St. DavidUnified School District #21

A Round of Applause

Congratulations to our FBLA State Leadership Conference Winners

St. David students attending FBLA conference

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference was from April 4 through April 6 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson. About 1,800 FBLA members and advisers attended to compete in events for the chance to advance to the National Leadership Conference. When they were not competing they had the opportunity to attend workshops, then the week capped off with closing ceremonies. A big congratulations goes out to St. David senior Mason Anway who won the FBLA Arizona Scholarship and placed 2nd in Digital Photography and 8th in Healthcare Administration. Brayten Trejo placed 9th in Supply Chain Management.

FCCLA State Leadership Conference

FCCLA members posing together

The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference took place from March 28 through 30 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson. The State Leadership Conference provides members with the opportunity to compete in over 30 different events and enjoy fun meeting activities. Mrs. Jean Weisling and Connie Haynie took a great group of students to celebrate the 2021–2022 school year. The students had opportunities to showcase their skills, gain leadership, network, and explore career pathways. We celebrate the following achievements from this event:

  • Matteo Carrafa - Bronze Medal - Mystery Basket
  • Allison Daley - Gold Medal - Job Interview - Qualified to Attend the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA
  • Priscila Dyer & Sariah Fry - Bronze Medal - Food Innovations
  • Taylee Jacquez - Silver Medal - Cupcake Decorating
  • Wyatt Judd - Bronze Medal - Impromptu Speaking
  • Paul Parker - Gold Medal - Culinary Arts

Bisbee Tournament Winners

St. David High School Baseball team

Our St. David High School baseball team was 5-0 at the Bisbee Tournament March 10 through March 12. It was an especially exciting game Friday, March 11 as we were down by three runs, then won in the last inning 5-4. Coach Ron Goodman says, "I love these guys. They never quit! They are working really hard. Still a lot of work to do to make it back to the State Final, but we are working hard to get there! No one outworks the Tigers!"

FFA Recognition

We would like to congratulate our hardworking FFA chapter for their success in the spring conference at the University of Arizona on February 25 and 26. Students represented St David in 11 of the 21 state level Career and Leadership Development Events. It was a lot of work and for all of these students it was a first time event! A few things to celebrate:

  • Kerstin Haymore won an essay contest and received her own custom embroidered FFA jacket!
  • Range team, Marek Haynie, Ryan Gooding, Kydin Richardson, and Corban Fry placed sixth overall in State, and Corban Fry placed ninth highest individual in the state.
  • Soils team, Annie Davis, placed eighth overall in the state!

Thanks for all your support of FFA and a great big thanks to our awesome advisor, Mr. Dustin Hancock, for sharing so much of his time and talents with this program.

Wrestling Recognition

On Saturday, February 26, our middle school wrestling team finished off an amazing season at the CAC Championship tournament in Willcox and brought home so many medals! We had two individual champs, five second place and five third place. The Tigers walked away as second place team. Not bad for our first MS wrestling season! Congratulations to these fine young men! Thanks to Jonathan Watts for coaching and Brad Haynie for his help this season.

Wrestling champions standing on winners podium Two wrestling students standing on winners podium

1-A South Region Champions

Boys basketball team at 1-A South Region Championship game

Congratulations to our varsity boys basketball team for being the 1-A South Region champions!

Student Recognition

High school students of the month for December

Congratulations to Tigers striving for excellence! Our high school students of the month for January are:

  • Senior - Brayden Merrill - Hard Work, Dependability
  • Junior - Matteo Carrafa - Willingness to Help
  • Sophomore - Anissa Jacquez - Positivity & Kindness
  • Freshman - Adelle Flake - Great Attitude

Congratulations to Brayden Merrill

Brayden Merrill and coach

Congratulations to senior Brayden Merrill for taking 3rd place in the AIA State Wrestling Championships February 17 through 19 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. He wrestled five matches and won four of them. Another highlight for Brayden was receiving the “Outstanding Wrestler” Award at the Willcox Invitational in December, at which he took 1st place in his weight class (157). His record was 46 & 10 this year. It has been a great season.

High School Academic Team Takes First Place

Brayden Merrill and coach

Our high school academic team competed in Morenci February 23. They went up against eight other schools and beat Thatcher by one point to take 1st place! Congratulations to Heather, Sariah, Mason, Kaden, Brenten, and Corban. We also thank and recognize our wonderful advisor, Mrs. Robin Fenn.

Lowell Jaguar Basketball Classic Tournament

middle school girls basketball team basketball team at the Lowell Jaguar Basketball Classic Tournament

Also, congratulations to our middle school girls basketball team for taking first place at the Lowell Jaguar Basketball Classic tournament Saturday, January 15.

Benson Holiday Tournament Champions

Varsity basketball team at the Benson Holiday Tournament

Congratulations to our varsity basketball team for taking first place in the annual Benson Holiday Tournament on Saturday, December 11.

Repeat Softball CAC Champions

middle school softball team with coaches holding trophy

Our middle school softball team, through lots of hard work, have come away as repeat CAC Champions! This team, with it's historic number of 24 players dominated the entire season, coming away as the undefeated champions! Coach A.J. Jacquez said that it has been his pleasure to coach this group of girls. He said that the only way this accomplished was through their hard work and amazing attitude. There was awesome support from each member of the team from 5th grade to 8th grade and everyone improved and supported what was best for the team. This group is not done and are looking for a repeat next year as well as great things from the 8th graders moving up to high school softball.