Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship Awarded To Ryan Aldaz

Ryan Aldaz/Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announces Ryan Aldaz as the winner of the Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship this year. This scholarship is awarded to students who have participated in track or cross country at Los Alamos High School.

The scholarship is named for Larry Baca, a renowned coach in Los Alamos for 30 years and member of the Los Alamos High School Hall of Fame and New Mexico Coaches Hall of Fame. He was a tremendous athlete at LAHS participating in baseball, basketball, wrestling, football and track. A role model to youth in our community, Baca’s humility, determination and sportsmanship enabled his track teams to achieve numerous district and state track titles.

Aldaz is the son of the son of Gene and Jeannette Aldaz. He will attend New Mexico State University and major in mechanical engineering.  

The Larry Baca Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, an independent organization which serves as the connection between our community and school district, evaluating needs and investing resources to improve the quality of public education in our community. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation, visit

Editor’s note: During high school, Aldaz participated in cross country, track and basketball. He was part of three Team State Championships and one Team State Runner-up in cross country in his last four years and was recently part of the Track Team’s State Championship. His other accomplishments include, 2x All-State Award, 4x All-District Award and All Harrier Award.