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Somerton High School Funding Approved By Governor, YUHSD Says


Yuma Union High School District officials announced Wednesday that Somerton High School will receive $16.52 million in funding each year for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 based on the Arizona Legislature’s General Appropriations Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.

YUHSD officials said the funding will accelerate construction on the new high school, which has been in the planning and development stages for the past half decade. A groundbreaking ceremony is expected to take place in the fall.

In a released statement, Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya said “Established in 1898, Somerton has grown to be the best little city in Arizona, and it's only getting better. Our community has been anxiously waiting for this high school. As a lifetime Somerton resident, it is an honor to serve as Mayor and I’m proud to see my community prosper. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with YUHSD to make this project a success.”

High school aged students in Somerton currently attend Kofa High School in Yuma.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.