School News: Flurry of activity as school year winds down

Things are wrapping up at Dolores schools, and students and teachers are breathing a sigh of relief as the last day approached Thursday, May 22. Please enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

This week was a flurry of activities at the schools.

On Monday, the Senior Awards night was held.

The students were thrilled to receive scholarships and awards from community organizations.

The Dolores High School seniors walked away with fistfulls of scholarships. The Dolores Chamber of Commerce awarded 14 students with scholarships. The Dolores Booster Club awarded five students scholarships, a much larger number than usual this year. This Booster club has an annual tradition of simply drawing names out of a hat and awarding the scholarships. This, is a relief to those who win and to others sick of filling out applications. The community should be proud of this year's 2014 graduating class.

Don't forget, graduation is at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Main Gym.

Speaking of seniors ...

The seniors left for their class trip on Tuesday. Their destination - Disney Land. A bus left with the students at 3 p.m. Tuesday. They were expected to drive to Gallup and catch an overnight train to Los Angeles. The students were then expected to spend the day and night at Disney Land. The seniors, and class sponsors, were very excited as the bus pulled out.

National Honor Society

Last week, several Dolores High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the new NHS inductees:

Seniors: Kaitlyn Howerton, Virginia Jimenez, Sydney Malarchick and Brianna Schwartz.

Juniors: Jessica Schliesser and Emma Youngquist.

Sophomores: Joshua Bratton, Teegan Hite, Elizabeth Loschert, Abigayle Strunce and Larissa Umberger.

They join graduating seniors Elana Bernholtz (president), Maycee Hainey, Abigail Hopcia, Alina Umberger (vice president); and juniors Taylor Elder, Kayla Garchar, Kellen Gatzke, Mary Nelligan, Faith Pejsa (treasurer), Annika Strunce (secretary) and Tyra Welch.

To be considered for NHS, students must have at least a 3.4 GPA, then an advisory council considers each candidate on the four pillars of National Honor Society (character, service, leadership and scholarship).

Important dates

MAY 22: Last Day of School. Release time is 2:05 p.m.

MAY 24: 10 a.m. to noon High School graduation (Main Gym).

Shannon Livick