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STA Grad Helps Younger Classmates Succeed with STEAM

  STEAM Team was created to give the girls in grades 6-8 further opportunities to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STA grad, Molly Luther, approached the administration to form a group to inspire young women to explore these fields. With Molly’s assistance, the girls have worked with computer programming, DNA extraction, and hands-on engineering activities.  …

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Second Grade Brownie Troop Earns Their First Aid Badge

  Brownie Girl Scout Troop 532 from St. Francis Elementary School just earned their First Aid badge. To celebrate their new badge, the 20 2nd graders used money they raised selling Girl Scout cookies to buy and donate a First Aid Kit to their school. They made their donation in front of the entire school earlier this year. To earn …

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PCDS Speech and Debate Team Head to Nationals

Jillian, Jason, and Oliver are three seniors who led PCDS’ Speech & Debate team to a state championship and will soon represent PCDS at the National Competition in Texas in June. They’re amazing PCDS students, involved in sports, student government, debate, theatre, and so much more. Jason Greenfield: Q: How did you feel when you heard you qualified for Nationals? …

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Cowgirl Kira, New Way Seventh Grader, Talks Horses

  New Way Academy seventh grader, Kira, is an accomplished equestrian. Described by her teachers as a vibrant, energetic, and hardworking student, Kira is making an impact not only on the New Way community, but the competitive horse riding world. Q: How long have you been riding horses? Do you have your own horse? A: I have been riding about …

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Lorenzo Talks Sports and Travels

  Lorenzo thinks CCS is “the best school ever”, former karate student at JSK, rec. soccer with Madison Futball Club, tennis at Gold Key Racquet Club, snowboarding, new dog owner of his seven month old dog, computer gaming and aspirations of having his own YouTube channel, enjoys his time in Italy and likes to travel anywhere with friends and family. Q: …

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Four Xavier Students Win National All-America, Frosh Honors

Four Xavier College Preparatory students have been recognized by PrepVolleyball for their excellence both on the court and in the classroom. Xavier senior Khalia Lanier, who was honored as the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year in December and will attend the University of Southern California in the fall, was named to the 2015 PrepVolleyball.com High School Volleyball All-American …

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Nearly 1,000 Middle School Girls Attend Xavier’s 8th Annual “Girls Have IT Day!”

Nearly 1,000 female middle school students from around the Valley attended Xavier College Preparatory’s eighth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 4. Part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, the event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology (IT), engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Following a keynote lecture by Xavier alumna and marine scientist Erin Ryan, the …

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Fourth Grader, Emmi, Talks Tennis

Emmi plays competitive tennis and competes in national tournaments. She has played tennis since she was four years old. She’s a great kid because she is kind and thoughtful to others. Q: How long have you been playing tennis? How often do you practice? Do you play pairs or singles? A: I started playing tennis at 3 years old and …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student Juliana Talks Art

Juliana is an extraordinary artist who creates books for scientific topics that are clever, engaging and filled with her graphics. She also hand crafted journals for her Arrupe Project at school, “Just My Words” and her project benefited Catholic Charities. Q: You are quite the artist tell us about that? A: I started finding an interest and passion for art …

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PCDS’ Student, Sidney Hott, is a Triple Threat

Sydney is an amazing eighth grade student at PCDS– a top academic student who recently had a starring role in the school’s production of The Sound of Music. An amazing young woman who is involved with dance, student government, and theatre. Q: You are a triple threat! Tell us about your singing acting, and dancing pursuits? A: I’ve been dancing …

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