Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Students at Deming High School recently held the school’s first Science Expo where local students shared their achievements in science and technology. Displays included the Thundercats Robotics Team and the Math, Engineering and Science Achievement Team from Deming High School, and the Red Mountain Meiddle School team.
In sports news, Senior Calum Hill shot for five-under on Thursday to place second at the NCAA Championships that took place at the Green Valley Ranch Golf Course. Hill’s second-place finish matched the highest-ever result for a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference golfer as an individual. Hill ends his career as the program leader in lowest 54-hole score with 200, best scoring average for a single season at 72.0, most rounds played as a Mustang with 140, and one of the top career win-loss percentages of 75.7 and lowest rounds of 65.
In recognition of May as Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health encourages parents and teens to get involved in preventing teen pregnancy. The latest data available shows from 2000 to 2014, New Mexico’s teen birth rate for 15 to 19 year olds decreased by 48 percent. The Department of Health has several programs in place to help reduce teen birth rates including BrdsNBz, Teen Outreach Program, Project AIM, From the Playground to Prom, and Cuidate, a culturally tailored program for Latino youth.
The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 5th amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program. The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
Don’t forget about the “Advertising your Small Business” marketing clinic that will be held next Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Small Business Development Center. Sabrina Pack, Regional Operations Manager of SkyWest Media, LLC and marketing and management instructor at WNMU and NMSU-Alamogordo for over ten years, will talk about how to define and develop the local brand for small-medium business for profit and non-profit by using cross-marketing platforms. You can reserve your space by calling 538-6342. That’s 538-6342.