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Friday, May 21, 1999

Pecos students net degrees

The following students from Pecos have met all the degree requirements for graduation from Odessa College.

They participated in spring commencent, which took place at 7 p.m., Friday, May 14, in the OC Sports Center.

Belia Florez, associate of applied science in nursing; Criselda Gochicoa, A.A.S. in nursing; Saul Herrera, A.A.S. in management; Carlos Rubio, A.A.S. in drafting technology; and Teresa Talamantes, A.A.S. in nursing.

Martinez named to scholar program

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jonathan Peter Martinez from Pecos, has been named an All-American Scholar.

The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher, grade point average. Only scholars selected by a scholar instructor, counselor, or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA.

Martinez, who attends Zavala Middle School was nominated for this national award by Michelle Workman.

Martinez will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, winners of the All-American Scholar Awards should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Academy.

The Academy selects All-American Scholars upon the exclusive recommendation by teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors. Once awarded, the students may be recognized by the USSA for other honors.

Jonathan is the son of Pete and Lorena Martinez of Pecos.

His grandparents are Angel and Eva Rayos of Pecos, and Pedro Martinez and the late Decideria Martinez of Berino, N.M.

His great-grandma is Rita Carrasco of Pecos.

March for Jesus set for Saturday

Jesus is the focus of a Saturday morning march from West Park Baptist Church to Maxey Park, said Matt Williamson, organizer.

The annual March for Jesus begins at 9:30 a.m. on the parking lot of West Park, at Sixth and Eddy Streets, heads south down Eddy to Stafford, then on Country Club Drive to Maxey Park.

At the park, the group will hold a rally and then eat hamburgers. Participants are asked to bring canned food for the food bank.

"And bring $10 for a T-shirt, if you want a T-shirt," said Williamson.

Churches in the Pecos Ministerial Fellowship are planning to participate, Williamson said.

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