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NMSU announces recipients of President's Associates Scholarships

Thirteen New Mexico high school graduates have each been awarded $5,200 President's Associates Honors Scholarships by New Mexico State University to attend college in the fall.


Among the recipients from Las Cruces are: Austin Davis, Mayfield High School; Kathlyn Drexler, Mayfield High School; Ashley Foster, Las Cruces High School; and Sara Guthrie, Onate High School.

Davis, son of NMSU alumnus Steven Davis, is a recipient of the NMSU Honors Scholar Academic Achievement Award and the Advanced Placement Scholar Award. In high school he was a member of the German Club and played in the orchestra.

Drexler, also a recipient of the NMSU Honors Scholar Academic Achievement Award, will major in English and government. She was active in mock trial and debate at Mayfield and attended a national forum in Washington, D.C., in March that was headed by lawyers from across the nation.

Foster, daughter of George and Judy Foster, will major in music and vocal performance. She was senior class president, a member of Modernaires, a national award-winning show choir, and was selected for the New Mexico All-State Choir.

Guthrie, daughter of NMSU alumnus Edwin Guthrie, will major in pre-veterinary medicine. She was captain of the tennis team and a member of the National Honor Society and MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) at Onate.

Also receiving scholarships are Mandy K. Baumer of Clovis, Chris Hammetter and Elizabeth Hilland from Albuquerque, Elizabeth Kee of Los Alamos, Griselda Mireles of Deming, Jennifer Padilla of Pojoaque, Eric Palma and Elizabeth Sullivan of Carlsbad and Jason Rogers of Cloudcroft.

President's Associates Honors Scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico high school graduates based on proven academic achievements, leadership and community involvement. The scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters and may be applied to any academic area of study at NMSU.

The President's Associates Scholarship program began in 1978. It is funded by annual contributions from individuals and businesses throughout New Mexico and several private endowment funds. For more information, call Ann Palormo at (505) 646-5731.

Sarah Lautman
July 12, 2000