Academic Achievements

Discover U Student, Nyah, Talks Piano and Design

Nyah loves to play piano. She has been taking private lessons for six months and is learning quickly. Through these lessons, we also found out she loves to sing! Nyah also loves to design clothes. She designs on any piece of paper she can find. She keeps a scrapbook of her outfits, outlined and stories to go with.  Q. You …

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A Costa Rican Experience

  By Eighth Graders Abigail and Jordan What did you guys do to get ready for your trip to Costa Rica? Jordan – In preparation for our trip to Costa Rica, we learned a lot of new Spanish vocabulary and about the Costa Rican culture. We had an opportunity to practice a lot of the words we used in Costa …

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DEVOTED 6TH GRADER MAKES SUMMER READING POSSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF NATIVE AMERICAN KIDS

    Sophia Koss is a Rancho Solano sixth grade student, and has a passion for reading and an extraordinary commitment to helping others in her community. For her National Junior Honor Society community service project, the energetic Sophia organized a book collection with the goal of giving them away to less-privileged school-aged children so they would have books to …

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Rancho Solano’s College Signing Day

  Congratulations to the Rancho Solano Class of 2016 on College Signing Day! With the national date to confirm attendance at a student’s school of choice was May 2, many RS seniors have already selected their college for next year. College admissions results for Rancho Solano students include Boston College, Cal Poly, Drexel, Loyola Marymount, Penn State, Texas A&M, University …

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Willis Junior High Student, Patrick, Talks Music and His Very Own Blog

  Patrick is an accomplished musician playing trombone and piano, he writes his own blog, and dabbles in coding microprocessors. While at Willis Patrick has achieved many accolades and has been recognized often by his peers and teachers for both his enthusiasm and ability. Q. You are quite the musician tell us about that? (what do you play? How long have you …

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Skye Overcomes Obstacles with Art and Primavera OHS

  No matter who you are or what part of Arizona you live in, we believe all students are capable of accomplishing incredible goals! One students in Phoenix is doing just that; despite her disabilities that could set her back, she is continuing to thrive! Check out her story below. Schuyler (Skye) Courtemanche, 17, is an 11th grade student who …

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Horizon Honors Senior, Zachary, Talks Photography and the Future

  Q. Photography is one of your passions. What do you love to shoot and why? A. There is beauty to be seen all around us, regardless of the time of day or location. It is difficult to pinpoint a particular thing that I love to shoot because landscape, cityscape, and portrait photography are all interesting in different ways. However, …

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Gilbert Arts Academy Student, Brooke, Talks Family and Hobbies

  Brooke has been a member of the GAA family since Kindergarten. “Brooke is a wonderful, sweet, and intelligent student. We are truly blessed to have her in our fifth grade class here at GAA!” -Ms. Duprey, fifth grade teacher Q. Tell me about your family? A. I have two sisters, Natalie (sixth grade) and Lindsey (third grade). My dad …

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Bethany Christian School Student, Unesu, Talks School and Piano

Q. What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A. I love that I have nice teachers. My favorite part of school is reading. I like Marvin Redpost. Q. You play the piano. When did you start learning how to play? A. I started playing in Kindergarten. I have a very nice piano teacher, Mrs. Lloyd. Q. You also …

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New Way Academy Hosts 1st Annual “Mr. New Way” Pageant

The New Way Academy Student Government organized and hosted the First Annual “Mr. New Way” Pageant on Friday, April 1st, 2016. The men of New Way’s senior class, including Jared Johnson, Ken Swart, Mitchell McKenzie, Joseph Gallagher, Austin Forney, Ben Berk, and Jacob Taylor, competed in a beauty pageant style competition, vying for the ultimate title of “Mr. New Way”. …

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