Two Logan classes to be honored at State Capitol

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun

The third grade math and sixth grade science classes at Logan Municipal School will be honored at the State Capitol by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

The classes will be recognized by NMPED’s Math and Science Advisory Council at 1 p.m. on Feb. 10. at the Rotunda of the New Mexico State Legislature Building.

“I think it is a great honor,” said Russell Feerer, science teacher.

“I am very proud of the students efforts and achievements,” said Jan Filpi, third grade math teacher.

Feerer’s students had the highest one-year gain in the state, according to a PED release.

“This shows how serious our students are about improving,” Feerer said. “My credit goes to the students.”

Filpi’s class had the highest percentage of students performing at proficient or advanced level in third grade math in the state, according to the release.

“This is wonderful,” Filpi said. “The kids work hard throughout the year and it shows with this testing.”

The students, which are now fourth and seventh graders will accompany Filpi and Feerer to the State Capitol.

“This just shows how great our teachers are,” said Mitchell Wilson, seventh grader. “I look forward to the trip to Santa Fe.”

“We get a chance to show people how much we have improved,” said Destiny Bolin.

The students will be joined by State Rep. Dennis Roch during the ceremony.

“I am very proud of the students of Logan Schools,” Roch said. “I look forward to greeting and congratulating them.”

Roch said students in rural areas are outperforming those in bigger cities in the state.

“When a community supports their school, the sky is the limit to how far our students can succeed,” Roch said.