Arts & Science

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School Student Winner of the Southwest Airlines Tie Design Contest

Emily Thu Nguyen won the national Southwest Airlines Adopt-a-Pilot Program Tie Design Contest! Over 5,000 students nationwide entered their designs into this contest, and Emily’s was the winner! The winning design will be worn for the next year by all of the Southwest Airline pilots who are part of the Adopt-a-Pilot program. Emily also won three Southwest Airline tickets to …

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Freedom Academys’, Eliana, Talks Dance

Eliana’s Dancing has helped her in so many ways. There is something special about Eliana. Everyone who meets her automatically respects and trusts her. This characteristic makes her the leader that she is. Even though she is too young to be in the Leadership Program at Freedom Academy, she found a way to be a leader (helper) for that program. …

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Nearly 1,000 Middle School Girls Attend Xavier’s 8th Annual “Girls Have IT Day!”

Nearly 1,000 female middle school students from around the Valley attended Xavier College Preparatory’s eighth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 4. Part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, the event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology (IT), engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Following a keynote lecture by Xavier alumna and marine scientist Erin Ryan, the …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student Juliana Talks Art

Juliana is an extraordinary artist who creates books for scientific topics that are clever, engaging and filled with her graphics. She also hand crafted journals for her Arrupe Project at school, “Just My Words” and her project benefited Catholic Charities. Q: You are quite the artist tell us about that? A: I started finding an interest and passion for art …

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PCDS’ Student, Sidney Hott, is a Triple Threat

Sydney is an amazing eighth grade student at PCDS– a top academic student who recently had a starring role in the school’s production of The Sound of Music. An amazing young woman who is involved with dance, student government, and theatre. Q: You are a triple threat! Tell us about your singing acting, and dancing pursuits? A: I’ve been dancing …

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Madison Heights Brothers, Brady and Ronan Featured in Wizard of Oz

  Recently, Madison Heights students Brady and Ronan Lord were featured in the Phoenix Theater’s production of Wizard of Oz. Since a young age, these brothers have both enjoyed having an audience and worked to foster their acting skills through various camps and workshops. The Wizard of Oz was their first professional show, and they performed 19 times in November …

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Sage Talks About Benchmarks Odyssey Team

The Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams …

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Becca Talks About Being in the Gifted Program at Her School

Becca enjoys all academics at her school. Especially, when she can show her creative side in a project. Here is what she had to say about herself and her school. Q. Tell us about attending Willis’ gifted program? A. Attending the Willis gifted program is certainly an interesting experience and a fairly hands on environment. In science we do a …

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Little Known Fun Facts about Arizona

As residents of Arizona, you’ve likely heard once or twice (or more) that our state “seems boring,” or even that there’s “no history.” To them, we’d like to counter those claims with millions of years of history; take for example, the Grand Canyon. Whether you’re a long-time Arizonan or new to the area, here’s a couple fun facts we can …

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RSPS Sixth Graders get ‘Stressed’ for eCybermission Science Fair

Rancho Solano sixth grade students Keira Ryan, Nicole Farmer, Michael Demetriades, and Stanley Hrncir are concerned about stress levels in the workplace and decided they needed to find a solution. Together, they researched methods to discover the most effective way to reduce stress, which prevents illnesses caused by long-term worry and anxiety. They performed several experiments, testing multiple people with …

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