Academic Achievements

Animal Lover KALI RIDDELL

Q. What is the best part about being a member of your local pony club and how long have you been riding horses? A. There really is not a best part because it is all very fun – the riding, my friends, jumping. My favorite pony to ride is Gabe. He is a good jumper. Q. Do you ride horses …

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Student Council President and Athlete, Matthew Rombaoa

How long have you been President of Student Council and what is your favorite part about it? I have been the President of Student Council since the beginning of this school year.  My favorite part about it has to be having the opportunity to be a role model for many students and, at the same time, serve my school. Is …

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Writing and Sports Combine for Success for Braxton Fox

Tell us about yourself and your involvement in Career and Technical Education at Estrella Foothills High School. I first got involved with the CTE program when I was freshman and showed up at the first broadcast media meeting of the 2011-2012 school year.  I didn’t know a whole lot about filming nor making videos, but I was always told it should …

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Charolette Kohsok Rooney Learns French at International School of Arizona

How long have you been learning French? I’ve learned French my whole life.  I started at ISA when I was two years old and now have worked my way up to 6th grade in the French track. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a dancer and some other things. How do you think …

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Becca Webb Places 3rd in Essay Competition for Madison #1

Tell us about your Moral Courage Essay submission? I wrote about a lady from Sudan, named Fatima Ibrahim.  In my eyes, she is a true inspiration and advocate for women’s rights.  She worked hard, pursued her dream of women’s equality through every harsh word, and even went to jail for her cause. Where did you get the inspiration to write …

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Recent Xavier Graduate and National Merit Scholar, Claire Woodrow, is Off to Stanford University

As a recent graduate, how well do you think Xavier prepared you for college? Xavier provided me with countless opportunities to grow intellectually.  I was able to achieve both breadth and depth to my education because I had access to an abundance of courses.  At Xavier, I not only explored a variety of subjects, I also used AP classes to …

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Chloe Hawkings Ambassador For Her School

What does it mean to be chosen ambassador for the school? It’s really exciting.  It’s an honor.  The teachers choose one student to be ambassador who they feel shows all the characteristics of being an IB scholar.  I’m sure there were many students they could have picked, so I’m honored to be chosen.  There are three ambassadors, one in each …

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Megan McCrohan Completes the West-MEC Cosmetology Program.

Tell us about yourself and what it was like to be a part of the West-MEC Cosmetology program. My name is Megan McCrohan and I just completed the West-MEC Cosmetology program. I started the program during my junior year of high school and graduated both high school and Cosmetology at the same time. The West-MEC Cosmetology program was a great experience because it taught me …

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Owen Succeeds with Peak Academics

By: Tina Kanelos, Director of Peak Academics Owen Grossman, an 8th grader at Tesseract, has worked with several Peak Academics tutors for three years. He has demonstrated incredible personal and academic growth during this time. When we first began working with Owen in 5th grade, he was struggling with the transition into middle school and the challenges of ADHD. Clearly …

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“SUPER” STUDENT RECEIVES FIRST ANNUAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AeroTurbine, Inc. awards aviation technology student Shea Super with competitive, merit-based scholarship Shea Super, a Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Aviation Maintenance Technology and Shadow Mountain High School student, received the inaugural 2014-15 Jeffery D. Underdal Memorial Scholarship from AeroTurbine, Inc., an organization that provides quality aircraft and engine products to aerospace and aviation companies around the world. Super was awarded …

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