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ENTER THE GOAL ONE GRADUATE! / META NUMERO UNO: GRADUAR! POSTER CONTEST

The Metropolitan Education Commission invites Pima County’s Elementary, Middle & High School students to participate in the GOAL ONE:  GRADUATE!/META NUMERO UNO: GRADUAR!  Poster Contest. 

Poster theme should inspire and/or reflect your educational goal for continued higher education. Winners will attend & be given special recognition at the MEC’s 24th Annual Crystal Apple Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Fri., MAY 2 at Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway. 

A W A R D S

Elementary School Category Prize Winner     - $100.00
Middle School Category Prize Winner  - $100.00
High School Category Prize Winner   -  $100.00                      

Contest criteria:
Poster Size - 11” x 17” - minimum, 14” x 18” - maximum
Medium - Any type of art medium may be utilized

Topic  - Within the poster artwork the theme title MUST INCLUDE either and/or both:
GOAL ONE:  GRADUATE! or META NUMERO UNO:  ¡GRADUAR!

Due Date –  FRIDAY, APRIL 4th, 2014, 4:00 p.m.  Entries can be mailed or dropped off at the:
Metropolitan Education Commission  
930 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ  85719

All poster entries become the property of the Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC).  Questions? Contact us at 670-0055 or email: metcom@theriver.com. 
Each poster submission MUST have the following attached to the back of the poster:

Student Name
School 
Grade
Teacher Contact  
Phone 
Student Home Address  
Parent/Guardian Telephone Number


DOROTHY O. FINLEY OUTSTANDING TEEN CITIZEN AWARDS

The MEC’s Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress (YAC/TTC) is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Dorothy Finley Outstanding Teen Citizen Awards Honorees! The award is presented to deserving young persons who have contributed or made a difference to the community, as well as improving their own life.

See this year's nominees


CRYSTAL APPLE AWARDS HONOR EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, BUSINESS LEADERS

The 24th Annual Crystal Apple Awards will be presented to honor individuals that contribute to excellence in education in Tucson and Pima County.

Date:  Friday, May 2, 2014
Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Registration @ 11 a.m.)
Place:  Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel, 7350 S. Nogales Highway

The 2014 Crystal Apple Award Honorees are:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Dr. Johnson Bia, President, Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus

EDUCATION ADVOCATE AWARD - Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
 
TEACHER AWARD - Dayna Burke, Sahuarita Primary School, Sahuarita Unified School District

TEACHER AWARD - Tabetha Finchum, Centennial Elementary School, Flowing Wells Unified School District

COUNSELOR AWARD – Joy Barr, Presidio High School

CORPORATE AWARD – Tech Parks Arizona

YOUTH AWARD –Mackenzie Fritz, Ironwood Ridge High School
 
The honorary co-chairs of the event are Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Richard Elías, Pima County Board of Supervisors.  

Tickets for the luncheon are $75.00 per person or $750.00 for a table of ten. 

Make reservations by calling the MEC at 670-0055 or e-mail metcom@theriver.com

Funds raised benefit the Metropolitan Education Commission’s Regional College Access Center.  Media representatives are also invited to the ceremony.  For background information on the awards or honorees or to arrange an interview, call June Webb-Vignery at 670-0055.


Next MEC Regular Meetings

March 19

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Regular Meetings are held from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. at the Tucson Pima Public Library- Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ  85701


REGIONAL COLLEGE ACCESS CENTER (RCAC)

Facilitates the access to and success in college for all Pima County students, with a special focus on students from low-income households or who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education programs. For more information, please click on the link below:

http://metedu.org/rcac/