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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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Sam Loves to Learn, Travel and Lead

Sam loves learning and immersing himself in different cultures, countries, and being around different people. You were recently elected as Southwest District Key Club Lieutenant Governor of the North Mountain Division. What does that mean? I will be an elected leader of over 2,500 Key Club members in the district, which includes all clubs in Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and southern Nevada. …

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Colton Talks Computer Game Code

Colton knows how to write code for computer games! He is also an avid swimmer and almost a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. How did you learn to write code for computer games? I read and watched how to do it on YouTube. My friend Hans and I do it together. What kind of games are you interested in? Minecraft, …

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New Way Academy Spotlight: Alumni student Tyler Hubbard

“New Way Academy 11­-12 graduate Tyler Hubbard is an integral part of the New Way Academy community. We are quite fortunate to have Tyler on campus. In addition to being Coach Hubbard to our Junior High Basketball and Flag football teams, he is also our go-­to guy on campus. His dedication to the school, professionalism and attention to every detail make him someone …

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Trevor Talks Madison Highland Prep

Trevor is a freshman enrolled in the honors program at Madison Highland Prep. He is also on the student council, plays three sports and has a part-­time job! Read about Trevor and how he does it all. What do you like best about Madison Highland Prep? The one thing I most enjoy about Madison Highland Prep is that it is very technologically based. …

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PCDS Students Earn Two Spots in The Scottsdale Rotary Club Youth Salute

While many students were relaxing during Spring Break, two PCDS students interviewed to win prestigious spots in the Scottsdale Rotary Club’s annual Youth Salute. According to the Club’s website: “Nominations for Scottsdale’s Youth Salutes are requested during a student’s junior year. Students are nominated not only on grades, but also on leadership in school activities, religious organizations, or activities in their community. Each student …

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Madison Enjoys Performing and Helping Animals

Madison enjoys singing and dancing and is an avid reader. She loves being with her friends and family and has a great sense of humor. You enjoy dancing and singing, where do you perform? I started dancing and singing when I was three years old. Last summer I danced and sang at Phoenix Center of the Arts. This summer I will be …

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