Academic Achievements

Xavier Senior Serves As Governor In YMCA Model Legislature

  Last month, Xavier College Preparatory senior Natasha Menon served as governor at the model legislature sponsored by the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program at the State Capitol. Ms. Menon has participated in the program for the past three years, serving first as a senator when she was a sophomore, then as both a senator and a committee chair when …

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Becca Talks About Being in the Gifted Program at Her School

Becca enjoys all academics at her school. Especially, when she can show her creative side in a project. Here is what she had to say about herself and her school. Q. Tell us about attending Willis’ gifted program? A. Attending the Willis gifted program is certainly an interesting experience and a fairly hands on environment. In science we do a …

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Making Dreams a Reality: The Story of Diana Hernandez

We all have dreams and aspirations, but few of us follow through with the hard work it takes to make those dreams reality. For Diana Hernandez, a senior at Primavera Online High School, that aspiration was pursuing an education, and although she is just 17, she has already started accomplishing that goal. If you ever get the opportunity to talk …

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Cathy and Her Academic Decathlon Team Makes it to a State Competition

Cathy is an intelligent, caring young woman who is wise beyond her years. Cathy is an active member of Madison Prep’s academic decathlon team, and helped the team qualify for the state competition in March. Q. You are in academic decathlon. What type of things do you do with them? A. I have been a part of Madison Prep’s Academic …

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Horizon’s Senior, Brogan Taylor, Leads Her School’s Relay for Life Event

  Q. You are the event lead for your school’s Relay for Life event. What is Relay for Life? A. Relay for Life is a community event where everyone comes together to fund the cure for cancer. People form teams and fundraise money prior to the day of the event. At the actual relay, teams must have one person walking …

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Jake Talks Baseball at Bethany Christian School

Q. What do you like most about Bethany Christian School? A. I like the Christian environment and the teachers are always willing to help us with our schoolwork. Q. You were on the inaugural school baseball team this year. When did you start playing baseball? A. I started tee-ball at four years old. Then, I started club baseball when I …

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Saint Francis Xavier’s’ Alli Chester Accepted to Summer Program at Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Alli Chester is a ballerina with Ballet Arizona and has just received admittance to a select dance program in Seattle. She is sweet, humble and adorable with an incredible work ethic. Q. You are a ballet dancer, tell us about that. A. I practice classical ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. I dance six days a week for a …

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Joseph Talk Sports and Saint Thomas the Apostle School

Q. Tell us about your involvement with the seventh grade Catholic Youth Athletic Association championship team? A. We went undefeated this year in flag football and almost in basketball (lost one game). On both teams, I had the privilege of being a key player, working with a great group of buddies. We have played together for years and we know …

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Madison Park Student, Yamilet Morales, Succeeds Academically and Musically

Madison Park eighth grade student Yamilet Morales demonstrates that you can excel academically while taking full advantage of Madison’s extracurricular opportunities. Yamilet maintains a 3.86 GPA and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the softball team, the flag football team (one of only two girls this season), and plays flute in the Madison Park Band.  Yamilet’s musical …

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Christ Church Schools’ Athan Parks, Enjoys Giving Back to his Community

Q. You like to give back to charity, tell us about that? A. I like giving money to charity because it saves dogs and people who are homeless. I sometimes give to the church. When I get allowance or money from my grandma and grandpa I have a bucket for charity in my room and I put part of the …

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