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Meet Sophie Wix, Xavier College Prep Alumna

Xavier College Preparatory alumna Sophie Wix has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to the United Kingdom from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ms. Wix, who will graduate from the University of Southern California this week, will pursue an M.Phil. in Medical Science at the University of Cambridge and conduct breast …

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St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grade Graduate, Michael Mansour

Michael Mansour is a recent graduate eighth grader from St. Thomas the Apostle School. He will be attending Brophy College Preparatory in the fall.  Michael is an exemplary student and wonderful example to younger students. He enjoys playing soccer and football. He currently plays with Madison Futbol Club Soccer and will be going out for freshmen football for Brophy. Michael …

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Phoenix Country Day School Student-Athletes Off to College

  The 70-student PCDS Class of 2018 has many talented students, and this year’s group also includes six students who will continue their competitive athletic experiences at the NCAA-level in college. Seniors Addison Wessel (Fencing, Dartmouth College), Jem Stern (Dive, Pomona College), Kylie Fisher (Volleyball, Southern Connecticut State University), Harrison Rooney (Swim, Northeastern University), and Nikasha Patel (Volleyball, Massachusetts Institute …

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Regan Stays Busy with Sports and Acting on Stage at a Young Age

Reagan is in Junior Kindergarten at Christ Church School and has many hobbies and interests! She loves math and reading, and is currently involved in theater, gymnastics, dance, yoga, and just started lacrosse. Her sociable, friendly personality makes her an easy friend to all. Reagan is sure to show her big heart in her eagerness to always help others Q. What …

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PCDS Eighth Graders Create “Writers Over Rifles”

  Yash, Siena, and Alexander have created an organization called “Writers Over Rifles” to address the issues of violence in our society. In their words: We are an organization dedicated to making gun control a reality in the United States using words. We draft petitions, organize protests, host fundraisers, propose bills, and more, working toward ending gun violence in America. The …

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS LEAD A “WALK WITH” IN HONOR OF PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL

On March 14 while other schools nationwide participated in a “walkout”, St. Francis Xavier eighth-grade students choose to “walk with.” March 14 was the one month anniversary of the Parkland shootings. Students throughout the nation organized events to commemorate the day. St. Francis seventh and eight grade students, under the leadership of eighth grade students Tazmin Smith and Kate Brink, …

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Eighth Grader, Omar, Organizes School Wide Shoe Drive

  Omar is a very warm, outgoing young man, who always puts the needs of others before himself. He is very curious, listens and observes without judgement. He often thinks of ideas to improve and find solutions, no matter how big or small the situation may be. He has always been captivated by the desire to help others and has …

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Seven Decades of Xavier Graduates Attend All-Alumnae Celebration of School’s 75th Anniversary

Several hundred Xavier College Preparatory alumnae returned to the school’s campus on Thursday, April 12 for an all-alumnae celebration in honor of the 75th Anniversary / Diamond Jubilee of Xavier’s founding in 1943.  Members of the school’s first graduating Class of 1947 through its most recent graduating Class of 2017, as well as retired and current faculty members, parents, spouses, …

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Eight St. Francis Xavier Students are the Recipients of the Christian Service Award

As a Catholic Jesuit School, St. Francis Xavier challenges students to embark on a lifelong journey of discovery of their God-given gifts and to share these gifts in service to God. We have an extraordinary group of students who have been recognized by the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). CCF recognizes eighth grade students from throughout the Diocese who display a …

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Creighton Schools Takes First Place in Basketball Tournament

The Excelencia Elementary School girl’s basketball team took first place in the Phoenix City Girls Basketball Tournament. The Phoenix City Tournaments have been created by the participating school districts to help promote community through athletic tournaments while building character for all on and off the court.  Excelencia students competed against Isaac Elementary, Phoenix Elementary, and Alhambra Elementary School District in …

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