Regional Center for Border Health recognizes students

Regional Center for Border Health recognizes students

SOMERTON, Ariz. – The Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., recognized the talent of  13 students from Yuma County and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora who won a place on the 2015 Clean Air Calendar.

A special ceremony took place Wednesday morning during the Binational Health Council and Environment (Cobina) regular meeting celebrated at the RCBH headquarters in Somerton.

From left to right: Dr. Joel Godinez, SLRC Cobina Co-President; Tuly Medina, RCBH Senior Vice-President; Amanda Aguirre, President & CEO of the RCBH; awarded students: Anna Barragan, San Luis Middle School; Abigail Navarro, Rancho Viejo Elementary School; Diana Campoy, Instituto Kino (SLRC); Ms. Carmelann Berry representing Desert View Elementary student Nataly Salazar; Ms. Ana Lopez representing Secundaria 22 (SLRC) students Lizbeth Soto and Viviana Arreola; Oscar Lara, Colegio Anglo Frontera (SLRC); Alexandra Castillo, San Luis Middle School; Ivy Jaramillo, Cobach (SLRC); and Dr. Jose L. Munoz, Yuma County Cobina Co-President.
From left to right: Dr. Joel Godinez, SLRC Cobina Co-President; Tuly Medina, RCBH Senior Vice-President; Amanda Aguirre, President & CEO of the RCBH; awarded students: Anna Barragan, San Luis Middle School; Abigail Navarro, Rancho Viejo Elementary School; Diana Campoy, Instituto Kino (SLRC); Ms. Carmelann Berry representing Desert View Elementary student Nataly Salazar; Ms. Ana Lopez representing Secundaria 22 (SLRC) students Lizbeth Soto and Viviana Arreola; Oscar Lara, Colegio Anglo Frontera (SLRC); Alexandra Castillo, San Luis Middle School; Ivy Jaramillo, Cobach (SLRC); and Dr. Jose L. Munoz, Yuma County Cobina Co-President.

Drawings printed on the calendar include the work of Lizbeth Soto Camacho (12), from Secundaria 22 of San Luis Rio Colorado on the front page; while the twelve drawings that will illustrate the twelve months are José Oscar Lara (9), from Colegio Anglo Frontera; Karina Patricia Anaya Mendiola (14), from Centro Cultural Dr. Héctor Chávez Fontes; Ivy Miranda Jaramillo Durazo (17), from Cobach; Viviana Karmin Arreola Franco (13), from Secundaria 22; Diana Clara Campoy Román (11), from Instituto Kino; Ana Gabriela Figueroa Tardáguila (15), from Instituto Kino, all from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.

Also from Yuma County the calendar includes the work of Ana Bonillas Vega (11), from Arizona Desert Elementary; Abigail Navarro (11), from Rancho Viejo Elementary; Alexandra Castillo (11), from San Luis Middle School; Anna Barragán Ornelas (13), from San Luis Middle School; Nataly Salazar (8), from Desert View Elementary; and Ziadany García Mendivil (13), from San Luis Middle School.

Students and their teachers and some family members were present at the ceremony, where Dr. Joel Godinez Co-President of SLRC Cobina, Dr. Jose L. Munoz Co-President of Yuma County Cobina, along with Amanda Aguirre, President and CEO of the RCBH, and Tuly Medina, Senior Vice-President of the RCBH, presented the awards.

As a part of the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through the Calendar, each year the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., selects a role model from the community, and this edition features Mariana Arreola (15), from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Ms. Arreola practices athletics and have won local, state and regional tournaments in Sonora. Ms. Arreola was not present at the ceremony.

A total of 644 students from 54 schools from both borders participated on the contest with drawings where they expressed their concern about taking care of the air and actions to improve its quality. All the students received a Certificate of Participation.

During the Binational Health Council and Environment (Cobina) regular meeting members from several organizations and governmental agencies from both sides of this border, that forms the subcommittees, met to revise the challenges and goals for the next 3 months.

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