The Deborah Graham Memorial Scholarship, which is presented annually by the Friends of the Belen Public Library, was given to four Belen area high school students. The winners receive a $1,000 check made payable to the college of their choice to go toward their continuing education.
Three of this year’s winners come from Belen High School — Tanya Padilla, who will attend New Mexico State University and will study aerospace; Sierra Gabaldon, who will attend The University of New Mexico-Valencia and will study graphic design; and Natalie Martinez, who will attend NMSU to be a physical therapist. Mia Guest, who graduated from Cannon Christian Academy in Belen, will attend Colorado Christian University and will enter the field of medicine.
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