Office of Education

Media Advisory: Governor Doug Ducey To Visit Two Yuma County Schools

February 3, 2016


PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey will tour San Luis High School and Southwest Junior High School Monday as part of his trip to Yuma County next week.

"Arizona is home to some of the best public schools in the country and I'm looking forward to visiting Yuma schools to learn more about the great programs that are preparing our kids for college and beyond," said Governor Ducey. "Arizona's future will be shaped by the students in its classrooms today, and the more we can do to ensure these teachers and students know they have our support, the brighter Arizona's future will be."

At San Luis High School, Governor Ducey will take part in a school tour, meet with student leaders, and learn more about Ready Now Yuma, YUHSD's initiative to make sure that every child is challenged, supported, and prepared for success in college and career after graduation.

"We are honored to have the Governor visit San Luis High School and see Ready Now Yuma's positive impact on student learning," said YUHSD Superintendent Toni Badone.

Immediately following his visit to San Luis High School, Governor Ducey will go up the street to Southwest Junior High School, part of the Gadsden Elementary School District, where he will tour the school, hear the Gadsden Marching band play, and meet with students, teachers, and counselors involved in John Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth Program.

"Governor Ducey's visit is a capstone for all the academic recognition that Gadsden Elementary School District #32 has received on its 100th Anniversary," said Superintendent of Gadsden Elementary School District Dr. Raymond V. Aguilera. "Southwest Junior High School is being recognized by the Johns Hopkins Program for Talented Youth as one of the top 10 schools in the world. Governor Ducey's visit is certainly timely and appreciated by the San Luis Community."

WHO: Governor Doug Ducey, YUHSD Superintendent Toni Badone, Gadsden Elementary School District Superintendent Dr.Raymond V. Aguilera

WHAT: Visit to San Luis High School, Southwest Junior High School

WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016, 9:15 a.m.


San Luis High School & Southwest Junior High School
1250 N. 8th Avenue
San Luis, AZ 85349

Southwest Junior High School
963 N. 8th Avenue
San Luis, AZ 85349

For more information or assistance, contact Governor Ducey's press office: 602-542-1342