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2nd Annual Pharm Camp

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Santa Cruz County School Superintendent, Alfredo Velásquez and the Healthy Students Grant sponsored the second annual Pharm Camp for county 7th and 8th grade students who want to pursue a career in the fields of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This camp was held June 19th through the 22nd, and was housed at the Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College. The ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School Planning Committee

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The Jump Back 2 School Committee met Wednesday, June 21st to continue with their planning of their back to school event. According to the National Federation Survey (2010), the cost to prepare a child for their first day of school is $422.00 dollars. Not every family can afford such an expense, especially if they have more than one child. As ... Read More »

4th Annual Public Safety Officer Awards

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The Rotary Club of Nogales hosted their 4th Annual Public Safety Officers Awards Dinner on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at the Quality Hotel Americana. The event recognized 15 public safety officers within Santa Cruz County for their service. Family, friends, and colleagues attended the event to show their support to the officers recognized for dedication and hard work in the ... Read More »

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 »

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