CENTER — In the latest edition of Center of Focus, Center Consolidated School District Superintendent Carrie Zimmerman outlined some of the activities and accomplishments of the first half of the school year.
Zimmerman stated, “2021 is in the rearview mirror and I know some people are happy to see it behind us. Even though the year presented a number of challenges, there were some bright spots along the way. It’s important to take the time to look for the good and not get caught up in all the negativity that seems to surround us.”
Zimmerman discussed some of the achievements of the students and staff, such as in-person instruction and sports programs resuming activities after the COVID-related restrictions of the 2020-21 school year.
The school system has ordered two new buses to better serve the student population.
Also, several grants were applied for and received to help the school address the needs of the students.
The superintendent also discussed some of the altruistic acts of staff and students. Several students and teachers helped families with the holidays by collecting donations and other charitable acts.
The students also received help from local organizations to help them succeed, including donations of winter coats.
“We had a generous donation from the Knights of Columbus. The district would like to recognize and thank Claude Trujillo and the Knights of Columbus for their gracious donation of 30 winter coats for our students. We appreciate the support and partnership that we have with this organization. We still have some coats available, so if you have a need or know of one, please come over to the administration office,” she stated. The Center Vikings wrestling team took fifth place overall in Pagosa Springs with 130.5 points. Individual results were as follows; Jordan Duran, first place, Omar Hernandez, first place, Aaron Valadez, second place, Jesus Valadez, second place, Martin Palma, fifth place, Andree Meraz, sixth place, Fransisco Villa, seventh place, and Manny Morales, eighth place.
The Center Vikings basketball teams are also in the midst of their season. The athletic calendar can be viewed on the district website.