Arts & Science

JMPS Junior Receives Patriot of The Summer Award and Talks Music and Art

Ana is a second year student who has made great leaps in joining JMPS school community. She was nominated as our Patriot of the Summer. Lots of people helped get the JMPS campus ready for the school year, but Ana was on campus more than anyone else, almost everyday! JMPS appreciates Ana’s gift of work and time to James Madison. …

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Sundt Construction is Partnering with The Odyssey

Preparatory Family of Schools Robotics Team: The Automatons. Sundt Construction will be presenting The Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools Automatons a donation of $1,000 and t-shirts for the robotics team. Sundt Construction and their trade partners are offering an executive level of support, committing to pledge $5,500 towards the group’s goal. Sundt Construction will be presenting the scholars with their …

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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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Ethan Talks Willis’ Robotics Club

Q. The Robotics team qualified for the world finals. Tell us more about that. What did your team do to qualify? A. Our team, consisting of Aryan, McKay, Sam and me qualified for the world finals by earning the Excellence award at the Arizona State Championship. This means that, even though we didn’t win the tournament, we were the best …

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Kelly Talks Theater and Community

Q. How long have you been participating in theater? A. I have been doing theater since seventh grade, starting with Hairspray and West Side Story. And have been doing shows at James Madison since I arrived in ninth grade including, Ragtime, How to Succeed, Kiss Me Kate, and finally The Producers. I have also helped run props for the last …

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PCDS’ Senior, Amanda, Talks Acting and Inspires Others Through Her Writing

Amanda is a top academic, and has been a vital part of PCDS’ theatrical programs during her time at school. In March, she’ll play the lead of Ariel in their production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Additionally, she’s an accomplished author and member of the PCDS Varsity Cheer Team. Q. Tell us more about the program “Freshman Year Initiative” that …

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Learning Leadership through Action

Annie, a sophomore at Deer Valley High School, is passionate about nearly everything. A performer, she loves theater and dance. Recently, she exhibited her love for the arts and her community by organizing a charity art show to support the Deer Valley Dance Department and the Arizona Artist’s Guild Scholarship Fund. Her idea for an art show occurred to her …

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Cooper To Perform in Upcoming Variety Show for Bethany Christian School

Q. You’re going to be in the variety show coming up. What act will you be performing for everyone? A. I’m going to be doing magic! I learned how from watching magic DVD’s at home. I can’t tell you how to do the tricks, but I’ll be making a ball disappear and reappear! My sister Shelby is going to help! …

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Noah Talks about His Lead Role in The Lion King Jr.

Q. You are quite the actor tell us about some of your roles you have been in? A. My first role ever was as an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka when I was nine. After that I auditioned for my first Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) show and became a lost boy in Peter Pan. Since then I have done five …

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Eighth Grader, Isa, Wins iCivics Holiday Card Design Contest

Isa recently won the iCivics Holiday Card Design Contest! Over 500 students nationwide submitted their designs, and Isa’s was the overall winner! She won a $200 Pizza Hut gift card for a pizza party for her class and her winning design is displayed on the iCivics (icivics.org) website. Isa has been interested in art and design since the age of …

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