Academic Achievements

Rachel Succeeds with the Help with Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Sands Branch? A. I started attending when I was in the second grade, so I have been a member for 10 years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. I am a part of Keystone which has reached the Legacy level three years in …

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McKenna Stays Busy at Horizon Honors High School

Q. You are one busy lady! Tell us all the activities you are involved in. Which one is your favorite (and why?) A. I am involved in my school’s Spiritline and Softball teams and hold captain positions in both. I also participate in a large amount of clubs within school, some of which I hold a leadership position. These clubs …

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Kenzie Talks Willis Junior High School

Kenzie Gustafson is an eighth grader at Willis Jr. High. She is a student athlete and strongly dedicated to her academics. She plays saxophone, volleyball, basketball and is also a competitive swimmer. She enjoys chess, art, animals, Pokemon and 80’s music. Kenzie is a member of the STEAM Academy, Art Crew, Fellowship of the Readers and National Junior Honors Society. …

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Georgia Succeeds at New Way Academy

Georgia McCook is a tenth grader at New Way Academy. She is involved in student government, soccer, theater and plays school mascot. She has a passion for church and dance. Georgia has dyslexia and before coming to New Way for high school last year, remembers struggling in school and being very shy. “I didn’t have any friends and I definitely …

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Sophia is Enjoying First Year at BCS

Q. I understand this is your first year at Bethany, how do you like it so far being part of the Middle School? A. I love it at Bethany; the students are all my friends! This is more of a family than my last school. To me, this is like I’m at home. Q. I know you’re on the Lady …

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Four Test Taking Tips

There are so many ways that children may struggle when taking a test. This article is going to suggest some important strategies that may help when a student is taking an exam. REST. Waiting until the last minute to study can create anxiety for the student and his or her caregivers. A student usually has the study material ahead of …

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Xavier Sophomore, Score Big Honors

Xavier College Preparatory sophomore Ashley Menne captured her first American Junior Golf Association championship title in July, capping a freshwoman year packed with impressive accolades. Earlier in the school year, Ms. Menne was an instrumental force in Xavier’s 34th state championship victory, tied two other outstanding players for the individual state title, was named the 2016 Arizona Sports Awards Girls …

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Xavier Joins National PBS Initiative To Build Next Generation of Public Media Journalists

Xavier College Preparatory announced its participation in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) program, a national journalism initiative by the PBS NewsHour to connect middle and high school students with public media stations to produce original, youth-focused news reports. Students at the all-female Phoenix high school will now have the opportunity to create content for the national NewsHour site …

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Straight A Senior Alexis Talks Coding at West-MEC

  Alexis Leffew is in the West-MEC Coding Program. Alexis gets straight A’s, she had perfect attendance for coding in year one and earned her three dual enrollment credits from GCC via the coding program. Q. You are in the coding program at West-MEC, tell us a little more about that? A. The CTE coding program at the Start West-MEC …

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Ss. Simon and Jude’s Seventh Grader Mia Stays Busy

Mia Feix is a busy seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School! She is a member of Student Council, plays for a traveling club soccer team, and takes piano lessons. Her family is also very involved with the Phil-Am Lions Club, which has given her the opportunity to participate in many community service projects. Mia really enjoys …

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