Santa Cruz Valley Students
SCV35 Hall of Fame

The Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 (SCV35) is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural SCV35 Distinguished Hall of Fame Committee. The SCV35 Distinguished Hall of Fame honors those outstanding alumni, faculty/support staff, and community who, through their contributions to the arts, business, education, athletics, government, humanities, philanthropy, and science, have brought honor to themselves, the SCV35, and the communities they represent.

The purpose of the SCV35 Distinguished Hall of Fame is threefold:

  1. To recognize and honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to SCV35 as well as those categories listed above.
  2. To establish in the hearts of our youth a motivating influence to excel and to encourage the adoption of lofty goals in the pursuit of excellence.
  3. To foster pride, preserve scholarship, creativity, artistic and academic excellence, and citizenship by contributing to the welfare of our school and community.

“Our district has had some incredible individuals/teams, and this is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate their many achievements. I will actively and earnestly work to ensure that the people who should be honored because of their hard work and effort receive the acclaim that is deserved," said Committee Chairman John Fanning.

Individuals and performing groups are eligible for selection if they have met any of the following criteria:

Community Member or Organization - A community member or organization who has contributed and helped SCV35 attain regional or national recognition or has otherwise brought recognition and honor to the district through significant achievement. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of citizenship, ethical conduct, and character. Their contributions to society and personal achievements emphasize that they understand the importance of life-long learning and making the most of every opportunity. All nominees’ actions, in order to maintain Hall of Fame status, must reflect the values of the SCV 35 Hall of Fame.

Employee - Any employee whose leadership has led to significant achievements while working for the district. This category may also recognize individuals who have gone on to have outstanding careers at other institutions.

Students - Students who bring honor to the district through their achievements and leadership in the communities they serve today and those during their high school careers while at Rio Rico High School. These achievements can be academic, athletics, artistic, professional, or through significant community service in their post district careers.

  • Community Leaders: Exemplified behavior that is a credit to SCV35, the community, state, and/or nation.
  • Academic Contributor: An academic contributor eligible for nomination is an individual or group who has helped to develop and foster growth of academics in the SCV35 district academic community. Any SCV35 individual, community member, or group who has had a significant impact on the academic community may also be eligible for nomination.
  • Sports Contributor: A sports contributor eligible for nomination is an individual or group who has helped to develop and foster growth of athletics in the SCV35 district athletic community. Any SCV35 coach, community member, or group who has had a significant impact on the athletics community may also be eligible for nomination.
  • Athletes: An athlete may be eligible for nominations into the SCV35 Hall of Fame after five years following graduation from Rio Rico High School. The selection committee can make exceptions by unanimous vote.
  • Team: A team may be eligible for nomination into the SCV35 Hall of Fame after five years. The selection committee can make exceptions by unanimous vote.
  • Coach: A coach may be eligible for nomination after having coached in district and being retired from coaching for at least five years. The selection committee can make exceptions by unanimous vote.

Karla Sosa, committee member, district employee, and Rio Rico High School graduate, expressed her excitement about being part of the committee. “It is an honor to be considered for the committee of the first ever Rio Rico High School Hall of Fame. To have a voice in the induction process of deserving individuals that have represented our district with pride is so rewarding.

I am beyond excited to begin this journey. It is an honor to have the opportunity to select inductees to the first ever Rio Rico High School Hall of Fame. Being a graduate of the first graduating class of Rio Rico High School, the class of 1998, and having been employed by this district for 14 years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth we have achieved as a district. I am so proud of how much the school has evolved. This will be a true milestone.”

We will begin accepting nominations on Monday, April 20 and will continue through Tuesday, June 30. Nominations are open to the public, and we encourage community members to nominate. Applications are available online.

For more information, please feel free to contact John Fanning via email or phone at (520) 375-8762 or Shannon Enciso via email or phone at (520) 375-8285.

 



Rio Rico High School booth