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Los Lunas Teacher of the Year

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Sonia Allen, of Ann Parish Elementary, was chosen by Los Lunas Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Allen taught kindergarten for five years and fourth grade for three years. She is now the academic coach, assisting other teachers enhance their skills and promote student engagement and learning.

The brilliant smile of Sonia Allen shines as she greets visitors and extends her hand to them. Her bright office is busy with frequent traffic from students and teachers coming for her assistance.

RGE teacher hopes to see injured son walk again

Every parent's nightmare is an injury to their child. For single mother, Veronica Baca, a teacher at Raymond Gabaldon Elementary School, that nightmare came true. Her son, Marc Baca, 22, was rushed to the hospital on March 11 after taking a fall from the roof of his grandparent's house in Albuquerque.

Future pediatrician graduates high school

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Miranda Chavez, a graduating senior at Los Lunas High School, was selected one of  175 applicants for a place in the 2014 cohort of the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program.

Many young people change their minds a few times about what they want to be when they grow up, but Miranda Chavez, a senior at Los Lunas High School, hasn't wavered about what she wants for her future.

Decision not yet made on LL hospital

After a lawsuit opposing the county's decision to award mill levy money for a hospital in Belen was dismissed, it's unclear whether or not a medical facility will be built in Los Lunas.

Wounded Warrior Project Run helps soldiers

The Wounded Warrior Project provides free programs and services for soldiers injured in the wars since 9-11 and helps them build successful lives. To raise money for the project, local marathon runner Jim Schnitzler, organized the Believe in Heroes Memorial Day Run.

SODA's top students talk about their futures

Graduating seniors today are not like graduates in their parents' time. Some of today's seniors are graduating with several hours of college credit or even associates degrees along with their high school diplomas.

Loving Legos at the Los Lunas Library

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Jude Benjamin Lopez builds a house with a frontyard and tree as well as a flower bush using Lego building bricks.

Children seated with heads bowed in concentration over brightly colored snap-on bricks are pulling ideas from their young minds to build houses, automobiles and other structures concocted from their imaginations.