Arts & Science

Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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Olivia Talks About her Passion for Theater

  Olivia Brydon, a new eighth grade student at Rancho Solano who recently relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Saint Legier, Switzerland, has already firmly planted herself in the theater scene, both locally and at school. Q. So you’re involved with a local theater group here in Arizona. Which group do you belong to and are there any plays/musicals on the …

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Milla is an Extremely Vibrant and Active Member of the JMPS Community

  Milla recently starred in the school’s fall play. While balancing a lead role, Milla remained active in the JMPS orchestra. She is also a member of the ukulele group. However, her talents extend beyond the fine arts. Milla participates in Academic Decathlon, and she played on the JMPS state champion runner-up volleyball team. Milla is involved with the school’s …

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Stage Dreams Youth Theater Presents Mulan Jr.

  Recently, Stage Dreams Youth Theater’s vocal director, Emily Freed sat down to chat with six wonderful young ladies from the program. They are all set to play Mushu, the dragon in SDYT’s upcoming production of Mulan Jr. coming this January and have a lot of interesting things to say about the show! Q. What is Mulan Jr. about? Katherine: …

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Kierra talks Dance at Rancho Solano

Kierra Fox dances in the village scene of this season’s Snow Queen Ballet, the annual holiday feature at the Herberger Theatre. She’s a new sixth grader at Rancho Solano’s Middle and Upper School campus after attending primary school at the Lower School campus. Q. How long have you been dancing? A. I’ve been dancing for all of my life, but …

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HCLC Junior, Stephanie, is a Natural Performer

Q. You have had a busy summer and start of fall performing in a few local theater productions. Tell us about it! A. Over the summer, I had the experience of working with Mesa Community College for their summer production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” as the dance captain and part of the ensemble. Following that …

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Loma Linda Elementary

In Mrs. Megan Astraus’ class at Loma Linda Elementary School, middle school students are raising baby chickens. The students created an environment for incubation and now that the chickens have hatched, they are teaching third grade students about the process of mitosis!

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Meet Annika, Founder of the Art Animal Rescue Team

Annika Sarma is a fifth grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. While still an elementary-aged student, Annika has truly embodied an important tenet we celebrate and practice through all grades at Rancho: the importance of giving back and supporting our local community. When Annika was a second grader, she founded the Art Animal Rescue Team and has since donated …

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Christ Church School First Grader Stella Talks Theater

Stella Helm is a first grade student at Christ Church School. Her favorite subject is math and she loves to read. She is involved in community theater, and recently performed in The Little Mermaid at Desert Stages. She is a member of Arizona Country Club, where she enjoys swimming and tennis. Stella enjoys giving to all, whether it is making …

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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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