Academic Achievements

A Few of Tobias’ Favorite Things

Tobias is a 9-year-old thirdd grade student at Gilbert Arts Academy. Tobias has attended GAA since Pre-kindergarten. Q. Tell us about yourself? A. I have played soccer for a while now and like it. I like to play four square here at school. I like to draw dragons and play on my tablet. Q. Tell us about your family? A. …

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Starshine Academy Student, Brennen, Talks His Love of Animals

Brennen loves all things animals! Brennen also enjoys school more than most kids his age. He enjoys science more than other subjects. Brennen is the most affectionate, caring young boy. He always compliments people, and his manners are stellar! Q. You are an animal lover. Tell us about that? What is your favorite animal? DO you have any pets? What …

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Eighth Grader Catherine Talks Being School Ambassador and STA’s Buddy Program

Q. You were selected as a school ambassador what does that entail? A. STA School Ambassadors get to do several projects that help the school. On the day before school began, we got to meet new students and answer their questions. We also help with the Bullying Prevention Program by having students sign a paper saying that they will not bully …

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Maddie is First to Enter into PCDS’ Independent Scientific Study

Maddie is an amazing Upper School student at PCDS.   A top academic and engaged beyond the classroom, she’s the first student to take advantage of an independent scientific study in their new Shin Center for Art, Science & Innovation.  Q. Tell us about the science program you are about to start at PCDS?  A. The science program I am …

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Illusion Talks West-MEC Energy and Industrial Technology Program

Q. Tell us about the program you are taking at West-MEC? A. The program I am taking is Energy and Industrial Technology, and I absolutely love it. It’s challenging, fun, and hands on. I feel like it really depicts what we’ll be doing in our future without it being mere bookwork. The staff is super friendly, and helpful. I can …

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Preschooler Alexander Talks School and Sports

Alexander is very loving and energetic little boy. At his little age he shows so much love amongst his family. He is also very happy and any sound of music will make him start dancing for no reason. It never fails at any place or location if there is a beat he will start moving! Q. What is your favorite …

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Linda Gets Chosen as Grade Level Ambassador for Her School

Lyndi was chosen as her grade level ambassador to the administration and community this past year. She now represents the third grade at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy and has been doing a wonderful job leading the morning announcements, pledge and core values. Q.  Tell us about your most recent position as grade level ambassador? A. When I heard them say …

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Discover U Third Grader Yuilissa Talks School

Yuilissa is a great friend to others and is an amazing student. Her teachers, Mr. Pidgeon and Ms. Schroeder, talk about her tremendous effort with all classwork and how she contributes significantly to all classroom discussion. Q. What makes Discover U a great school for you?  A. Discover U is small and the teachers love me. You get to learn …

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Boys and Girls Club Member Ariana is Named Youth of The Year

Wise beyond her years, Ariana knows the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix helped shape exactly who she is today. At the end of the year, she’ll be graduating high school and moving on to study education in college. For now, she plans to enjoy her senior year by participating in her favorite activity – Keystone Club. Whether it’s …

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Three Xavier Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that three seniors – Maeneka Grewal, Taylor Lawritson, and Maeve McIntyre – have been named semi-finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition.    Today, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi-finalists in its 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationwide, approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT …

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