Academic Achievements

Roman Talks about his Love for Learning Spanish and ISA

Roman has quickly acclimated to a new language and uses Spanish words outside of the classroom. Roman started this year in the Spanish immersion program, with so little background in the language. After only a few months, he was able to understand and speak in Spanish. He is a student who excels in his work and his behavior. Q: How …

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Alex and Mariah Succeed with Online Learning at Primavera

When life gets tough, you find yourself with two choices: either you keep moving forward or you decide you’ve had enough and quit. The story of 19-year-old Alex Gabareno and Mariah Sellers, young parents and seniors at Primavera Online High School, is one of “moving forward.” Now on track to graduate high school, the two have weathered many trials together. …

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Tyler Talks Piano and School

Q: What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A: I love all of the classes and the teachers. I also like that we get to choose electives. Q: In the Variety Show, you did a great job playing the piano. When did you start learning how to play? A: I was in 2nd grade when I started playing. …

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Nearly 1,000 Middle School Girls Attend Xavier’s 8th Annual “Girls Have IT Day!”

Nearly 1,000 female middle school students from around the Valley attended Xavier College Preparatory’s eighth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 4. Part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, the event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology (IT), engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Following a keynote lecture by Xavier alumna and marine scientist Erin Ryan, the …

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Jessica Shows a Love for School and Building

Jessica is a passionate, positive, self-motivated and artistic child who has an amazing love of learning. She is so happy to be part of the educational environment at Christ School. Jessica is a magnet for not only children, but adults and animals as well. She enjoys working next to her dad on construction job sites so that she can understand …

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Xavier Senior Named “Prudential Spirit of Community Awards” Distinguished Finalist

Xavier College Preparatory senior Allison Westra was named a Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her exceptional volunteerism. One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of 2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as “Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students …

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Andy and Charles Balance Tennis and School Life Like True Champions

Andy and Charles balance school and tennis like champions! Both boys are competitive tennis players with iTUSA and spend many hours each week practicing and playing in tournaments. They have been playing tennis for over four years! Andy and Charles maintain excellent grades even with the traveling and time commitments of tennis! Q. Take us through a typical day. A. …

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Bana Talks Sports and Student Council at Saint John Vianney

  Q. Tell us about your participation in Student Council? A. In student council it is my job to announce events to the school and get them excited. I also help come up with new ideas for the school. Q. How are you able to keep up with your grades, it seems like you have a lot going on? A. …

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Emma Exemplifies Great Personality and Character Everyday

“Emma is an outstanding scholar and example of our school core values. She recently created a rap/song as extra credit in her science class. The rap was amazing and Emma was a great example of a risk-taker for putting herself out there and performing for her class. Her great personality and character make her a leader in her grade and …

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Raina, Discover U’s Student of The Month

Raina joined Discover U this year. Raina provides a supportive structure within her educational environment; she is trustworthy, hard working and strives to do her best every day. Q. You attend gymnastics tell us about that? A. Yes, I attend gymnastics. It is very fun! I love to do trampoline, beam, and bars. I also like floor activities. Q. You …

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