PTK Students receive All State Recognition

NMSU Carlsbad PTK Student, Sarah Christensen and former NMSU Carlsbad PTK student, Josh Delosantos were chosen to represent NMSU Carlsbad at the New Mexico All-State Academic Team Competition during the State Legislative Session in Santa Fe, NM. At the New Mexico State Capitol the students were recognized in the House of Representatives and State Senate and were able to witness meetings on the senate floor. PTK advisor Misty McCormack who also went on the trip to Santa Fe said ” It is wonderful to recognize the effort and accomplishments of the students.” The All- USA Academic Team Competition recognizes two students of each Community College in the State of New Mexico for their academic achievements.
Josh Delosantos said ” The trip was an amazing experience. It was great meeting the senators and witnessing meetings going on the senate floor.” Sarah Christensen, who will be graduating from NMSU Carlsbad in May with an Associate of Art said ” It was an great honor to meet other community college students and PTK Students. I enjoyed seeing the capitol building in Santa Fe, going into the senate rooms and introducing my self pushed me out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot about the process of how rules are made in education. If I could give advice to other students interested in the All- USA Academic Team Competition is to work hard, get involved on campus, and develop friendships.” Sarah Christensen plans to transfer to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces to study for her bachelors degree in Pediatric Kinesiology and her masters degree in Biomechanics. Vice President of Student Services, Juanita Garcia, said ” It was a great opportunity for the students to be recognized for their achievements and to be able to share with their family. The students also got an insight of how the government works at the State Capitol.” Sarah and Josh received a medal and certificate of recognition for their academic accomplishments and got to witness the proclamation of Community College Day presented by Dr. Barbara Damron, Secretary of High Education at the New Mexico All- State Academic Team Recognition ceremony in the State Capitol.

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