Heather Celeste Pacheco has been named Teenagers or Student of the Month, it was announced today by the Elk's Lodge. Heather, age 17, is the daughter of Chris and Dolores Pacheco of Los Lunas. She is a senior at Tucumcari High School.
The teenager or student of the month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area.
Teenagers or student of the month are selected by a panel of youth in each participating high school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring lodge.
Multiple achievement, citizenship, scholarship and leadership are the basis for selecting teenagers or students of the month.
Students are nominated monthly by classmates and teachers in their schools and then screened by a school student committee for selection as the teenager or student of the month.
Nominations for subsequent months' teenager or student will be accepted after the first Monday of each month.
Heather has been active in softball. Scholastically, she has a grade point average of 4.0.
Upon graduation, Heather hopes to attend college.