Academic Achievements

Meet St. John Vianney Third Grader, Sophia Gonzalez

Sophia has been off to a fantastic start at St. John Vianney, earning an Eagle of the Month Award for the month of October, achieving Principles List for 1st quarter academics and is currently preparing herself to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Reconciliation in February! She’s the fourth of nine children, enjoys Folklorico dance, riding bikes and scooters …

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STA Eighth Grader, Lucy Stark, Talks School and Family

Lucy is the definition of hard work and dedication and a wonderful student! She is the youngest of three girls and loves exploring, learning, inventing, solving problems and anything mechanical. She’s known for always having a glass-half-full attitude! Q. What have you learned being the youngest of three? A. I’ve learned to have a sense of humor! Q. Where do …

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CREIGHTON JUNIOR AMBASSADORS VISIT CHINA for second year!

In its 29th year, the Creighton Junior Ambassadors Program has provided hundreds of students with the opportunity to travel to different countries to learn the culture, language and history. For some students this is the first time they have ever left Arizona, let alone traveled on a plane. Last year, Creighton School District added China as one of our destination …

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Girl Scout Emma Horn Talks Gold Project, Her Love of STEM

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I had an interest in STEM and was passionate about STEM education being interesting and accessible for everyone. Q. Short description of your project? A. My project implemented a fun and engaging STEM activity program at the Guadalupe Library for students of all ages. I created a set of easy-to-implement STEM lessons …

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Girl Scout, Jasmine Goode, Talks about Her Gold Award Project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My grandmother was the initial inspiration for my project. She was a sewer and loved crafting. As my project idea matured, my inspiration grew further into knitting after a knitting class I took with my mother. It was a class of maybe five women all of them 60+ in age. I enjoyed …

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Horizon Honors High School Junior, Alexis Blasko, HAs Passion For Medicine

Q. You are very involved in school! What activities do you participate in? A. I am fortunate to participate and hold several leadership roles in a lot of activities within our school’s community. I am a Spirit Ambassador on the Executive Board for our Student Council. This lets me help plan all of our pep rallies, dances, and other social …

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Pre-enrollment for Cerēb Rüm Tutoring & Homework Club

Introducing Cerēb Rüm, a semi-quiet learning environment held immediately after school (3:00 pm until 5:45 pm) where your child will have access to expert in-person help for homework or projects. Individual tutoring will also be available by appointment and a separate fee. The list of experts on staff, who share your same value of education, is attached. Cerēb Rüm is …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Fifth Grader Heads to Region Five Spelling Bee

Fifth grader, Chema, traveled to the Arizona State Spelling Bee this year! He began his journey by winning the school spelling bee. Chema then went on to win both the Diocesan Spelling Bee and Region 5 Spelling Bee. Such awesome accomplishments for a fifth grader competing against older students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade! Q. What inspired your passion …

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker What Can’t this Kid Do?

At 16 years old, Jesse De La Cruz has a very impressive résumé. He’s an inventor, entrepreneur, public speaker, national finalist, Biltmore Preparatory Academy alumni, and current senior at Camelback High School. If you think that’s impressive, Jesse is on his way to a national AND an international competition as a finalist for DECA Young Entrepreneurs at the International Career …

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PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 11th Grader ETHAN ROSENFELD Places First Place at AzSEF

PCDS 11th grade student Ethan Rosenfeld earned first-place in the Senior Division of Physics & Astronomy at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for his research titled “Development of a thin and inexpensive open-air proton beam detector for characterizing the beam profile and position.” Ethan’s work is part of a collaboration between researchers at ASU and clinicians at the …

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