Thank you to Superintendent Gerry Washburn, Trey Gonsalez, the Carlsbad High School Athletic Office, and everyone else who helped organize the “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday evening.
A couple months ago, we celebrated the end of COVID-19 restrictions for most people. We hoped everyone would go back out and throw themselves into all of their activities. The students of Carlsbad really did an incredible job of doing just that.
When spring activities rolled around, Carlsbad kept winning, and winning, and winning.
We had the Eddy County 4H, who won the state title in shotgun and who will travel to nationals on June 26. We had the Cavemen Trap and Skeet Team, who won state titles for trap, skeet and sporting clays.
Our culinary arts students, under the direction of Kevin Zink, won their state competition and advanced to nationals. Our Business Professionals of America team, under the direction of Terry Carrera, sent 16 members to their national competition, where they won numerous awards.
The Carlsbad Cavemen baseball team beat Sandia, 7-0, to win their 12th state title. The Carlsbad Cavegirls won their 17th title with a 13-6 win over Las Cruces Centennial. These groups were all honored during Wednesday’s parade.
Carlsbad also had very successful seasons in tennis, golf and track. Our dance team and our cheerleaders did an excellent job in their competition. Of course, Carlsbad’s band and color guard also had a fantastic year and placed in numerous events. The list goes on and on, and it also includes many accomplishments at the Early College High School, and at Jefferson Montessori Academy, who is holding its graduation on Thursday.
Congratulations to everyone, not just to the many winners and state champions, but to everyone who was willing to take a risk and participate in one or more of these numerous activities.
We often look for ways to remind the rest of the state about Carlsbad- this spring, these competitors did that for us. Schools all around New Mexico will remember Carlsbad and all of its accomplishments. They know that the Cavemen and Cavegirls will be on the top of the pack, not just in terms of winning, but also in terms of good sportsmanship, teamwork and enthusiasm. Thank you all for reminding us why we are so proud to be a part of Carlsbad.
We were asked to remind everyone that Yum-Yum Yogurt has re-opened at 2101 S. Canal St. Suite C. Next to Sutherlands. Photo sessions are taking place at this location on Friday – you can visit the Yum Yum Yogurt Facebook page for more information. This is also the same location as the New Top Nock Archery. Please support these local businesses.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway