Academic Achievements

Brightmont Academy Lets You Be You

“When I first came to Brightmont, I judged it by its cover. I thought I would have to change to fit it, but I did not. I could be me,” said current ninth grade Brightmont student, Brad. “It was easy to fit in,” Brad continued. Despite his initial worries, Brad found a warm, welcoming environment at Brightmont that allowed him …

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Salima Succeeds With The Help of Two Boys & Girls Club Branches

Unlike most Club kids, Salima Smith has had the unique experience of being a member of two different branches within Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP). Although she was nervous about the transition, her experience has been just as positive at both branches. With guidance from the Club staff, Salima is focused and determined to finish her high …

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Dakota Talks West-MEC’s Aviation Program

Q. You are involved in the aviation program at West-MEC what does this entail? A. The aviation technology program at West-MEC consists of 43 technical courses based on mechanic practices and aviation systems. A course normally starts in the classroom obtaining a deep understanding of chosen devices, practices, and procedures. As we progress we move down to the shop were we …

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Eight Grader, Bennett, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Bennett is intelligent and a creative thinker who loves to learn in an environment where he feels supported by teachers and staff members. Q. What makes The Jones-Gordon School feel like the right school for you? A. I like it here because all of the teachers are nice and I’m able to get work done. Having one-on-one time with the …

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Kendall Talks Ballet and her Success at Tesseract School

Interview by Abby Wilkes, Tesseract student Q. How long have you been at Tesseract and what is your favorite memory? A. I have been at Tesseract since fifth grade, and this is my last year, since I am an 8th grader. My favorite memory is going on the school trips, because it is a way to connect with your friends …

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Jazlynn Talks Soccer, Eagle of The Month and Honor Roll

Jazlynn has been attending Saint John Vianney since she started kindergarten. She is a very loving and caring young girl and she knows how to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Q. You play soccer, what position do you play?  A. The team that I play for, our coach would put us in different positions, so that we could learn …

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Josh Awarded Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship

Rancho Solano senior, Josh Kaplan, has been awarded the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship. The Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and …

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The Story of Nina Billman, Primavera graduate

Nina Billman is a 21-year-old, full-time Primavera student who says she didn’t really care about school and dropped out in 2011. Nina tells us she tried to get ‘back in it’ many times, but it was never the right fit. In 2013, Nina gave birth to a daughter and knew it was time to earn her high school diploma. That …

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Alexander Talks Books, Writing, and His Spelling Bee Wins

Alexander excels at academics because he loves to learn and he sets the highest standards for himself. Both in and out of the classroom, his curiosity and focus have been lifelong traits Q. You have self-published your own books — tell us about that? Where would one see one of your books?  A. I have self-published two mystery novels and a poetry …

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A Chat with New Way Lower School Student, Brooke Rowley

New Way Academy 2nd grader, Brooke, is known for being a ray of sunshine on campus. Brooke’s teachers describe her as “a consistent role model and example in the classroom and a respectful, kind, and compassionate student. She can relate to others and is always smiling, positive and happy which becomes contagious!” Brooke brightens everyone’s day just by being herself. …

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