On February 16, AZ Channel 12’s NBC Arizona Midday crew, including host Destry Jetton, taped a TV segment focusing on the Maricopa Unified School District. The segment focused on the Vex Robotics team at Santa Cruz Elementary School which recently qualified for the Vex Robotics state tournament. Two teams from MUSD’s Pima Butte Elementary also qualified for the state tournament.
The TV crew also taped the blended learning classrooms at Desert Wind Middle School, including the Future Cities team which recently placed fourth in the state. In addition, there was an interview with Mayor Christian Price and Superintendent Steve Chestnut concerning the importance of public education in the city of Maricopa. The segment was broadcast on Feb.24.
This promotional marketing for the city is being sponsored by the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA), which is a private-public partnership for economic development in the City of Maricopa. Superintendent Chestnut and Mayor Price serve as members of the MEDA Board of Directors.