Academic Achievements

Lucy, New SSJ Third Grader

Lucy Petroff is a new third grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. Prior to SSJ, she attended Madison Simis Elementary. While a student at Simis, Lucy was nominated by her principal to join the student club Odyssey of the Mind. This is an educational program that provides problem-solving opportunities for students. Lucy enjoyed this program because she …

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Annemarie is an Excellent Student in Addition to Serving Her Community

Annemarie is a wonderful young lady and an excellent student. This year, she and her classmates spearheaded the STA Halloween Candy Drive. In addition to the great work and involvement at school, Annemarie also serves her community. She raises money for charity with her lemonade stand, as well as contributes time to The Andre House and Maggie’s Thrift Store. She …

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Meet Miguel, Excelencia School Eighth Grader

Miguel Vega, eighth grade student at Excelencia School co-hosted the Creighton School District Town Hall Breakfast! He and Ms. Apodaca hosted a room of 150 people and guided participants through the Strategic Plan, interactive student displays, and facilitated participant conversation.

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Eighth Grader, Thomas, Talks STA Buddy Program and School Ambassador

Thomas has been a student at St. Thomas the Apostle since kindergarten, and has a huge presence in the school community. During his sixth grade year he won first place at the STA science fair, and placed second during his seventh grade year. He loves writing, camping, science and sports. He has played both football and baseball for STA every year since fifth …

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Senior, Christy, Talks Supreme Court at James Madison Preparatory School

Christy is a true senior leader and is involved in many aspects of the campus. Christy is a judge on the supreme court, a member of the danceline, show choir, the theater program, a manager for several sports, and serves as the dance captain for both the musical and tap club class. Christy brings organization, precision, energy, and perfection to …

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Horizon Honors High School Senior, Emily, Talks Phonak Teen Advisory Board

Q. You are a busy senior at Horizon Honors High School! What are you involved in this year, inside and outside of school?   A. I am a mentor for Advanced Bionics (the company that makes my Cochlear Implant), a Youth Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. I have also been involved …

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Phoenix Country Day School Speech & Debate Team

Pictured (left to right): Siena Liljegren 8th grade: Poetry National Champion; Yash Wadwekar 8th grade: Dramatic Interpretation & Prose Interpretation National Champion; Wade Hunter 8th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; Abby Caplan 7th grade: Duo Interpretation National Champion; McKinley Paltzik 7th grade: Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking National Champion; C. Ryan Joyce: Head Speech & Debate coach and Director of …

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St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grade Graduate, Michael Mansour

Michael Mansour is a recent graduate eighth grader from St. Thomas the Apostle School. He will be attending Brophy College Preparatory in the fall.  Michael is an exemplary student and wonderful example to younger students. He enjoys playing soccer and football. He currently plays with Madison Futbol Club Soccer and will be going out for freshmen football for Brophy. Michael …

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Devin Moleterno Takes Adversity Head on and Graduates a Year Early With Primavera Online High School

  There will be moments in all our lives in which we face adversity. During those moments, your decision boils down to two options: You can accept your circumstances or you can make a change. For Devin Moleterno, a recent graduate of Primavera Online High School, responding positively and changing his situation was the only choice in his mind. Devin …

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Naomi Smitthipong, James Madison Prep Sixth Grader

Naomi is an honor roll student at JMPS. She is a positive sixth grader, who works hard on all of her assignments. This year, she joined our junior high track team. Outside of athletics, she is involved in our local community. In her free time, Naomi takes coding lessons through the city library, she participates in horseback riding lessons, and …

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