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Governor Martinez and Secretary Skandera Surprise
2015 New Mexico True Reading Challenge Grand Prize Winners
Above: Governor Martinez, Synthia Jaramillo (Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce), and Beverly Cruz (Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce) surprised grand prize winner McKenna Davis.
Right: Taylor Nelson, a grand prize winner, was surprised by Governor Martinez and Secretary Skandera at Chaparral Elementary.

Below: Grand prize winner Rocco Del Mauro was surprised by Governor Martinez at Pinon Elementary.
Complete List of Winners:

All-expenses paid trip to Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

McKenna Davis
Albuquerque, NM
North Star Elementary – 4th Grade

Overnight stay at the Hotel Albuquerque, admission tickets to both the High Noon History Tour and the Ghost Tour of Old Town, and tickets for Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Kinley Karel
Alamogordo, NM
Sierra Elementary – 2nd Grade

Two tickets to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and four day passes to Ghost Ranch

Taylor Nelson
Santa Fe, NM
Chaparral Elementary – 3rd Grade

Balloon ride with the Governor and First Gentleman

Jack Hathaway
Albuquerque, NM
Early Childhood Counts – PreK

Aiden Rubio
Lovington, NM
Yarbro Elementary – 5th Grade

Opportunity to become ABQ BioPark Junior Zookeepers for a day and admission tickets to the ABQ BioPark


Kodi Pittman
Albuquerque, NM
Painted Sky Elementary – 2nd Grade

Ellianna Noedel
Albuquerque, NM
Matheson Park Elementary – 3rd Grade

Bryanna Trujillo
Truchas, NM
Barranca Mesa Elementary – 1st Grade

Mariana Murillo
Belen, NM
H.T. Jaramillo Elementary – 3rd Grade

Admission tickets to the 2015 New Mexico State Fair and four tickets to one of the State Fair's exciting concerts/rodeos at Tingley Coliseum

Emi Coombs
Las Cruces, NM
Desert Hills Elementary – 5th Grade

The opportunity to meet with Lobos head basketball coach, be announced on the court at halftime, a pair of tickets to the a Lobo game, and an autographed basketball

Daniel Bigger
Albuquerque, NM
Marie Hughes Elementary – 2nd Grade

Aaron Nguyen
Albuquerque, NM
OLF - 3rd Grade

Rocco Del Mauro
Los Alamos, NM
Pinon Elementary – 2nd Grade

The opportunity to meet with Aggies head basketball coach, be announced on the court at halftime, a pair of tickets to the an Aggies game, and an autographed basketball

Vanna Deaton
Silver City, NM
6th Street Elementary – 1st Grade

Samera Castillo
Silver City, NM
6th Street Elementary – 1st Grade

Soraya Kamali
Las Cruces, NM
J Paul Taylor Elementary School – Kindergarten

Fossil dig with state's paleontologist and admission tickets to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Benjamin Sanchez
Los Alamos, NM
Aspen Elementary – 3rd Grade

Sofia Melendez
Las Cruces, NM
Sonoma Elementary – 3rd Grade

The State of New Mexico is grateful to our community partners from throughout the state
for making the New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge possible:

 
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