Academic Achievements

James Madison Senior, SAM, Talks Government and Music Life

Sam is a caring, passionate, hard-working young man. Sam is involved in his student government, choir, rock band, school plays, and musicals. He loves to talk about world history and politics and also tutors elementary students in math. Q. What is your role in student government? Do you feel you’ve learned skills for the future? A. At James Madison I …

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Willis Junior High Student Ricardo Talks Student Council

Ricardo maintains a 4.0 GPA while being involved in school clubs and student council. He loves to read and cook, as well as spending time playing pool with his dad. Q. What impact do you have and/ or hope to have at your school as the co-president of the student council? A. I want to set an example for others …

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Craig Stays Active With The Help of The Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Tolleson Branch? A. I’ve been coming to the Boys and Girls club for about four years now. I was 10 when I first started coming to the club. My favorite rotation was the gym, because I like to run around and play competitive games. Q. What activities or programs are you …

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Five Ways Earning a High School Diploma Online Gets Students College and Career Ready

Earning a high school diploma online can have the same value as a regular diploma; students who earn their diploma online can attend college. This depends on the school and its accreditation. As long as the school is accredited, your online diploma will hold the same value as one from a traditional school. As colleges add more online aspects to …

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MEET STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT, JOSEPH

Joseph Fournier is an eighth grader at St. Thomas the Apostle. He is the Student Council President and also leads the weekly school Rosary on Fridays. He is a member of the National Junior Honors Society, as well as an Honors math and science student. Joseph is a Black Belt Tae-Kwon-Do and on the St. Thomas the Apostle eighth grade …

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PCDS Senior, Addison, Talks Music and His Internship

Addison has attended PCDS since fifth grade, where he quickly became a star among his peers. He is described by his family, teachers and friends as the “ultimate renaissance man,” being well skilled in fencing, cello and bass guitar. He enjoys skateboarding, coding and playing in his band. Addison currently interns at Barrow Neurological Institute and is a children’s coach …

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Young Ambassadors Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School sixth grade students, Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao, were selected to be Junior Achievement Young Ambassadors! As Young Ambassadors, they serve as representatives of the students JA serves. They also help JA supporters and the community gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. They attended an orientation for this program over …

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Jacob, Junior at JMPS, Talks Student Government and Academics

Jacob Hickey is a junior at James Madison Prep. His leadership is shown throughout the campus in the classroom, as well as in his athletics. Not only does he excel academically, he is also a starter on the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He is involved in student government and his family is currently hosting a foreign exchange student, Luca, …

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Nathalie Talks West- MEC Talks Automotive Collision Technology program

Nathalie Marin is a senior at Western Maricopa Education Center. She enjoys working on cars and babysitting her younger siblings. She will be attending Glendale Community College, beginning spring semester of 2018. Nathalie is currently enrolled in the West- MEC Automotive Collision Technology program and serves as the secretary of her CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization.) She has maintained …

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The Story of Jessica Tylka, Primavera Graduate

Meet Jessica Tylka, a 20-year-old Arizona State University and Primavera Online High School graduate. You read that right. Jessica is 20 years old with a bachelor’s degree and a full-time job as an analyst. Since she was little, Jessica’s mother, Florenca Tylka, knew she was different. “When Jessica was in second grade, I was told by her teacher that Reader’s …

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