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AHS would like to publicly recognize students that have been honored by being selected to represent AHS and the Aztec community in different capacities. 

Congratulations - SAN JUAN SAFE COMMUNITIES -  UMATTR students  - Bryn Divine, Lece Aviles

Bliss Schlueter

Congratulations to Bliss Schlueter from Aztec High School for being named the Aztec Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year!  This is a great choice so when you see her please take time to congratulate her.

 

Great job Bliss and thank you for all you do to improve learning for all of our students.

John Laws Director of Technology
 

John Laws: Director of Transportation Aztec Municipal School District

 

Having started with little to no knowledge in school transportation, John Laws has made quite a name for himself as director of transportation for Aztec Municipal School district located between the Navajo Nation and Jicarilla Apache Nation. After just completing his first year on the job, Laws cultivated a variety of skill development and training for transportation operations: personal self-defense training for bus drivers, "out of the box" professional development training for district administration and interactive training to student disciplinary protocol through a fun game of foot golf. Aside from implementing training programs for team members, Laws successfully reduced operational costs from and operation deficit. He also works in conjunction with the San Juan Community College's Commercial Driver License program to provide students with the exposure and experience of school transportation operations, such as the generating a Driver pool for local school districts to answer a need of quality drivers. Grant Banash, Aztec Municipal's recently retired director of transportation, underscored Laws "has transitioned into his new position smoothly and has made a big impact on both department and district as a whole.

 

*Article taken from School Transportation News - October 2017

2017-2018 Spotlight

Rotary Youth Leadership Award winners
 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):  Four Aztec High School current  seniors ( Justis Hughs, Dylan Olson, Riley Howlett and Kim Kelso) were  awarded the RYLA  scholarship to attend the week-long Rotary Leadership Camp in  NM this past August.   Award winners spend a week in “a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship”.   Each year the Rotary Club looks for high school juniors who are outstanding school/ community leaders  with qualities in servant leadership to apply for the scholarship.  Email Ms. Olson if interested in applying for the summer 2018 scholarship opportunity aholsoca@aztec.k12.nm.us  

Tiger Shotgun team
 

Aztec Tiger Shotgun Team: State Champions at the high school and junior high school levels.

Mr and Mrs Kinteel for Dorm pageant
 

Congratulations to Clifton Mariano and Staci Martinez for being named Mr. and Ms. Kinteel at this years Aztec Dorm Pageant!

 

Photo Ferren Mendieta
 

Congratulations to Ferran Mendieta who is the NM Law Enforcement Young Citizen's Award winner.

Judge Gray Receiving Tiger Shirt
 Judge Gray Receiving award
 Judge Gray receiving award side angle

Judge Gray,

Thank you for your dedication to Aztec Schools!
We appreciate the way you have donated clothing and supplies for our students through your work in the courts.

Kirk Carpenter receiving award
 

Kirk Carpenter receiving an award on October 2, 2017 in Albuquerque.  The New Mexico Activities Association presented Mr. Carpenter the Distinguished Service Award.  Please join me in celebrating Mr. Carpenter’s accomplishment.

 

Thanks Kirk for being an example of Tiger Pride and being All In!

Brandon McReynolds
 

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist: Brandon McReynolds

Congratulations to Aztec High School student, Brandon McReynolds!  Brandon has earned the title of “Semifinalist” in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

“Looking retrospectively when I entered my sophomore year, I neither knew the existence of the National Merit Scholarship nor would have expected the possibility of becoming a recipient of the award. Considering the statistics and requirements for which I barely made the cutoffs, I am surprised at even being a runner-up,” McReynolds said.

National Merit Semifinalists make up less than one percent of high school seniors and are the top scoring on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), administered in their junior year.  Brandon will continue in the process to become a National Merit Finalist and have the opportunity to compete for more than $32 million scholarships offered by the National Merit Corporation.