Tolleson Union High School Principal Felipe Mandurraga won the Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Administrator Award for the Secondary Division.
“I am honored to accept this award for the Tolleson Union High School community,” Mandurraga said. “I am blessed to be surrounded by great staff, students and community members, who all work extremely hard to make our student’s futures brighter.”
Mandurraga will be formally recognized and presented the award during the ASA Summer Conference Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 14. The luncheon will be held in the Presidio Ballroom of the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort.
In other Tolleson Union High School District news, the 2021 graduating class has received $44.7 million in scholarships.
The breakdown is as follows:
• Copper Canyon: $11.6 million.
• La Joya: $8 million.
• Sierra Linda: $2.7 million.
• Tolleson Union: $14.1 million.
• University High: $3.5 million.
• Westview: $4.8 million.
The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education awarded University High School with the Arizona FAFSA Challenge MVP-Highest FAFSA Completion award for the 2020-21 school year.
U-High accomplished an incredible FAFSA completion rate of 92% as of April 2, leading the state in its small school category. U-High’s commitment to increase FAFSA completions among its students was recognized throughout Arizona.
A personalized trophy was mailed to the school. University High School also received three laptops to award to three current graduating seniors — Mauricio Juarez, Neely Van Loon and Siena Maese — of the school’s choice who had completed the FAFSA.