For Amanda

Somewhere up in Heaven a doe eyed girl looks down,
With eyes so warm and gentle, and hair so chestnut brown.
Her smile is bright and happy, as she lightens up the day,
And God Himself is oh so proud, that she has come to stay.

The stars above New Mexico, seem brighter in the sky,
And kindness is a way of life for friends who care to try.
For it is in giving we keep her heart alive,
And though we miss her dearly we never question why.

So rest now with the angels, beautiful young girl,
As Random Acts of Kindness encompass our small world.
For others now will share your life in gentle loving ways,
And goodness grows because of you, to bless another’s day.
Marianne King  

Maria Pacheco was named the 2018 Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Maria Pacheco!

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2018 Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial Scholarship Maria Pacheco. She is optimistic, passionate, and always putting others first which is what makes her a well deserving recipient. She has given back to her community by participating in several blood drives to help others by overcoming her fears and thinking of the greater good her selfless act is providing.

Even though she has been through several hardships in her life, she strives to be a role model to others, especially to her family. Maria hopes to follow her lifelong passion and go into the field of Film Production. With the help of this scholarship, we wish Maria a bright and successful future ahead.

The Always Amanda Organization is proud to add Maria to our family of past recipients and wish her well as she continues her education and beyond.

2015 Winner Jeanine Montoya (center) 2016 Winner Adrian Vigil (center) 2017 Winner Brooke Gallegos (center) 2018 Winner Maris Paecheco (center)
2011 Winner Amber Rougemont (center) 2012 Winner Vidalia Vigil (right), 2013 Winner Danae Varela (right), 2014 Winner Angelica Ortiz (center)