Compiled by Denise Ortega

MAY 25, 1991

DAVID CASTILLO took first place in the State Junior Olympics Boxing tournament in Silver City. Castillo received first place in the 106-pound division when he beat the Silver City contender. David is the son of Paul Castillo, the coach of the Socorro Boxing Club. Castillo, who boxes in the 12-13-year-old division, plans to attend the regional tournament in Salt Lake City in June.

MAY 29, 1991

Stella Shoemaker

STELLA SHOEMAKER was named employee of the month by Pizza Hut. Stella was given the honor for the month of April, and her name will be added to the plaque recognizing all employees of the month. A bonus to the honor of being named a top employee is $35 worth of pizza. That translated into five medium pizza which she shared with her friends at Tresco. Stella has been working for Pizza Hut for about a year and a half. Her duties include anything from busing tables, to washing dishes, helping prepare the personal pan pizzas on occasion.

MAY 27, 1995

TWENTY STUDENTS at Sarracino Middle School are scheduled for an early 1996 blast-off for a trip to Orlando, Fla., aboard the Earth shuttle New Mexico program. The district is allowing Sue Delventhal, a seventh grade science teacher, teach a class this fall as an Earth Shuttle seminar to prepare the students for the trip. Delventhal described it as a hands-on project class incorporating science, math, history and art. When the students return, they will work on special projects on things they saw at NASA. She said this includes preparation of a slide show to present to the school and community. The trip covers four nights and five days in Orlando.

MAY 31, 1995

SOCORRO’S CALIFORNIA STREET gets another new traffic light in about a year. The new traffic signal will be placed at Bullock and California said Tony Abbo, with the State Highway Department. Abbo reported to the Socorro City Council at its second May meeting that traffic studies show the light at that intersection is warranted. Traffic studies showed there were 234 accidents in three years along California Street.

MAY 29, 1999

Dmitiriy Kogan

MATH ISN’T MOST STUDENTS’ favorite subject but for one local teen it is not a problem. Socorro High School graduated one of the state’s top math students last week. Dmitiriy Kogan recently won the High School State Math Contest, an event sponsored by the Public Service Co. of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico. The contest begins with a math test consisting of several difficult math problems which students in the high school accelerated math courses each took. The top 10 percent students from all high schools who participated were invited to the second round. In that round, Kogan came out on top out of 300 students and received a $500 prize and a banquet in Albuquerque. Kogan was salutatorian of Socorro High School’s class of 1999. He will be attending Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California next fall.


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