Arturo Grajeda named student of month

Arturo Grajeda has been named Teenager or Student of the Month by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Arturo Grajeda, 16 is the son of Arturo and Alma Grajeda of Tucumcari. He is a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. The Teenager or Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to […]

Press release: Local students prepare to graduate

Two students from the Quay area are candidates for graduation from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales this fall.

Letter to the editor: Lujan delighted with progress

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon, and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and you opened up about the challenges you are facing. As I traveled the […]

Middle school students to teach nutrition to third-grade class

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari Middle School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization prepared lesson plans in class Thursday morning to present to Tucumcari third graders next week. The middle school students will teach the elementary school students about proper nutrition and exercise standards as part of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service’s […]

Students get ready to rodeo

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Thomas Garcia Over a dozen colleges in the Grand Canyon region will compete this weekend in the Third Annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo.

Alumni reunion more like family gathering

Lynn Moncus Where else could we spend a weekend amid hundreds of friends? Some of us have the notion that Rattler Reunion is unique because it is such a large gathering and because it seems like a gigantic family reunion. From Thursday evening until late Saturday night we spent our time visiting with each other. […]

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

Mesalands students to compete in national rodeo finals

QCS staff Seven rodeo students from Mesalands Comm-unity College are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. The students started CNFR competition on Sunday at Casper, Wyo. Sydni Blanchard, who qualified for the women’s CNFR, in barrel racing was bucked from her horse on Sunday, according to associated press reports. She overcame the […]

High school students place seventh in state contest

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College’s Dual Enrollment students Cole Cooper and Nathan Andrada recently placed seventh in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition in Albuquerque. The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition is for high school juniors and seniors interested in automotive technology. Cooper and Andrada were both Dual Enrollment students at Tucumcari High School […]

Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]