Arts & Science

Brynne Wins Great Communicator Award

Tell us about your recent award for being a great communicator? I was very surprised when I got this, and was very humbled and honored to have received this award.  So to explain to those who may not know what this award is about: It’s basically given to student who acts as a open communicator in class, who asks the teacher helpful questions, that …

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Voted Best In Show and Blue Ribbon Winners at Saint Thomas the Aquinas Science Fair

The purpose of the experiment was to observe the effect of acids, bases, and water on different types of materials such as bones, metal, steel wool, and cloth. At both ends of the pH spectrum, the extremes were strong enough to dissolve the chicken bones, iron nails, steel wool, and cloth. At the high end of the pH spectrum, the …

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Bryan Olas, First Runner Up in State Science Competition: ‘You Be the Chemist Foundation’

How did you feel when you competing in the “You be the Chemist Competition?” I felt extremely nervous before the competition itself. When answering the questions, I only had time to think of the best answer to fit the questions.  After keying my answer in, the moments before the correct answer was shown was complete torcher. When I got a correct answer, it felt like the weight …

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Izabelle Kortmans Artwork Wins Cover of School Planner

What type of artist do you consider yourself to be? I consider myself an artist in many different areas such as oil pastel, drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.. Which median is your favorite? My favorite median is oil pastel, but I mostly draw. What types have you wanted to explore but have not done so yet?  I have always wanted to try Graffiti art …

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Benchmark Elementary Winners of The St. Joseph’s Art Competition

St. Joseph’s Hospital had an art competition, asking students across Phoenix to make art depicting healing. Benchmark is pleased to announce that three students were selected to have their art permanently displayed in the Critical Care Unit. The winners are Laina Fraiman, Asher Kaye, and Tori Gillan. If you have a chance to be at St. Joseph’s Hospital, be sure …

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Spencer Scher Wins 1st Place in Jack Peterson Photography Contest

How did you feel about winning 1st place for your photograph? I was very surprised and excited when I found out that I had won the Jack Peterson Photography Contest.  It was pretty cool since this was the first photography contest I have ever entered.  How long did it take you to come up with one photo to submit? Did …

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Academics and Performing Arts All-In-One

Spotlight INC a new Performing Arts After-school program that will be hosted in Power Ranch Community Center in Gilbert Arizona. Cheri Wasiel and Stephanie Fricker found Spotlight INC. Ms. Fricker has been teaching performing Arts all over the country for over 10 years. She has also been studying dance and theatre since the age of three. She always strives for …

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Nadia Salinas, Winner of AZ Chandler for the Arts Talent Competition

How did you feel when you heard your name as the winner for the AZ Chandler for the Arts Talent competition? I was really surprised because they was a lot talented singers and I was the youngest. What is your favorite song to sing? Right now I Love to sing ‘Counting Stars’ by One Republic, but any other time I …

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Mallory Buisker Blue Ribbon Winner

Tell us about your win at the State Fair Art Competition this year? My Mom entered my art piece even though I didn’t want to because thought there was no chance of winning a ribbon.  I was so excited when I went to the fair with my friend and her family and saw my artwork right up front with a …

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STA Aerospace Club Wins Preliminaries for Moon Base

Schools may send as many teams as they’d like to the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge, as long as they are composed of between three and five students in the 5th through 8th grade. Each team chooses a name, makes a mission patch and writes a report addressing things about the base like its emergency plans, which countries are involved, …

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