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Teacher of the Year Awards 2017

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The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office and the Nogales Rotary Club held their 10th Annual Teacher of the Year Awards at the Quality Hotel Americana on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The event’s theme this year were black and white, which were displayed on the tables and ballroom decor. The black and white themed event not only recognizes ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2017

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It takes a village to raise a child.For several months, local organizations have been meeting monthly to help plan for the Jump Back 2 School event. It is an opportunity for local organizations and community leaders to work in collaboration to host an event to help local families in need. It is estimated that the average family spends approximately $400.00 ... 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 »

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 »

Thank you!-Cochise College

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Cochise College Santa Cruz Center has had a strong presence in our county since 2003. The college has 48 part-time instructors, 4 full-time instructors, with a total of 7 full-time staff members and 5 part-time staff members. “A wonderful aspect of our college is how we emphasize the word “community,” is the service we provide to everyone who walks in our doors. ... Read More »

“Successful Women”

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The General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona held its 2nd series panel of “Successful Women,” on Monday, March 6th at the bicentennial hall in celebration of International Women’s Day. The guest panel was composed of three successful community leaders: Marie Montenegro-Ochoa (DCS supervisor), Claudia Mariz Oroz (business woman), and Mercedes Castro (Our House Shelter case manager). The first panel ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee 2017

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The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office hosted the 2017 Spelling Bee. The event was held on Friday, February 3, 2017. The event coordinators: Marisol Chiquete-Bolaina, and Julie A. Ulrich. It was held at the Santa Cruz County Complex. The Spelling Bee began with a pledge of allegiance followed with a warm welcome by the Santa Cruz County Superintendent  Alfredo I. ... Read More »

U of A Doctoral Candidates Visit Lincoln Elementary

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On January 10th Lincoln Elementary welcomed a group of doctoral candidates from the University of Arizona at their school. The group consisted of twelve doctoral candidates and three professors that were greeted at the school entrance by the school STUCO Officers, along with their guides (Ms. Mayra Garcia and Mr. Carlson). Mr. Velásquez, School Superintendent, Mr. Young, Chief Deputy, and ... Read More »

2nd Annual Nogales Toy Run

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On Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Circles of Peace, ADDYCT, and Maxima 99, and Arizona Lifeline hosted a toy run at the Teyechea Park at City Hall from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event was a fun-filled event for the whole family. Children and their parents had an opportunity to meet Santa Claus, listen to Christmas music, enjoy free hot dogs, hot ... Read More »

The Elephant in the Room

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The Santa Cruz County Superintendent’s Office was recently invited to the state capitol to participate in the 2nd Annual Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family in Phoenix, Arizona on October 24th. The event was hosted by the governor’s office as part of their Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the event  “The Elephant in the Room” was introduced by ... Read More »

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