Academic Achievements

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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Ashley Rodriguez Receives ‘Youth of the Year’ Award with The Boys & Girls Club

Q. You were chosen as a Youth of the Year. How do you feel about that? What does that entail? A. Being Youth of the Year for my Club is such an honor! I feel accomplished and also feel like I can make an impact to all the other teens at my Club and show them that anything is possible. …

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Caitlin Talks Arizona Sunrays and Student Council

Q. You are a gymnast at Arizona Sunrays tell us about that? Do you compete? If so, what level do you compete in? A. I have been at Arizona Sunrays since I was two years old. Being a gymnast there is amazing. I love it so much. I started competing when I was seven years old in level four. I …

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Addyson Talks Gymnastics and her Love for Pigs

Addyson takes a focused, positive, and thoughtful approach to all that she does. Whether working on her long-term project for the JGS Talent Showcase, or assisting others in her classes, Addyson is a hard-worker who consistently puts forth her best effort. She is always happy to help anyone. Sometimes you will see her helping classmates, and other times she helps …

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Zach is Becoming Bilingual with the Help of His School

Zach’s charm and zest for life bring a smile to everyone he meets. His energy and enthusiasm kick in the moment he wakes up and last all day. He will tell you that he has infinite energy! After school, he pounds the drums, practices parkour, and plays soccer and basketball. Zach’s enthusiastic approach to life is contagious and he keeps …

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Junior Golfer Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Frankie has always been an avid athlete since he was very young, playing football, soccer, basketball and golf competitively. Today at 16, and a sophomore in high school, Frankie is incredibly focused on training for golf. As a junior golfer, Frankie takes 8 – 10 trips every school year competing in golf tournaments around the globe with each of these …

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