Academic Achievements

Devin Talks Boys & Girls Club Fun

Devin joined the Peoria branch four years ago when he started school. He has learned a number of sports at the Club, including dodgeball and soccer. He enjoys Monkey in the Middle, drawing, and plays on the Rookies Soccer team. Q. What is your favorite thing about attending the Club? A. Playing games with friends. I enjoy helping people. Q. …

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A Leader in Every Desk — Teaching Kids to be Leaders

Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., Paradise Valley Unified School District Imagine a sign over the door of every classroom. The colorful sign says, Urgently Needed: Young Leaders. Would your child be prepared to answer this call? Unfortunately, too many of us have fallen into the trap that leaders are the select and chosen few and that followers are the vast majority. Yet, …

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St. Thomas Apostle Eighth Grader, Christopher, Talks Leadership

Christopher is a leader in his eighth grade class, models kindness to others and is a wonderful role model for fellow students. He’s an all-star football player and a stellar student, demonstrating a passion for learning (specifically in the field of engineering!) Beyond his eagerness to learn and seek academic challenges, his strong faith shines through in all aspects of …

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James Madison Prep Junior, Quinn, Doesn’t let Dyslexia Get Him Down

Quinn has turned into a true leader this year from academics to extra curricular activities. Quinn was the quarterback on the football team this year, and led the team to JMPS’s first ever football State Championship. Quinn is also involved in our school’s Robotics team, soccer, and track. Quinn excels academically particularly in math and science. Quinn has also become …

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Creighton Schools RJ Mancha Named Student of the Month

RJ Mancha was named student of the month for his class at Monte Vista School. He received a certificate from his principal, assistant principal, and teacher!

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Phoenix Country Day School Eighth Grader, Sebastian, Talks Golf and Boys Charity

Sebastian is an outstanding student who loves to learn. This year he enjoys history and is learning about the Civil War. Outside of the classroom, Sebastian is involved in a variety of activities. He is an avid golfer and has participated on the PCDS middle school golf team the past three years. He was selected as the the golf team …

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Girl Scout, Elizabeth, Wins Gold Award

Elizabeth has recently won her Gold Award with a project that aimed to educate, raise awareness and motivate people to pick up trash and properly throw away their trash. She built a website that allowed people to document the difference they were making by helping pick up litter in their area. Her project has has a global impact as efforts …

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Four Year Old, Ezra, Enjoys Traveling and Being a Leader

Ezra is an outgoing, adventurous guy who loves traveling and playing with friends. He loves learning at St. John Vianney, and is thriving in his education and faith journey. He enjoys being a prayer leader and prays for all children to have enough to eat. Q. Can you tell us about your school? A. I like my classroom. We paint, …

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Lucy, New SSJ Third Grader

Lucy Petroff is a new third grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. Prior to SSJ, she attended Madison Simis Elementary. While a student at Simis, Lucy was nominated by her principal to join the student club Odyssey of the Mind. This is an educational program that provides problem-solving opportunities for students. Lucy enjoyed this program because she …

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Annemarie is an Excellent Student in Addition to Serving Her Community

Annemarie is a wonderful young lady and an excellent student. This year, she and her classmates spearheaded the STA Halloween Candy Drive. In addition to the great work and involvement at school, Annemarie also serves her community. She raises money for charity with her lemonade stand, as well as contributes time to The Andre House and Maggie’s Thrift Store. She …

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