A dark green plastic mat covered in patches of spilled paint is draped on the floor of Michael Yarema’s makeshift art studio. An unfinished painting sits on an easel at the end of the room. Splotches of different-colored paint cover his hands.
Students, teacher honored by the state
Two Tucson teens have been awarded $1,000 each for college.
J.J. Metz attended Canyon del Oro football games regularly as a young boy; there, he watch Dorados teams that acted like families and made runs at state championships.
Two Tucson-area math teachers have been honored with a Math Hero Award from Raytheon.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is mourning the loss of two of its musicians who died this week.
Jim Luckow couldn't get the images of destruction out of his head.
Oro Valley Police Officer Shawn Benjamin, a resource officer at Canyon del Oro High School, teaches forensics.
Oro Valley Police Department's School Resource Officer unit was one of only three such units statewide selected as a model agency by the Arizona School Resource Officers Association.
Senior David Gouveia will represent NAU's Logging Sports Team at the U.S. Lumberjack Collegiate Championship in Tennessee.
When David Gouveia steps on stage, a chainsaw awaits him. An MS 660 STIHL Magnum chainsaw, to be exact.
Ironwood Ridge High seniors formally enter the ceremony at the school, 2475 W. Naranja Drive. There were 435 seniors completing studies, according to the school, which is in the Amphitheater district. See more photos of area high school commencement ceremonies at live.azstarnet.com online.
Graduate Sang Lee acknowledges history teacher Sonya Gauna on his way back to his seat after receiving his CDO diploma.
Bryana Blackmon and boyfriend Jeremiah Callahan head out after the Canyon del Oro High ceremony. The school is at 25 W. Calle Concordia.
Ironwood Ridge High graduate Madeline Hudson raises her diploma high, enjoying the special moment.
In the bleachers, the family of Ironwood Ridge senior Joshua Mecham displays photos of him as a baby, a two-year-old and as a graduating senior. The ceremony was May 22.
From left, Charlotte Lochowitz, Cheyenne Sanchez and Brianna Lopez do some last-minute preparation before the CDO ceremony on May 21.
When her big sister Kenzie pitched for the Arizona Wildcats in the 2010 Women’s College World Series, Mattie Fowler drove with her family from Tucson to Oklahoma City.