Academic Achievements

Future Aviator, Chase, Talks Planes and Coding

Q. What do you like about aviation? A. Flying is very exciting for me. Sometimes, I help fly my dad’s Cessna 206. I’ve learned about keeping the flight level and countering tail winds. I have also stalled the plane by pointing the nose up, and then the plane begins to roll. So far, I’ve helped fly to my Grandma’s house …

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Horizon Honors’ Model UN In Its Inaugural Year

The Horizon Honors Secondary School Model United Nations Club is new this school year, but club members are already off to an amazing start. The club is small, with four seniors and four freshmen participating in the program. Students had little to no experience in Model UN competitions, so the goal was to learn and start the process of building …

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Brightmont Lifts You Up

Before coming to Brightmont Academy, high school was not positive for Sami. She was being bullied by her peers and was constantly being judged and teased. She did not like school and her grades were poor, but she endured it for two years. Finally, at the end of her sophomore year, Sami had enough. She thought about switching to another …

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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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