August 11, 2004
N.M. Public Education Department Announces 2004-2005 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Winners
Santa Fe—The New Mexico Public Education Department today announced that 44 New Mexico high school seniors have been selected as Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars for the 2004-2005 academic year. The students will receive $1,500 annual scholarships each year, for up to four years, to apply toward college or university expenses anywhere in the United States.
“It is an honor to recognize these outstanding students for their educational accomplishments. Being named a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar is a tremendous achievement and reflects each student’s devotion to academic excellence,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García.
The students were selected from among 174 applicants in the state based on their academic achievement and American College Test (ACT)/Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT®) scores. Minimum eligibility requirements were a 3.5 grade point average and either a score of 27 on the ACT or 1220 on the SAT. The scholarships were awarded to students throughout the state.
The 2004-2005 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars are:
ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque Academy Austin Davies, Zachary Grafe, Alexander
Harris and Erin Rose
ARTESIA Artesia High School David Freeman
BELEN Belen High School Garrett Hall
CARLSBAD Carlsbad High School John Kearney
CLOVIS Clovis High School Mark Gant and Alissa McDowell
FARMINGTON Farmington High School Carl Bryce, Daniel Clark and Ethan Kottke
GALLUP Rehoboth Christian School Lee Charles
LAS CRUCES Mayfield High School Sara Friberg and Theodore Mansfield
LOS ALAMOS Los Alamos High School Joseph Izraelevitz, Rima Turner,
RATON Raton High School Elliot Williams
LOS LUNAS Los Lunas High School Aaron Greenwood and Matthew Earthman
MORIARTY Home Schooled Elizabeth Malone
RIO RANCHO Rio Rancho High School Sarah Boyd
ROSWELL Goddard High School Samuel Webster
SANTA FE Santa Fe Preparatory School Jessica Weiss and Noga Landau
SILVER CITY Cliff High School Stephen Clawson
The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships were first awarded in 1987 for the first year of study. The program, administered by the PED, is federally funded.
For more information on the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, please contact Daniel P. Benavidez, the PED’s program coordinator, or Jenna M. Jaquez, assistant program coordinator, at (505) 827-1421.