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Wed nesday, September 9, 2009 Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona Page 3 Richard Pacheco chosen 'outstanding' basketSaller in state prep All-Star Game; high point total of 15 nets award From the pages of the Aug. 27, 1959 Superior Sun: Richard Pacheco, top performer for the Superior High School Panthers for four Years, won the Governor's award as the outstand- ing player in the High School All-Star basketball game at Flagstaff last Friday night. Pacheco, six-footer who scored almost 200 points in'his career at SHS, led the ABC basketball team made up of players from small enrollment high schools to a lopsided 62-44 victory over the AA team Pacheco hit for six field goals and three free throws for 15 points while sharing play at guard with four other all-stars. Deadly shoot- ing and strong rebounding by the ABC's in the second quarter gave them a ten point lead at the midway point. High point man inthe gafiae, Pacheco was approached by several college coaches after his performance, including officials from the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico. However, Pacheco said he told them he was definitely enrolling at Arizona State College at Flagstaff, where he has been offered a full scholarship during his whole four years. "I understand there is only one position left on the Lumberjack varsity, a guard spot. and I will be shooting for it." said the soft- spoken Pacheco. Flagstaff is one of the few schools that allow freshmen to compete on the varsity, one of the factors involved in Pacheco's choice of the college. Last year, the Lumberjacks turned in a very successful season, trimming the University of Arizona in one of their wins. Most of the starting five are returning. Flagstaff is also the alma mater of John Hight. the other outstand= mg basketball product of Superior High School in recent years. Got pomegranates? State Park volunteer wants to talk to YOU! Juicy fruit... Local author and expert on foods of the desert Jean Groen wonders if anyone has extra pomegranates to donate to her cause of sharing homemade desert edible foods following her educational guided tours and talks about desert plant at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sate Park and other area facilities. (Submitted photo) eet the By Cindy Tracy Superior Junior/Senior High School has announced the selec- tion of its first group of Students of the Month in the new school year. These four outstanding students will be honored and introduced at the Sept. 2 meeting of the Superior Unified School District Governing Board. "I commend the students dhosen for their hard work and dedication to their school and community," said SHS-SJHS Counselor Anna Flores in an- nouncing the names of the four students of the month. Named at the high school level are Hannah Wagar and Manuel Ortega, both seniors who will graduate in the year 2010. Wagar's parents are Jennifer Volkert and Karl Volkert and her educational goal is to go to Harvard. As a career, she has set her sights on becoming a lawyer. Her roster of awards and hon- ors includes three years on the honor roll, awards in business communication and PowerPoint, Student of the Month and a Yd-place win in the business law and ethic competition. She was an alternate for Girls' State and her clubs and student organizations include stints as president, treasurer and member of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decision} Club. member of the Drama Club, member of the DECA club, president and treasurer of the SIA (Superior Intelligence Agency), yearbook treasurer and sergeant with the Superior Police/Fire Explorer Program. as well as cheer team member (two seasons). Her community and volunteer service and work experience includes being a church chorus member in the Freeday Church. a cash handler and waitress, co- chair for the Superior Substance Abuse Coalition, assistant to the town manager and participating in security during the visit of Governor Jan Brewer when she came to Superior. Hobbies that Wagar enjoys in- clude hiking, shooting, reading, writing, acting and driving. Parents of Manuel Ortega are Angela and George Ortega. His. educational goals include.attend- ing Arizona State University and getting a major as an athletic trainer and physical trainer. He is Student Council Treasur- er for the 2009-2010 school year with a list of awards and honors that includes four straight years on the honor roll. He has received teacher awards as well as awards in math, U.S. and Arizona history and advanced placement English. He has been named a Most Valuable Player in baseball and 2A first team all conference. He has also received the prestigious Diablo Award. He was the Boys' State delegate for 2009-2010 and is in FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders of America) and Math Club in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. His high school sports career includes four years in football, basketball and baseball. His resume of community service/volunteer service and work experience inclu6es helping fix the Little League, collecting cans for those less fortunate, refereeing football and basketball league games, announcing Little League, help- lng with benefit events such as Superior Junior High Students horseshoe tournaments and 3- of the Month are Alysia Fuentes on-3 basketball tournaments and and" Richard Matthews. helping out with security at the Fuentes' parents are Linda and Christmas Light Parade. etc. Louie Fuentes. Her educational Ortega's favorite hobbles goal is to attend ASU and as a including playing sports and career goal she has chosen being a "hanging out with my friends pediatrician. and family." Awards and honors on her list (520) 421 -2455 www. h fc- az. co =n Manuel Ortega & Hannah Wager Alysia Fuentes & Richard Matthews FREE DIRECTV 5 MONTHS! )IRECTV Ask How FREE DVR/HD We're Local Installers! Toll Free 800-381-0933 DireotStart\ PEST" RODENT" BIRD CONTROL BONDED INSURED UCENSED PERSONAL SERVICES[ FREE ESTI/VlATES! wE THANK Se WE OFFER COMPLETE SATISFACTION IN ALL YOUR PEST CONTROL NEEDS. CONTACT ONE OF OUR CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS, FELIX BERMEJO, ELOY, ($20) 466-9408 OR 466-41J0, CELL $20-280-691$ PO BOX 310, ELOY, AZ 857.31 OUR CUSTOA4RS! Habla "Espafio! include Student of the Month: computer lab. library and winning the hoop shotcontest. Her favoy- ite hobby is going to her friend's house. She is in the Newspaper Club and plays volleyball. Community and volunteer service and work experience that Fuentes has had.includes helping with the concessions at the Little League. volunteering to clean cars. She also helped her dad fix. her car.. The parents of Richard Mat- thews are Brandi and Richard Matthews He has set an edu- cational goal of attending ASU and a career goal to become a mechanical engineer. He has been honored by being named Student of the Month and his favorite hobby 1S swimming. He is in the Newspaper Club. Matthews' com~nunity and volunteer service and work experience include volunteering at the Little League concession stand. Pomegranates are ripe this tion and the Besh-Ba-Gowah month, if yours go unused. Archaeological Park in Globe. please contact Apache Junction She often shares homemade author Jean Groen ("Foods of desert edible foods following the Superstitions" and the fol- her educational guided tours low-up "Plants of the Sonoran and talks about deserl plants. Desert"). She just finished harvest- Groen guides tours and is a ing hel' '09 crop of prickly popular speaker and presenter pear cacti fruits last week at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and needs pomegranates. Got State Park, which is located some to donate? Call Groen at just west of Superior on U.S. 480-983-4572 or e-mail her at 60. the Superstition Mountain FoodsoftheSup(~msn.com or M,useum near Apache Junc- it~roen0806~gmail.eom. Teapot Mtn Family Dentistry "Dentistry for the Entire Family" Celebrating Our 25th Year of Dentist@ in , the Copper Basin F James Celis DDS Suzanne Martinez RDH -Members American Dental Association -Friendly,-Experienced Sta .,."Hablamos Espanol" -We accept:AHCCS, Kids Care, Community Connection, University Family Care -Most Private Insureance Open: Mondaz-Friday (Kearny, AZ) 520-363-5674 New Office Hours o Mon & Fri-8am to 2 Pm Tues, Wed, Thrus-11 amto 5 pm Hospice Family Care Inc. Providing In-Home Hospice to Superior and surroundirig communities. 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