Education standouts

Four students at three Northern New Mexico schools won cash awards for their research reports on wildlife species that are threatened or endangered. Students at Peñasco High School, El Dorado Community School and Santa Fe Indian School did field research and extended environmental monitoring on the Galisteo, Pecos, Santa Barbara and Santa Fe rivers using wildlife cameras and aerial drones, according to a news release on the program — a joint venture between Santa Fe-based River Source, the Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Share with Wildlife program of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

The winners, Natasha Sanchez, Charlotte Carter, Jolene Archuleta and David Lucero, researched and wrote about, respectively, the Mexican gray wolf, Jemez Mountain salamander, Mexican spotted owl and Gila trout.

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Two students from Northern New Mexico were named National Merit college-sponsored scholarship winners: Zachary R. Ginn of Taos, who plans to study ecology, earned a scholarship from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and Alina K. Bulthuis of White Rock, who plans to study biology, was offered a scholarshiop by Western Washington University.

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Santa Fe native Keifer Nace graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., on May 19. A graduate of the Santa Fe Waldorf School, Nace graduated cum laude from Whitman with a bachelor’s degree in geology-environmental studies.

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The following Santa Fe residents recently were named to the Dean’s List at Northeastern University in Boston for the spring semester: William Lenfestey, majoring in business administration; Nicolas Tedori, majoring in computer engineering; and Sarah Kushner, who has not declared a major.

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Bradley Johnson of Santa Fe recently graduated from New Mexico State University with a master’s degree in Social Work.

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Rosemary Vigil of Los Alamos recently graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with a degree in theater and management.

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Jacob Pacheco of Taos has been named to the Siena College Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. Siena College is a Catholic liberal arts college in Loudonville, N.Y.

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Isabel Pearson Kramer of Santa Fe has been named to the Dean’s List at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, for the winter semester, which ended in April. Pearson Kramer, the daughter of Christopher J. Kramer and Lori D. Pearson-Kramer of Santa Fe, is a 2016 graduate of Desert Academy. She is a junior majoring in philosophy and minoring in religious studies at Bates.

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Quinn Dray of Taos graduated from the University of Vermont in May with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art.

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Selena Foster of Santa Fe graduated in May from Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

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Melody Hett of Santa Fe received Highest Honors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the 2019 spring semester.

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Inga Well-Off-Man of Santa Fe has been named to the spring 2019 Dean’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University.

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Alexandria Caroline Chastenet De Géry of Santa Fe has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South in Tennessee for the Easter 2019 term. She is the daughter of Rebecca C. Withers of Santa Fe.

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Two Santa Fe students, both juniors, were named to the 2019 spring semester Dean’s List at Tufts University in Massachusetts: Morgan Dunlap and Shale Hunter.