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Jack, an Avid Golfer, Talks Sports and Summer

Jack is an excellent student. He is kind to everyone and always has a smile on his face. Jack has played numerous sports for Saint Thomas, Jack’s primary sport is golf. He started playing two years ago and is an avid golfer. Q. You are involved with a lot of sports at Saint Thomas the Apostle? Tell us about them? …

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Kids For Others In Action

Diego P. Valencia, a fifth grade student at St. Francis Xavier School, lived out the school motto of “Kids for Others” by being a kid for others this summer as part of the Mini Vinnies, a new student and family group that supports the St. Francis Xavier Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul chapter. Diego joined the Mini Vinnies, and when …

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PCDS student, Bella de Roos, Wins Two National titles in Speech and Debate Competition

In its first year of existence, Phoenix Country Day Schools’ Middle School Speech and Debate team won a School of Excellence Award (placing as a top-five team in the country), had one student win TWO National Titles in two events, Bella de Roos, here is what she had to say about her winnings: Q. You recently won TWO national titles …

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Jade Earns Honor Cadet Title

A student attending Madison #1 School, Jade DeFonce, is a member of the Veteran’s Pride Battalion in the Phoenix/Glendale area and was a part of this boot camp training. Leaguer Cadet Apprentice Jade DeFonce was in the Bravo Company at this training. League cadets were trained and tutored by higher ranked teens in the U.S. Sea Cadet Corps (ages 13 …

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Xavier Softball Players Named to National and Division Teams

Xavier College Preparatory senior Amanda Preach was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona High School Softball Team and to the All-Division I First Team. Senior Mallory Belknap and junior Caitlyn Dickman were both named to the All-Division I Second Team. 34,465 total views, no views today

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Mason Elected STA Activities Officer for Student Council

In addition to being an outstanding student, Mason is an excellent athlete. She has a strong work ethic and is a wonderful role model for our younger students. Mason was recently elected as Activities Officer for Student Council? Q. Tell us about your recent election as Activities Officer for Student Council? A. I recently ran for activities officer for student …

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Nine Students Return from Speech and Debate Nationals Triumphant

Nine PCDS students spent the first weeks of their Summer Break preparing for and competing at the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, Texas. The tournament marks the capstone of speech and debate activities for more than 130,000 students around the nation. This year, more than 4,000 participated, including students from more than 20 international schools …

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Friends, Fun and Competition, Heather Loves her Swim Team

Heather is quite an athlete. She has worked hard at many different sports but her passion is for swimming. She participated in swim lessons early on and has excelled on the Hubbard Summer Recreational Swim Team for the past four years. Q. Tell us about your love for swimming? Where do you practice? What strokes do you excel in? A. …

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Phoenix Country Day Students Visit India

By Sophia Hill The first thing you think when you step onto the streets of India is: It’s hot. But the constant honking of horns and crowds of people soon have you swept up in a vibrant and whimsical display of sensory overload. There is something happening at every corner, whether it is a woman in a brightly colored sari …

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Willy Wonka Jr. is a Success at New Way

New Way Academy just closed the curtain on their first musical, Willy Wonka, Jr, and the show was amazing! After the talent show last school year, Principal Mike Walker and I were discussing the incredible amount of talent that our students posses. It was wonderful to see what they were capable of, but they needed more. It was in this moment that the …

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