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Education

  • UNM-LA Board mulls 1-mil tax levy

    In February 2010, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Executive Director Cedric Page said after voters rejected a mil levy, the Advisory Board would wait a year or two until the economy turns around, and would again pose the question to voters.

    It appears that time has come.

    The board mulled over the idea of having another mil levy election during its meeting Monday evening.

  • Year in review

    The Los Alamos High School yearbook staff distributed the annual Monday and Tuesday during lunch. The book is titled, “Kaboom-a Explosion of LAHS Superheroes.”

  • Board rejects latest bus loop plan

    In an 11th-hour vote Tuesday night, the Los Alamos Public School Board rejected a proposal for a new bus loop.

    After at least three design revisions, the committee charged with coming up with the proposal, formally presented a new bus loop design to the board during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

    The bus loop committee selected the plan after reviewing and scoring at least nine different options including those that would unload students behind the school, along Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

    School District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the option presented best fit the needs of the high school because it separates the bus drop off from the parent drop off.

  • LA Science Bowl team makes history

    The Los Alamos High School varsity Science Bowl team made New Mexico history in its trip to the National Science Bowl. Facing the best and the brightest that America has to offer, the team made up of Scott Carlsten, Micha Ben-Naim, Lorenzo Venneri, Kevin Gao and Alexandr Wang, placed ninth in the nation. This was the first time a New Mexico team has broken round-robin play and made double-elimination. The students would like to thank their coaches: Paolo Venneri, Barbara Jo Mullis, and Kathy Boerigter.

  • Four LAHS students earn top recognition

    Four Los Alamos High School students received $10,000 in scholarships.

    Miriam Barnum, Micha Ben-Naim, Myles Gurule and Horace Zhang were the recipients of $2,500 scholarships each.
    Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies.

    A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected finalists.

  • Area students receive LAESF scholarships

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties were recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.

  • LAHS Student Earns Platinum Scholarship, 64 Also Gain Awards

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the Laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.

  • New $252M UNM budget includes tuition increase

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — The new budget for the University of New Mexico includes a nearly 4 percent tuition increase and higher student fees.

    UNM regents unanimously approved the $252 million instruction and general budget on Friday. It includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and a 5.6 percent increase in fees.

    The final vote also includes a big increase in fees for athletics that all students pay. The preliminary budget that included the increase to $132 from $82 was the subject of student protests.

  • LAHS takes part in National Science Bowl

    Los Alamos High School is one of 44 middle and 69 high school teams in Washington, D.C., to compete in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, which takes place Friday to Monday.
    “Congratulations to the finalists of our 22nd annual Science Bowl, who represent some of America’s most promising future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. We look forward to seeing them showcase their knowledge during the final competitions here in Washington, D.C.,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • Griffith Gym rededication

    Los Alamos school officials joined with students, parents and coaches to rededicate Griffith Gym in memory of 1958 Los Alamos High School graduate Lt. Thurston “Turk” Griffith Jr. Robert Sutton said his cousin’s courage, valor and sacrifice is a reminder of the many more student achievements to come.