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Zaskia Villa of Nogales High School is Arizona’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

Zaskia Villa, a senior at Nogales High School

By Arizona Commission on the Arts Photos by Alonso Parra, Lamp Left Media Zaskia Villa, a senior at Nogales High School in Nogales, Arizona, will represent Arizona at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud National Finals competition in Washington, D.C., in April. Zaskia claimed the title of 2015 Arizona State Champion on Thursday, March 12, at the State Finals competition ... Read More »

“Creating Critical Thinkers Rooted In Spirituality”

"Creating Critical Thinkers Rooted In Spirituality"

Sacred Heart Catholic School is a parish school in Nogales, Arizona that began its Catholic educational history in 1910. It was closed in 1998, and was re-established in 2001.Sacred Heart Catholic School is a hidden gem filled with the most amazing teachers, parents and students. Everyone that becomes a member of Sacred Heart Catholic School becomes a member of the ... Read More »

“One of Our Own”

"One of Our Own"

A Cochise College student Nailea Leon of Rio Rico, Arizona was recently nominated as one of the recipients of the 2015-All Arizona Academic Teams. She will receive a tuition waiver to complete her bachelor’s degree at one of the state’s public universities. She is majoring in journalism and media arts at the Santa Cruz Center. She plans to transfer to ... Read More »

“Creating Educational Opportunities for Future Generations”

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The Office of Santa Cruz County Superintendent Alfredo Velásquez recognizes the importance of providing students in Santa Cruz County with a quality education. Therefore, Superintendent Velásquez has launched a new program “Career Readiness and Educational Opportunities” (CREO), which provides job skills and career and college readiness resources to help prepare students for higher education. Education is crucial to one’s career ... Read More »

Student of the Quarter Awards

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The Nogales Rotary Club honored seventeen scholars from thirteen different Nogales schools for their exemplary scholarship and citizenship. The students were introduced during the meeting, along with their teacher or school representative. Parents who were able to attend were asked to stand to be recognized also. The requirement for earning the award is not just good grades, the recipient also ... Read More »

Inspiring Future Generation of Educators

Inspiring Future Educators

Fernando Parra a Nogales native was recently appointed by the school board as the new school superintendent. He will begin the school year by making sure the district provides students with the best academic opportunities. Mr. Parra’s future plans include being a supportive leader that communicates and listens to staff, teachers, and students dealing with many of the everyday challenges ... Read More »

Humble Beginnings

An educator working tirelessly to create a challenging, nurturing environment for Cochise College students.

A great educator creates a sense of community and belonging. These are just among the few characteristics that describe Sue Neilsen, Director of Cochise College.  She is an exceptional life-long educator, who has dedicated herself to empowering students all of ages to achieve their dreams. She has worked in the educational field for 43 years. Ms. Neilsen grew up in ... Read More »

SCVUSD Welcomes 2014-15 New Teachers

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SCVUSD kicked off the school year with a “New Teacher Orientation”, welcoming 21 new teachers to the district. Teachers will be working at the following schools. Mountain View Elementary: Samantha Wolle, Kindergarten. Peña Blanca Elementary: Marcy Miller, 4th Grade; Drew Berns, Music; Marinez Alvarez, Prevention Specialist; and Kenneth Poppino, 5th Grade. San Cayetano: Shauna Young, 1st Grade; and Donald Smith, ... Read More »

SCVUSD No. 35 Business Office Receives Certificate of Excellence Award for 14th Consecutive Year

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For the 14th consecutive year, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35’s Business Office has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. For the last 12 years, the Business Office has been led by Isela Brown, ... Read More »

Rio Rico High School JROTC Celebrates Awards Night

(R-L) Chief Koch presents Cadet Christian Flores with the Let 4 Recognition cord, representing four years of participation in the RRHS JROTC.

Over 180 national and institutional awards were handed out to 78 cadets as family, friends and RRHS JROTC graduates cheered on at the JROTC Annual Awards Night at Rio Rico High School. It was a night of pomp, celebration, change of command, and goodbyes. The evening began with cadets marching by class into the gymnasium followed by the Color Guard’s ... Read More »

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