2009 NMSU-A Student of Merit Awards
Each year, NMSU-A presents the Student of Merit Award to a deserving student at each of the area high schools and middle schools. Once the student is selected by the school’s staff, his/her name is forwarded to the Public Information Office who provides the plaques and coordinates each of the school presentations.
The Student of Merit is based on several criteria, including academics, citizenship, participation in and contribution to school and community activities, daily demeanor with fellow students, faculty, and administration – in other words – a well-rounded young person who sets a fine example for all.
This year, in addition to the eight awards, NMSU-A President, Dr. Cheri Jimeno, provided the graduation Commencement Address at Holloman Middle School.
NMSU-A is pleased to recognize the following Students of Merit for 2009:
Shelley O’Brien – Alamogordo High School
Benjamin Rodriguez – Tularosa High School
Caitlin Crawford – Academy Del Sol
Montana Varbel – Tularosa Middle School
Helena Pietrzak and Jordan Cui – Holloman Middle School
Kathryn Cecava – Chaparral Middle School
Zachary Barraza – Mountain View Middle School
Jacob Shanta – Tularosa Intermediate School