Left to right: Back row: Jubal Wilder, Benjamin Davis, and Jerry Robinson Front row: Julia Don, Jordan Wengert, Dan Marries, Chloe Wiberg, Tyler Oliver, Kaili Richards, Carlos Weiler, and Wendy Potter (on behalf of Sheri Potter Cervi)

The Marana Schools’ 2340 Foundation hosted our second annual Celebration of Excellence luncheon on March 13, 2015. The event was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

In keeping with the 2340 Foundation’s commitment to support the outstanding work being done in the Marana Unified School District (MUSD), the event recognized student academic achievement and employee excellence. Dan Marries, KOLD-Tucson News Now anchor, acted as Master of Ceremonies.

Staff monetary awards of $5,000 were sponsored by Chasse Building Team, CORE Construction, and a community partner who wished to remain anonymous.

A $2,500 scholarship was awarded to each of the eight MUSD high school seniors listed below. Scholarship eligibility includes the student having been enrolled in the Marana district, kindergarten through 12th grade.

Marana High School: Benjamin Davis, Julia Don, Jordan Wengert, Jubal Wilder

Mountain View High School: Tyler Oliver, Kaili Richards, Carlos Weiler, Chloe Wilberg

 The following Marana Unified School District alumni were inducted into the Hall of Fame of their respective high schools.

Lacey Nymeyer-John – Mountain View HS alumni;

Dr. Kevin Schmidtke – Mountain View HS alumni;

Sheri Potter Cervi – Marana HS alumni;

Jerry Robinson – Marana HS alumni.

The 2340 Foundation sincerely thanks Dan Marries for acting as Master of Ceremonies for the 2nd year.

Outstanding staff awards were awarded to three MUSD Employees of the Year: Amanda McPherson, Support Staff Employee of the Year Megan Douglas, Teacher of the Year Tawnya Caldwell, Administrator of the Year

The work of the Foundation would not be possible without the support of community partners. The Foundation thanks the following sponsors:

A+ Educators

ADM Group

AXA Advisors

BWS Architects and Winslow + Partners

Chasse Building Team

Climatec, Inc.

Concord General Contracting

CORE Construction

Facilities Management Group

McCarthy Building Companies

 Marana Farm Festival

 Pima Federal Credit Union

Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, Inc.

RWC Group