Academic Achievements

St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader, Annabel, Excels in the Classroom, Playing Sports and On Stage

Annabel is a star in the classroom and on the sports field but most important, she is kind and takes care of others. She was elected as the Co-Lead Ambassador of the STA Student Ambassador Program and has received Notices of Commendation from STA Faculty this year for leadership, kindness and willingness to help. Not only is Annabel an Honor …

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Carlos is part of NJHS, Plays Flag Football and Basketball, and Maintains a 3.8 GPA

  Carlos Ramirez attends St. John Vianney. He is part of NJHS, plays flag football and basketball, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He is a frequent recipient of student of the month, honor roll and principal list. He loves to read, help other students and be involved in all school activities. He is an Altar server and is involved in …

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Juan Pablo competes in the First LEGO League Challenge

  Juan Pablo is currently competing in the First LEGO League Challenge, Hydro Dynamics Season. This robotics challenge has teams figuring out how to find, transport, use, or dispose of water. They utilize LEGO Mindstorms technology to solve the various sets of missions. His robotics team is comprised of seven students in fourth-seventh grades from various schools across the valley. …

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Lennik Wins Phoenix City Kindergarten Chess Championship

  Lennik has been attending PCDS since pre-K. He plays chess in the PCDS after-school chess club and recently became champion in the kindergarten section of the Best of Phoenix City Championship, giving him the opportunity to soon compete for PCDS in the Chess National Championship in Florida. Lennik loves playing with Legos at home and also attended the PCDS …

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Noe Stays Very Involved in School Activities at Horizon Honors High School

  Q. You are very involved in school! Tell us all the activities you participate in! A. I believe that high school is a perfect opportunity to get to know others and be involved. For this very reason, I have done my best to become as involved as I can. I am a member of the National Honors Society, ReSEARCHing …

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Meet Alex, Vice President of Keystone at Gabel Branch of Boys & Girls Club

  Alex joined the Warner & Shirley Gabel Boys & Girls Club when he was just 6 years old and he credits the club with building his sense of belonging and self-esteem. This year, Alex was elected Vice President of Keystone and was recognized as a top performer at the State Conference. Over the years, Alex has participated in many …

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Zoe Preparing to be an Engineer

  Zoe is a fourth grader at Bethany Christian School, where she has been attending since kindergarten. With her kind heart and many years at BCS, Zoe is a friend to all! She is quite diverse in her interests, which include math, music, computers, and sports. She particularly has a passion for engineering and design thinking, and hopes to be …

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Creighton Eighth Grader Doesn’t Shy Away From a Challenge

  Dariet is an eighth grader at Loma Linda Elementary School. But he’s not your average eighth grade student; Dariet is student class president, in the gifted and talented program, and an aspiring public speaker and leader within his community. On October 25, Dariet co-hosted a Community Town Hall with our Superintendent Dr. Donna W. Lewis in front of 150 …

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Why Earn an Online Diploma Instead of Getting a GED?

  Approximately 750,000 students drop out of high school each year in the United States.   On average, a high school dropout earns $20,241.   That’s $10,386 less annually than a high school graduate. And $36,424 less annually than those with a bachelor’s degree.   The numbers go further.   The average unemployment rate for a high school graduate is …

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Senior at West-MEC, Justin, Talks The Welding Program

  Justin Dandurand is a senior in West-MEC’s Welding Program at Central Campus in Glendale. Although he has a love of reading and education, Justin loves to be outdoors. In the future he hopes to purchase a home with property, which not only give him the space needed for his welding career, but also allow him to spend time doing …

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