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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raton High School would like to extend their congratulations to Halle Medina, daughter of Steve and Melissa Medina, for being selected as the 2017 Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement in Mathematics and Science.
This honor is given only to 11th grade students from across the United States who have demonstrated a high level of learning and achievement in the math and science areas.
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the United States. Colorado School of Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, the organization is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization.