Pinal County Supervisor, Hayden High School alumnus Pete Rios to be speaker at Hayden Graduation

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Rios Pete (5).jpg

Pete Rios

FLORENCE, AZ – Pinal County District 1 Supervisor Pete Rios will be the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremonies at Hayden High School on Friday, May 24.

  “I am honored to be coming back to my alma mater as a commencement speaker,” Supervisor Rios said.  “It’s been a long time since I graduated from high school.  I’m pleased to be invited to speak to the Class of 2013.”

  The District 1 Supervisor graduated from Hayden High in 1968.  He was very active in extra-curricular activities including playing in three sports and participating in student government.

  Following his graduation from high school, Rios attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Social Service Administration in 1976.

  The Supervisor entered the world of public service in 1982 when he was elected as a State Senator and held positions of Democratic Whip and Democratic Assistant Leader.  In 1991, Rios was elected as President of the Arizona State Senate for the 40th Legislature, making him the first Latino Senate President in the history of the state.

  He also served two terms in the Arizona House of Representatives.

  “I can say that my experience at Hayden High School and growing up in the Copper Basin Area helped to provide a secure foundation to where I am today in my life,” Supervisor Rios explained.  “I am grateful to been given the opportunity to live in one of the nicest places in the State of Arizona.”

  When asked about the details of his speech, the Supervisor said he would like to impart some of the lessons he has learned since graduating from high school and address some issues about quality education and preparing to compete in a global economy.

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Miner Swimmers look sharp at Scottsdale meet

    7 hours ago
    by

    The Miner Swim Team traveled to McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center in Scottsdale to compete against Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and Scottsdale Christian Academy on Wednesday, Sept.


    Support the Tri-Community Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive today!

    8 hours ago
    by

    Tri-Community Food Bank Hunger is the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a recurrent or involuntary lack of food.


    Mammoth author boasts seven published titles

    8 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner Howard Brigham had been thinking about writing a book for more than 30 years.


    San Manuel Library to demo 3-D printer

    8 hours ago
    by

    3D printing has made its way to the San Manuel Library! The library will host a 3D printer demonstration this Friday, Sept.


  • Stories Just For You

    Pinal County Sheriff’s Report

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons […]


    Kayaking on the Gila River, a journey into the near wild

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    By Nina Crowder Copper Basin News Kayaking in the Copper Corridor takes just a short journey for a day filled […]


    Insurance ‘Marketplace’ enrollment window closing soon for 2014; Sun Life offering free application help to community

    January 29th, 2014
    by

    CASA GRANDE – Are you still uninsured? Have you been dragging your feet in purchasing federally-mandated insurance through the “marketplace,” […]


    Family First – not just for pregnancy

    January 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Nina Crowder Copper Area News Clare Grochocki is the Center Director of Family First Pregnancy Care Center, and with […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin