Academic Achievements

Eighth Grader, Thomas, Talks STA Buddy Program and School Ambassador

Thomas has been a student at St. Thomas the Apostle since kindergarten, and has a huge presence in the school community. During his sixth grade year he won first place at the STA science fair, and placed second during his seventh grade year. He loves writing, camping, science and sports. He has played both football and baseball for STA every year since fifth …

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Senior, Christy, Talks Supreme Court at James Madison Preparatory School

Christy is a true senior leader and is involved in many aspects of the campus. Christy is a judge on the supreme court, a member of the danceline, show choir, the theater program, a manager for several sports, and serves as the dance captain for both the musical and tap club class. Christy brings organization, precision, energy, and perfection to …

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Horizon Honors High School Senior, Emily, Talks Phonak Teen Advisory Board

Q. You are a busy senior at Horizon Honors High School! What are you involved in this year, inside and outside of school?   A. I am a mentor for Advanced Bionics (the company that makes my Cochlear Implant), a Youth Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. I have also been involved …

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Phoenix Country Day School Speech & Debate Team

Pictured (left to right): Siena Liljegren 8th grade: Poetry National Champion; Yash Wadwekar 8th grade: Dramatic Interpretation & Prose Interpretation National Champion; Wade Hunter 8th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; Abby Caplan 7th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; McKinley Paltzik 7th grade: Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking National Champion; C. Ryan Joyce: Head Speech & Debate coach and Director of …

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St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grade Graduate, Michael Mansour

Michael Mansour is a recent graduate eighth grader from St. Thomas the Apostle School. He will be attending Brophy College Preparatory in the fall.  Michael is an exemplary student and wonderful example to younger students. He enjoys playing soccer and football. He currently plays with Madison Futbol Club Soccer and will be going out for freshmen football for Brophy. Michael …

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Devin Moleterno Takes Adversity Head on and Graduates a Year Early With Primavera Online High School

  There will be moments in all our lives in which we face adversity. During those moments, your decision boils down to two options: You can accept your circumstances or you can make a change. For Devin Moleterno, a recent graduate of Primavera Online High School, responding positively and changing his situation was the only choice in his mind. Devin …

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Naomi Smitthipong, James Madison Prep Sixth Grader

Naomi is an honor roll student at JMPS. She is a positive sixth grader, who works hard on all of her assignments. This year, she joined our junior high track team. Outside of athletics, she is involved in our local community. In her free time, Naomi takes coding lessons through the city library, she participates in horseback riding lessons, and …

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Jennifer Rivas, Second Grader at Discover U

Jennifer is a student that always gives 100 percent. When she faces adversity in the classroom she has a positive attitude and a willingness to succeed. She is always on task and engaged in the activities and lessons in the classroom. Every day she is prepared to bring her personal best. She stands up for others who face bullying and …

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Boys & Girls Club Member, Eric Ontiveros

Q. How long have you been going to the Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch? A. Eric has been a member for four years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club or what are your favorite activities? A. Eric enjoys basketball, soccer, flag football and baseball. Eric credits the Club with allowing him the opportunity to participate …

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Scarlett Talks Science at Bethany Christian School

Q. What is your favorite thing about first grade? A. We get to do science! I learned that pumpkins and peeps can float. Pumpkins can float because they have air inside of them and peeps float because they are so light. I like that we get to do a lot of experiments in our science class. Mrs. Ellis lets us have …

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