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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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Camelback Desert School Teaches First Graders About Leadership

Camelback Desert School has been platforming leadership and responsibility this quarter. Here is what two first graders had to say:  Lily: What does being a leader mean to you? Being brave, fair and caring. What are you learning at school about leadership and responsibility? We are learning how to fix problems and sort out any disagreements. What types of responsibilities …

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Zona Crossfit Student of The Month, Cooper Parson

CrossFit Full Strength is the premier CrossFit in Central Phoenix.  By being one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in Phoenix, we have created a one of a kind facility that offers CrossFit, USA Weightlifting and Barbell Club, Yoga, and a lot more.  We are a one stop shop for any level looking to get involved in the CrossFit Community. Here is what …

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Can a Sixth Grader Fly? Saint Theresa Catholic School Science Fair Winners Found Out the Answer!

Saint Theresa held their second annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 14, 2014.  Fifth and Sixth graders competed in the fair.  They were asked to use the scientific method to find an answer to a question they were curious about!  First place winners for sixth grade, Chloe Reeg and Ali Tichavsky, wondered if an average sixth grader could fly.  They …

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