Water Warriors Swim To 1st Place Team Finish

Pueblo Water Warriors Swim Team 2015
Pueblo Warriors Swim Team 2015

Our swim team competed hard against Sahuarita and Cholla on Thursday, October 1, and even though the boys’ and girls’ teams came in second individually, as a team, we came in first place!

We have almost 30 kids swimming 1000’s of yards every day, and their hard work has started to pay off.  Our Water Warriors are dropping huge times and swimming with confidence.

Come out and see them for Senior Night on October 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Congratulations to these swimmers who earned first place finishes at the meet versus Sahuarita & Cholla:

Kassandra Amaya: 200 Yard Freestyle

Damaris Ponce: 200 Yard IM

Sal Varela: 50 Yard Freestyle

Damaris Ponce, Julia Sullivan, Bernadette Romero and Kassandra Amaya: 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Congratulations to all the Water Warriors!

Students Learn Valuable Lessons At DECA Conference

By Iram Arce and Daniel Cantu

On Sunday, March 1, six Pueblo Students attended the DECA [Distributive Education Careers of America] Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, competing in events among 2,000 other students from all around the state.

Also known as CTSO [Career Technical Student Organization], DECA is part of marketing—giving students an opportunity to learn business skills and compete with others in various activities.

Mr. Pete Pederson, Pueblo’s digital printing (and yearbook) instructor, was a judge for one of the DECA contests that involved students having to apply for an entrepreneurial business proposal. Pederson said that Pueblo students did not compete in this event.

“All contests were scenario-based,” Pederson said. “Students had to play their part and exemplify business etiquette and business savviness.”

Mina Van Gorder, President of the DECA chapter at Pueblo, attended the competition for the second time—this year with more experience and preparation.

“Last year, I had no idea what I was doing,” Van Gorder said. “Now I had more experience on what to expect from the competitions.”

Junior Daniella Contreras admitted that she was really nervous in front of people during the competition, but was able to confront her fears and succeed.

“I was about to have a breakdown, but luckily Mina [Van Gorder] was there to help me out,” Contreras said.

After the competitions students enjoyed the award ceremony—and this is when our Warriors found out that they would not advance to the next round.

“Although we didn’t win, we met lots of new people and gained much more experience on how to talk professionally, making us effective leaders,” Contreras said. “Learning how to be an effective leader is important—not just at school but in ‘real’ life.”

The advisor/sponsor for DECA, Dr. Maria Bicknell, explained that students were very successful raising money for this trip through numerous events and student participation.

Bicknell said, “I’ve been to many of these conferences, and I never get tired of them. I have a never-ending passion to help our students grow and to learn to be leaders as well as critical thinkers. I really want them to succeed in life.”

Two Place At 2015 Division III State Wrestling Championships

This past weekend we took the 3 state qualifiers to the Division III State Wrestling Championships. They were Christian Felix at 128 lbs, Billy Bertsch at 154 lbs. and Will Smith at 285 lbs.

With these three wrestlers we managed to finish 24th out of 48 teams.

5th Place for Christian Felix at 128lbs.

Christian Felix won his final match of the season to finish in 5th place.

6th Place for Will Smith at 285lbs.

Will Smith finished in 6th place!

Christian has been knocking on the door the last two years, falling short of placing by one match. He finally broke in. This was Will’s first year wrestling and to finish in 6th place at the State Tournament is quite an accomplishment!

Please congratulate these young men for a job well done & a great season!

2012 FBLA Regional Winners

Pueblo FBLA Team 2012

FBLA sponsor Maria Bicknell reports that at the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference, Pueblo students came home with gold, silver, and bronze medals!

Ludwig Nunez & Andrea Bakos Receiving Medals

Ludwing Nunez: 1st place in Management Information Systems
Andrea Bakos: 2nd place in Management Information Systems

Carlos Meraz Receiving Medal

Carlos Meraz: 3rd place in Job Interview

Great job, Warriors!

Pueblo Fire Science Takes Charge At Regionals

On Saturday, February 4th, 2012 the Regional SkillsUSA Fire Competition met at the Rural Metro Fire Training Center here in Tucson. The 40 participants from the region were from the west and east campuses of the JTED Fire Program including 6 from Pueblo’s Fire Program.

The competition included the following events: ropes & knot tying, hose rolling, breathing apparatus timed competition, climbing a ladder with tools in hand and a victim drag with a 200 lb. dummy.

The day culminated with a Fire Fighter Combat Challenge that mixed Pueblo students with JTED students and a very delicious barbeque.

Pueblo Fire Science At SkillsUSA Competition

We are very ecstatic to announce that our team made Pueblo proud. Out of the top 10 scores, we had 4 of our 6 participants in the following places:

  • First Place- Carlos Meraz (Senior) – 2nd year in the program
  • Second Place- Juan Aguilar (Freshman) -1st year in the program
  • Fifth Place-Victor Grutzius (Junior) -2nd year in the program
  • Sixth Place- Luis Mendivil (Freshman) -1st year in the program

Manuel Cedre & Hector Ortega made a great showing and just missed being in the Top 10.

Congratulations to the Pueblo Fire Science Program! They showed up at the competition with one thing on their minds and that was to put Pueblo Fire on the map. They did it in a big way!

Thank you Chief Jeff Smith for sharing.

Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant 2012

Pueblo held it’s first annual Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant on January 27, 2012.  Each contestant had to participate in the following events: Strike the Pose Dance Routine, Swim Suit Cat Walk, Talent Show, Ritzy With A Gift & Question & Answer.

Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant 2012 Contestants

This years constestants were:

  • Peter Casillas- YES Club
  • Omar Enriquez- Warrior Soccer
  • Alvaro Gallego- Warrior Wrestling
  • Oscar Hernandez- KWXL Radio
  • Manuel Lopez- Science Club
  • Blake Maddox- Warrior Golf
  • Marco Ortiz- Pueblo Cheer
  • Christian Rios- Ixora Dance
  • Brandon Sanchez- National Honor Society
  • Edgar Toledo- Mariachi Aztlan

Congratulations to Edgar Toledo for winning the crown of Mr. Pueblo Warrior 2012!

Mr. Pueblo Warrior 2012 Edgar Toledo

View Entire Photo Gallery: Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant 2012

View Videos Of Show: Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant 2012 YouTube Channel

Mr. Pueblo Warrior Pageant 2012 Escorts

Escorts: Elisa Velasquez, Karime Hernandez, Briana Sanchez, Dalia Gracia, Monica Velderrain, Jocelyn Canchola, Clarissa Barrientos, Ana Islas, Kimberly Martinez & Melissa Martinez.

The judges included: Mrs. Anne Abbott-Gee, Mr. Nathanial Adams, Ms. Wilma Amaro, Mr. Lorenzo Chavez, Mr. Ned Gray & Mr. Eleazar Ortiz.

Video of contestants:

Prom Committee announced the theme for this year’s Prom: Moulin Rouge

Thank you to everyone that made this such a successful event.  Don’t miss next year’s event!