Senator Gabaldon visits RRHS

Posted on 11/14/2022
Senator Gabaldon poses with RRHS students
Senator Rosanna Gabaldón recently visited Rio Rico High School as part of the Arizona Educational Foundation's, Take Your Legislator to School (TYLTS). The program provides an opportunity for legislators to spend the day in the public school classroom. Rio Rico High School teacher Bhavana Gupta coordinated the student-led event.

During the breakfast meet and greet, Senator Gabaldón shared some of her personal life experiences, followed by a campus tour. (Pictured above, student Andrea Verdugo, points out the new football stadium, tennis courts and track funded by the district's bond program.)

Students, parents and teachers had an opportunity to ask questions during a Q & A luncheon. Topics addressed during the luncheon included public school funding, post-secondary education costs, abortion rights, and mental health programs in schools.

“My faith in the leadership qualities of my students and the big picture to take learning beyond the walls of a classroom, prompted me to invite the Senator to my classroom. The dazzle on their faces and shine in the eyes of my students at the end of the day made this whole endeavor a success.” said Ms. Gupta. Students were engaged in meaningful conversations with the Senator asking her questions about current issues that are important and relevant to not only to this generation but the generations to come.”