Sports, Dance & Cheer

Andrew Ekmark and the PCDS Basketball Team Shoot for Success

With the motto, “Defend, Rebound, and Run,” the Phoenix Country Day School Varsity Boys’ Basketball team, ranked second in Division Four, has reached new heights this season. They describe themselves as a fast­paced team with a strong offense, and all agree that they have improved. The secret to the team’s success, they believe, lies within a newfound tenacity and perseverance: they have reduced the …

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Straight-A Student, Samantha, Loves to Dance

Samantha loves to dance and has been taking ballet classes for over 4 years. Samantha is a straight A student and has achieved the honor of being on the Principal’s list each quarter. She is a great example for all SJV students. How long have you been dancing? I was three years old when I started dancing, so I’ve been dancing for …

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Madison Dances Her Way to Disneyland Performance

Madison is a natural performer and it shows. Between dancing, acting and singing she is bound to do great things. Look for her in April, she will be performing at Disneyland! How long have you been dancing? At what age did you know you wanted to start? I have been dancing for eight years. I started at the age of three …

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Local Dancers To Spread Cheer Through Holiday Performances

Backers of Ballet, a Phoenix-based, non-profit dance group under the artistic direction of Rena Backer, has announced three performances aimed at spreading holiday cheer this season. The first will benefit children facing serious illnesses and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m. The 30-minute show will feature excerpts from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, …

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The Accomplishments of Liberty Arts Academy’s Twins, Cedar and Cailyn

Cailyn: Tell our readers about your recent accomplishment for your poster art contest?  We were given a project in school to make a poster that symbolized peace for the MLK.  I drew a picture about making the world a better place by being the change you want to see in the world.  I won 2nd place out of 100 entries …

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Laree Suttles Talks Dance

You enjoy dancing, tell our readers about that. Yes, I love to dance because it helps me express myself and it relaxes me.  It’s fun because I also get to listen to my favorite music. What types of dance do you practice? Which one is your favorite? I usually like to practice ballet and free style dancing, but my favorite …

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Ashlynn Placed in National Top 10 Dancers of The Country

Written By: Tara Dugel, ’16 It’s the end of a long and busy school day.  Many students unwind, lingering around their lockers as they chat with friends. However, for Ashlynn Miller, her day has just begun. Ashlynn is a senior at Phoenix Country Day School and she has a passion for the art of dance.  Dancing since the age of …

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Spanish Kiddos May Student of The Month

May student of the month title goes to Caelan Adele Stanton, in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics and dance. When asked about Caelan her mom said, “She loves dancing to Clarity by Zedd and is currently really into the entire Frozen soundtrack.” Here is what Caelan had to say: What do you like best about Gymnastics? I like to flip on …

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Discover U Skateboarder, Jonathan Ward

How long have you been skateboarding? I have been skateboarding for 2 two years and it is awesome! What types of tricks are your favorite? I like to do 360’s and ollies. What is the best thing about attending Discover U? We go half a day on Fridays and our principal she’s the best. What is your favorite subject in school? …

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Horizon Honors High School’s First Boys Volleyball Team

What made you want to join Horizon Honors High School’s first ever Boys Volleyball Team?
 Volleyball has always been a true passion for me. I have had great experiences with friends, and I even use volleyball skills in other sports such as basketball. You are one of the co-captains, what is that like? To be a captain, it’s very stressful to …

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