Academic Achievements

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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Anthony Succeeds with the Help of The Boys and Girls Club

Anthony Moreno has been going to the Boys & Girls Club for as long as he can remember. Without it, he doesn’t know who he would be. But he does know that he is more social, smarter and well-balanced because of his time at the Club. He has big plans for the future but for now, he will be patient …

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Fourth Grader, Bella, Talks About Kindergarten Buddies

Q. You’re a fourth grader at Bethany Christian School, which means you have a Kindergarten buddy. Tell me about some of the things you do together. A. Joshua is my Kindergarten buddy. Together we made a Christmas countdown chain and right now we are in the middle of writing a story to read to each other. Q. What is your …

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Sixth Grader Sophia is Eagle of the Month and Makes Principals List

Q. You have been eagle of the month several times and on principal list tell us more about that? A. Being eagle of the month is probably one of the best events that I like. The key in being on the principal’s list is just to pay attention in class because it does affect your grade as well as homework …

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Alfonso Talks About His Successes with Boys and Girls Club

Going on his eighth year attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Alfonso knows exactly where he’s headed. He has a strong appreciation for the college resources provided by the Teen Center, as well as the connections he’s made in his time there. Soon, he will be headed to college—something he never imagined until he joined the Boys …

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Tesseract Student, Francesca, Talks Soccer and School

Q. I understand that you love soccer. Tell me more about that. A. I have been playing for four years. I play for the Scottsdale Blackhawks. My favorite position is center midfield. Last year we won a couple of tournaments, but we haven’t played any this year. It is my favorite sports. Q. What else do you like to do? …

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Jack Succeeds at Jones Gordon School

Jack is an intelligent, curious, and creative student who excels in many areas. With the help of his FLEX teacher, Ms. Andrea, Jack is able to flex his mental muscles at JGS each day in a variety of ways: Jack enjoys writing, learning facts, and has even helped spearhead Jones-Gordon’s recycling program.   According to Ms. Andrea, “this is the second year …

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The Story of Taylor Treloar, Recent Primavera Online High School Graduate

Taylor Treloar is a Primavera student who loves hiking, baking, yoga, writing, photography and traveling. On top of all of her exciting hobbies, Taylor is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Taylor moved over to Arizona in her early teens, and told us the transition into another public school was rough for her. Oftentimes, Taylor felt excluded in her old school …

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