Metro Tech: Chris Liebelt- Garcoa Received the Distinguished Service Award at the Western Business Education Association Conference in Bozema, MT

Posted by Communications on 1/11/2017

Chris Liebelt-Garcia received the Distinguished Service Award at the Western Business Education Association (WBEA) Conference in Bozeman, MT recently.   The conference includes high school and college business teachers from the western United States.   The award is given to an individual who has served and contributed to WBEA and business education through professional activities that include leadership, service, honors and awards.  The write-up included:  “Chris Liebelt-Garcia has been working at the same school, Metro Tech High School, for 25 years where she is a strong supporter for the business department.   Chris puts in a tremendous amount of time, expertise, and dedication to the success of Arizona Business Education Association (ABEA) and WBEA.  She had held positions, presented, and chaired conferences in these organizations, as well as being nominated for the WBEA Presidency in 2019.  In addition, she has been an advisor for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) student organization for 25 years where she has taken students to Regional, State, and National Competitions.”


Metro Tech’s first season in AIA Boys Soccer was a successful one.  The Knights made the playoffs, and landed several players on the 4A West Valley Region All-Region teams.  Marco Galindo, a senior forward was the Player of the Year, and Erika Parra was Co-Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with the Moon Valley coach.  Juan Cruz, William Espino and Fidel Rangel-Gallardo were first-team All-Region, while Noel Melendrez, Jose Gutierrez and Roberto Enriquez were second-teamers.  Four other players were honorable mentions.  Noel Melendrez was also selected as the January 2017 Ethical Athlete, from the Better Business Bureau Foundation, and will receive a $1000 scholarship.


Metro Tech JROTC cadets Mercedes Jimenez and Dalila Lucero were guests of honor at the Luke Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) dinner held, February 9.  The cadets were able to learn about the community involvement activities of this veterans’ organization, while sharing with its members the benefits they have gained through their participation in the JROTC program.