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Madison Simis Students Place in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

A team of third graders from Madison Simis competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University this summer. Odyssey of the Mind is a creativity competition where teams solve spontaneous and long term problems using creative solutions. In order to qualify, they had to place in the top two in the Arizona Regional and State competition. They were …

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Five PCDS Seniors Selected as National Merit Semi-finalists

Five of the 64 members of the PCDS Class of 2016 have been named Semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. As semi-finalists, these PCDS seniors will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for one of three possible scholarships, including National Merit $2500 Scholarships, corporate-­sponsored merit scholarships, or college­-sponsored merit scholarships. The five Phoenix Country Day School Semi-finalists are Daniel Bashir, Tara …

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Kai Talks About His Love for Football

Q. Tell us about your participation in flag football? A. I am a team player. I get to play a lot of positions, but mostly I play center. Q. Do you wish to continue football in future grades? A. Of course!” Q. Tell us about your unique creations? What has been your favorite? Where do you get your ideas? A. …

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Xavier Senior Named To USA Youth National Volleyball Team

Xavier College Preparatory senior Khalia Lanier was named to the USA Youth National Volleyball team in late July and is currently competing in the 2015 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship tournament in Lima, Peru. Khalia and her Xavier volleyball teammates were recently honored with a Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for their excellence in the …

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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. 34,611 total views, 2 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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