Academic Achievements

Nathan Loves Reading and Playing Guitar

Nathan is an intelligent, kind, loving, generous, and respectful kid. He loves to read and is always searching for answers. He is looking forward to his new baby sister who will be arriving soon! Q. We heard you are a great reader and really enjoy reading, what books are your favorites? A. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ripley’s Believe it …

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Ian Finds Success at Odyssey Prep

Ian is in the first grade at the Buckeye Odyssey Preparatory Academy in Mrs. Holtz’s class. He works well with others and enjoys coming to school. Since starting at Odyssey, both his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Delph, and his current teacher, Mrs. Holtz, have helped Ian with his dysgraphia, difficulty to use fine motor skills. Ian plays hand games and uses …

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Abigail Easily Transitions to St. John Vianney

Abigail always wants to succeed in academics. She continuously strives to better herself and goes the extra mile to earn good grades. This is her first year at St. John Vianney and it seems she never missed a beat, her transition has been amazing. Q. This is your first year at St. John Vianney, how are you liking it so …

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Bilingual Gracie Loves the Water

Gracie Parrot loves to be in the water and has hopes of becoming a surfer when she grows up! Read more about what other plans she has for the future. How old are you? I’m seven and in the second grade. What do you want to do when you’re older? I want to be a surfer when I grow up …

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Kaine Finds Success at Brightmont Academy

Kaine is a twice exceptional student, a student who is both gifted and also has been diagnosed with Asperger’s. While intellectually advanced for his age, medical and developmental issues made it difficult for Kaine to be successful in a traditional school setting. He was taking Advanced Placement Calculus and Advanced Placement Physics, which he enjoyed, but he needed a different …

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Taylor Stays Busy with Sports and Academics

Soccer, Crossfit, and the National Junior Honor Society are just a few of the things that Taylor excels at. Read about her recent experience at the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition! You recently competed in the Team Championships for the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition, tell us a little about that. The Punt Pass Kick Competition was really fun, but pretty nerve …

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Straight-A Student, Samantha, Loves to Dance

Samantha loves to dance and has been taking ballet classes for over 4 years. Samantha is a straight A student and has achieved the honor of being on the Principal’s list each quarter. She is a great example for all SJV students. How long have you been dancing? I was three years old when I started dancing, so I’ve been dancing for …

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Dylan Hong Takes on the Impossible

Dylan has taken part in some amazing independent projects at PCDS, particularly around coding and engineering. This determined kid doesn’t stop when he’s told that something is impossible, check out some of his amazing work and see what he has planned for the future. Q. How did you get into coding & engineering? What got you interested? A. I was …

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Hockey Star Luke Finds Success at Brightmont Academy

Luke, who is a 15 year­-old sophomore, is a serious hockey player. In fact, he is so serious that he was recently drafted to the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the top junior league in North America. Luke’s hockey schedule often includes out­of­state travel during most months of the year. School remains important as he looks to keep all options …

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Phoenix is a New Experience For Parker

This competitive eighth grader from St. Francis Xavier definitely knows how to manage his time wisely. From swimming to basketball to homework, his schedule is pretty full. We think he is doing an excellent job and see great things in store for Parker. Tell us where you moved from and what has it been like adjusting to life in Phoenix? My family …

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