2009 Santa Cruz County Fair School Exhibits

Dear County Residents,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2009 Santa Cruz County Fair School Exhibits. Every year, children from all over the county spend their time and efforts in preparation for this important event. Teachers throughout the county help children in learning art techniques, drawing, painting, sculpture, science, creative writing, photography and much more. Thanks to all the teachers who took the time to display the beautiful artwork at this year’s Santa Cruz County Fair.

Best of Show Trophy Winners:

Div Grade Student Teacher School
K-2 2nd Ruth Franco Ms. Gonzales Little Red
3-5 4th Group Project Ms. Vanden Berg Elgin School
6-8 8th Jessica Ruppel Ms. Sandra Ruppel Harvest Christian
9-12 11th Claudia Mavis


Nogales High School
13 10th Walter Hill Ms. Kahla Pategonia High School

I would like to extend a special thanks to Esthela Navarro, County Fair Coordinator, Denisse Melendez, judges, Mr. Ramon Quiroga, and the Elgin PTC for their commitment and dedication in ensuring that there was school participation from every school district, and that the students’ art work was properly displayed and judged.

Thanks to all the students who participated and congratulations to all the winners!


Alfredo I. Velásquez
Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools

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Click here for photos of the Exhibits