ZONA Arcadia

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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Meet Emme, Student Council President at St. Francis Xavier

Emme is the Student Council President, a member of National Junior Honor Society and plays golf. She is a great student and a great example for St. Francis Xavier. You are the Student Council President, what duties do you have as President? As president of the Saint Francis Student Council, my biggest job is reciting pledge and prayer every morning with the …

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Kindergartners Love Camelback Desert School

What was the most important thing you learned in Kindergarten this year? Olivia: I loved the STEM project and all science! We made windmills using a milk carton, a wooden stick, paper blades and a styrofoam ball. We also learned about a ramp and a pulley. Alexa: Reading. I didn’t know how to read when I was in Pre­-K and now …

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George Balances School and Sports

What makes George a great kid is that he’s got a big heart and truly cares. He is an ASU Sun Devil fan at heart and was recently selected from the crowd at a game to go on the field with the players and announce, “Play Ball!” over the microphone! What are your favorite subjects in school? St. Thomas sets the bar …

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Xavier Students Travel to Germany

Ten Xavier College Preparatory students traveled to Aachen, Germany last month as part of the school’s International Studies Program. While abroad, the students attended classes, immersed themselves in the culture, embraced unique experiences such as the renowned Aachen Carnival parade and the Roman Museum in Cologne, and enjoyed Germany with the families of the Aachen students who traveled to Xavier …

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