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Classmate passes away

April 9, 2019 by Carolyn Munyon Garcia (Register to contact)

I recently was informed that one of our classmates from the class of '76 passed away in Nov of 2018.
Many of you will certainly remember Vicki Warner Price. She was a great friend and an all around super athlete. I will certainly miss her. CGGARCIA

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Area Students Meet With Nbada Mandela  Los Alamos Daily Post

Meeting with Nbada Mandela Thursday morning at the Mandela International Magnet School, from left, Sonny Douma (Laguna Pueblo/AHS), Ndaba Mandela, ...



Two NM teens win spots in Broadway program  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Colin Miller and Nora Cullinan are living their Broadway dreams. The New Mexico teenagers have been in New York City taking part ...



Scenes From Los Alamos High School Graduation 2019  Los Alamos Daily Post

The 76th Los Alamos High School Graduation Ceremony this morning in Griffith Gymnasium graduating 265 members of the Class of 2019. The Gymnasium ...



New LAHS basketball coach ready to 'surprise a lot of people'  Los Alamos Monitor

For more than a decade, Benito Maestas has made a career out of bringing struggling basketball programs back to life. Now, as he prepares to take over the Los ...



Los Alamos High School Hires Benito Maestas As Head Boys Basketball Coach For 2019-20 School Year  Los Alamos Daily Post

SPORTS News: The Los Alamos High School Athletic Department has hired Benito Maestas as Head Boys Basketball Coach for the 2019-20 school year.



Los Alamos headed back to state playoffs  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Another win this weekend and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers clinch a second straight state playoffs appearance and their third in four years.



LAHS baseball wins district championship with home victory over Taos  Los Alamos Monitor

For the first time since 2016, the Los Alamos High School baseball team has won a district championship. The Hilltoppers clinched the district with a 6-2 victory ...



Los Alamos High School Class Of 1984 Reunion July 12  Los Alamos Daily Post

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Los Alamos High School Hockey Team Wins State!  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hockey Team won State in a tournament played at the Chaves Community Center in Santa Fe this past Saturday. The Toppers play in the Rio ...



LAHS improves to 5-0 in district  Los Alamos Monitor

With three games remaining in the regular season, the Los Alamos High School girls' basketball team is still in first place in District 2-4A, sitting at 5-0 after a ...



Los Alamos High School Educator Margo Batha Named National Award Finalist  Los Alamos Daily Post

National Speech & Debate Association News: Margo Batha is one of five finalists for the National Educator of the Year Award. DES MOINES, Iowa – The ...



Los Alamos High School AP Results For 2018  Los Alamos Daily Post

The results are in for the 341 students at Los Alamos High School who took a total of 613 AP® exams this past May. This year, 80 percent of students received ...



LAHS Seniors Top New Mexico Brain Bee  Los Alamos Daily Post

Congratulations to the 14 Los Alamos High School AP Psychology students who participated in the 5th Annual New Mexico Brain Bee at UNM Saturday, Feb. 2.



LAHS wrestling wins District 2-4A championship  Los Alamos Monitor

For the second year in a row, the Los Alamos High School wrestling team is the district champion. The Hilltoppers defeated Española Valley, Moriarty, Pojoaque ...



Los Alamos High School Wrestler Gloria Ramos Medals At Greater Southwest Tournament  Los Alamos Daily Post

Wearing her Greater Southwest Tournament medal, LAHS wrestler Gloria Ramos, left, with her sister Teresa credits her coaches, sister, parents and an ...



Los Alamos High School Girl's Golf Takes Top Trophy  Los Alamos Daily Post

First place champions from left, Leah Mountain, Gabby Mowrer, Muira Mowrer, Alicia Gonzales and Jessica Osden. Courtesy photo. SPORTS News: The Los ...



Los Alamos High School Graduate Dr. Nora Lamartine Provides Health Care To Legislators In Santa Fe  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAHS 2006 graduate Dr. Nora Lamartine works her shift Tuesday as Doctor of the Day at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo. By BONNIE J. GORDON.



Los Alamos High School Alumnus Chase Ealey Wins USATF Women's Shot Put Championship  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAHS alumnus Chase Ealey won the women's shot put event in the Toyota USA Track and Field Indoor Championships Feb. 22-24 at the Toyota USA Track and ...



Hailey and Steinkamp named LAHS athletes of the year  Los Alamos Monitor

The Los Alamos Sports Association handed out its annual Athlete of the Year awards earlier this week at the Senior Recognition ceremony. This year's ...



Registration Open For Topper Soccer School 2019  Los Alamos Daily Post

Parents looking for a fun way to introduce their children to the internationally popular sport of soccer will have that opportunity at Topper Soccer School 2019.



LAHS Advances To National Science Bowl ... Again!  Los Alamos Daily Post

Sponsors Kathy and Steve Boerigter with the Los Alamos High School team from left, Michael Chigaev, Elijah Pelofske, Conner Rittner, Steven Zhao (captain) ...



Suzanne Lynne To Lead Los Alamos Middle School  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAPS News: Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce that Suzanne Lynne, former Chamisa Elementary School principal, will be moving to the new ...



LAHS stars help Northeast All-Stars win tourney  Los Alamos Monitor

With only 12 spots available, having one player selected to an all-star volleyball game is a big accomplishment for a program. This year, though, Los Alamos ...



Project Lit Book Group Kicks Off At Los Alamos High School With Funding From LAPS Foundation  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School teachers gather for the first adult Project Lit Book Group meeting, an initiative funded through a grant from the LAPS Foundation.



Los Alamos Softball Advances To State  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper have a cheer before taking to the field in their final games of the season. They faced the Pojoaque Elkettes on the softball field at the Pojoaque High ...



Los Alamos Jazz Project Summer Camp June 17-21  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Jazz Project is hosting its first ever Summer Jazz Camp at Los Alamos High School June 17-21. Courtesy photo. By LINDSAY ALEXANDER.



Seven Los Alamos High School Students Named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists  Los Alamos Daily Post

Seven LAHS students were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. They were honored during a luncheon Wednesday attended ...



LAPS Issues Information On Delayed Start, School Cancellation And Early Dismissal Due To Snow  Los Alamos Daily Post

This message contains information about delayed start, school cancellation, or early dismissal due to snow or ice for the Los Alamos Public Schools.



Los Alamos Wrestlers Take First At District 2-4A Duals  Los Alamos Daily Post

The LAHS wrestling team took first place at the District 2-4A Duals tournament Saturday at Pojoaque Valley High School defeating Moriarty, Espanola Valley, ...



Topper Golf Teams Are 2019 State Champions!  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Girls And Boys Class 4A Golf Teams are the 2019 State Champions. Read the full details and see photos from the scene later at ...



Go (esports) team! Gamers now playing for their schools  Albuquerque Journal

Esports (competitive video games) expected to grow in NM.



LAHS Key Club Members Raising Funds To Attend International Convention In Baltimore  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School students at recent Key Club Southwest District Convention in Albuquerque. Photo by Morrie Pongratz. Los Alamos High School Key ...



Students Across New Mexico ... Three In Los Alamos Named Finalists In National History Day State Contest  Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 215 students from across New Mexico competed April 6 at the state National History Day (NHD) event at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque ...



LAHS Hilltoppers Shine At Harper Invitational  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Senior Elijah Velasquez fights for position in the 4x200 m relay during the Harper Invitational held Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque ...



Los Alamos High School XC Teams Dominate Meet  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Cross Country teams dominated Friday's Northern New Mexico Invite at the Municipal Recreation Center in Santa Fe. The Girls ...



LAHS Senior Lindsey Martinez Wins Rodeo Scholarship  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Senior Lindsey Martinez has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association. Courtesy ...



Los Alamos School Board Recognizes Teachers Who Received National Board Certifications  Los Alamos Daily Post

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Los Alamos School Board recognized teachers who received their National Board Certifications, including Rebecca ...



Elkettes Deliver Against Los Alamos for District Championship  Rio Grande Sun

Pojoaque Valley High School girls basketball coach Seledon Martinez and his players' journey to Feb. 22's district championship-sealing victory over Los ...



Topper Girls Score Big Victory Over Elkettes ... Los Alamos Is Now The Team To Beat In District 2-4A  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper girls pose for a photo following their game Thursday night in the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. The Toppers and Elkettes were in a tie for first ...



UNM-LA students named to PTK All State Community College Academic Team  UNM Newsroom

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) students Annika Vestrand and Aaron Waller were recognized during the State Legislative Session in Santa Fe as members of the ...



LAHS Varsity Cheerleaders Win 1st At Heart Of Gold  Los Alamos Daily Post

Bottom row from left, Kaitlin Sanchez, Karyssa Garcia and Haileigh Walkoviak and top row from left, Savanna Martin, Angel Sanchez and Reya DiCarlo.



Lady Hilltoppers Win Second In District  Los Alamos Daily Post

With the district championship on the line, the Topper girls played the Pojoaque Elkettes for the title in Griffith Gym Friday night. The teams were in a tie for the ...



2019 State Science Fair Results: LAPS Students Place In Almost Every Category  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools were well represented at the New Mexico State Science Fair held at New Mexico Tech in Socorro last weekend. Courtesy/LAPS.



Los Alamos High School Students Take Awards At State Supercomputing Challenge  Los Alamos Daily Post

Several Los Alamos High School students joined 56 other teams representing 26 schools from around the state April 24 in Los Alamos for the 28th Annual ...



LAHS Class Of 1988 30-Year Reunion Aug. 10-12  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Class Of 1988 30-year reunion is Aug. 10-12 and the list of activites includes: Friday Aug. 10: Check-in (5 p.m.), Smith's Scenic ...



U.S. News and World Report ranks New Mexico’s best high schools  KRQE News 13

U.S. News and World Report has come out with its list of the best high schools in every state.



Hilltoppers Hustle But Fall To St. Pius Sartans  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper Boys Basketball team takes the home court in Griffith Gymnasium Thursday for their season opener against the St. Pius Sartans. The Sartans have ...



Los Alamos High School And LAPS Foundation Team Up To Reach Math Students At All Levels  Los Alamos Daily Post

A screenshot of the teacher's report in IXL. The tool makes it easier for teachers to help students at all levels of learning. Courtesy photo. By Melanie McKinley.



Saturday school is no punishment in Los Alamos  Santa Fe New Mexican

What was once a Breakfast Club-type disciplinary plan evolved into a voluntary way for students to catch up, keep up or get ahead.



Scenes/Highlights Of 2018 LAHS Homecoming Parade  Los Alamos Daily Post

At the judges' table Friday afternoon during the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade on Central Avenue are Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, LAPS ...



Scenes From Commissioner SGR And Former CIA Agent Valerie Plame Presentation To LAHS iVOTE Club  Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and former CIA agent Valerie Plame talk politics with students from the newly formed ...



Los Alamos High School Students And Staff 'Stand For The Banned And The Freedom To Read'  Los Alamos Daily Post

Topper Librarian Shannon Seitz and LAHS Student Placement Specialist Susan Segler came up with the idea of the reading marathon. They were inspired by ...



National Speech & Debate Association Selects Los Alamos Teacher Margo Batha 2019 Educator Of The Year  Los Alamos Daily Post

National Speech & Debate Association News: Margo Batha selected from five finalists and more than 5,000 educators across the country. DES MOINES, Iowa ...



Los Alamos Robotics Team To World Championships!  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y is headed for the World Campionships in Houston, Texas. “Our team has met the challenges and rigors of ...



LAPD School Resource Officers Prepare For New Year  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School staff participate in Safety Academy Monday afternoon in the Black Box Theater at LAHS. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com.



LAHS: 2019 National Qualifiers For Speech & Debate  Los Alamos Daily Post

Hilltalkers 2019 National Qualifiers, from left, Emily Holmes, Nilesh Mulundan, Gopal Nadiga, Malea Joyce, Neha Sadasivan, Sonyia Williams, Coach Margo ...



Topper Wrestling Has Good Showing At State  Los Alamos Daily Post

Damian Gonzales in weight class126 wins his semi-final match Saturday against a wrestler from Valencia with a score of 4-3 and progresses to the ...



Los Alamos High School To Induct 2017 Hall Of Fame Members  Los Alamos Daily Post

It's one of the highest honors an athlete can get to be inducted into any hall of fame – to be among a group of individuals considered particularly illustrious as ...



UNM-Los Alamos Celebrates Work Study Students  Los Alamos Daily Post

UNM-LA work-study students, from left, Joshua Keeney-Lujan, Nora Guzman, Dylan Keeney-Lujan, Lydia Gurulé, Jose Ortega, Doniel McNevin and Riqué ...



State Shows Desire To Enhance Public Health Office  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAHS students Sophia Vandenkieboom, Gracie Swensen and Isabella Hodges speak to council about the need to extend hours at the local health office.



J. Robert Oppenheimer Committee Awards Scholarships  Los Alamos Daily Post

Ten college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial ...



LAHS Speech & Debate Team Hosts Fundraisers  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team will host a High Tea Showcase performance 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Fuller Lodge.



Rotary Club Of Los Alamos Presents Distinguished Student Of Service Award To LAHS's Emily Holmes  Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary Club President Vince Chiravalle welcomes Distinguished Student of *Service* Emily Holmes, a junior at LAHS, to the April 16 Club meeting at Cottonwood ...



Topper Ladies Win One Lose One Against Sundevils  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper dugout poses for a photo before the start of a two game series against the Espanola Sundevils played Saturday at the softball field at Espanola High ...



LAHS Students 2018 Essay Contest Winners Recognized By Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County  Los Alamos Daily Post

Neal Martin and Katrina Schmidt award Sonyia Williams, right, first place in the 2018 Essay Contest hosted by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County.



Rotary Distinguished Student: Sarah Crotzer  Los Alamos Daily Post

Taking part in Rotary's Distinguished Student of *Service* recognition April 30, from left, Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle, Rotarian Christine Sierk, ...



Carter Payne Selected Los Alamos High School Principal  Los Alamos Daily Post

Carter Payne in the LAHS Lobby has been selected to serve as principal effective July 1. Courtesy/LAPS. LAPS News: Carter Payne has been selected to serve ...



Mang brothers ready to lead UNM back to top of MW  Los Alamos Monitor

The stakes are higher than ever for Connor and Jared Mang. Not long ago, the brothers suited up in Hilltopper gear hoping to win district championships for Los ...



Decorating Underway For LAHS Homecoming Dance  Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the Los Alamos High School Homecoming Dance Decorating Committee hard at work today preparing an Aloha themed venue for tonight's dance.



LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent  Los Alamos Daily Post

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos ...



New coach is a fresh start for the Hilltoppers  Albuquerque Journal

When Los Alamos High School volleyball coach Diana Stokes resigned after the Tournament of Champions in the middle of September, the Hilltoppers were ...



Topper Girls Volleyball Team Wins District Title!  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Ann Stewart presents the 2-4A District Championship trophy to the Topper Girls Volleyball Team. The Toppers played ...



Lady Hilltoppers Breakthrough Against Espanola  Los Alamos Daily Post

Head Coach Lanse Carter shares a sendoff cheer before the Toppers game against the Lady Sundevils Thursday night in the Northern New Mexico Collage ...



Dr. Justin Green Returns Home To LAMC  Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Justin Green, who graduated in 1980 from Los Alamos High School, is back in town and the newest member of the Los Alamos Surgical Associates team.



Hilltoppers scale mountain, claim team title | Sports  Santa Fe New Mexican

The beginning of developing a championship squad began in the summer, as the sweltering heat conspired to alter the typical training the Los Alamos boys and ...



Los Alamos High School Class Of 1982 Hosts 35th Reunion During Homecoming Weekend Sept. 29-30  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAHS REUNION News: Los Alamos High School 1982 graduates and friends are invited to gather together Sept. 29-30 for a fun and memorable weekend!



Results From LAHS Swimmers At Belen Invitational  Los Alamos Daily Post

Hilltopper freestylers from left, Bella Montoya, Bailey Yost and Sylvia Holesinger enjoyed personal bests at the Belen Invitational. Courtesy photo. SPORTS ...



Scenes From Los Alamos Rotary Club Crab Fest 2019  Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Vincent Chiravalle welcomes the crowd to the 10th annual Rotary Club of Los Alamos Crab Fest fundraiser Saturday night ...



Remembering A Stellar Moment In Los Alamos History  Los Alamos Daily Post

On the platform at the football field across from Los Alamos High School for the Dec. 7, 1962 speech were President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Clinton Anderson ...



Los Alamos Hilltopper Standout Jared Mang Picked In 2019 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday  Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos High School baseball star Jared Mang was picked Wednesday in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. He will be playing ...



Scenes From T&F Varsity State Championship  Los Alamos Daily Post

Holly Sanchez anchors the girls 4x100 meter relay team that took second place overall in the 2019 NMAA 4A State Track and Field Championship held May ...



Fifty-Four Los Alamos High School Students To Be Honored At Phi Beta Kappa Banquet April 23  Los Alamos Daily Post

Sunday evening, April 23, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 61st annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School.



LAHS Choirs Pumpkin Patch Returns Through Oct. 31  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School Choir students from left, Adalee Witt, Natalia DeBardeleben and Haley Capon stand ready to assist customers Sunday afternoon at the ...



LAPS June 11, 2019 School Board Meeting Update  Los Alamos Daily Post

At the school board meeting Tuesday, School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, left, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ...



Los Alamos High School Chess Team Wins State Again!  Los Alamos Daily Post

2018 Trophy Presentation with Henry Poston (left), Victor Popa-Simil, Donald Poston, Andrei Popa-Simil, State Chess Director Steve Perea, Do Vo, Tim Martin ...



Los Alamos Historical Society's Sharon Snyder Named Volunteer Of The Year  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Historical Society Volunteer Sharon Snyder recently received recognition as New Mexico Association of Museum's Volunteer of the Year. Courtesy ...



Los Alamos High School Graduate Kevin Johnson Becomes CEO Of Starbucks April 3  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAHS 1978 graduate Kevin Johnson, left, takes the helm of Starbucks April 3 from retiring CEO Howard Schultz. Courtesy photo. By MAIRE O'NEILL.



Dr. Steinhaus: Hats Off To You!  Los Alamos Daily Post

Every LAPS school year is filled with triumphs and challenges, and the 2018-19 school was no exception. But thanks to the hard work and dedication of every ...



LAHS Hilltoppers Hammer EVHS Sundevils 57-12  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper Football team celebrated their victory over the Española Sundevils Friday night at Sullivan Field. The Toppers won by a large margin, the game last ...



LAHS Hilltalkers Strike Gold At National Tournament  Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the New Mexico Gold World Schools Debate team comprised of LAHS Hilltakers, from left, Sonyia Williams, Sam Menefee, Donald Poston and ...



LAPS National History Day Students Shine At State  Los Alamos Daily Post

National History Day students from Los Alamos from left, Logan Black, Kaisa Drew, Maybelle Wilson, Maybelle Wilson and Ashley Miller presented a dramatic ...



Duncan Fuehne Signs With Colorado School Of Mines  Los Alamos Daily Post

Duncan Fuehne signs a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado for the coming school year.



Topper Boys XC Wins Class 4A State Championship!  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Topper Boys Cross Country team wins the Class 4A State Championship Saturday at the Rio Rancho High School course. The Toppers were ...



LAPS Welcomes New Mountain Principal  Los Alamos Daily Post

LAPS News: Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus has announced that Jennifer Kieltyka is the new principal of Mountain Elementary School. Kieltyka grew up in Los ...



Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business  Los Alamos Daily Post

Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com. By KIRSTEN LASKEY Los Alamos Daily Post.



Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp … A Ministry Of Presence During A Crisis  Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Firefighters from left, Evan Pulliam, Justin Wright, Mike Cayton and Mike McElyea with newly ordained Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca at Firestation ...



Rotary: Distinguished Student Lauren Marinuzzi  Los Alamos Daily Post

Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle congratulates Distinguished Student of *Service* Lauren Marinuzzi as her teacher Lori Thompson, mother Sharon ...



Scenes From 2017 Los Alamos High School Graduation  Los Alamos Daily Post

Scene from the 2017 Los Alamos High School Graduation in Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com.



Scenes From LAHS 2018 Graduation Ceremony Part 2  Los Alamos Daily Post

Speakers at this morning's 2018 Los Alamos High School Graduation Ceremony in Griffith Gymnasium from left, Teacher Speaker Brian Easton and Student ...



Topper Wrestling Team Wins District  Los Alamos Daily Post

The Topper Wrestling Team proudly displays their first place trophy at the district match Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers finished with 205.5 points ...



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