Academic Achievements

10th grader, Tim, Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Tim is a 10th grader who felt like he was not challenged enough with the traditional school instruction model.  He often zoned out, and his grades were suffering. Tim and his parents wanted to find an option that challenged him, but also allowed him to play hockey without interfering with his academics.  His younger sister was attending Brightmont Academy, so …

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Aaron Lott is Overcoming Dyslexia at On-Track Academy

Aaron Lott is like any typical kid. He loves to be with his friends, play with his dog, eat pizza and listen to all kinds of music, including rap, country, and Bob Marley. His story is probably pretty typical, too. What’s it like at On Track Academy (OTA)? Much better than where I was—I can make friends and I actually …

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Camrae McManaman Youth of the Year

Peoria High School Junior Camrae McManaman was named Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Camrae received a scholarship and will now compete to become State Youth of the Year. This is what she had to say: Q: What does it mean to be Youth of the Year? A: Becoming Youth of the Year …

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Patrick Schramm, 8th Grader Receives Christian Service Award

Tell our readers what your Arrupe Project is about? The Arrupe Project is named after Pedro Arrupe, S.J who was considered the “Second Founder” of a group of Catholics known as the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. In 1975, Father Arrupe was instrumental in establishing one of the major teachings of the Jesuits; that a Jesuit education should be designed …

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STCS’ Famous People Wax Museum

Every single person has a story and learning from each other helps us form the people we will become.  Saint Theresa Catholic School Class of 2019 proudly presented their Famous People Reports.  The third grade students read a biography of a famous person and took notes for a written report.  They learned about the trials and tribulations of their famous …

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Amadeus Coleman gets accepted to join ‘People to People’

People to People Ambassador Programs is a travel organization program that was president Eisenhower envisioned.  It established in 1956 with a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations”.  It gives the opportunity for kids to visit other countries and experience unique adventures. How did …

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Manu Kondapi Presents at The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

“I’ve been interning for the SCENE Research Program for the past two years- this year, as a member of Professor Newman’s lab at ASU, I’ve been working with the superconducting properties of niobium. Basically, I’m growing samples of niobium with different amounts of oxygen to see how the critical temperature of Nb is affected. I’ll be compiling a research paper …

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Cheyenne Browning Wins 1st Place Essay for National School Choice Week

School leader at Liberty Arts Academy spoke very fondly of Cheyenne Browning saying that ‘Cheyenne is a bright shining star! She is inquisitive and dependable. Cheyenne has a very mature take on growing up. She cares about learning and makes it a point to continuously improve. She came to Liberty because she was badly bullied at another school. We are so …

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Tanner Whorl, Sophomore at On-Track Academy, Stays On-Track

Tanner Whorl has overcome a lot in the last year. With a virus that could have killed him, he never gave up. He stayed in school with the help of his teachers at On-track Academy. Here is what he had to say: What brought you to On-Track Academy (OTA), Tanner? In 7th grade, I was in the hospital and ended …

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Matthew Scheller Jr., 7th Grader at Saint Thomas the Aquinas, Wins District Level Pen Essay

Matthew Scheller Jr. has won, 2nd place at Post level, 1st place at District level, and 3rd place at State level for his pen essay. His total earnings for these wins has totaled $450.00 so far. Here is what he had to say to Zona on his accomplishments. Tell us about your recent pen essay contest win? My English teach, Mrs. Webb, asked all the middle …

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