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The Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards is an award given out by Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) to honor educators who go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of children. It is the only award that specifically pays tribute to Hispanic teachers in Arizona. In its 12th year, CPLC has selected this year’s winner for the first ... Read More »

Youth art exhibit

Young Audiences of Santa Cruz County and the Hilltop Art Gallery presented the 2nd Annual Youth Art Exhibit. The event took place at Kasa Mia Restaurant and featured local children’s artwork, dining and music. It was a two day event, one for adults only and the second one for the entire family. Tickets were sold for $20 per adult. Guests ... Read More »

Scholarship Program at Cochise College

On September 28th, the Government of Mexico through the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, and the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office held a ceremony of the “IME Scholarship Program” at Cochise College. IME Scholarship is a program aimed by the Mexican government, local government institutions, and private sector, among others, that contribute to development the education of Mexican ... Read More »

The Santa Fe Ranch

In decades past when the environmentalist movement began to educate the American public to words such as “conservation” and “protection of public lands”, cattle ranchers were publicly vilified as abusers of nature, branded as working against nature rather than with her. Far from factual, most American cattle ranchers relying on Nature to provide their country with beef and its hundreds ... Read More »

Ranch bred Physiologist-Dean Fish

Faint images of rugged men taming the old West run through most of our minds when thinking of the traditional cowboy. Images of men out in the Arizona desert tending cattle, fierce battles between Native Americans over different disputes and equally strong women alongside their men are easily conjured in our imaginations. Santa Cruz County has the real thing when ... Read More »

2011 Teacher of the Year

The Santa Cruz Superintendent of Schools, in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club, named its 2011 Teacher of the Year on Friday, August 19, 2011. Fifteen local teachers were in the running for the top prize and at the event all were honored The event is a year long process in which funding is sought, preparations and nominees are submitted ... Read More »

Teacher of the year 2011

The Santa Cruz Superintendents Office in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club has named its 2011 Teacher of the Year this past August 19, 2011. Fifteen local teachers were in the running for the top prize and at the event all were honored but a runner up and a grand prizewinner was announced. The event is a year long process ... Read More »

HIPPY Program Planting Seeds of Learning

For the past five years the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has been preparing children in Santa Cruz County for a successful future. The program is one of four initiatives from the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velasquez. This program provides parents of three, four and five year old children with the educational tools ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County One Stop holds law enforcement empowerment seminar

As the successful summer work program comes to a conclusion, the SCC One Stop held a seminar to encourage young adults to learn about and/or pursue careers as peace officers in our local law enforcement agencies. Speakers included local officers, attorneys and staff who spoke about the importance of education, dedication, and hard work to reach the goals of our ... Read More »

One-Stop Career Center holds event

The Santa Cruz County One-Stop Career Center held an event filled with entertainment, food and fun on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Student participants, employers and members of the community were invited to attend and participate in the celebration of a successful summer program. Entertainment featured raffles from prize baskets and basketball shoot outs. The event also featured a variety of ... Read More »

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