From Left: Nancy Lopez Elementary School Teacher Connie Marquez, award-winner Jesus Luna, Missing Persons Program administrator Ginene Trajillo and State Police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez pose for a photo following the award ceremony Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)
A special Nancy Lopez Elementary School fifth-grader received a statewide recognition Friday by the New Mexico State Police for his drawing depicting “Stranger Danger.”
Jesus Luna, of Connie Marquez’s class, was surprised with a pizza party, special badges, goodies and a backpack full of school supplies delivered by Santa Fe-based Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez.
“I’m so proud of him,” his father Efren Luna said as he watched.