Simon Sanchez High School
Location of Yigo within the Terrority of Guam.
|• Mayor||Rudy M. Matanane (R)|
|• Vice Mayor||Anthony "Tony" P. Sanchez (R)|
|• Total||35 sq mi (90 km2)|
|Time zone||ChST (UTC+10)|
Yigo (Chamorro: Yigu; pronounced "GEE-GO") is the northernmost village of the United States territory of Guam, and is the location of Andersen Air Force Base. The municipality of Yigo is larger than any other village on the island in terms of area.
Yigo is historically one of Guam's richest farming areas. During World War II, the village was the site of a concentration camp during Japanese occupation of the island. It was also the site of the island's final battle during the war. The South Pacific Memorial Peace Park was built by the Japanese Government and is dedicated to the many Japanese and American soldiers who died in the battle of Guam.
Yigo has several kindergarten through 5th grade elementary schools:
- Daniel L. Perez Elementary School (formerly Yigo Elementary School)
- Machananao Elementary School
- Upi Elementary School
- F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School, formerly an elementary school until 1981, when it was converted into a middle school, and Simon Sanchez High School are in Yigo. Sanchez opened as a junior high school in 1974; the school became a high school in 1982 to serve northeastern Guam.
Mayor of Yigo
- Antonio A. Calvo (1973–1981)
- David G. Blas (1981–1989)
- John F. Blas (1989–1993)
- Edward C. Artero (1993–1997)
- Robert "Bob" S. Lizama (1997–2013)
- Rudy M. Matanane (2013–present)
- Ronald J. Flores (2009–2013)
- Anthony "Tony" P. Sanchez (2013–present)
Simon Sanchez became a high school in 1992. The first graduating class graduated in May 1993.
- Yigo Guam at Guam Portal
- Yigo Map from PDN
- Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1
- PDN Village Maps
- Municipalities of Guam at statoids.com
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