Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Aguilar promoted in U.S. Marines
Marine Corps Cpl. Eric A. Aguilar, son of Emma L. Aguilar, of Pecos, recently
was promoted to his current rank while serving with 2nd Assault
Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, Camp
Aguilar was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency
in his designated specialty.
Aguilar is a 1998 graduate of Pecos High School of Pecos and joined the
Marine Corps in June 2000.
Fleming to participate in leadership forum
Recently, Miss Amanda Fleming, of Pecos, was accepted to participate in
the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED), taking place
in Houston, TX from July 23 to August 1. NYLF/MED is a career development
program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership
potential and an interest in medicine. Fleming will join approximately 350
other high school students from around the country.
Throughout the ten-day Forum, NYLF/MED will introduce Fleming to a variety
of concepts in public health, medicine ethics, research and general practice,
including site visits to medical facilities and clinics. Students will engage
in a problem-based learning simulation, an educational method where they
are presented with a fictional patient's case history and must diagnose and
develop a treatment plan for the patient.
"The National Youth Leadership Forum offers an invaluable perspective
for students who participate in the Forum on Medicine," said Donna Weldin,
executive director of NYLF. "The relationships were forge with health care
facilities and educational institutions throughout the country afford these
young people with an eye-opening experience, introducing them to the broad
spectrum of medical careers."
In addition to site visits to cutting-edge medical schools and clinical
facilities, Fleming will hear from and have the opportunity to interact with
leaders within he medical field. Students have up-close personal contact
with physicians, surgeons, researchers, scientists and medical educators
as they go behind the scenes to view these professionals at work.
NYLF is a nonprofit educational organization that brings various professions
to life, empowering outstanding high school students with the confidence
to make well-informed career choices. In addition to forums on medicine,
NYLF offers programs for students interested in law or national security,
celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2002, NYLF offers programs
for students interested in law or national security. Celebrating its information,
visit us on the Internet at www.nylf.org.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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