2022 $3,000 Scholarship Winner:                             Isabella (Isa) Manzaneres
posted by Los Alamos Daily Post submitted by Carol Clark May 24, 2022


                                                                       Artwork created by Isa. Courtesy photo                                  



This year the Los Alamos Alumni Scholarship has been awarded to Los Alamos High School graduating senior Isabella (Isa) Manzanares Class of 2022.

Manzanares is the daughter of Michael and Sarah Manzanares of Los Alamos and will be attending Fort Lewis College in the fall. Her planned major is Art Education as she would like to be an Art Teacher for   K – 12.

Manzanares finds her happiness and passion through her art and said that she wants to help others learn to find their happiness and passion through art as well. Another passion that she has is Cross Country running, which she hopes to pursue at Ft. Lewis as well.

Through high school she has usually worked two jobs while taking honors classes and maintaining a high GPA. Manzanares said that she is eager to continue her education and come back to New Mexico to help students grow and learn.

Isa said that she is proud of her New Mexico heritage as well. Before New Mexico was a state her ancestors settled in the northern mountains raising cattle and growing crops. She said that she feels very connected to the land and feels that it harbors both exceptional beauty and cruelty. Her family still clean their acequias and work the fields each year.

The Los Alamos Alumni Association began its scholarship giving in 1994. Since its inception the scholarship has grown in size from $500 to $3,000 for a graduating Senior. In 2019 the Association was able to give two scholarships. The scholarship is given to a senior who shows they have met the standards set by the Alumni Scholarship Committee.




2021 $3,000  SCHOLARSHIP  WINNER: Logan Black 



LAHS Class of 1969 Awards Logan Black $3,000 Academic Scholarship to Pursue Teacher ’s Education Degree

Los Alamos High School Logan Black is recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the LAHS Class of 1969. ‘In deciding what I wanted to do in the future, I thought about the people who were the most impactful in my life. These people were consistently my teachers and educators,’ Black said. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Alumni Association is proud to announce that Joslyn Anjolie Martinez, a graduating 2020 senior, has been awarded the LAHS Alumni Scholarship in Memory of Shirley Fries. 

Joslyn is the daughter of Santiago and Anna Martinez. The family resides in Española and Joslyn has commuted from Española to Los Alamos to attend school since the second grade. While doing so she has maintained an excellent GPA while

also spending time volunteering in the Española Community throughout high school. 

Since 2019 Joslyn has been a job shadow at Presbyterian Hospital, which helped make her decision to become a medical provider.

Joslyn applied and was accepted into eight universities and has decided to attend New Mexico State University in the fall where she has also been accepted into a competitive program known as the Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program (OMPP), which will give her guaranteed admission into the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine upon graduation at NMSU. Once she has completed her education she plans on returning to New Mexico to provide medical care.

Joslyn has asked that we include her thank you to her parents, brother, grandparents and other family members for their inspiration and encouragement. Because of their influence she feels she has the tools needed to provide a better future for herself and to encourage others do the same. She would also like to thank the Scholarship Committees, from the various scholarships she received, as the scholarships will help her tremendously in continuing her education.


The All Class Reunion serves as a fundraising effort for the Los Alamos Alumni Scholarship in Memory of Shirley Fries 

  A scholarship is awarded  each year to one or two graduates that have been found to be academically able and in need of assistance to further their education at a place of higher learning.  Any contributions towards our scholarship fund are fully tax deductible.  Our status may be checked at the New Mexico Attorney General's web site.


Do we have anyone wanting to make additional donations??????

If so please make the check out to the LAHS Alumni Association 

Write the word Scholarship on the memo line 

Mail it to

LAHS Alumni Association   (Attn: Elizabeth Pacheco)

11008 Snowbird Dr NW

Albuquerque, NM    87114

Contributions towards the Shirley Fries Alumni Scholarship fund are fully tax deductible.  Our status can be checked with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office.   Los Alamos High School Alumni Association is a non-profit organization in good standing as a Charities Organization.