ZONA Arcadia

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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PCDS’ Senior, Amanda, Talks Acting and Inspires Others Through Her Writing

Amanda is a top academic, and has been a vital part of PCDS’ theatrical programs during her time at school. In March, she’ll play the lead of Ariel in their production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Additionally, she’s an accomplished author and member of the PCDS Varsity Cheer Team. Q. Tell us more about the program “Freshman Year Initiative” that …

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New Way Academy Student, Max, Stands Out in His Own Unique Way

New Way Academy eighth grader, Max Aossey, stands out on campus with his brilliant smile and unique sense of style. According to his teachers, Max also stands out because he demonstrates a continuous commitment to his academic and athletic success, and he is a great encouragement to his peers. He also thrives on bringing smiles and laughters to both his …

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Paul Talks Basketball at Starshine Academy

Q. You play basketball for Starshine what position do you play? A. I play basketball for StarShine Academy, and I play the shooting guard, I can also play a little bit of the point guard. Making me a little bit of a combo guard. Q. How long have you been playing basketball? A. I have been playing basketball since I …

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Noah Talks about His Lead Role in The Lion King Jr.

Q. You are quite the actor tell us about some of your roles you have been in? A. My first role ever was as an Oompa Loompa in Willy Wonka when I was nine. After that I auditioned for my first Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) show and became a lost boy in Peter Pan. Since then I have done five …

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