Academic Achievements

Jose Enjoys the Hands-on Welding Program at West-MEC.

  Q. How are you liking West-MEC? A. I am loving the program at West-MEC Q. What class are you in and what are you learning? A. I am in the welding program and currently on vertical welding. Q. What made you choose West-MEC? A. I chose West-MEC because I heard the welding program was the best. Q. What else …

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Meet Toy, Ambassador at Odyssey Prep

Q. You are one of the ambassadors for The Odyssey Prep this year, what does that mean? A. That means that, last year, I got good grades, was the best student in third grade (at least my teachers thought so), and I get to help Mr. Olsen out, do the announcements, pledge and core values. Q. What responsibilities do you have? A. …

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Brightmont Academy Chandler Success Story – Nyah

Nyah has always been a visual learner and a very artistic student. She responds best to illustrations and visual diagrams, and throughout elementary school, many of her teachers seemed to understand this about her and worked with her to support her needs. But when Nyah transitioned to middle school, that all seemed to change. Her teachers didn’t have the time or the ability …

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Meet Abby, Student Body President

Abby is a natural leader. As student body president, Abby is leading the student government into a positive new school year. She’s a great example to her peers and underclassman. Q. You are currently serving as Student Body President, what responsibilities does that include? A. One of the unique things about JMPS is the sense of community within the student body. Amidst the …

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Senior Danielle Travels to Thailand

Q. You are a busy lady! Tell us about all the activities you are involved in. A. I play, and have played, on the school’s varsity volleyball team since my freshman year. I am an active member of National Honor Society and Key Club. Every other weekend I go volunteer at a dog shelter called 2 Da Rescue. I also really enjoy …

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60+ Xavier Students, Faculty “Go Global” This Summer With School’s International Program

More than sixty Xavier College Preparatory students and faculty members embarked on the school’s International Studies Program offerings in Ecuador, France, and Nicaragua this summer. Four years ago, Xavier introduced these three global opportunities as well as an exchange program that welcomes German students to Arizona each fall and sends Xavier students to Aachen, Germany each winter. An annual Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, …

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Aviation Maintenance for Melissa at West-Mec

Q. How long have you been at West-Mec and what do you love about it? A. I’ve been at West-MEC for a little over a year now. I’ll be getting my airframe license some time in November and will be graduating with both my airframe and powerplant ratings in June/July. I find this sort of education incredibly liberating! I love …

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Nadia Enjoys Math and Art at Camelback Desert School

Nadia likes math and art in school and has enjoyed reading the book Wonder with her class. Q. We heard you love school, what are your favorite subjects? A. My favorite subjects are math and art. Q. Your class is reading the book Wonder, what lesson has stuck out the most to you? A. Choosing kind and right which means …

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Madison Simis Students Place in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

A team of third graders from Madison Simis competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University this summer. Odyssey of the Mind is a creativity competition where teams solve spontaneous and long term problems using creative solutions. In order to qualify, they had to place in the top two in the Arizona Regional and State competition. They were …

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Five PCDS Seniors Selected as National Merit Semi-finalists

Five of the 64 members of the PCDS Class of 2016 have been named Semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. As semi-finalists, these PCDS seniors will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for one of three possible scholarships, including National Merit $2500 Scholarships, corporate-­sponsored merit scholarships, or college­-sponsored merit scholarships. The five Phoenix Country Day School Semi-finalists are Daniel Bashir, Tara …

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