Pojoaque Valley High School Emerald Scholars are honored Thursday for their academic achievement during a ceremony at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque. Courtesy photo
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Pojoaque Valley High School honored some 80 students April 11 at the 11th Annual Emerald Scholars Awards Ceremony at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque.
The Emerald Scholars Award is a commitment to academic excellence. Academic excellence is the sole criteria for initial membership and plays a role in continued membership. A secondary factor in maintaining membership is a commitment to a personal or group goal that requests the use of each member’s unique abilities in the growth or utilization of leadership.
The mission of the Emerald Scholars is to offer team support to offer team support to young people in their pursuit of academic excellence and its application and practice.
Eligibility for Emerald Scholars requires successfully completing the first semester of their 10th grade year or any semester thereafter with a cumulative grade point average (beginning with the first semester of the 9th grade) of 3.5 or better.
Guest speaker for the event was PVHS instructor and LANL Foundation Teacher of Excellence Susan Quintana. Other speakers were PVHS instructor Thomas Vigil and Principal Jennifer Baca. The awards were presented by PVS Supt. Dr. Melville Morgan, Asst. Supt. Sondra Adams and Principal Baca.