Keith Zawistowski, San Pedro

Don’t blink, it goes by fast.









JR, Cedar Crest

Never lose your integrity.








Rob Helton, Edgewood

Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability.









Justin Nighbert, Sandia Park

Don’t cut your own hair. Don’t do your own dental work. Pick a woman that’ll take care of you.









Jeff Garcia, Edgewood

Stay in school because your brain will last longer than your back will.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at news.ind.editor@gmail.com.