About the VISION Conference

What began in 2016 as the Region 6 VISION (Value, Inspire, Share, Insight, Opportunity, Network) Conference – established by students for students and their adult advisors in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma – has grown to welcome all states to this National Student Leadership Conference for Student Council leaders. It emphasizes peer-to-peer learning through networking, student-led roundtables, school projects Gallery Walk, national motivational speakers, leadership skill training, hands-on community service, and more. 

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About Rio Rancho High School

Host of the 2024 VISION National Student Leadership Conference

Located just northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rio Rancho High School is home to nearly 2,700 students in grades 9-12. It was founded in 1997, originally built by Intel Corporation and leased back to Rio Rancho Public Schools for $1/year; it was subsequently donated to RRPS. Sports and other facilities have been added since the campus opened thanks to funding from voter-approved bond issues. Ranked in the overall top 10% of public schools in New Mexico, Rio Rancho’s mascot is the Ram and their colors are Navy Blue and Hunter Green.

Rio Rancho High School was used as a filming location for the TV series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, being portrayed in the shows as J.P. Wynne High School.

Rio Rancho is no stranger to hosting a conference like this; in 2015 RRHS welcomed student leaders and advisors from all across the United States and beyond when they hosted the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) National Conference with the theme, Elevate Your Leadership. RioRanchoHigh.rrps.net

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About Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Nestled at 5,290 feet above sea level, Rio Rancho offers a mild, high desert climate perfect for sporting events, scenic tours, and outdoor adventures year-round. Located in Sandoval County, New Mexico the City offers convenient  access to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and a variety of landscapes.

Rio Rancho is the third largest city in New Mexico, the fastest growing community in the state, and one of the fastest growing in the southwest. It has been recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” citing exceptional public schools and well below national average crime rates. Rio Rancho encompasses approximately 104 square miles and is a 20-25 minute drive from the Albuquerque International Airport. 

Intel Corporation began operations in Rio Rancho in 1980 with 25 employees on a small piece of land previously used as a sod farm. Today, more than 1,800 employees develop and manufacture technology that powers data centers and hundreds of millions of smart and connected devices worldwide.  Explore Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, New Mexico on a map

Located in Central New Mexico, Rio Rancho offers convenient access to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and a variety of landscapes.