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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. 34,395 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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Meet Competitive Swimmer, Jessica

Jessica has really blossomed at St. Thomas the Apostle over the past few years by choosing to participate in various sports, including volleyball and softball, and school talent shows. Along with being a good student at a great school, Jessica is an avid swimmer. You are a swimmer, how long have you been competing? I started competing when I was five years …

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Meet Ruby, Graduate Partners Science Program Winner

Ruby won first place at the Graduate Partners in Science Education program, she has a very promising future. You participated in the Graduate Partners in Science Education program, tell us about that. I Participated in the Graduate Partners in Science Education Program because my science teacher thought it would be a good idea to have students who love to experiment participate in a science …

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Madison Wins Third Consecutive State Tennis Title

Xavier College Preparatory senior Madison Clarke captured the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division I high school girls state singles title for the third consecutive year by defeating Corinne Prost of Liberty High School (Peoria) in the May first championship match. She was also one of only 38 young women nationwide to be named a 2015 All-­American by the National High School Tennis All-­American Foundation, an …

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