Fifteen LAHS Students Recognized During Los Alamos Early College & Career Academy Honor Cord Reception

Los Alamos Early College & Career Academy mentors Brent Collom, far left, and Dr. Sharon Hurley, far right, pose with Business/Marketing students Isabella McTeigue and Mia Casados. Photo Courtesy LAPS

Students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services program include, from left, Elizabeth Hatch, Mikaela Brown, Adeline Feng, Kourtney Grazier and Tyson Lujan. Also pictured are mentors Mentors are Brent Collom and Mick Matuszak. Photo Courtesy LAPS

LAECCA robotics students pictured with their mentor Don Davis, far right, are from left, Patrick Scully, mentor Brent Collom, Nicolas Rey, Quintin Madsen and Evan Long. Photo Courtesy LAPS


Fifteen Los Alamos High School seniors and one junior were recognized during the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy honor cord ceremony. The students participated in the LAECCA Honor Cord Reception May 3 in the Topper Library classroom. Several students also received certifications from UNM-LA in their respective programs. 

Students receiving honor cords include Mikaela Brown, Mia Casados, Adeline Feng, Norah Gartz, Adysson Gillie, Kourtney Grazier, Elizabeth Hatch, Evan Long, Tyson Lujan, Quintin Madsen, Brian Martinez, Morgan Mathews, Isabella McTeigue, Nicolas Rey, Christopher Schembri and Patrick Scully.

In addition, 9 students completed certifications in their respective programs and will participate in the UNM-LA graduation ceremony on May 11.  Mia Casados and Isabella McTeigue were awarded certificates in Business/Marketing. Adeline Feng, Elizabeth Hatch, and Tyson Lujan received EMS certifications. Receiving certificates in Robotics are Evan Long, Quintin Madsen, Brian Martinez, and Patrick Scully.

LAECCA is a program that operates within the high school and partners with UNM-LA. It offers four pathways to complete a certification by taking dual credit courses with the goal of completing 30+ hours of college credit and graduating with a high school diploma and a certification in Electro-Mechanics, Robotics, Business/Marketing, or Emergency Medical Services. LAECCA workforce partners include the LA Chamber of Commerce, Yeamans Machine Shop, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

LAMS teacher Brent Collom, school counselor Cristin Haake and teachers Don Davis, Mick Matuszak and Sharon Hurley are mentors and champions of the LAECCA program.

More than 100 students have participated in LAECCA since its inception in 2015.