ZONA Arcadia

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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Collin Talks Arizona Sports Complex

Q. Tell us about ASC? How long have you been attending? What types of things are you learning? A. I have been attending ASC for two years. ASC is a very great place to go for soccer. It’s from under four-adult. It’s has a great coaching staff and the facility is very neat and nice. It is the perfect environment …

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Local Students Named Semi-Finalists in Siemens National Science Competition

Xavier College Preparatory junior Emily Wood and her research partner, junior Divya Vatsa, have been named semi-finalists in the Siemens National Science competition. Their project, entitled “Cognitive and Brain Measures in Middle-Aged Autistic Spectrum Disorder Individuals: What Are the Differences?” and conducted in association with Barrow Neurological Institute, is the first-ever study of its kind to map cognitive function and …

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Twelve Xavier Students Capture Top Coding Honors at ASU’s Women in Computer Science Competition

Twelve Xavier students captured top honors at the Women in Computer Science Coding Competition at Arizona State University. The competition was arranged by Xavier alumna Nichola Lubold ’05 and was judged by a team of women Computer Science professors from ASU. Xavier juniors Nsomma Alilonu, Gabriela Garcia, Erin Sweeney, and Hannah Tribolet were the overall winners. Their application, Typing Tempo, …

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Maggie Loves to Volunteer her Time

Maggie won the ‘Khols Kids Who Care’ award last year, but she continues to volunteer her time with kids with autism, grooming horses, and nursing homes. She loves giving back to her community in every way. Q. You spend a lot of time volunteering at various places tell us about that? A. I volunteer at the The North Mountain Visitor’s …

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