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DHS Spotlight

staff and student highlights

Student Spotlight

Freshman: Jonathan

Past  Student Spotlight interviews

Sophomore: Sam Hofacket

Senior: Brizella Baeza


Senior Aarlet Hermosillo with Governor Michelle Lujan

Senior A.j Flores signs to ENMU for football


Photo Courtesy - Billy Armendariz, Deming Headlight



Olea Ortiz Runs the 5K Duke City Marathon

Olea was introduced to track at her brother's track meet, and the cross-country coach approached her and told her she should try running. She decided to pursue it. Olea wanted to try something out of her comfort, and she chose to try running a marathon, which wasn't the only thing she did. Olea helped her soccer team win on Friday, October 20th; on October 21st, she had the pre-state for cross country and placed 49th. On the day of the marathon, Olea got First in her age category, 9th overall in the women's category, and 46th in overall genders. Her time on the marathon was 23.17; although doing fantastic, she did not PR, but she looks forward to researching more on marathons and joining again.


Mr. Diaz

Mr. Diaz has been working in education for more than 15 years, getting his start as an elementary school teacher and soon working as an administrator. Mr. Diaz is originally from Los, Angeles California, and at the age of 12, he would move to New Mexico. Coming from a migrant family, Mr. Diaz explains that he values hard work as he began working in the fields at the young age of twelve to earn himself money. When asked about his hobbies, Mr. Diaz explained that he enjoys gaming but has his heart set on coaching “My true passion is coaching “. In high school, Mr. Diaz was a multiple sport athlete participating in track, football, baseball, and basketball. He explains that he loves Deming because of the culture and the warm welcoming people “It’s only 30 minutes away but it’s a different world “ explaining that his love for Deming is really in the people and the kids, as he enjoys working on his Spanish. He would like his students to know that he is focused mainly on his students and enjoys speaking and connecting with them. Mr. Diaz is a welcoming person with a kindred smile, I enjoyed speaking with him and being able to learn about him.

Mindless Kids Club Interview

Interview with Mr. Lozano- New DHS Principal

Mrs. Hofacket
Linda-Rae Uzueta
Mrs. Hofacket is one of the many new admins this year. She has many years of experience under her belt in education explaining “This is my 20th year in education”. Before becoming a principal at Memorial
and coming to DHS, she taught English for 14 years. Hofacket explained “I am very excited to be back at DHS and I feel at home with high school students. They are the coolest!” Mrs. Hofacket also has her
bachelor's degree in secondary education focusing on Engli
sh. She has a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on English and History and a Graduate Certificate in Administration from WNMU. Her many achievements include being a national board-certified teacher and playing volleyball as an outside hitter during her time at NMSU. A personal goal of hers this school year is to memorize all the staff’s names by the end of the school year and all the students in two. She also expressed how much she loves teaching, reading, and eating tacos. She is very excited to be at the high school this year and to watch all her sons in one place!

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Mrs. Torres - New Teacher at DHS
By Isabel Jimenez

One of our newer teachers at DHS Mrs. Torres has been a teacher for about 18 years. She loves DHS because her co-workers are helpful, and her kids are chill. When handling difficult students, she treats them with tender love and care and tries to give them hope for their futures by chatting and praising good behavior. She wanted to start teaching because she wanted to be there for kids who are outcasts like she was in high school. She also wanted to be a safe place for students. She decided to work at DHS because she and her wife love the small-town feel. She is originally from El Paso, but she moved because she wanted a change of pace. Her old high school became an Early College High School, and she was thinking DHS could be a blended Early College one day too.


Mr. Libby - Thank you for grilling at every home game!

Classroom Pics

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