Academic Achievements

Ss. Simon and Jude’s Seventh Grader Mia Stays Busy

Mia Feix is a busy seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School! She is a member of Student Council, plays for a traveling club soccer team, and takes piano lessons. Her family is also very involved with the Phil-Am Lions Club, which has given her the opportunity to participate in many community service projects. Mia really enjoys …

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The Story of Melissa Verdugo, Primavera Graduate

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, stress and anxiety are a reality for most of us. For many teenagers though, anxiety becomes overwhelming and can lead to other issues such as depression or ADD/ADHD.   Melissa Verdugo describes herself as a friendly, yet shy person. She began high school at a traditional brick and mortar school. Like many freshmen, she …

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Meet PCDS Seniors and Co-Presidents Ben and Olivia

Olivia and Ben are both seniors and Co-Student Body Presidents at PCDS this year. They’re gregarious, smart, and tremendous leaders. And, they’re different– Olivia is a national champion debater and very into theatre, while Ben is the founder of a very popular Photoshop club at PCDS and leader of our Robotics team. Olivia: Q. What are yours and Ben’s plans …

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CCS First Grader, Elliot, Talks About her Favorites

Elliot is an enthusiastic first grader at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley. She is very excited to be in a combined first and second grade class this year. Q. What are some exciting things you did this summer? Which was your favorite? A. I hiked, went up to Montana, and played in our playhouse in Montana. My favorite thing …

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From Homeschooling to Brightmont Academy

Saya was an eighth grader being homeschooled by her mom, when she realized she needed a more stable and structured learning environment. Saya is a bright, motivated student who wanted more from her education. While looking into private one-to-one schools, Saya and her mom found Brightmont Academy. For her freshman year of high school, Saya enrolled at Brightmont Academy – …

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Vanessa Receives Inaugural Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award

Vanessa’s very first day at the Club she wanted to find ways to get involved in her community. She immediately joined the Leaders In Training (LIT) Program. Her experience at the Club and recently receiving the first ever Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award has given her the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams. Q. You were chosen as …

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Rugamba Named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Finalist

There are many words to describe Rugamba, but one sticks out the most — grateful. Rugamba genuinely appreciates all the opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has provided for him. Most importantly, he recognizes the Club has shaped who he is today and allowed him to form some great relationships with mentors and friends. He is …

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Megan of Tucson Graduates Two Years Early

Megan Good is a 16-year-old freshman in college. You read that right. Now living in Texas, Megan switched to Primavera Online High School her freshman year in order to graduate early. “I took an online Spanish course in the summer to leave a free period so I could be a teacher’s assistant in band,” said Megan. “After taking that course, …

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Madison Schools teams Compete in World Finals of Odyssey of Mind Competition

The Madison Simis Elementary/Madison Heights Elementary fourth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team earned a ranking of 13th in the 38th Annual World Finals, competing against 71 teams in their division. Two additional Madison Schools teams – a 5th Grade Team and a combined 7th/8th Grade Team from Madison Meadows Middle School also finished 20th and 22nd respectively, in the world …

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Genevieve Sets New Record For Words Read

Genevieve is very active in her school community at Willis Jr. High. She is part of the Chandler Gifted learning program (CATS) and maintains a high GPA with her full load of gifted classes. Being the top reader in the district by breaking the record, Genevieve participates in the reading club and currently has a total of 13 million words. …

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