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And the Winners Are…

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Excellence Tour In January of 2013, Expect More Arizona launched the Expect More Excellence Tour as a way to shine a spotlight on the many great things happening in education in our state.

We were absolutely blown away at the response the Expect More Excellence Tour received, including:

  • 198 submissions
  • Submissions from 50 cities across Arizona
  • Over 180,000 video views
  • 5,000 social media shares
  • Over 420,000 votes

With so much excellence to choose from, it made the task of narrowing the submissions down to 13 Spotlight Award winners an extremely difficult one. But, thanks to the hard work of our four regional selection committees, we were able to identify the best submissions that exemplify a world-class education throughout the state.


Western Arizona
Yuma Union High School District, Arizona Western College and NAU,
Dateland Elementary School

Southern Arizona
C.E. Rose Elementary School, Sunnyside Unified School District,
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District 

Northern Arizona
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Monument Valley High School,
United Way of Northern Arizona

Central Arizona
Be A Leader Foundation, Glendale Union High School District,
Great Hearts Academies, Metro Tech High School

To see some of the news coverage the Spotlight Award Winners received, click here. 

Although the 2013 Expect More Excellence Tour has come to a close, we hope the spirit of the tour continues. Please visit the Excellence Tour section of our website regularly to see and share the excellence; we hope these examples of excellence inspire you to continue to raise the bar for education for all Arizona students.