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Jessica Shows a Love for School and Building

Jessica is a passionate, positive, self-motivated and artistic child who has an amazing love of learning. She is so happy to be part of the educational environment at Christ School. Jessica is a magnet for not only children, but adults and animals as well. She enjoys working next to her dad on construction job sites so that she can understand …

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Brayden Talks Soccer at Arizona Sports Complex

Q: You play soccer at Arizona Sports Complex (ASC) tell us about that? A: I have been playing at ASC for six years. I started playing when I was three years old and I am now nine, almost 10. I haven’t and won’t ever quit soccer. I love it! I’ve played all positions, but I mainly play forward now, which …

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Xavier Senior Named “Prudential Spirit of Community Awards” Distinguished Finalist

Xavier College Preparatory senior Allison Westra was named a Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her exceptional volunteerism. One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of 2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as “Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students …

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Xavier Senior Serves As Governor In YMCA Model Legislature

  Last month, Xavier College Preparatory senior Natasha Menon served as governor at the model legislature sponsored by the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program at the State Capitol. Ms. Menon has participated in the program for the past three years, serving first as a senator when she was a sophomore, then as both a senator and a committee chair when …

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Saint Francis Xavier’s’ Alli Chester Accepted to Summer Program at Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Alli Chester is a ballerina with Ballet Arizona and has just received admittance to a select dance program in Seattle. She is sweet, humble and adorable with an incredible work ethic. Q. You are a ballet dancer, tell us about that. A. I practice classical ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. I dance six days a week for a …

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Joseph Talk Sports and Saint Thomas the Apostle School

Q. Tell us about your involvement with the seventh grade Catholic Youth Athletic Association championship team? A. We went undefeated this year in flag football and almost in basketball (lost one game). On both teams, I had the privilege of being a key player, working with a great group of buddies. We have played together for years and we know …

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PCDS’ Senior, Andrew Ekmark, Gets Accepted to Play Basketball for Stanford

Andrew is leading our Varsity Basketball team to the state tournament and a top rank in the state. He’s committed to play basketball at Stanford and has an extremely high GPA within a rigorous academic program at PCDS. He’s a great young man! Q. You are a Varsity basketball player tell us about that? A. I’ve been playing basketball since …

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Baylee Says Goodbye to her Cheer Squad

Baylee is a senior at New Way Academy and has been on the cheer squad since seventh grade, when the cheerleading team was founded. Baylee has been a leader on the team, serving as the cheer captain and always encouraging other students on the squad. Baylee cheered in her final game as a Bulldog on February 11. Although Baylee’s formal …

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Madison Park Student, Yamilet Morales, Succeeds Academically and Musically

Madison Park eighth grade student Yamilet Morales demonstrates that you can excel academically while taking full advantage of Madison’s extracurricular opportunities. Yamilet maintains a 3.86 GPA and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the softball team, the flag football team (one of only two girls this season), and plays flute in the Madison Park Band.  Yamilet’s musical …

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Christ Church Schools’ Athan Parks, Enjoys Giving Back to his Community

Q. You like to give back to charity, tell us about that? A. I like giving money to charity because it saves dogs and people who are homeless. I sometimes give to the church. When I get allowance or money from my grandma and grandpa I have a bucket for charity in my room and I put part of the …

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