Arts & Science

Shelby Places 3rd at The Health Career Display Competition

Tell us about HOSA and the recent achievement you just received. HOSA is organization that is part of the Sports Medicine program and helps students prepare for their future in healthcare.  I was recently awarded 3rd place out of 87 teams for the Health Career Display Competition at our State Leadership Conference.  This allows me to travel to Nationals this …

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Can a Sixth Grader Fly? Saint Theresa Catholic School Science Fair Winners Found Out the Answer!

Saint Theresa held their second annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 14, 2014.  Fifth and Sixth graders competed in the fair.  They were asked to use the scientific method to find an answer to a question they were curious about!  First place winners for sixth grade, Chloe Reeg and Ali Tichavsky, wondered if an average sixth grader could fly.  They …

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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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