Students participate in service, receive scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A program aimed at getting high school students to become influential leaders when they graduate is giving students $25,000 in scholarships.

The New Mexico Leadership Institute will present 29 high school graduates with the awards this month.

The students participated in a program that had them spend the past year participating in community service programs and assignments that challenged them personally. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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