Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Fuentes ’20

Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Fuentes ’20

Carlos Fuentes, Menaul School class of 2020, former boarding student, homecoming king, and basketball player, is killing it at the University of Denver this year. He is working on a double major in Marketing and Information Systems and plans to work in the basketball world as an agent. Way to get it done, Carlos! “Carlos…

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Menaul School Commencement Highlight: Johanna Negash ’22

Menaul School Commencement Highlight: Johanna Negash ’22

Optimistic, sophisticated, with a wicked sense of humor Johanna came to us from the icy fjords of Norway (or more accurately, the very normal city of Drammen). An incredibly extroverted and adventurous young woman, Johanna jumped right into every aspect of life at Menaul School for her one-year exchange program. In her year here, Johanna…

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Alumni Spotlight: Elmer Martinez ’77

Alumni Spotlight: Elmer Martinez ’77

My Story After high school I pursued my dream and went through college and continued my running career. After 3 years of college I turned pro and went to Europe and ran the international circuit. I competed with the best runners in the world and made money. It was a dream of a lifetime. Elmer…

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Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Narvaiz ’15

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Narvaiz ’15

My Story Menaul, in many ways, was one big family when I attended. I’m sure it still is. All my brothers that I have now — Javier, Nick, Austin, Abe, Anthony and Fabrice — I had met when I attended Menaul School. One of my favorite memories at Menaul was beating Mountanair on the road…

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Alumni Spotlight: Agustin Armendariz ’95

Alumni Spotlight: Agustin Armendariz ’95

Agustin Armendariz, Menaul School class of 1995, is a Senior Data Reporter for the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in Washington DC. When asked what brought him back in Albuquerque: “The pandemic. I needed to be in driving distance from my folks (in town) and my wife’s family (San Diego). We had a great…

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Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Conrad Gutierrez ’88

Derek Gutierrez ’88, was recently featured in a Albuquerque Journal news article focused on his leadership as part of the Santa Ana Golf Club team. We are excited to share a snapshot of his Menaul School experience with you. Which teacher or staff person at Menaul School has had the biggest impact on you? Maria…

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Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Sanchez ’00

Who was the Menaul School teacher or staff person who had the biggest impact on you? John Sitler gave me the foundation for my faith. Emmett Dewitt taught me to love math. Paul Hedrick taught me to believe in myself. What was your favorite class? World Religions What is the best part about being a…

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Alumni Stories: Huitzil Sol Bennett Perez ’18

Alumni Stories: Huitzil Sol Bennett Perez ’18

After Attending Menaul High School… I decided to go straight off to Lewis & Clark College. I had a cute little road trip with my family to go drop me off in Portland, OR. It was a really nice send-off and made me homesick the minute they left. I decided to major in Rhetoric &…

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Alumni Stories: Austin Lerch ’15

Alumni Stories: Austin Lerch ’15

SGT Lerch, Austin – 101st ABN DIVARTY After I graduated, I went to school at Adams State University in Colorado majoring in Sports Science. I ended up transferring to UNM the next year with an undecided major. I found myself unhappy and not having much direction. (So) In 2017 I joined the Army, and it…

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Doctor Amanda Royce Josanaraae Cheromiah ’04

Doctor Amanda Royce Josanaraae Cheromiah ’04

There is no way that we can possibly convey Amanda Cheromiah’s story as well as we would want to, here in this blog. But here we provide a snapshot of her work leading up to and completing her dissertation, and a brief interview. Dr. Amanda Cheromiah (Laguna Pueblo) is a loved member of our community…

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Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga, ’19

Alumni Stories: Songbird, Luci Astorga, ’19

Remember to Find Your van Gogh By Lucianna Astorga ’19 There’s a particularly poignant quote I read recently which says, “We get to decide who it is we allow to influence us… I chose van Gogh.” This quote illuminates the fact that we as individuals have the seemingly easy, but actually rather complex ability to…

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