SUSD Names 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Sahuarita, AZ— Sahuarita Unified School District announces the 2017 inductees into the SUSD Hall of Fame. This is the third year that the District will honor and give public recognition to individuals and/or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the district and whose involvement has served as a stimulus to programs within the schools.

The inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2016. The program will begin at 4:30 PM in front of the District Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

More information about the Sahuarita Unified School District Hall of Fame can be found on the District website and following the link in “Community”. The nomination form is available on this site at

The 2017 inductees are as follows:

John Flannery

On February 9th, 1981, Mr. Flannery began his illustrious career with the Sahuarita Unified School District as an audio visual technician. Mr. Flannery was highly skilled, and many of his former students and colleagues note that passion and drive that he exhibited towards his field. Since then, John Flannery has served as Media Specialist at Sahuarita High School, radio and television broadcasting teacher at Sahuarita High School, and currently the auditorium director.

The SUSD Auditorium is a beacon of the Sahuarita Unified School District and community as a whole. Mr. Flannery’s attention to detail with regards to scheduling events, equipment accommodations, and his ability to keep the 40-year old District Auditorium in top condition is unparalleled.

In 2007, Mr. Flannery formally retired from SUSD but has stayed on in his role as auditorium director— selflessly dedicating over 35 years to Sahuarita Unified School District.


Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum, and a significant gold producer. The Freeport-McMoRan Sierrita Mine is located 20 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona. The Sierrita operation includes a 102,000 metric ton-per-day concentrator that produces copper and molybdenum concentrate. In 2015, Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita mine generated an estimated $250.7 million in economic benefits for Pima County and approximately $343.6 million for Arizona

Sahuarita Unified School District has a strong and supportive partnership with Freeport- McMoRan. They currently sponsor and support district academic initiatives, athletic programs, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, the Leader in Character program, Support Staff recognitions, and the Teacher of the Year recognition program.

Freeport-McMoRan invested $500,000 helping to fund the S.U.S.D. #30 National Math and Science Initiative (N.M.S.I.)., which has produced significant academic and program results. Through this educational investment, Sahuarita Unified School District continues to demonstrate increased performance levels in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and provides high-level learning and academic rigor to the school subjects that help students excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

Sahuarita Unified School District is sincerely grateful for Freeport-McMoRan’s generosity and dedication. Their commitment to excellence, outreach efforts, and community investment is based on strengthening local communities while making a positive impact on the students we serve.