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University of Arizona South

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The University of Arizona South held its graduation ceremony along with Cochise College on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the James C. Clark Auditorium at Nogales High School.  Family, friends, and school personnel were all in attendance to support the graduates. U of A Graduates: Monica Navarro Ian Danielson Jenniffer Estrada Ivonne Flores Margarita Gonzalez Brigitte Curiel Juan ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Class of 2017

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Rio Rico High School Class of 2017 held their graduation ceremony, on Thursday, May 25th, at 7:00 pm. The Rio Rico Marching Hawks Band played, while the graduates came down the stairways in their customized graduation caps. From every angle of the stadium, friends, school faculty, and family were able to see the graduates walking down the stair in their ... Read More »

James Quijada Receives AIA Scholar Activity Award

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Rio Rico High School JROTC Senior, James Quijada, received the AIA Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy 2016-2017 Scholar-Activity of the Year Award for the 6A Conference. The Dr. Voie Stuart Chase Coy 2016-2017 Scholar-Activity/Athlete of the Year Award is given each year to students whose academic accomplishments are a positive model for others, who possess high levels of integrity and ... Read More »

Teacher of the Year Kickoff Breakfast

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On Thursday April 20, 2017 Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velásquez hosted their Annual Teacher of the Year Kickoff Breakfast at the Americana/Quality Inn Patio. This extra ordinary breakfast, was planned by Special Events Coordinator, Patricia Barraza and is done as a token of appreciation to all Sponsors, Donors and all those who so kindly supported last year’s ... Read More »

Patagonia High School Graduation

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Patagonia High School held their graduation ceremony in the gymnasium on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m. The energy of the graduates was present and it was well felt. The parents and countless family members that were there to support them, along with the school staff, and school district members,  all exuberated a sense of pride when it came to ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Nidia Solorzano

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Border Eco proudly features this month in its people that “echo” Nidia Solorzano a woman dedicated to public service. Mrs.Solorzano is currently employed by the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office as a Victims Services Division Advocate. She was recently selected to attend the advanced leadership seminar “Women’ Empowerment of the 21 Century” in Washington D.C. Approximately 4,700 Sonoran women were ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School Celebrates A+ Designation

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Rio Rico High School rolled out the red carpet for students, teachers, families and dignitaries as they celebrated their recent A+ School of Excellence™ Award by the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). Arizona Educational Foundation Director, Lee Nelson, presented the award to Principal Shelly Vroegh. Guest speakers included SCVUSD Governing Board President Maria Neuman, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Alfredo ... Read More »

SCVUSD Hosts 4th Annual Future Chef Challenge

SCVUSD Hosts 4th Annual Future Chef Challenge

The theme was “healthy comfort foods” — the winning entry in the Future Chef Challenge was spaghetti prepared by Martin Echeverria Fuentes, first-grade student at Calabasas School.   Fuentes’ recipe was straightforward:  Boil pasta with salt and olive oil.  Once ready, drain pasta and leave on pot.  Add butter, tomato sauce, garlic salt and mix.  Serve with cheese. The competition, ... Read More »

4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Celebration

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The Southern Arizona Autism Association a nonprofit organization serving families in Nogales, Arizona celebrated their 4th Annual World Autism  Awareness Day Celebration in Santa Cruz County. The event brings resources and programs to families in Ambos Nogales. The celebration took place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the Teyechea Park behind city hall. The event is held ... Read More »

People that “echo”- Marco Antonio Zamudio

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This month Border Eco introduces an individual who works behind the scenes at Cochise College but has for several years echoed many accomplishments throughout his life. Marco Antonio Zamudio is originally from San Diego, California. He moved to Nogales, Arizona at the age of 4 years-old with his parents. He has been working in the field of education for the ... Read More »

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