Academic Achievements

Young Ambassadors Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School sixth grade students, Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao, were selected to be Junior Achievement Young Ambassadors! As Young Ambassadors, they serve as representatives of the students JA serves. They also help JA supporters and the community gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. They attended an orientation for this program over …

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Jacob, Junior at JMPS, Talks Student Government and Academics

Jacob Hickey is a junior at James Madison Prep. His leadership is shown throughout the campus in the classroom, as well as in his athletics. Not only does he excel academically, he is also a starter on the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He is involved in student government and his family is currently hosting a foreign exchange student, Luca, …

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Nathalie Talks West- MEC Talks Automotive Collision Technology program

Nathalie Marin is a senior at Western Maricopa Education Center. She enjoys working on cars and babysitting her younger siblings. She will be attending Glendale Community College, beginning spring semester of 2018. Nathalie is currently enrolled in the West- MEC Automotive Collision Technology program and serves as the secretary of her CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization.) She has maintained …

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The Story of Jessica Tylka, Primavera Graduate

Meet Jessica Tylka, a 20-year-old Arizona State University and Primavera Online High School graduate. You read that right. Jessica is 20 years old with a bachelor’s degree and a full-time job as an analyst. Since she was little, Jessica’s mother, Florenca Tylka, knew she was different. “When Jessica was in second grade, I was told by her teacher that Reader’s …

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Rachel Succeeds with the Help with Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Sands Branch? A. I started attending when I was in the second grade, so I have been a member for 10 years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. I am a part of Keystone which has reached the Legacy level three years in …

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McKenna Stays Busy at Horizon Honors High School

Q. You are one busy lady! Tell us all the activities you are involved in. Which one is your favorite (and why?) A. I am involved in my school’s Spiritline and Softball teams and hold captain positions in both. I also participate in a large amount of clubs within school, some of which I hold a leadership position. These clubs …

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Kenzie Talks Willis Junior High School

Kenzie Gustafson is an eighth grader at Willis Jr. High. She is a student athlete and strongly dedicated to her academics. She plays saxophone, volleyball, basketball and is also a competitive swimmer. She enjoys chess, art, animals, Pokemon and 80’s music. Kenzie is a member of the STEAM Academy, Art Crew, Fellowship of the Readers and National Junior Honors Society. …

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Georgia Succeeds at New Way Academy

Georgia McCook is a tenth grader at New Way Academy. She is involved in student government, soccer, theater and plays school mascot. She has a passion for church and dance. Georgia has dyslexia and before coming to New Way for high school last year, remembers struggling in school and being very shy. “I didn’t have any friends and I definitely …

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Sophia is Enjoying First Year at BCS

Q. I understand this is your first year at Bethany, how do you like it so far being part of the Middle School? A. I love it at Bethany; the students are all my friends! This is more of a family than my last school. To me, this is like I’m at home. Q. I know you’re on the Lady …

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Four Test Taking Tips

There are so many ways that children may struggle when taking a test. This article is going to suggest some important strategies that may help when a student is taking an exam. REST. Waiting until the last minute to study can create anxiety for the student and his or her caregivers. A student usually has the study material ahead of …

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