Academic Achievements

Freedom Academy Students Sweep Science Fair

Gabi Fulk, Jaydin Bowser, and Lexi Von Hatten won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively, in the eighth grade category at the 2015 Kiwanis of Carefree Community Science Fair, held March 2­5. First place winner, Gabi Fulk, also won the Rudy Becwar Best in Show Award for seventh and eighth grade projects and $150 award. Over 2,000 students, grades K-­12, from a dozen schools …

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The Sky Is the Limit for Skye

Skye is a driven and tenacious girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to work hard to accomplish it. “The sky is the limit,” is her favorite saying. Q. You were recently chosen to show a day in the life of a student in the International Baccalaureate Programme, tell us more about that. A. It was challenging, but fun. …

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Lisset Loves to Learn at Discover U

Liz is a wonderful daughter and sister. She is so full of love and forgiveness. She is very polite and she listens very well. She has great manners and loves to help others. Liz follows the rules and does as she is told, Liz is always sharing with others and she tries her best to make everyone happy. Q. Tell …

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Sakura Succeeds Academically and Athletically at James Madison

Sakura is a bright young lady and a natural born leader. From student council to volleyball to track, it seems like she does it all. Read what her plans are for the future. Tell us about your responsibilities as the President of the Junior High Student Council. As President of the Junior High Student Council, I get to lead setting up …

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Sixth Grade Girls Create Coding Club at Rancho Solano Prep

RSPS technology teacher, Julee Brentwood, made a comment to her sixth grade students that she always wanted to have an “all­-girls computer class” which lead to three girls ‘Triple S’, as they call themselves (Sanya Agarwal, Stella Dillard, and Sofia Trujillo) – turning the idea into a real school club. Why did you start “Triple S”? The club allows girls to feel empowered …

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Hope Club at Tesseract Gives Students Life­Long Leadership Skills

By Caroline M. B. Fabricius Ahlgreen, Tesseract Senior Hope Club, Tesseract Upper School’s community­service club, was established five years ago with the philosophy of thinking globally and acting locally. In Hope Club, students connect to the outside community through service­oriented opportunities that they have initiated and fully planned themselves. I have been a part of Hope Club since its inception, through its developmental …

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Sixth Grader, Aidan, Advances to Regional Spelling Bee

When it comes to spelling, Aidan has had an unnatural gift. He just won his third spelling bee at Benchmark Elementary and is going on to compete regionally! Congratulations on winning the school spelling bee, how do you feel? I feel happy, and thankful that the school bee is over until next year. This isn’t your first win, tell us about …

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Fifth Grader, Henry, Wins District Spelling Bee

In addition to showing an incredible command of language during the district wide spelling bee, Henry displayed exceptional sportsmanship with his support for and kindness towards his fellow competitors. You recently won a Spelling Bee, tell us about that and what comes next. I recently competed in and won the Madison School District Spelling Bee and will move to the Regional Spelling Bee. …

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Geography Winner, Bryce, Loves to Travel to New Places

What makes Bryce a great kid is his strength is to bounce back from hardships and disappointments and really maintain a positive attitude. Bryce had cancer and lost a significant amount of his hearing so life is just harder for him. Luckily he doesn’t see it that way. You recently won a geography bee, tell us about that. My preparation mainly came …

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Shannon Successfully Balances Academics and Athletics

Shannon Gurley, 16, has been a Rancho Solano student since she was four years old, beginning in PreK. Q. You have had some extraordinary experiences as a Rancho Solano student. Could you share some of the most significant? Rancho has provided me with some amazing opportunities and experiences to step outside my comfort zone. During the summer of 2014 I travelled to England …

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