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Ben Heward, New Way Academy Junior, Talks Sports and School

How long have you been attending NWA? What do you like most about your school? 3.5 years, I started in the middle of my 8th grade year. I like that New Way has a transition program that gives me the opportunity to attend College in my senior year of High School.   How tall are you? What are some of …

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STA 7th Grader Starts ‘Good Sports Rock’

My name is Brenden and I am in the seventh grade at St. Thomas the Apostle. Two years ago, after my hockey team lost a game, my team and the other team lined up to shake hands, which is customary in hockey. Some of the other team’s players wouldn’t shake hands with our team. This was worse to me than losing the …

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Saint Theresa 7th Grade Trip to CIMI

The 7th grade at St. Theresa Catholic School made its annual trip to Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) for a weekend of marine studies.  Included in the program were two snorkeling sessions, squid dissection, and a night hike with an astronomy lecture.  Hand-on science labs included plankton, algae, fish, shark, and invertebrate with touch tanks of leopard and horn sharks, …

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Xavier Student has been honored with top accolades by The Arizona Republic

Xavier student, Khalia Lanier, sophomore, has been honored with top accolades by The Arizona Republic. Khalia was also named Big Schools Volleyball Player of the Year.   “I’d rather lose playing my best than lose playing timid.” Khalia stated.   “My dad always says, ‘Put the extra in ordinary. Be extraordinary.’ I live by those words.”     Also, in …

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Xavier’s Honor Choir Wins Top Score

Xavier College Preparatory’s Honor Choir captured the top score in “women’s chorus” at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival of Gold in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 7th. Directed by alumna Brittanie Fain, the Xavier Honor Choir was then invited to perform a special encore at the festival concert. Here are what sisters; Savannah and Sophie Wix had to say about her …

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Braille Challenge Winners Both From Madison No. 1 School

Madison School District

Two Madison Students place first and second in the Braille Challenge. Fifth grader, Elijah Massey, took first place in his group (Sophomore Group) and sixth Grader, Danna Rivera, took second place in the same group and first places overall for the regional competition. Their teacher, Marsha Bork, is the first to ever have two students take first and second place …

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St. Francis Xavier Students Start The Blanket Club For a Good Cause

Leina and Juliana are both 5th graders at St. Francis Xavier.  These amazing BFFs are co-founders of The Blanket Club, which provides handmade blankets to hospitalized children in the valley. Here is what they had to say about their experiences:  Juliana:  Why did you want to start “The Blanket Club”? I wanted to help start the Blanket Club because my friend …

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New Way Academy’s Soccer Team

In its second year, New Way Academy has already seen improvements from the first.  They have moved to a new campus that has a soccer field and practices are drastically different.  Practices can now include full blown scrimmages, more meaningful drills as well as spatial awareness.  The team consists of 17-19 players and they are improving every day…positivity is the …

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Ashlynn Placed in National Top 10 Dancers of The Country

Written By: Tara Dugel, ’16 It’s the end of a long and busy school day.  Many students unwind, lingering around their lockers as they chat with friends. However, for Ashlynn Miller, her day has just begun. Ashlynn is a senior at Phoenix Country Day School and she has a passion for the art of dance.  Dancing since the age of …

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Arcadia H.S. Lacrosse Team Brings Sense of Community to Arcadia

Arcadia HS is home to both the Arcadia Titans Lacrosse Team and the youth Phoenix Lacrosse Club. In their inaugural year, the Phoenix Lacrosse Club team won the A.Y.L.L. (Arizona Youth Lacrosse League) Division 1 Junior High State Championship in April! The majority of the players attend one of the Arcadia neighborhood schools including Hopi, ANLC, Ingleside, Christ Lutheran, St. Theresa, and Veritas. The high school and youth teams shared …

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