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(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

Amy Johnson, a fifth-grade teacher at Central Elementary School, holds a bouquet of flowers after being chosen as the Tate Branch Success Maker award recipient for the month of October at Monday’s meeting of the Artesia Public Schools Board of Education. Joining Johnson are, from left, APS Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, Tate Branch, and Camilo Romero, general manager of Tate Branch Auto Group Artesia.