Academic Achievements

Brynne Wins Great Communicator Award

Tell us about your recent award for being a great communicator? I was very surprised when I got this, and was very humbled and honored to have received this award.  So to explain to those who may not know what this award is about: It’s basically given to student who acts as a open communicator in class, who asks the teacher helpful questions, that …

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Jeremy Sass, 8th Grader at Bethany Christian School

What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? I love the community; I love how I know everyone here. I also like the Christian education and all of my friends. You enjoy math. What about math do you like most? I learn things best that are black and white with no gray areas. That is exactly how math is. …

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Bradley Holub Awarded Principled and Thoughtful Scholar

Bradley has been recognized as a principled and thoughtful scholar at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy (TOPA) because of his excellent academic and personal characteristics. He was chosen as an ambassador to the administration for his grade level last year and he continues to demonstrate positive behavior. Here is what Bradley had to say: What does it mean to be recognized …

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Joshua Laughlin Accepted to USD on Academic Scholarship

Tell us about yourself and your involvement at Youngker High School. I transferred to Youngker in November 2012 from Ohio and immediately became friends with my teammates on the soccer team. I enjoy learning in my honors and AP classes. What do you aspire to be when you grow up? I will become an engineer, although I have not decided on a specialization yet. Tell …

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Roberto Huerta Talks Guitar and Sports

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. My name is Roberto Huerta; I am 13 years old turning 14 on the 28th of March. I attend St. John Vianney Catholic School. This is my first year at St. John Vianney and I love it here.  I have two younger brothers, Leo and Lucciano. How long have you been playing …

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Four-Time Spelling Bee Winner, Jhelz Garcia

Jhelz is a unique name, what does it mean? How did you get that name? Actually my full name is Jhelz Anthonytte Andria. “Jhelz” is from my Mom’s name (Helzen Joy) – which is also a combination from my two maternal grandparents names – (Heles & Zeny), Anthonytte comes from my dad’s name (Anthony), and Andria is a combination from my …

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Winners of The Character Essay Contest

The purpose for the Imagine School West Gilberts essay contest was for students across 3rd through 8th grades were given a maxim and had to write about it and incorporate character and life situations. Here are what some of the winners had to say: Jared G. – As a winner of the grade level character contest how did you feel …

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Alyssa Succeeds with One-to-One Learning

Alyssa has always had a difficult time in school. The 17 year-old has struggled with the big class sizes at her traditional classroom-based schools, both public and charter schools, and her mother wanted to find a better fit for her. She discovered the Brightmont Academy Scottsdale campus when she was looking for a one-to-one focused approach, and they decided to …

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Alex Grovich Overcomes Dyslexia with OTA

Since third grade, Alex has struggled with dyslexia. Frustrated for many years, Alex has finally found the help she needed at On-Track Academy. According to Alex’s teacher, Ms. Jordan, Alex’s abilities have improved so much, she no longer detects dyslexia in her reading and writing skills. It helped that Alex was given assignments that piqued her interest, was allowed to …

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Very First Chapter of Eye to Eye in Arizona

Eye to Eye is the only national after-school mentoring program that pairs kids with learning disabilities and ADHD with college and high school students who have been similarly labeled. Using an arts-based curriculum, Eye to Eye helps kids value their own uniqueness by building their self esteem and giving them the skills to become self advocates. New Way Academy high …

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