Academic Achievements

Sam Loves to Learn, Travel and Lead

Sam loves learning and immersing himself in different cultures, countries, and being around different people. You were recently elected as Southwest District Key Club Lieutenant Governor of the North Mountain Division. What does that mean? I will be an elected leader of over 2,500 Key Club members in the district, which includes all clubs in Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and southern Nevada. …

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Jack’s Success Story at Brightmont Academy – Scottsdale Campus

Jack, who is now 17, has struggled his entire academic life with managing his coursework and staying focused. He was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age and he finds managing four to five classes at a time overwhelming. His parents thought a boarding school might help, but eventually they realized that Jack needed a different school environment. They were relieved to discover …

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Hobby Turns Career for Justin at West-MEC

Justin is a first year Medium/Heavy Diesel student at West-MEC. We see great things in his future! Q. What do you like best about West-Mec? A. The thing I like about West-Mec is all the opportunities it gives me, I can achieve anything as long as I set my mind to it. Q. What are you specializing in? A. I …

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Seven Simon And Jude Students Receive Honors

Each year the Catholic Community Foundation honors eighth grade students for their Christ-centered behavior and SEVEN of our students received this special honor this year! Congratulations to Nathan Simmons, Joel Almodovar, Savannah Wasson, Kelli Rasmussen, Elizabeth Morreale, Grace Clark, and Felicity Hacker for their exemplary service to parish, school, and community. This prestigious scholarship provides $8000 to each student to …

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Meet Taina, Volunteer and NJHS Member

Taina is a sophisticated and loving person. She is loved by her peers but constantly works towards improving herself. Her view of the world is that it should be beautiful and fair for others. Q. You are on the Principal’s List and also a member of the National Junior Honor Society, can you tell us more about that? What does …

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Well-Rounded Cade Wins at County Fair

Cade has a passion for many things including school, roping, 4-H animal projects, livestock judging, playing the guitar and football. Q. You won at the Maricopa County Fair this year, tell us about that. A. I won the Maricopa County Fair this year with my cross from Nick Mauck. I’ve been showing for 3 years and this was a goal …

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Hannah Balances Successful Dance Career and Education

Hannah Rzepka has turned her passion and talent into a successful dance career. Between her rigorous year round dance schedule and being a high school student, she still finds time to expand her physical training adding yoga and Pilates to her dance and ballet curriculum. Being able to volunteer and give back are also important to Hannah. She likes to …

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Academics to Athletics, Annika Does It All

Annika is always looking to experience new things and to challenge herself. Since starting at James Madison Preparatory in August Annika has played on the volleyball, basketball, softball and soccer teams. She also was in the spring musical as a singer and dancer in the ensemble. She is the Vice President of the Junior High Student Council and an active participant in all …

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Building the Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs at Tesseract

Tesseract and SEED SPOT have joined forces to plant the seed of empowerment through the first ever SEED SPOT Next program. This program empowers young people to build business models that change the world. The Next program takes select students through a year­long (or in this case, semester) class, to create small groups or ‘ventures’. In these ventures, students take an idea all …

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Josi’s Success Story at Brightmont Academy

Josi’s family moved from Minnesota to Arizona during her senior year of high school. The family thought the move would be fairly seamless, as she was nearly finished with high school, but when they arrived, they realized Josi’s completed coursework was very different than what was required to graduate in Arizona. In Minnesota, Josi attended a “concept high school” with a heavy emphasis on …

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