Wednesday, May 27, 1998
Acosta to celebrate second birthday
Arie Isiah Acosta will celebrate his second birthday on Saturday, May 30.
Friends and family will gather to help in the celebration scheduled at Maxey Park.
His sister Sarien Acosta will also be a part of the special day.
Little Arie's parents are Sharon Hernandez and Jason Acosta of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Guadalupe Hernandez and Alfonso Hernandez of Pecos.
Paternal grandmother is Susie Acosta.
Gonzales named award winner
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jason M. Gonzales of Barstow has been named a United States National Award Winner in football.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Gonzales, who attends Crockett Jr. High, was nominated for this national award by Lea Daggett, a coach at the school.
His name will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student's academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a teacher or director.
Gonzales is the son of Miguel and Carol Gonzales of Barstow. Grandparents are E.G. Lopez of Barstow and Felix Pallanes of Hobbs, N.M.
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.