Richard gives principal’s report

By John Earp

At the May 20th meeting of the Jal School Board, junior high principal, Mr. Nathan Richard, gave the principal’s report in place of Mr. Loftis, who was ill. Richard began by stating that enrollment at the junior high is 126, high school is 157, for a total of 283 students. He gave an update on the rocket launch, including 21 rockets launched from 12 schools. Three JHS classes launched four rockets, including the seniors, which was a pilot program that he said “shows exactly where our kids are, or are moving to, while in the SystemsGo both in Texas and New Mexico. We held our science fair early in May. The elementary participated, 3rd through 5th grade, and our junior high participated in that. High school awards were given on Thursday. We announced over $108,000 worth of scholarships for our kids, for our seniors, so that was a good deal.”