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RHS 2018 NM HOBY Leadership Seminar Representatives

Raton High School is pleased to announce that Tori Anne Platero and Jaydon Romero will be representing RHS at the 2018 New Mexico HOBY Leadership Seminar that will be held in Albuquerque on the University of New Mexico campus.
The Hugh O’Brien Youth’s (HOBY) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. Tori Anne and Jaydon will attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. Congratulations Tori Anne and Jaydon!

L to R:  Jaydon Romero and Tori Anne Platero

L to R: Jaydon Romero and Tori Anne Platero


RHS Representatives to the 2018 NM Girls State Conference

Congratulations to Estefani Martinez-Colin and Brooke Fleming for being selected as the Raton High School Representatives to the 2018 New Mexico Girls State Conference to be held at Eastern New Mexico University.

 (LtoR) Estefani Martinez-Colin and Brooke Fleming

(LtoR) Estefani Martinez-Colin and Brooke Fleming

RHS Representatives to the 2018 NM Boys State Conference

Congratulations to Donavin Mendez and Jose Archuleta for being selected as the Raton High School Representatives to the 2018 New Mexico Boys State Conference to be held on the Eastern New Mexico University Campus.

 (LtoR) Donavin Mendez and Jose Archuleta

(LtoR) Donavin Mendez and Jose Archuleta

February RHS Students Of The Month

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as February’s Raton High School Students of the Month!

(L to R) Academic--Estefani Martinez-Colin, Service--Kerrigan Weese, Most Improved--Sofia Sanchez, 8th grade--William Berry, and 7th grade--Evin Hale.

(L to R) Academic–Estefani Martinez-Colin, Service–Kerrigan Weese, Most Improved–Sofia Sanchez, 8th grade–William Berry, and 7th grade–Evin Hale.

Raton High School January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Raton High School January Students of the Month

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L to R: Academic Award–Ethan Martinez, Service Award–Christian Snyder, Most Improved–Tristan Gallegos, 8th grade Award–Sydney Babcock, and 7th grade Award–Zoey Salazar.

RHS December Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Raton High School December Students of the Month!


L to R Ella Sanchez–Academic, KayLee Maes–Service, Guillermo Cabriales–Most Improved, Kira Medina–8th Grade, Cayden Walton–7th Grade.

RHSs: FCCLA, NHS, and FFA Fundraise for Positively Pink Week

FCCLA, NHS, and FFA present the check to Jaime Esquibel for the money they raised during the 2017 RHS Positively Pink Week! The three organizations did fundraiser activities that enabled them to donate $1032.50 toward finding a cure for cancer. Jamie Esquibel will walk for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in San Diego, California, in November 2018.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made it such a success!


Front row LtoR: FCCLA President Halle Medina, Jaime Esquibel, and NHS Treasurer Sydni Silva.

RHS November Students of the Month

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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.


RHS’s Halle Medina chosen as a Wendy’s NM State Finalists

medinaM 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!!

RHS 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award Winners

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.

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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.