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Senior Alec Says Farewell to New Way!

New Way Academy senior, Alec McCulloch, is known for his brilliant smile and humble leadership. Alec not only excels in academics, but is known for being positive role model for other students, setting an example through his actions as someone who is always willing to lend a hand or help a friend. Alec has many talents, and his New Way …

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Christ Church School Student, Maksim, Talks his Love of Sports and Species

Maksim is a very adventurous boy. He is very athletic and interested in all kinds of sports. He finished a cumulative marathon this year and won a go-kart race as well! What makes him a great boy is that he is very compassionate and appreciates nature and all living things. He loves to search for insects and loves to take …

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SAMIYA Always Helpful to Classmates and Teachers

StarShine Academy third grader, Samiya Jama, is known for her kind, respectful and helpful demeanor towards her classmate, teachers and school campus. She is always so eager to learn and help anyone that needs it. One interesting fact about Samiya, is that in Africa she had a pet camel! Q. What do you like the best about your school? A. …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Sean, Preps for The World Cubing Association

In Sean’s spare time, he has taught himself to solve the Rubik’s cube. His best time is 15.15 seconds. He has over 15 cubes in his collection, including the standard 3×3, a 5×5 and the Pyraminx. Q. You are a self-taught Rubik’s Cube enthusiast tell us more about that? A. Well, I started by seeing someone at my summer camp …

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Charlene Talks Music, Cello, and Acting

Charlene is a very energetic seven year old who started her passion for playing the cello when she was four. Her love of music also led her to learn how to play the drums, which she started last year. Her natural likings for singing, dancing, and acting made her a regular participant at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale, and have …

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PCDS Senior, Austin, Talks Baseball and Travels

Austin is a sports fanatic, history buff and avid traveler. He’s traveled to over 30 countries and is always looking to increase that number. He is excited about studying Political Science and International Relations in college and pursuing an international career. Austin is a gentle soul, sometimes called the big friendly giant as he stands 6’6” tall. Q. You have …

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Roman Gives Back Own Money Made By Creating Comic Book

Roman is passionate about giving to those less fortunate, in particular the Feed My Starving Children organization. He volunteered with his school (Christ Church School) last year, and he was touched by the stories. After that, we received a donation mailer, and he happened to read it. It talked about one FMSC location that ran out of food for two …

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Xavier Mentoring Club

Xavier Mentoring Club is an after school club at Xavier College Preparatory. This club offers Xavier high school students the opportunity to mentor and tutor the elementary and middle school kids at their neighboring school, Saint Francis Xavier. The club meets for fifty minutes after school every Wednesday on the Saint Francis campus. The Xavier mentors help Saint Francis kids …

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Owen Talks Favorite Sports

Owen is a delight to be around. He participates in karate, soccer, baseball and is in the middle of his first year of Cub Scouts and loves it. He is very excited for this upcoming baseball season at SFXAA. Q. You are involved in many sports. Which sports do you play? A. I play baseball and soccer and I do …

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St Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team Wins the CYAA Tournament

The St. Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team won the large school Catholic Youth Athletic Association Junior High Tournament held in January. In the championship game, St. Francis Xavier faced St. Thomas the Apostle.The two teams had faced off earlier in the season. When the teams played again in the CYAA tournament both teams played a close defensive game that ended …

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