Academic Achievements

Megan of Tucson Graduates Two Years Early

Megan Good is a 16-year-old freshman in college. You read that right. Now living in Texas, Megan switched to Primavera Online High School her freshman year in order to graduate early. “I took an online Spanish course in the summer to leave a free period so I could be a teacher’s assistant in band,” said Megan. “After taking that course, …

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Madison Schools teams Compete in World Finals of Odyssey of Mind Competition

The Madison Simis Elementary/Madison Heights Elementary fourth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team earned a ranking of 13th in the 38th Annual World Finals, competing against 71 teams in their division. Two additional Madison Schools teams – a 5th Grade Team and a combined 7th/8th Grade Team from Madison Meadows Middle School also finished 20th and 22nd respectively, in the world …

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Genevieve Sets New Record For Words Read

Genevieve is very active in her school community at Willis Jr. High. She is part of the Chandler Gifted learning program (CATS) and maintains a high GPA with her full load of gifted classes. Being the top reader in the district by breaking the record, Genevieve participates in the reading club and currently has a total of 13 million words. …

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Sixth Grader Talks About His Time at Tesseract

Interview and Photo by Max Springfield Q. How long have you been at Tesseract, and what do you like best about being a Tesseract student? A. I’ve been here for eight years; eight of the greatest years of my life! My friends and teachers have always pushed me to be the best I can be. My teachers are always there …

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Meet Tanner, SSJ’s Student Council Vice President

Matthew Tanner is dedicated member of SSJ’s Student Council, currently serving as Vice President. He has been involved in many service projects both at school and in the community. He has amassed nearly 250 service hours in the past year! As a result of his dedication to service, he was awarded one of the prestigious Christian Service Award scholarships through …

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Rancho Solano Student Bobby Talks Choir, NJHS, and Running

Bobby Mohan is a seventh grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. He is an active member of the 100 Club and Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue). He has participated in over 50 events in the last two years. Q. How do you know Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton? A. My father was involved with a proposition to help firefighters …

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Rachael Litwiller, Culinary Scholarship Winner

Rachel is a dedicated student with a driven dream: to become a famous culinary chef. She has loved to cook as long as she can remember. “I fell in love with cooking the first time I tried. I think my favorite thing about culinary arts is that it allows you to be creative in ways you didn’t even think possible,” said …

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PCDS’ Student, Alexander, Wins Middle School Civics Essay Writing Contest

PCDS seventh grader Alexander Ashman was the recent winner of the Federal Bar Association’s Inaugural Middle School Civics Essay Writing Contest. Alexander’s essay, “True Justice,” was supported by his PCDS English teacher, Kavita Kukunoor, and history teacher, Katie McKean. He wrote 500 words to answer the topic question: “What does an impartial judicial system mean to me?” More than one …

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Senior Alec Says Farewell to New Way!

New Way Academy senior, Alec McCulloch, is known for his brilliant smile and humble leadership. Alec not only excels in academics, but is known for being positive role model for other students, setting an example through his actions as someone who is always willing to lend a hand or help a friend. Alec has many talents, and his New Way …

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Future Aviator, Chase, Talks Planes and Coding

Q. What do you like about aviation? A. Flying is very exciting for me. Sometimes, I help fly my dad’s Cessna 206. I’ve learned about keeping the flight level and countering tail winds. I have also stalled the plane by pointing the nose up, and then the plane begins to roll. So far, I’ve helped fly to my Grandma’s house …

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