Academic Achievements

Josi’s Success Story at Brightmont Academy

Josi’s family moved from Minnesota to Arizona during her senior year of high school. The family thought the move would be fairly seamless, as she was nearly finished with high school, but when they arrived, they realized Josi’s completed coursework was very different than what was required to graduate in Arizona. In Minnesota, Josi attended a “concept high school” with a heavy emphasis on …

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Trevor Talks Madison Highland Prep

Trevor is a freshman enrolled in the honors program at Madison Highland Prep. He is also on the student council, plays three sports and has a part-­time job! Read about Trevor and how he does it all. What do you like best about Madison Highland Prep? The one thing I most enjoy about Madison Highland Prep is that it is very technologically based. …

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PCDS Students Earn Two Spots in The Scottsdale Rotary Club Youth Salute

While many students were relaxing during Spring Break, two PCDS students interviewed to win prestigious spots in the Scottsdale Rotary Club’s annual Youth Salute. According to the Club’s website: “Nominations for Scottsdale’s Youth Salutes are requested during a student’s junior year. Students are nominated not only on grades, but also on leadership in school activities, religious organizations, or activities in their community. Each student …

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Meet Emme, Student Council President at St. Francis Xavier

Emme is the Student Council President, a member of National Junior Honor Society and plays golf. She is a great student and a great example for St. Francis Xavier. You are the Student Council President, what duties do you have as President? As president of the Saint Francis Student Council, my biggest job is reciting pledge and prayer every morning with the …

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George Balances School and Sports

What makes George a great kid is that he’s got a big heart and truly cares. He is an ASU Sun Devil fan at heart and was recently selected from the crowd at a game to go on the field with the players and announce, “Play Ball!” over the microphone! What are your favorite subjects in school? St. Thomas sets the bar …

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Kj Enjoys Science and New Friends at Odyssey Prep

Kj has such a kind heart towards others, he loves life and enjoys every minute of it. Q. What sports do you play and what is your favorite? A. I play football, basketball and baseball. My favorite one is football because I like to tackle people. Q. What else do you like to do for fun? A. I like to …

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Tolleson Teen Named 2015, “Youth of the Year” Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

Senior at La Jolla High Community High School in Tolleson, 17 year-old Adama Kamara has been named, “Youth of the Year” for Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix. Adama was one of 12 teens selected to compete, each representing their neighboring club, with 12 clubs in total. Adama’s journey continues at the regional competition to vie for the spot …

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Xavier Students Travel to Germany

Ten Xavier College Preparatory students traveled to Aachen, Germany last month as part of the school’s International Studies Program. While abroad, the students attended classes, immersed themselves in the culture, embraced unique experiences such as the renowned Aachen Carnival parade and the Roman Museum in Cologne, and enjoyed Germany with the families of the Aachen students who traveled to Xavier …

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James Madison Prep Great Fit for Freshman Lucy

Lucy is a dynamic, dedicated student and loves being a freshman at James Madison Prep! She volunteers often for her former elementary school for marketing events, alumni panels and outreach. Lucy hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Q. We heard you like to volunteer, tell us about that. A. I love to volunteer! Volunteering is fun and makes me feel great …

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Brigit Talks Musical and Academic Success

Brigit knows just how to balance her musical performances and her school responsibilities. We think Brigit has a very promising future. Q. You are an accomplished musician, playing in your school band, Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra, and The Youth Symphony of the Southwest. How did your passion for music and music performance begin? A. I have been reading music as long as I …

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