Just over 700 kids arrived for their first day of school at Senita Valley Elementary School on July 19, 2021. Monday was the first day of classes for elementary and middle schools in the Vail Unified School District, high schools start on Friday. Video by: Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star
Mamta Popat has been a photojournalist with the Arizona Daily Star since 2003. She covers a wide range of topics including daily life, news, border issues and Pac-12 sports. She's the only vegetarian in the photo department.