Academic Achievements

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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Chloe Dedicates Her Time in Academics and Soccer

  Chloe was awarded the “Golden Boot” for most goals scored on her school team last season. She is also in National Junior Honor Society, chorus, and won top math student from her house (gifted program) at Willis Junior High. Q. You are a straight A student, what are your favorite subjects in school? Do you find it challenging to …

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Meghan Talks West-MEC Veterinary Sciences

I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was three years old; from this aspiration and love for animals I have spent the majority of my free time either babysitting the pets of close friends or volunteering at Fallen Feathers, a non-profit wild and exotic bird rescue and rehabilitation center. I have also had the extraordinary opportunity to …

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Kai Talks About His Love for Football

Q. Tell us about your participation in flag football? A. I am a team player. I get to play a lot of positions, but mostly I play center. Q. Do you wish to continue football in future grades? A. Of course!” Q. Tell us about your unique creations? What has been your favorite? Where do you get your ideas? A. …

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Hockey Player Succeeds with Flexible Schedule at Brightmont Academy

Jessica began playing competitive ice hockey when she was six years old, and by ninth grade, the demands of her competitive team ramped up to the point where following a traditional classroom schedule was becoming increasingly difficult. She was usually traveling with her team every other weekend, often arriving late to class and requiring additional assignments to complete outside of …

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Jack, an Avid Golfer, Talks Sports and Summer

Jack is an excellent student. He is kind to everyone and always has a smile on his face. Jack has played numerous sports for Saint Thomas, Jack’s primary sport is golf. He started playing two years ago and is an avid golfer. Q. You are involved with a lot of sports at Saint Thomas the Apostle? Tell us about them? …

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Elected Class President, Joshua Dreher

Q. What is one impact you would like to make being class president? A. One impact I would like to make being the student body president is to make others succeed. When I walk to school every morning I always think how I could make an impact to other students as student body president. I ask myself a question saying, …

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Elizabeth Bell Works Through Medical Disabilities to Get High School Diploma

Sometimes, life hands out trials that make it hard to graduate high school. But that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Bell, a senior at Primavera Online High School who is set to get her diploma this school year. Lizzie was born with Black Diamond Anemia, a rare blood disorder where the body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells and causes the immune …

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PCDS student, Bella de Roos, Wins Two National titles in Speech and Debate Competition

In its first year of existence, Phoenix Country Day Schools’ Middle School Speech and Debate team won a School of Excellence Award (placing as a top-five team in the country), had one student win TWO National Titles in two events, Bella de Roos, here is what she had to say about her winnings: Q. You recently won TWO national titles …

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Jade Earns Honor Cadet Title

A student attending Madison #1 School, Jade DeFonce, is a member of the Veteran’s Pride Battalion in the Phoenix/Glendale area and was a part of this boot camp training. Leaguer Cadet Apprentice Jade DeFonce was in the Bravo Company at this training. League cadets were trained and tutored by higher ranked teens in the U.S. Sea Cadet Corps (ages 13 …

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