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What does it take to be an Education Specialist at OdySea Aquarium?

Working at OdySea Aquarium is a dream job for Education Specialist, Cadia Hernandez. In her role, Cadia educates guests of all ages about animals and the importance of protecting them as well as the environment. Cadia happily shared some insight about her background and career choice. Q. How long have you been working with animals? A. I have been working …

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The Largest Animated Light Show in the World Comes to Glendale and Tempe in 2019

Nothing beats driving around looking at Christmas lights with the kids while sipping hot cocoa—well, maybe one thing beats it. How about the largest animated drive-through light show in the world, right here in Arizona? This holiday season, grab the kiddos, pile into your SUV and experience World of Illumination. Fully synchronized to your favorite holiday music that you listen …

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Girl Scout Ashley Lucas completes gold award project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. The lack of recycling bins on Peoria High School’s campus. Our goal was to not only get more recycling bins on campus but to also promote the importance of recycling. Doing this we hosted informational booths about the world and how recycling and cutting down waste would influence this. We created and …

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Meet Well Rounded St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader Lily Beaver!

Lily Beaver is a school leader! She serves as STA’s Christian Outreach Officer. She is a top student and always has a smile for all. Q. Can you tell us about your soccer team? A. I have played with my same soccer team for the past three years. This past year we went to Regionals in California. I play left …

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James Madison Prep Senior, Sam Haggard, Well-Rounded Leader on Campus

Sam is a positive and well-rounded leader on campus. Sam is involved in football, baseball, theater, and the student led supreme court. This year Sam was nominated to be the supreme court justice as a Senior. He is kind and gracious to those around him and works hard both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, being a leader to …

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Happy. Healthy. Huggable Phoenix Cavaliers

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small friendly, dog. They are active and playful, so they enjoy the outdoors. Some have described them as a Golden Retriever in a small dog body. They are loyal, calm and friendly – making them excellent family dogs. This breed is never aggressive and is recommended by many experts as the top dog …

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Helping Kids Smile All the Way to Academic Success and Beyond!

Among many good reasons to teach your children good oral health habits and having twice a year visits with a dentist, is that poor oral health has a direct impact on school readiness and academic performance. Poor oral health has been linked to a detrimental impact on children’s quality of life, their performance at school, and their overall success in …

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GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY AWARDS 50 FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship recipients pay it forward by helping next generation of inner-city K-12 students Grand Canyon University surprised 50 high school seniors from Phoenix and Glendale with full-tuition scholarships. The Students Inspiring Students (SIS) Full-Tuition Scholarship is designed to increase educational opportunities for students with limited financial means. The SIS Scholarship is a collaboration among GCU, the Grand Canyon University Scholarship …

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker What Can’t this Kid Do?

At 16 years old, Jesse De La Cruz has a very impressive résumé. He’s an inventor, entrepreneur, public speaker, national finalist, Biltmore Preparatory Academy alumni, and current senior at Camelback High School. If you think that’s impressive, Jesse is on his way to a national AND an international competition as a finalist for DECA Young Entrepreneurs at the International Career …

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PHX Single Parents Having Fun

With over one-fifth of Arizonans living in a single parent household sometimes it’s hard for single parents to find community as easily as their coupled-up counterparts. This relatively new group is looking to change that and begin to build upon what some see as a weakness and make it a strength for both single parents and their children. “PHX Single …

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