Lots of good news about our local youth, community

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By Ralph Damiani

You hear lots of good things about our school district, and much of what you hear is justified.

Our students are top-notch and go on to prestigious universities and careers. And you don’t have to look far for validation of that point.

The medical school at the University of New Mexico has about 300 students from all over the world. Did you know that almost 5 percent of that student body is comprised of Los Alamos students? And they do very well.

David Bear, associate dean of admissions for the medical school, had nothing but praise for our youth.

“Los Alamos students tend to do well in our program,” Bear said. “All the Los Alamos students are in good standing in the school.”

He said that the students from Los Alamos at the medical school give our community a “pretty good representation in the program.”

This year six students were accepted into the program. They are:

James Bennett, Dessislava Ianakieva, Veneta Ianakieva, Anthony Martinez, Sydney Ryan and Miguel Sandoval.

They join eight fellow Los Alamos graduates already in the program. These are:

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