Zamora Moves Forward With Dual-Credit Program
Joseph Seth Zamora, a graduate this year from Tularosa High School, is the son of Nickie and Kevin Zamora.
Zamora, 16, has been taking college courses through NMSU-A’s dual-credit program since 2012. This May he graduated from high school having earned 33 college credit hours at NMSU-A with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.
In addition to his collegiate activities, Zamora recently won first prize in the Food Sciences category at this year’s New Mexico statewide FFA competition in Las Cruces. He will compete at the National FFA convention in October in Kentucky for the second year in a row.
Three years ago, he began studying piano with Jonnie Jo Haley, a former adjunct instructor at NMSU-A. He is now studying with Dr. Ezekiel Meza at the El Paso Conservatory of Music. In January, Zamora won first place in the annual El Paso Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. He performed the last movement of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra on March 30 of this year.
He has been awarded two scholarships to attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces this fall. One of these is a substantial award to study piano with Dr. Laura Spitzer.
He has also won a scholarship to study with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock at the prestigious Rocky Ridge Music Camp in Estes Park, Colorado, this summer.
At the recent NMSU-A Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, Dr. Cheri Jimeno, President of NMSU-A, recognized Seth, congratulating him for his scholastic achievements and commending him for his utilization of the dual-credit program.