PAPA’s YouthCHAT team, along with NMDOH’s Office of School & Adolescent Health, were invited to share communication and improv techniques with lawyers from UNM’s Corrine Wolfe’s Children’s Center. Special thanks to Beth Gillia from UNM Law/Corrine Wolfe for inviting us to work with such an amazing group of lawyers.


PAPA Student Receives Medal

Congratulations PAPA student, Michael Sallberg!  One of Michael’s school extra-curricular activities is Air Force JROTC at Del Norte.  Michael was recently awarded VFW’s JROTC Citation and Medal for “outstanding achievement and exceptional leadership”.  Michael’s performing arts at PAPA are Choir and Visual Arts.  Congratulations, Michael.


Spring Art Show Highlights

On Tuesday, April 8th, the Visual Art Department presented their annual Spring Artfest with colorful expressions and melodious music.  We want to thank all the students and parents who facilitated with the many responsibilities of promoting and presenting the art show.  Kudos to Mr. Torrez and the orchestra for painting the colorful sounds that complement the visual designs.  Scores of gratitude to Xazziel Martinez and Taylor Rysanek for their marvelous renderings in music.

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Clowning Around

On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 several PAPA students performed in Working Classroom’s Improv/Theatre Games and Clowning Performances. Sarah Hogan and Amanda Perea acted in the Improv/Theatre performance. Juliana Gorena, Chad Mortensen, Dominique Marquez, Dayana Diaz and Jerricho Terrazas acted in the Clowning Performance. Both were directed by Meggan Gomez.  Clown Photo credit by Paola Scharberg
Special thank you to Meggan Gomez and Working Classroom



Congratulations to Denise Reyes, National Geographic Future Voices of New Mexico Winner!

Denise Reyes, PAPA 11th grader is the 1st place winner of the National Geographic Future Voices of New Mexico Film Contest for her PSA film “Family Dinner.”  $300 for 1st place and an awesome film.
The festival took place yesterday 3.25.14 in Santa Fe at the Lensic Performance Art Center.  PAPA Film and Media were unable to attend because of NMSBA testing conflicts.  However, we were able to send a PAPA Senior delegation to attend and accept the award.  Thanks to our awesome PAPA Seniors as well.
Congratulations to all PAPA Filmmakers and Photographers that participated in this years contest.  Beautiful work by all.
We will be posting our photos and films on our PAPA Film and Media Facebook page, PAPArazzi.