Academic Achievements

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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Madison Simis Student, Emma, Talks Girl Scouts and Chicks!

Q. Your are involved in Girl Scouts and gymnastics at Arizona Sunrays tell us about that? A. This is my first year in Girl Scouts. I am a Brownie in troop 4496. A lot of the girls in my troop are in class with me at Simis. I think my troop is really awesome and I can’t wait for next …

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Christ Church School Second Grader Makes His Own Movies

  Gavin’s hobbies include knowing everything about dinosaurs and making movies with his dinosaur toys which are really quite good. Gavin narrates stories off the cuff while his dad video records the movies for up to an hour. We are always amazed at his wealth of knowledge about all the different facts pertaining to all different species of both animals …

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Jacob Talks West-MEC Coding Program

The West-MEC Coding Program prepares students for a career as a software developer. Students are using industry software and learning the following languages: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, MySQL and Python. The program prepares students to collaboratively design and test code to develop web apps for phones, tablets, and websites. Q: What do you like best about the West-MEC Coding program? …

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Aerospace Team Wins 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School’s aerospace team, Team Genesis, won the 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge! Team Genesis is made up of 7th graders Benny Aguilar, Ethan Ballecer, Bianca Feix, Rian Mercado, and Isa Soriano. Nearly 300 teams competed in this prestigious competition. Team Genesis designed a hypothetical lunar base to mine and process Helium-3 to be sent …

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