Darian Peterson, drama student and senior at Artesia High School, displays her certificate after being recognized Monday by the Artesia Public Schools Board of Education for being selected as one of a handful of All-Festival Cast Members during the 2016 NMAA State High School One-Act Production Competition, held concurrently with the High Desert Theatre Festival in Las Cruces. Drama coach Eugene Irby recognized all participants from AHS Drama, saying, “My hats off to you guys. This is my fourth year to coach this club, and I have enjoyed every minute of this.” Pictured with Darian is her mother, Melissa Peterson, and, from left, APS Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, board members Jeff Bowman and David Conklin, and School Board President Lowell Irby. (Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)