College Night Nearing For Class Of 2016 Seniors

Kenya Acosta El Guerrero Pueblo
By Kenya Acosta

The excitement is brewing as the 42nd Annual Tucson College Night to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, is just two weeks away, and this event promises to open doors for several thousand seniors across the Tucson metro area.

More than 200 colleges and universities will be presenting and showcasing their unique college opportunities as well as their information. Among the list of schools attending this year are Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and Cornell College.

Last year, an estimated 100 seniors from Pueblo High School attended this event. Erik Gutierrez who took part of the event last year, said, “This event was very helpful, and I was able to learn a lot of different things from different colleges.”

A scholarship raffle will entice students to participate in this event which will be taking place at the Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All seniors are encouraged to attend and discover the many options they have available to them. Indeed, College Night will be a night of adventure for all seniors as they take a peek into their futures.

Warrior Meets Congressman Grijalva

By Xamantha Williams

Senior Shaira Perez with Congressman Raul Grijalva

Our very own Shaira Perez (Class of 2016), a senior at Pueblo Magnet High School, had the opportunity to be among 50 Tucson area administrations, staff members, teachers and students to attend a meeting held at the YWCA Francis McClelland Community Center to hear U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva discuss the importance of Arizona schools receiving equal access to education.

College and Career Coordinator, Mr. Ruben Romero, was contacted and invited along with another student to attend the meeting by former Pueblo student Ms. Cassandra Becerra, who now works as office assistant for Grijalva.

Ruben Romero with Congressman Raul Grijalva

“I chose Shaira [Perez] to come to the meeting with me because she’s ranked number one in her senior class right now,” Romero said. “I like what Congressman Grijalva had to say. He really wants to see a lot of improvements in our schools, including the equality of education across Tucson.”

During their time together, Perez and Romero had the opportunity to converse about education and its challenges for the future.

“I was glad to hear that Grijalva is trying to do something for us students and our quality of education,” Perez said. “I’m honored that I got to go to this meeting because I was introduced as an achieving student and felt that the issues were very important.”

MEChA Prepares For Chicago

By Emilio Grijalva and Aliah Luna

People gathering in Pueblo patio for 2015 Cesar Chavez March

This year Pueblo’s MEChA club members are getting ready to pack their bags to travel to Chicago on April 9-12, for a National MEChA conference, where they will be discussing social issues as well as meeting other students across the country.

The “MEChistas” are fundraising $4,000 to buy plane tickets to send all seven club members and two sponsors to attend the conference. By mid-March, the club had already raised $3,000 from carwashes and selling food at school events; they are asking for any donations. The district donated the rest of the money needed for this trip through Title 1 funds.

Co-president Yulissa Hurtado, a junior, said, “MEChA represents social justice and equality for everyone. I am really excited to be able to talk to other students around the country about a lot of different issues.”

This year’s sponsors, Ms. Jessica Mejia, Mr. Jesus Orduño and Ms. Sally Rusk are very proud of this year’s club members and wholeheartedly support the fervid efforts of their students.

“MEChA gives the students a voice and connects Pueblo with the community,” said Mejia.

On Saturday, March 28, MEChA hosted a fundraiser at Pueblo for Cesar Chavez’s birthday from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Food was served and a DJ played music to entertain the crowd. MEChA was able to raise more money for their trip to Chicago through entry fees.

Pueblo High School MEChistas

Earlier that day, MEChA members as well as other supporters and students in other Pueblo clubs walked from Pueblo to Rudy Garcia Park to bring awareness to social issues.

MEChA, which began in the late 1960s during the Chicano Rights Movement, is a student-run organization that focuses on social justice and community outreach.

Road Warriors Participate In Tour de Tucson 2013

Road Warriors pose for picture after ride.

Our very own Road Warriors participated in a rainy & chilly Tour de Tucson on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

The Road Warriors Club has been in existence since 2001 and every year since, Pueblo has been represented at El Tour de Tucson.  Please congratulate the following student riders and faculty volunteers  who rode in such inclement weather that day.

Road Warriors pose with faculty volunteers after event.

Here’s the results:

57 Miles
Luis Moctezuma Del Toro 3:54:18 (327-1002)
Michael Warner 4:07:21 (414-1002)
Kari Warner 4:59:07 (710-1002)

38 Miles
Nathaniel Gonzales 2:47:38 (205-953)
Amy Kijewski 2:50:29 (240-953)
Nathaniel Adams 2:50:29 (241-953)
Christian Quiñones 3:22:51 (482-953)

Road Warriors during their practice rides.

Mariachi Aztlan Performs At Arizona State Capitol

This past Monday, March 4 Pueblo’s Mariachi Aztlan performed at our Arizona State Capital. Three performances were given, one to Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Senators Bradley and Lopez, one on the mall between the House and Senate and the third was at the opening of senate meeting.

Pueblo's Mariachi Aztlan Performs At Arizona State Capitol

Pueblo students with Secretary Bennett and Senators Bradley and Lopez.

This is the first time a student group has been invited to perform for a senate meeting. The students received a standing ovation by all the senators. The House plans to extend an invitation in the future and the comments from everyone were of the highest compliment.

Secretary Bennett, Senators Bradley & Lopez And Teachers

Fine Arts Teachers with Secretary Bennett and the Senators.

We are so proud of our Mariachi representing our school at the local, state and national level!

Warriors Volunteer For National Public Lands Day

Pueblo Fire Service students woke up bright and early on  Saturday morning, September 24th for National Public Lands Day.  At 6:30 a.m., these  volunteers were ready to work.  We praise their efforts and dedication to the City of Tucson with their participation in restoring the beauty and vitality of our public lands.

On the top of A-Mountain. Can you see Pueblo in the background?

Student volunteers that helped clean A-Mountain were: Carlos Meraz, Blanca Valenzuela, Hector Ortega, Angel Tellez, Luis Mendivil & Juan Aguilar. (From Left To Right)

Thank you for representing Pueblo!  You too can get involved!