ZONA Arcadia

Level Ten Gymnast, Gracie Reeves

Tell our readers about you as a gymnast I started a tot class at Arizona Sunrays gymnastics when I was 3.  My first leotard covered my pull ups perfectly!  My mom put me in gymnastics to build my coordination skills, not knowing 10 yrs later, I would be Level 10.  The time I spent working on the technique and constant …

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CrossFit Kid of The Month

Grant Combs is our CrossFit kid of the month for September. Here is what he had to say about CrossFit and the other sports he plays: What is your favorite CrossFit exercise? Ring Rows  What made you want to start CrossFit?  My older brother does it. How do you like your coach?  My coach, Adam Shalloo, is always positive and …

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Owen Succeeds with Peak Academics

By: Tina Kanelos, Director of Peak Academics Owen Grossman, an 8th grader at Tesseract, has worked with several Peak Academics tutors for three years. He has demonstrated incredible personal and academic growth during this time. When we first began working with Owen in 5th grade, he was struggling with the transition into middle school and the challenges of ADHD. Clearly …

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Noah Nuez Makes The Ping Interclub State Championship Golf Finals

Noah is currently a 6th grader at St. Francis Xavier School; he was one of two of the youngest to compete in the championship. Noah finished in 3rd place in the North Arizona region and his team finished 1st in their division.  Noah earned the most points for his team. How does it feel to make Ping Interclub state championship golf finals? I felt proud …

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Crossfit August Kid of the Month, Wyatt Combs

“Cross training is imperative in the development of the youth athlete, particularly at the elite level.  Their muscle groups and coordination are increasing at a rapid pace particularly during the pre-pubertal/pubertal years as the body is entering its final growth stages progressively into young adulthood.  Strengthening the core is a solid base to build a foundation on, while building the …

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Anjali Moore is a Triple Threat Student

You just graduated from Madison Meadows, tell us about your speech you got to make at the graduation? For my graduation ceremony from 8th grade at Madison Meadows I gave a speech about the future. Tell our readers about your recent Spelling Bee competition? When I was at the State Spelling Bee, I was extremely nervous and anxious. When I …

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Brittney Esser Talks Arizona Sunrays and Gymnastics

At what level are you currently practicing gymnastics? I competed Xcel Platinum last year and am currently training Xcel Diamond this year.  Do you compete? If so, have you won any awards/trophies? In which event? Yes, I compete. I’ve won 3 trophies and over 90 medals. I’ve gotten medals for all events, including all around. What event is your favorite? …

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3 Tips for a Healthy and Fit Pregnancy

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15 year old Arcadia twins recognized for Volunteer Hours

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Charity League awarded Libby Williamson the Merci Award for service….she worked the most philanthropic hours in the Chapter during the 2013-2014 school year, 151.75.  Libby is a freshman at Phoenix Country Day School and is a member of the cheer squad, dive team, Pre-Med Club, Latin Club and Anytown.  Libby has had a life …

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Gallagher & Kennedy Professional Women’s Group Donates More than 300 Books to Phoenix Day School

On Wednesday, May 28, Gallagher & Kennedy law firm will donate 333 books to more than 80 children at Phoenix Day, an early education and youth development center serving children from a range of socio economic backgrounds in South Phoenix. For the past several weeks, the Gallagher & Kennedy Professional Women’s Group has been collecting new and gently used children’s …

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