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Old Friends

June 15, 2018 by Stan Johnson (Register to contact)

I'm sailing under false colors. I registered to this site to attempt to get in touch with 2 old friends that went to Sandia. Sue and Carol Boling. I'm actually a Manzano High Class of 1966 graduate. At my 50th HS reunion I learned that 6 of my old class mates had passed from this life and many others were on Oxygen or in wheel chairs. That saddened me and got me to thinking about getting in contact with friends from the past. I would like to hear from Sue and Carol. Maybe trade stories from the last 50 years. ( I owe Sue a much overdue apology for being a real Jerk.) I sincerely hope they have been as lucky in life as I have. So if if you should see this, Sue or Carol, please get in touch. Wishfully yours, Stan Johnson

Newly published novel

December 20, 2014 by Bruce Byers (Register to contact)

In November 2014 I have published a novel - The Extraordinary Journey of Harry Forth - that describes some of my high school experiences (all characters are fictional) during my junior year at Sandia. The story also describes the cross-country journey of the protagonist Harry Forth who has been selected to participate in a summer foreign exchange student program. Harry rides a Greyhound bus from Albuquerque to Montreal, boards a ship with hundreds of other high school students and spends 10 days crossing the Atlantic to Europe. During his journey he meets some interesting strangers on the bus and many more of his peers from across the U.S. on the ship. The book is available through the publisher Author House and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in soft cover or as an E-book. Comments and critiques are welcome. BKByers

Sandia High School News From Around The Web

Pre-K program canceled at Sandia High School  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Students are pushing back against major changes at Sandia High School's Working with Young Children Program. The program, an elective ...

Sandia High School athletes sign letters of intent  KOB

Six athletes from Sandia High School signed letters of intent to play college sports.

Sandia High School Choir sings holiday classics  KRQE News 13

It's Christmas Day. Sandia High School choir performed two songs for KRQE's Christmas Carols and Wishes special.

Changes coming for a high school pre-K program  KOAT New Mexico

Albuquerque high school students thought their preschool learning program was on the chopping block, but the district decided to keep it.

Sandia High students compete in annual Food Truck Challenge  KRQE News 13

A group of high schoolers battled it out to see who could run the best food truck.

High school football: Adcox takes over as coach at Sandia  KOB

It's his first job since leading Manzano to a state title in 2017.

Drama Troupe 879 from Sandia High School Making History  KRQE News 13

Drama troupe 879 from Sandia High School are taking their acting skills to a whole new level.

Prep notes: Adcox to make his coaching return at Sandia  Albuquerque Journal

Sandia High School late last week filled its two prominent coaching job openings.The n ...

Sports Desk: Alvin Broussard leaving Sandia, New Mexico boxer wins national title  KRQE News 13

On the Sports Desk Wednesday, Alvin Broussard decides to step down as head boys' basketball coach at Sandia High School. After 11 years—nine as head ...

Students upset after local high school group not included in yearbook  KOAT Albuquerque

Students at Sandia High School are upset after their school's yearbook does not recognize a special group.

Sandia HS baseball coach’s legacy continues with memorial 5K  KRQE News 13

An Albuquerque high school still isn't quite the same after its head baseball coach lost a battle with cancer two years ago.

NM Gameday Player of the Week: Jordan Martinez  KOB

Jordan Martinez has burst onto the scene for the Matadors. In his freshman season at Sandia High School, he's become a go-to player at third base.

Principal has record of success  Albuquerque Journal

BERNALILLO — Tim McCorkle has been a Hornet, a Mustang, a Matador, a Bulldog and, briefly, a retiree. Now he's a Spartan, recently appointed as the new ...

Class 5A girls soccer: Sandia wins exhausting shootout over La Cueva in final  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — Winning a state championship was a magnificent moment for the Sandia High School girls soccer team on Friday afternoon. Winning it ...

Teacher made a lasting impact on community  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — James balanced APS position with second job helping run concessions at Isotopes Park.

Fired Sandia soccer coach Wheeler expresses regrets  Albuquerque Journal

Sandia High School's recently fired varsity girls soccer coach expressed sorrow over the way his dis ...

Tatum shines in record-breaking fashion at Metros  Albuquerque Journal

Any number of boys and girls had their moments to shine on the second day of this track and field me ...

APS fires Sandia girls soccer coach  Albuquerque Journal

Three days before the start of their 2018 season, Sandia High School fired its head girls soccer coach. Troy Wheeler was dismissed Friday. “It's a personnel ...

State records broken at high school track and field meet  KOB

Sandia High School's Adriana Tatum broke the Girls 5A 100m state record with the time of 11:69.

Students walk out for change in climate policy  Albuquerque Journal

Demonstration part of 'National School Strike for Climate Action'

APS won't press charges against former Sandia High athletic director in alleged pot ploy  KOAT Albuquerque

The school district is deciding not to pursue charges in an investigation into an athletic director suspected of planting drug paraphernalia in a coach's office at ...

Sandia High School baseball coach and former coach are battling same opponent  Albuquerque Journal

It doesn't have to be Easter for John Gunther and Mike Robertson to find comfort in their faith. ...

Here’s how APS Metro brackets look for Rio Rancho’s four teams  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The 11th annual Albuquerque Metro Championships have had the boys' and girls' brackets seeded for the tournaments, held in various ...

Sandia High baseball coach Gunther dies  Albuquerque Journal

The fight is over for John Gunther. Sandia High School's hugely popular and respected baseball coach died Wednesday morning after a courageous and stoic ...

Sandia girls took rocky road to state soccer tournament  Albuquerque Journal

There are six No. 2 seeds in the state soccer tournament. One could argue that none of them arrived at the postseason quite as circuitously as the Sandia High ...

Prep notes: La Cueva TE Lowery drawing national attention  Albuquerque Journal

Already, the La Cueva Bears football team will be returning its top two receivers from last year's s ...

Sandia High renames baseball field after beloved coach John Gunther  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Just months after the death of a beloved local high school baseball coach, he's being honored in a big way. Soon the baseball ...

Prep notes: Assistant at Hobbs takes reins at Belen  Albuquerque Journal

For most of the last decade, Belen High School has been one of New Mexico's premier football programs. The Eagles have turned south and east for their new ...

Parents track down stolen phones in cell phone ATM  KRQE News 13

A pair of Albuquerque high schoolers and their moms took matters into their own hands when the girls' cell phones were stolen at school. They tracked the ...

Beloved Sandia High teacher dies after long cancer fight  KOB 4

Anyone involved in education and activism in Albuquerque knew the name Paige Galvin.

Former Ram to lead the Sartans; man she replaces heads to the Cleveland Storm  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A former Ram has a new head coaching job, thanks to a Rio Ranchoan leaving that post — but taking a new one here in Rio Rancho, ...

NMAA in need of referees for 2019-2020 school year  KOB

The NMAA wants to find referees ahead of the upcoming 2019-2020 high school season.

5x NMAA State Champ Max Hawton Makes Verbal Pledge to Kentucky  SwimSwam

Max Hawton of Sandia High School and Charger Aquatics in Albuquerque, NM has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky.

Suspect in crash that killed Sandia High student faces judge  KRQE News 13

The woman accused of crashing a stolen van into a family's car faced a judge Saturday.

Matadors spot Storm 1 set, then roar back  Albuquerque Journal

Slow starting, fast finishing. That was the Sandia High School volleyball team on Tuesday night. The Matadors, last year's Class 6A state champions, spotted ...

Cell phone thief catches a break after case dismissed on a technicality  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mom is outraged after charges were dismissed against a woman accused of stealing her daughter's cell ...

APS settles with basketball coach allegedly framed by athletic director  KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13 now knows how much Albuquerque Public Schools had to pay for a scandal involving a high school athletic director accused of trying to frame a ...

Eldorado High swim team missing district meet over missed deadline  KRQE News 13

A high school swim team will have to sit out the district meet this weekend, because their coach dropped the ball.

UNM Young Alumni announces new board members  UNM Newsroom

The University of New Mexico Young Alumni (UNMYA) has announced its 2019-2020 advisory board. The UNMYA board consists of 16 dedicated volunteers ...

Sandia football looks to improve on past seasons  KOB

The Sandia High School football team is on a mission to get back to the playoffs.

RRHS Sports Hall of Fame to add 6; three student-athletes included  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Headed into the Rio Rancho High School Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2019 are three 2008 graduates, including two who ...

Sandia High AD on leave in pot pipe probe  Albuquerque Journal

Campus police at Sandia High School, escorted by Athletics Director Tom Knauber, found drug paraphernalia in the office of basketball coach Alvin Broussard.

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to speak  Albuquerque Journal

T COLLECTED WORKS: Former Secretary of Homeland Security – and Sandia High School alumna – Janet Napolitano will discuss “How Safe Are We?” in the ...

17-year-old with special needs still missing  KOB 4

It's been days since 17-year-old Rae'Qkwon Daniels went missing from just outside his northeast Albuquerque home, and officials believe he is endangered and ...

Influential conservative is Sandia, UNM grad  Albuquerque Journal

He's one of America's richest men – a massive fundraiser for President Donald Trump, a close confidant of Steve Bannon, and, at least until last week, a primary ...

APS Class of 2019 Graduation Schedule  KRQE News 13

Graduation ceremonies for most Albuquerque Public Schools students are set for the week of May 13.

Española Selects New Boys Basketball Coach | Sports  Rio Grande Sun

A *fresh*, young face has been hired to coach the Española Valley High School boys basketball team.

March in support of a dream  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds participated in Saturday morning's annual MLK Jr. March down the avenue named in his honor. ...

Former Homeland Security chief examines what it takes to keep America safe in dangerous times  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Janet Napolitano to discuss new book in Albuquerque, Santa Fe.

Food Truck Challenge a unique school program  KOAT Albuquerque

It's a unique program that's giving kids some food for thought. KOAT Action 7 News reporter Megan Cruz takes us inside Sandia High where students are ...

Sandia’s Gunther relishes the time he has left  Albuquerque Journal

Sitting in the shade in front of the concession stand along the first-base line at the Sandia High School baseball field, John Gunther is a man finding his peace.

Historical Society highlights Thomas Harwood  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As a pioneering missionary who arrived in New Mexico in 1869, Methodist Episcopal preacher Thomas Harwood tackled his share of ...

Signing Day: New Mexico athletes sign letters of intent  KOAT Albuquerque

The national signing period began Nov. 12 and high school athletes from around the country made it official by signing letters of intent to play at the next level.

UCAM's Steve Carr honored for lifetime achievement  UNM Newsroom

Beneath Steve Carr's journalistic glare and nose for a good story, is a heart of gold with a work ethic to match. Now, his dedication to *service* is being recognized ...

Face to Face with Tim McCorkle: He’s ‘old school’ with heart  Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque High Principal Tim McCorkle is retiring after 39 years as an educator, including 11 years leading the Bulldogs. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque ...

Former Homeland Security chief analyzes nation’s security risks  Albuquerque Journal

The effects of climate change and cyberattacks from foreign countries are a greater threat to national security than illegal immigration, former Secretary of ...

Former state auditor up for Torrance County position  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former State Auditor Wayne Johnson is being considered for the position of Torrance County manager, Johnson confirmed Monday.

Editorial: APS owes families truth on Jimmy Carter shake-up  Albuquerque Journal

Parents of students attending Albuquerque Public Schools' Jimmy Carter Middle School have been large ...

ABQ native bankrolled online data mining firm  Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON – A powerful but previously obscure online data mining firm bankrolled by Albuquerque native Robert Mercer has been thrust into the national ...

Deming High student athletic trainers placed 3rd at state competition in Albuquerque, NM  Deming Headlight

DEMING – Deming High student athletic trainers took a giant leap at the State Athletic Training Challenge, hurdling from fifth place a year ago to third place on ...

Pojoaque Sophomore Rises to Challenge in Tough Qualifying Season  Rio Grande Sun

Quintana brings home three medals in personal record fashions.

Fall 2018 High School All-America Teams announced (Girls)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via United Soccer Coaches) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday the association's High School Boys and Girls All-America ...

Bio: Wayne Johnson running for New Mexico State Auditor  KRQE News 13

Wayne Johnson was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez as the New Mexico State Auditor on Dec. 1, 2017.

Police report: APS sub gave sex toy, pot to students  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Albuquerque Public Schools substitute teacher is accused of giving a sex toy to a teen and smoking weed with students.

AHS junior guard Jude Tapia drops 56 points in a game  KRQE News 13

Albuquerque High lost in their Metro Basketball Tournament opener with Eldorado 98-86, but junior guard Jude Tapia had a career high night of 56 points.

Short players, long shadows: Members of famed 1960s 'Mighty Midgets' gather to reminisce  Santa Fe New Mexican

Almost 57 years have passed since St. Michael's made its mark in the state's basketball lexicon when a group of players, almost all of whom were shorter than ...

Athletes sign letters to play in college  KOB 4

UNM head coach Davie signed 10 players -- five high schoolers and five junior college players. They get added to the other 12 he landed on the Dec. 20 signing ...

UNM pharmacy students declare October 20 Community Outreach Day  HSC Newsbeat

More than 200 UNM College of Pharmacy (COP) students will be at 35 sites in 10 communities across New Mexico Friday, October 20, to provide immunizations ...

Prep Football Roundup | Sports |  Valencia County News Bulletin

Los Lunas High School (3-0) beat 6A Sandia High School (1-2) in a 26-10 game which didn't end until after 11 p.m.. The Tigers' homecoming was almost ...

Selfless Seniors of APS  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Honoring students who give back to the community without much recognition.

FOOTBALL: Sandia HS looking to running game for momentum  KOB 4

The Sandia High School Matadors football team roster is dominated by sophomores, meaning some young players are going to have to step up this upcoming ...

APS settles suit with ex-assistant principal  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools has reached a settlement with former Sandia High School assistant princip ...

One-on-One with Kurt Browning  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's not what some people would expect from a guy who's big into sports, but Kurt Browning is unabashed when it comes to confessing ...

Kids lead protest in Santa Fe against climate change  Santa Fe New Mexican

It is not unusual for political demonstrations to be staged at the Santa Fe Plaza. But rarely has a protest been populated — let alone led — by people so young.

Jimmy Carter Middle School principals reassigned  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Move follows probe into teacher's conduct.

APS won’t reveal details of Jimmy Carter Middle School shake-up  Albuquerque Journal

It was enough to uproot the principal and assistant principal of a local middle school during the school year. It was enough to start a hunt for a principal in…

Selfless Seniors: APS Education Foundation honors students  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 14 students recognized for putting others first.

Students take role addressing concussions  Albuquerque Journal

To better understand the dilemma high school athletes must confront regarding concussions, consider Sandia Matadors running back D.J. Hayden's response to ...

Skyway author selected as prestigious Colorado Book Award finalist  Colorado Springs Gazette

A Skyway resident has been named a finalist in what is regarded as the state's most coveted book award competition.

Men’s soccer players hope program will return to UNM  Albuquerque Journal

As a mechanical engineer major at the University of New Mexico, Anthony Munoz is virtually consumed ...

Learning at Del Norte — then and now  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Del Norte High School opened its doors in 1964. It was the brand-spanking new Albuquerque high school modeled on the open-air ...

10 ABQ students to join Federal Reserve program  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch has accepted 10 Albuquerque high school students for the 2016-17 ...

Funds from spending bill go towards helping ABQ homeless population  New Mexico Political Report

It started with a break up. About four years ago, James Moyer's girlfriend and mother of his children kicked him out of her home. Moyer worked at a major retail ...

Hilltoppers, Chargers Battle In Albuquerque  Los Alamos Daily Post

Frosh runners Katie Wingo and Jalyn Gould lead a pack of LAHS runners in the C-team Girls race. Photo by Blake Wood. Freshman Jerome Martinez outsprints ...

Sandia coach still running at the age of 49  Albuquerque Journal

Running marathons has filled much of the adult life of Mbarak Hussein.But life is its ...

Jerry Lee DeLosh  Roswell Daily Record

A loving husband and father, Jerry Lee DeLosh, 66, passed away at his home in Roswell, NM, on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. A Memorial *Service* will be ...

Rio Rancho Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sue Cleveland on challenges and what works  Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Sue Cleveland has been the superintendent of Rio Rancho Public schools since 1994 when the district opened.

NM town stops badge program  Albuquerque Journal

The tiny New Mexico town that handed out police badges to dozens of out-of-towners, including New Mexico native and New York hedge fund manager Robert ...

Soon-to-be groom and friend die fixing tire  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They were heading to Nevada for wedding when tragedy struck.

UNM'S BA/MD Program graduates 14 new docs in 2015  HSC Newsbeat

UNM's Bachelor of Arts to Medical Doctor, or BA/MD, program saw 14 UNM School of Medicine students cross the stage as new physicians this month. To date ...

14-year-old with cancer thanks police friends  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 14-year-old boy with stage 4 cancer and his parents gathered at sheriff's and police headquarters Tuesday afternoon to thank two ...

Friends, coaches remember victim in deadly crash  KRQE News 13

Two men on the side of the I-25 were changing a tire Tuesday night when Sandoval County deputies said a drunk mother veered off the interstate, striking and ...

Couple caught breaking into truck, arrested at crowded Albuquerque pool  KRQE News 13

Two suspected car thieves created a dangerous situation last week and ultimately tried to make a getaway at a crowded public pool.

After April arrest for wielding machete, teen charged with assaulting APS officer  KOB 4

J.R. Oppenheim August 18, 2017 06:18 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The teenager who allegedly wielded a machete inside a northeast Albuquerque grocery ...

APS superintendent names six new administrators  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five of the vacancies are filled from within district.

Teen volunteers get down, dirty to help the Rio Grande  Albuquerque Journal

Dozens of high school students partnered with young military veterans and others on a beautiful recent fall day to plant cottonwood trees and hundreds of ...

Skate park clash erupts in gunfire  Albuquerque Journal

A large crowd gathers across the street from the Los Altos Skate Park where a 17-year-old boy was shot Sunday evening. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal).

Program draws seniors to tennis  Albuquerque Journal

Four years ago, Linda Perry, then 63, signed up to take part in Albuquerque's Super Senior Tennis program, offered by the Northern New Mexico Tennis ...

Urban Conservation Corps creates opportunities for young workers  Albuquerque Journal

CORRALES – Swallowed up by dense stands of willows, the young members of the Urban Conservation Corps become muffled, disembodied voices as they dig ...

For Senate hopeful Johnson, unpredictable is the pitch  Santa Fe New Mexican

The former GOP governor, now a Libertarian, says sending him to Washington will upend politics as usual.

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