NEW MEXICO SIMON SCHOLARS Empowerment through self-discovery, exploration, and education.
Celebrations May 13, 2018
The New Mexico Simon Scholars Program has announced the spring 2018 graduating class of students. Following are Santa Fe graduates of the college preparation and scholarship program:
Capital High School: Anna Martinez, Gabriella Rodriguez, John Sotelo, Jordan Quintana
Santa Fe High School: Alyssa Peña, Diego Herrera Salinas, Gabriel Lopez
Jorge Lira, a Capital High grad, earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Brown University.
Leslie Rascon, a Santa Fe High grad, earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Denver.
Orlando Dominguez, a Capital High grad, earned a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and dietetics from The University of New Mexico.
Joselin Perez, a Capital High grad, earned a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management at the University of Denver.
Luis Ornelas, a Santa Fe High grad, earned a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies at Stanford University.
Postgraduate degree recipient:
Dr. Daniel Loya, from the Monte del Sol Class of 2009, earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical science and a Doctor of Pharmacy from UNM.
Established in 2005, the New Mexico Simon Scholars Program operates in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It serves highly motivated students from select partner high schools who are among the first in their family to pursue higher education.
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National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Here are the area scholarship winners:
From Los Alamos High School: Kathryn L. Delgado, Matilde Jacobson, Phillip I. Martin, Benjamin W. Rees and Nathan G. Hayes-Rich.