Molly Ventura of Rio Rancho has been named to Adelphi University’s Fall 2021 Semester Dean’s List.
The list comprises full-time students — registered for 12 or more credits — who have completed at least nine graded credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester.
Ryan Henderson of Rio Rancho, a freshman, was named to the dean’s list at Duke University for the fall 2021 semester. He was among 1,921 students who achieved the honor.
The Cleveland High School graduate is majoring in physics and electrical and computer engineering. He’s the son of Valorie Montoya.
To make the Arts & Sciences dean’s list, students must rank in the top third of their college. At the Pratt School of Engineering, students must rank in the top third within their academic class to make the dean’s list.
Eastern Arizona College
Eastern Arizona College’s 37th Annual Scholarship Banquet was held this past semester to recognize the scholastic achievements of over 100 EAC students.
The Keith and Kathleen McBride Crockett Family Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a child or grandchild of an EAC alumnus. This year the scholarship was awarded to Isaac Miller of Rio Rancho, son of Jacob and Deanne Miller.
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
A Rio Rancho High School student has received a regional award for leadership.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation on March 1 announced the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards recipients for the Yellow region, encompassing Arizona and New Mexico.
RRHS senior Luis Escamillo received a silver Technology award, sponsored by T-Mobile. He has a GPA of 4.0, according to a news release from the foundation.
Honor Choir USA
High school sophomore Haley Tarrant of Rio Rancho has been invited to perform with Honor Choir USA in Honolulu, Hawaii, this June.
Honor Choir USA is designed for choral singers who have qualified for All-State or have been referred by their choral directors. They will sing for some of the best college directors in the country, with some of the finest singers in the nation.
Tarrant has auditioned and been selected as a New Mexico Music Educator’s All-State choir member twice and been invited to sing with Honor Choir multiple times. Last fall she received a Superior rating at a solo and ensemble competition.
Each student is responsible for paying their way for the trip, so Tarrant’s family created a raffle to raise funds, offering almost $1,000 in prizes. You can purchase raffle tickets to support this endeavor at SingInHawaii.com; the prizes will be drawn April 15.
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Jordan Sousa of Rio Rancho was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Sousa was initiated at Michigan State University. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.
LANL Foundation scholarships
The following Sandoval County students received scholarships from the LANL Foundation, associated with Los Alamos National Laboratory:
• Perciliana Moquino, Bernalillo High School: Gold Scholarship, $5,000 per year for up to four years.
• Angelica Chavez, Cuba High School: Bronze Scholarship, $1,500 per year for up to four years.
• Ziven Lopez, The ASK Academy: Bronze Scholarship, $1,500 per year for up to four years.
• Samantha Shaver, Rio Rancho High School: Bronze Scholarship, $1,500 per year for up to four years.
• Benjamin Williams, The ASK Academy: Bronze Scholarship, $1,500 per year for up to four years.
• Alexander Williams, The ASK Academy: Blaine Meyer Hadden Memorial Scholarship, $1,500 a year for up to four years.
• Cody Cragun, Rio Rancho High School: John & Marti Browne Leadership Scholarship, $2,500 a year for up to four years.
• Lisette Sanchez, Cuba High School: John & Marti Browne Leadership Scholarship, $2,500 a year for up to four years.
• Naomi Montoya, Cuba High School: Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarship, $1,500 a year for up to four years.
• Makayla Suina, Bernalillo High School: Senator Pete Domenici Scholarship, $2,500 a year for up to four years.
Oklahoma State University
Amber Jones of Rio Rancho graduated with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Oklahoma State University after the fall semester.
University of Mississippi
Ryan Medina of Rio Rancho was named to the University of Mississippi’s Fall 2021 Honor Roll lists. Medina was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00.
Witchita State University
Wichita State University has announced the names of students on its dean’s honor roll for fall 2021.
Nathan A. Otero of Rio Rancho is one of the students to earn the recognition.
To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.