wendy’s, in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy, has recognized outstanding students and rewarded their commitment and achievements to academics, athletics, and community on a national level.
Raton High School and Raton Elks Lodge #865 are pleased to announce the Students of the Month for October. Skylar Mastrantoni—Academic Award, Asia Gentry—Service Award, Justine Mascarenas—Most Improved Award, Devon Ramirez, and Lloyd Tria—7th Grade. Congratulations Students!!
. From L to R: Skylar Mastrantoni—Academic Award, Asia Gentry—Service Award, Justine Mascarenas—Most Improved Award, Devon Ramirez—8th Grade (not pictured), and Lloyd Tria—7th Grade.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the September Students of the Month for Raton High School: (L to R) Gabriel Martinez–Academic, William Holland–Service, Nathanual Tarbox–Most Improved, Breanna Martinez–8th grade, and Jaylynn Trueba–7th grade. Keep up the good work, students!
(L to R): Gabriel Martinez–Academic, William Holland–Service, Nathanual Tarbox–Most Improved, Breanna Martinez–8th grade, and Jaylynn Trueba–7th grade
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the 2017-2018 Jr. Rotarians and Miss Kiwanis for Raton High School. These students have earned these honors based upon their cumulative grade point averages. Students attend weekly meetings with The Raton Rotary Club and The Raton Kiwanis Club to give school updates.
2017-2018 Jr. Rotarians and Miss Kiwanis
Pictured (L-R, starting from the top):
Noah Schoonover, Halle Medina, Richard Gonzales, Brittany Fleming
Gabriel Martinez, Autumn Archuleta, Ethan Martinez, Camryn Stoecker
Trevor Portillos, Brianna Marquez, Cole Medina, Sarah Valdez
Johnny Gentry, Camryn Mileta, Dustin Segura, Sydni Silva
William Holland, Natausha Ortega
Congratulations to Brittany Fleming, daughter of Matthew Fleming & Kathy Pohl, and Leona Powell; and Halle Medina, daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina, who were chosen as the 2017 Raton High School New Mexico Girls State Representatives.
(L-R): Halle Medina and Brittany Fleming
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, first presented in 1937, is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the United States. The programs mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the city, county, and state levels. Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in weeklong Girls State programs across the nation. Every Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties to become city, county, and state officials of their Girls State.
Raton High School is pleased to announce Johnny Gentry and Richard Gonzales will be attending the 66th Session of New Mexico Boys State. The Conference will be held at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and is sponsored by the American Legion.
(L-R): Johnny Gentry and Richard Gonzales
Boys State is made up of young men from all across the state who have just completed their junior of high school, going into their senior year. Delegates will learn how state and local government and elections work by campaigning for one of the many offices on the state, county, or municipal level and then actually doing the work that their real-world counterpart would do. They work on bills in their legislature and work economic development projects in their city, all the while competing against other delegates and cities. This practical experience will allow delegates to leave Boys’ State with a real-world understanding of democracy, campaigning for office to being an overall more informed and well-rounded citizen primed to be the leaders of tomorrow.
RHS Students of the Month for March
Congratulations to the students who were selected as March’s Students of the Month: Jose Archuleta–Academic, Andie Ortega–Service, Elexis Palladine–Most Improved, Jacob Ortega–8th grade, and Joey Valdez–7th grade.
Top to Bottom): Jose Archuleta–Academic, Andie Ortega–Service, Elexis Palladine–Most Improved, Jacob Ortega–8th Grade, and Joey Valdez–7th Grade
Congratulations to Mrs. Linda Casper and Maxwell’s FCCLA chapter. They competed in state and national contests during the first weekend. Students that competed were Ricci Molina, Anthony Molina, Seth Henriquez, Hunter Kuchan, Zach Myers and Cayden Floyd.
Students received the following medals:
Ricci Molina received a silver in Knife Skills and Chapter Service Display
Seth Henriquez received a gold in Interpersonal Communications and silver in Knife Skills
Hunter Kuchan received a silver in both Thematic Production and Food Innovations
Caden Floyd received a silver in Knife Skills and a bronze in Advocacy
Zach Myers received a gold in Food Innovations and a bronze in Crede
Anthony Molina received a silver in Chapter Service Display
Anthony Molina, Hunter Kuchan, Seth Henriquez and Zach Myers will move on and represent Maxwell and New Mexico at the National competition held in Nashville, TN this summer.
Good Luck at Nationals!
Congratulations also to Mrs. Kelly Jones and Maxwell’s state qualifier, Daimon Sisneros-Underwood and Maxwell’s Honorary State Reporter, Lexie Hoy. Daimon will represent Maxwell in the state Poetry Out Loud Competition to be held on Sunday in Santa Fe at the NM Museum of Art beginning at 1:00 pm. Good Luck Daimon!