Arts & Science

Skye and Kade Have Fun Learning at Camelback Desert

There are so many great students at Camelback Desert School that we couldn’t choose just one! Q. What do you like the most about Camelback Desert School? A. Skye: The teachers and children are all kind. Kade: What I like most about Camelback Desert School is my teacher Mrs. Bergner, math and science. I also love coach JJ and going to …

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Lauren Shares Excitement for First Stage Production

Lauren is in her first production at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale. Lauren plays a villager and spoon in Beauty and the Beast! Q. Tell us about your first theater production. A. My first theater production is Beauty and the Beast at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale. I am playing the part of a villager and a spoon. I was very excited …

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Bright Future Ahead for Photographer Ryan

We think Ryan has a great future ahead of him in photography and sports. You are known around campus as the go-­to guy for school photos. How did that come about? My mother got me into photography, and I invested a lot of my time refining my skills. Those skills were first realized in yearbook; I was always the one my teacher, …

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Emily Excels on Stage at James Madison

Although she excels academically, Emily receives her greatest joy from the arts. She loves drawing, creative writing, singing, tap dancing, and acting. Read what plans she has for her very bright future. Q. You are really into acting, what plays have you been in so far? When I arrived at James Madison last year, I had a magical time dancing in both …

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Nikhil Talks Neuroscience

Nikhil has already made a big impact on the world. From volunteering, to studying and now raising awareness for neurological diseases, read more about what he has planned next. Q. How did you get interested in neuroscience? In middle school, I needed volunteer hours for National Junior Honor Society so I decided to volunteer at a local senior center called Solterra Senior …

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Robotics Club Encourages Problem Solving and Teamwork

Imagine West Gilbert’s robotics program is in place to assist students in understanding the engineering process as well as to help students problem solve and work together to accomplish a common goal. Q. Why did you want to be a part of the robotics club? Albert ­– I wanted to be a part of the robotics club because I find it very …

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Summer Camp at Phoenix Herpetological Society Offers Hands ­on Learning

Do you or your children like reptiles or learning about the natural world? If so, the Phoenix Herpetological Society is a place you need to see and be! We have over 1700 animals, including reptiles from around the world, endangered species, the largest venomous snake collection in the southwest, and the second largest crocodilian collection in the country! We primarily work with rescued, …

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Ana Earns Honorable Mention in County Art Contest

For the past 10 years, Valley Metro has invited third grade students in Maricopa County to enter Valley Metro’s Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This year’s contest theme was Valley Metro…It’s How We Roll. Ana Payan received Honorable Mention for her entry in the 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This contest calls on Valley …

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James Madison Senior, Chris, Was Made for the Stage

Chris is an amazing young man! He enjoys music and theater among many other things. He has been able to balance all of his commitments with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes since the age of nine. Read more about Chris and what else he enjoys. How long have you been interested in music and theater? Chris has been interested in theater …

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Theater Arts Perfect fit for Ian

Over the last year Ian has developed a love for theater arts. Recently he had the wonderful opportunity to travel with his theater group to London so that they could perform Romeo & Juliet at a Shakespearean Festival. Read about his experience. What draws you to theater arts? I was drawn to theater so that I could get out of my …

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