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Raton High School Girls State Representatives Chosen

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

(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.

2017 Raton High School NM Boys State Representatives

 

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

(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

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

Top to Bottom): Jose Archuleta–Academic, Andie Ortega–Service, Elexis Palladine–Most Improved, Jacob Ortega–8th Grade, and Joey Valdez–7th Grade

Maxwell Students Receive Medals and Advance to Nationals

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!

February Students of the Month – Raton High School

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the Raton High School February Students of the Month:  Academic:  Natausha Ortega, Service: Camryn Mileta, Most Improved:  Michael Platero, 8th Grade:  Hayley Marquez and 7th Grade:  Jordyn Chiramonte.
(L-R) Academic:  Natausha Ortega, Service: Camryn Mileta, Most Improved:  Michael Platero, 8th Grade:  Hayley Marquez and 7th Grade:  Jordyn Chiramonte.

(L-R) Academic: Natausha Ortega, Service: Camryn Mileta, Most Improved: Michael Platero, 8th Grade: Hayley Marquez and 7th Grade: Jordyn Chiramonte.

Halle Medina Awarded Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement

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.

 

Halle Medina is the  2017 Recipient of the Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement in Mathematics and Science.

Halle Medina is the 2017 Recipient of the 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.

January Students of the Month at Raton HS

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the Raton High School January Students of the Month:  Academic Award-Heather Sandoval, Service Award-Shyanne Martinez, Most Improved-Sofia Maddaleni, 8th grade-Ella Sanchez, 7th grade-Jacob Edmondson.

(L to R):  Academic Award-Heather Sandoval, Service Award-Shyanne Martinez, Most Improved-Sofia Maddaleni, 8th grade-Ella Sanchez, 7th grade-Jacob Edmondson.

(L to R): Academic Award-Heather Sandoval, Service Award-Shyanne Martinez, Most Improved-Sofia Maddaleni, 8th grade-Ella Sanchez, 7th grade-Jacob Edmondson.

RHS Students of the Month for December 2016

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Raton High School’s December Students of the Month:  Ramon Dosher– 8th Grade, Vernon Edwards–Most Improved, Abigail Phillips–7th Grade, Ginger Baird–Service, Rhianna Hopper–Academic.

Standing L to R: Ramon Dosher-- 8th Grade, Vernon Edwards--Most Improved, Abigail Phillips--7th grade Sitting L to R:  Ginger Baird--Service, Rhianna Hopper--Academic

Standing L to R: Ramon Dosher– 8th Grade, Vernon Edwards–Most Improved, Abigail Phillips–7th Grade
Sitting L to R: Ginger Baird–Service, Rhianna Hopper–Academic

Elks Club Sponsors RHS Students Of The Month

This year, the Elks Club stepped up and asked to sponsor the RHS Students of the Month. They will present a certificate each month to selected students. At the end of the year, the Elks are planning a banquet to honor all those students.

 

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, presented certificates at the Board of Education Meeting to November’s Students of the Month:  Asia Muhammad –Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz, Brooke Fleming & Jadyn Walton. 

 

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, is pictured here with November's Students of the Month:  Asia Muhammad -Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz and Brooke Fleming. Not pictured Jadyn Walton.

Mr. Ernie Brown, Elks member, is pictured here with November’s Students of the Month: Asia Muhammad -Ali, Dylan Quartieri, Matthew Quartieri, Aaron Cruz and Brooke Fleming. Not pictured Jadyn Walton.

RHS Students Participate in YES! Summit

Four students from Raton High School traveled to the Buffalo Thunder Convention Center on November 14, 2016 to participate in the YES! Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap were among the 300+ Native American students from around New Mexico that attended this year’s YES! event.

 

The summit is an initiative of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development organization which is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship. The event encourages students to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business. YES! Participants learn from accomplished entrepreneurs about the strategies, skills and best practices that have helped them reach their business dreams.

 

While at the summit, students were asked to participate in an Invention Challenge. RHS students designed a “StudyBuddy” app that would reward students and schools for logging in, answering test questions and studying for tests such as the ACT, SAT and PARCC. The students had to present their design to a panel of judges from the Indian business committee and NCAIED National Committee. The RHS students received third place for their app design.

Students who attended the conference (from l to r):  Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap.

Students who attended the YES! conference (from l to r):  Tori-Anne Platero, Stacie Patterson, Kailie Village Center and Gage Schaap.