Recent Governing Board Presentations Awards, Achievements and Recognitions

Recent Governing Board Presentations Awards, Achievements and Recognitions

Each year the Deer Valley Education Support Professional Association or DVESPA accepts student scholarship applications from all DVESPA members and their families. This year’s scholarship recipient is Mountain Ridge High School Senior Caleb Crabbs, who will receive a $750 scholarship to the University of Arizona, where Caleb will enter the Aerospace Engineering program.
Arizona Model United Nations Best School Delegation – Mountain Ridge High School
The Model United Nations is an academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. Model U-N involves research, public speaking, debate, writing, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership. At the recent Arizona Model U-N Annual Conference at the University of Arizona, the Mountain Ridge High School Model United Nations Club earned Best School Delegation out of the twenty high schools represented. In addition, several students earned special recognition based on their extraordinary performances… Joseph Caravetta, Emily Chaisson, Tyler DeMers, and Shiv Shah were named Outstanding Experienced Delegate and Liam McDonald earned Outstanding position paper. Congratulations to advisor Chris O’Brien and the Arizona Best School Delegation: Mountain Ridge High School Model United Nations Club.
Skills USA Culinary Arts Champion – Teri Hammonds, Barry Goldwater High School
Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry professionals working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Culinary students, including Barry Goldwater Sophomore Teri Hammonds, recently competed in both hot and cold food preparation and presentation. Contestants demonstrated their knowledge and skills through the production of a four-course menu in a full day competition. The contestants were rated on their organization, knife skills, cooking techniques, creative presentation, sanitation and food safety techniques, and above all, the quality and flavor of their prepared items. Teri secured first place… and will now compete this summer at the Skills USA national competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

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