Celebrations, Dec. 9, 2018

Shana Pava

Education standouts

Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., has announced that Terrell Toldeo and Elias Trancosa, both seniors at the Santa Fe Indian School, are this year’s winners of New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District App Challenget. Toldeo and Trancosa’s app, Naruto Self Defense, teaches people to express and defend themselves through hand signs. The second-place winners were Javier, William and Kelly Isabella McTeigue of Los Alamos. Their app, Road Trip History, gives travelers information about towns and cities, allowing students to follow along. Taking third place was Capital High School junior German Rojo, whose app provides school administrators with a tool for collecting student feedback.

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After graduating with honors in 2014 from the Academy for Technology and the Classics, Shana Pava was selected for a Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship, a global student organization that encourages students to provide service to their communities and helps them develop leadership skills.

Shana, the daughter of Dan and Carol Pava of Santa Fe, graduated magna cum laude in June with a bachelor’s degree in history and Jewish studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society. Shana has returned to New Mexico and is the administrator of Congregation Beit Tikva.