Academic Achievements

Bethany Christian Eighth Graders Visit Grand Canyon University

Q. Recently the BCS eighth grade class was invited to visit Grand Canyon University (GCU). Can you tell me about your visit? What kinds of things did they talk about; did you take a tour, etc? A. At the beginning of our trip, they spoke to us about what to do in High School to have the best College experience …

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Jake Shines in Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and Holds a High GPA

Jake loves baseball! It is his #1 interest and sport. He is currently playing for three teams. In addition to baseball, he has been on the James Madison basketball team for two seasons. He played Ultimate Frisbee for two seasons also, in seventh and eighth grade. At his school he has lettered in baseball, basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. His academic …

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Tessearct Student, Adam, Talks Some of His Favorites

Interviewed by Mrs. Springfield, his second grade teacher Q. Where were you living last year? A. Last year I was living in Israel. Q. Can you tell me what are some the differences living in Arizona than where you were living? A. Israel is way smaller and I could walk to school.  I could walk to the beach.  It was …

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SAMIYA Always Helpful to Classmates and Teachers

StarShine Academy third grader, Samiya Jama, is known for her kind, respectful and helpful demeanor towards her classmate, teachers and school campus. She is always so eager to learn and help anyone that needs it. One interesting fact about Samiya, is that in Africa she had a pet camel! Q. What do you like the best about your school? A. …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Sean, Preps for The World Cubing Association

In Sean’s spare time, he has taught himself to solve the Rubik’s cube. His best time is 15.15 seconds. He has over 15 cubes in his collection, including the standard 3×3, a 5×5 and the Pyraminx. Q. You are a self-taught Rubik’s Cube enthusiast tell us more about that? A. Well, I started by seeing someone at my summer camp …

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Saint Thomas the Aquinas Student, Angela, Competes in Regional Spelling Bee

Angela had won her school spelling bee and had gone on to compete at the regional spelling bee which involves all Catholic schools in the area. She had 20 to 23 other peers from other schools. She didn’t win, but she hopes to attend the school spelling bee once more next year. Q. Tell us about your school Spelling Bee that …

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Peoria Student Takes Online Summer School to Graduate Early

You never forget the first time you move and have to face the “new.” New home, new school, new people: it’s all very daunting. It can be even worse if moving puts you behind on graduating. That was the case for Felicity Newman. Felicity is a go-getter who enjoys studying anatomy and spending time in her church youth group. A …

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Exchange Student Yeseo Lee Talks About Her Time in The USA

I am 17 years old and I am from South Korea. On December 26, 2014 it was second semester of my sophomore year that I moved to the States. I am attending Chaparral High School and I am Junior now. I will graduate in May this year, which is early graduation for me. I am here in the United States …

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Mikayla Succeeds with the Help of Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch

Mikayla has been attending the Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch for eight years and uses the Club as a strong support system. Whether it’s getting help with homework, finding encouragement when she needs it most, or planning ahead for her future, Mikayla credits the Club with always having her back. Q. How long have you been attending the Spencer …

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Bethany Christian School Student Talks About His Transition to a New School

Q. I understand you moved here from Canada, what is the biggest difference between your school there and your school here in Arizona? A. The biggest difference is, in Canada, I didn’t go to a Christian School, and I just went to a private school, so the bible is new to me. I would have read a Children’s Bible, but …

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