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Teacher of the Year Awards 2019

On Friday, August 9, 2019, the 12th Annual Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner Ceremony took place at the Americana/Quality Inn Mayan Ballroom.  With the soft sounds of guitarist Ivan Orellana in the background and the room decorated as an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, the 20 nominated teachers made their way in and took their seats.  ... Read More »

Mayor’s Corner-September Echoes

I would like to welcome back all teachers, staff, parents and students to the start of the 2019-2020 school year!  As a teacher myself, I truly know that students are the reason we love teaching.  When students come onto campus, we celebrate their potential, accomplishments and drive to learn.  We also value the parents/guardians for their dedication; we how that ... Read More »

Embracing cultural diversity

A local Nogalian living in two cultures, in two different countries as a young child. Greta Solinap-Peng Inspires young people to embrace their culture. People often ask me what it’s like growing up in two countries at thousands of miles apart.  And I always say that it has been the fact that I was raised in a multicultural and multilingual. ... Read More »

People that “echo”Jeaneth Sanchez

This month’s people that echo features Jeaneth Sanchez a rising star in Santa Cruz County. She is the Girl Scouts membership specialist for Santa Cruz County.  Ms. Sanchez was born in Nogales, Sonora Mexico. She later immigrated to Nogales, Arizona with her parents and siblings, the youngest of 5 sisters. She is happily married and mother of a 7-year-old boy ... Read More »

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona-Empowering Girls

The Girl Scouts of Santa Cruz County seeks to empower girls through courage, confidence, and character through a wide variety of enriching experiences, while helping them develop their full individual potential.The Girl Scout Movement began more than 100 years ago, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the very first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA on March 12, 1912. In the ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Cassandra Camacho

This month’s people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County is proud to introduce Cassandra Camacho. She was born and raised in Nogales. She has a Master of Education in Human Relations and an alumni from Northern Arizona University. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona.. Mrs. Camacho is a ... Read More »

Inspiring Educator

A teacher who has the ability to inspire students is the type of teacher who will for a long time be remembered. Students who are inspired by teachers accomplish amazing things, and that motivation almost always stays with them. That’s because inspiration is one of the most important gifts an educator can provide to its students.  Exceptional educators are able ... Read More »

Investing in Families-Child & Family Resources

Child and Family Resources is an organization that invests in the well-being of families in Santa Cruz County. It provides services throughout Santa Cruz County within the limits of Nogales, Rio Rico, Tumacacori, Patagonia, Elgin, Sonoita, and Tubac. Santa Cruz County community members benefit from Healthy Families by receiving encouragement, support, and services during the critical first years of their child’s life.  In Santa ... Read More »

2019/2020 Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Nominees

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent Mr. Alfredo I. Velasquez and the Nogales Rotary Club are proud to introduce you to this year’s Santa Cruz County Teacher of the Year Nominees.  Each of the nominees was selected by their peers at their respective schools. All the nominees were interviewed by a panel of judges who had the responsibility of selecting ... Read More »

Jump Back 2 School 2019

Local organizations have been hosting the Jump Back 2 School event for several years now. This was their 7th Annual Jump Back 2 School event. The event was originally spearheaded by Safeway along with other local non-profit organizations. On Saturday, July 13th the day started early for several families and students in anticipation for the Jump Back 2 School event. ... Read More »

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