Arts & Science

James Madison Prep Senior, Juliette Rueger Talks Dancing and Acting

Juliette has embodied the meaning of responsibility this year as a senior. Juliette is involved in multiple extra curricular activities while at the same time remaining on the honor roll. Juliette has been involved in volleyball, soccer, tap, show choir, theater and served as the football manager. Where Juliette has truly shined this year is in the theater department. Juliette had a lead role in our original fall …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School won first place in the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Trinity 9 from Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School won first place in the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge on February 9! Nearly 200 teams from throughout the Valley participated in the Aerospace Challenge. Trinity 9 is composed of eighth graders Adam Acunin, Annie Dawson, Enzo Gonzales, Nate George, and Ava Larkin. Q. What was your objective for the Honeywell …

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PCDS Senior Connects Robotics and Biochemistry

Senior Kaleab Afework will attend Rice University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. His experience with robotics was the deciding factor in choosing his major and university. Kaleab was introduced to robotics as a middle school student at PCDS and has held leadership positions in the program ever since. As Captain of the program in middle school, and Shop Manager (10th …

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Saint Francis Xavier Seventh Grader, Ellie Pompay, talks Theater and Acting

Ellie is a seventh-grade student at St. Francis Xavier School. She is a very good student and a hard worker. Ellie’s passion is acting and performs in our school plays, but also performs in local theatre in Phoenix. Q. Can you tell us about your theater involvement? A. Theater is such a unique community. Everyone has been nothing but kind …

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James Madison Prep Senior, Adam Murray, Talks Acting

Adam is a senior, and recently undertook the arduous task of being the lead in the JMPS original fall production of “A Christmas Carol 2.0.” Adam played the character Scrooge and demonstrated his impressive theatrical talent in that role. Adam has been an instrumental male member of the JMPS theater program for the last few years, and his final debut …

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Fifth Grader, James Graham, Gets Promoted to Tour Choir

James Graham is a very talented fifth grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. He is a member of the prestigious Phoenix Boys Choir and was recently promoted to the Tour Choir! He will be traveling to Europe to perform during the month of June. They will have concerts in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Prague, and Vienna. James is …

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New Way Academy Fifth Grader, Payton Woker, Talks Acting and Student Government

Q. Can you tell us about the Lower School Musical? A. We performed Madagascar Jr, which was a great play because almost all the characters were animals! I was Mason, the Chimpanzee, Lars the Lemur and a piece of protein, a STEAK. The best part of the play was the opening number that involved the entire cast, It’s Showtime, everyone …

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Renata Galvan-Echavez and Chloe Tzompantzi Win Art Contest

Horizon Honors Elementary School students Renata Galvan-Echavez (Grade 6, Age 11 from Chandler) and Chloe Tzompantzi (Grade 5, Age 10 from Chandler) have won an art contest sponsored by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME). The 22nd Annual Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México” prompted children to explore “Éste es mi México: History, …

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Mesa Boys and Girls Club Team Heads to State Lego Robotics Competition

Mario Diaz and the team at the Grant Woods branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley provide after school and summer programs, youth sports leagues, teen leadership opportunities, and homework help. But every Friday and Tuesday evening, they also host something out of this world – a First Lego League team called The Little Dippers. This …

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Papago School Robotics Team Goes to Regionals

Papago school’s lego robotics team placed 12th out of 26 teams in the First Lego League Regional Qualifier at BioScience High School! The Papago Programmers gave it their best and received high scores on their research project and presentation. The students researched the psychological effects of loneliness and isolation experienced on long duration space flights. They came up with the …

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