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High School students from Silver High School and Aldo Leopold High are invited to attend Financial Aid Night on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Silver High’s Little Theater. Hosted by Western New Mexico University, the event will inform students and their families about financial aid opportunities including scholarships, grants and work-study jobs. Students are encouraged to bring their transcripts and test scores as scholarships for housing and tuition will be awarded. WNMU recently introduced a Tuition Guarantee program, the first university in the state to do so, allowing students to pay the same tuition rate for four years.
The 25th annual Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade announced their float winners for 2015. Winners in commercial include: Performance Breaking, Wells Fargo Bank, and Freeport McMoRan. In the Civic category: Gila National Forest and Silver City for Bernie. In the Individual, Bonito Salas. In Non-Profit: Hidalgo Medical Services, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. In the Schools Category, El Grito Headstart, Guadalupe Montessori School and the Silver High School Choir. The winner of the Spectacular Giveaway – Winner take all, was Anthony Gutierrez.
The Western New Mexico University football team again finished high in the nation in several statistical categories. Here is where the Mustangs finished in terms of national and in the RMAC. In terms of being nationally ranked in the top-50 the Mustangs finished that high in: tied for first in blocked punts allowed (0), 47th in defensive touchdowns (2), 14th in first downs (265), 50th in fumbles recovered (10), 22nd in net punting per game (36.23), third in passing offense per game (354.3), 40th in passing yards per completion (13.72), 44th in time of possession (31:18) and seventh in total offense per game (489). Senior quarterback Mitch Glassman finished third in completions per game (25.60), 33rd in passing touchdowns (23), sixth in passing yards (3,444), third in passing yards per game (344.4), 43rd in passing yards per completion (13.45), 45th in points responsible for (15), 40th in points responsible for per game (15.4) and seventh in total offense (341.1). Rhakeem Holland had a punt return in the first game of the season and tied for 11th. Josh McIntire was 12th in punting average per game (42). WNMU finished high is several RMAC categories as well, and other players finished near the top in individual categories.
The UNM Cancer Center has a new device for examining breast cancer that is efficient while also offering patients an easier transition to surgery.
New Mexico House Minority Leader Brian Egolf says he’s not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a “two-tier” driver’s license system modeled after Utah.