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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 12, 2001
Nicole Payne to attend Howard College
Nicole Payne, a May 2001 Pecos High School graduate will attend Howard
College in Big Spring this fall.
She is to be commended for all her outstanding high school achievements.
Payne graduated in the top 10 percent of her class under the New Distinguished
Achievement Program Diploma, and concurrenly earned 18 semester credit
hours from Odessa College.
She received several college scholarships which include the Association
of Texas Professional Educators, Best Buy, Calendar Girls Sports Association,
Classic Cable, Downtown Lions Frank Kelly Memorial, Evelyn Turpin Dowling
Endowment, Golden Girl Advertising, Howard College Cheerleading, Knights
of Columbus, Pecos High School Student Council, and Texas-New Mexico Power
She also received several honor awards which include the Presidential
Award for Educational Excellence, UIL Scholar Award, Dorothy Curfman Award,
All-American Cheerleader, Outstanding Student Council Girl, Who's Who Among
American High School Students, Outstanding Students of America, United
States Leadership Merit Award, United States Achievement Award, Coca-Cola
Classic Semifinalist, Academic Cheerleader Award, and the Presidential
Payne left on July 8, to begin training for cheerleading camp which
will be held at Southwest Texas State University later this month.
She is the daughter of Julie and Larry Payne.
Pecos students earn degrees
Diplomas were awarded to approximately 4,650 Texas A&M University graduates
during spring commencement ceremonies.
The degrees were presented at four separate ceremonies.
Among those receiving degrees were Mikel Forrest Parent, of Pecos, who
earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Danette Marie Rodriguez
of Pecos, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.
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