ZONA Arcadia

Blue Belt Grant Talks Tae Kwon Do

“Grant is an exceptional student with a strong passion for Math and PE.  His favorite subject is definitely Recess!  He has attended CCS for over six years.  He enjoys his time at school with his classmates and really likes learning about Science and Math.  Grant is also involved in many extracurricular activities like TaeKwonDo and soccer.  When he grows up …

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Jeffrey Discusses Skateboarding and X­-Game Aspirations

Tell our readers how long you have been a skateboarder? I started skating in February 2014. Where do you go to practice? I’m an Academy skater at KTR (Kids That Rip) Skateboard School. Have you been in any competitions? If so, tell us about your experience? I haven’t been in any competitions yet, but will soon. What is the hardest …

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Armen and Nicole Swim for New Way’s New Swim Team

Armen Demirjian Tell us about New Way Academy’s first year swim team? New Way Academy’s first year for having a swim team has been wonderful.  Everyone tries their best and we have the greatest coaches.  We have swimmers in elementary school as well as the high school level.  Our practice facility is not far from our school and we all …

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LuLu and Mom, Lourdes, Discuss Transitioning to St. Theresa

At a young age, LuLu Smith was diagnosed with PCDH19, which is a genetic form of Epilepsy. With the help of family and friends, LuLu was able to raise $14,000 for a seizure dog. Here is what LuLu and her mom, Lordes, had to  say about the experience: How did you feel when you found out that you were getting …

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Xander Black Runs His Way to Success

By: Tara Dugel, PCDS Looking for an alternative to traditional club sports?  Distance running and racing has been gaining popularity and momentum across the country, and Xander Black, a 6th grader at Phoenix Country Day School, has definitely been bitten by this running bug! Xander Black is a member of Go The Distance (GTD), a running club for youth that …

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Jessica Loves to Sing at School Events

You are a singer, tell us about that? How long have you been singing? I have been singing since I was 2 years old.  I would make up my own songs and sing and dance to them. What types of events have you been asked to sing for at your school, Saint Francis Xavier? I sing at some of the school …

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Four Xavier Seniors Recognized As National Merit Scholarship Semi- Finalists

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that four seniors; ­ Areta Buness, Kaitlin Coltin, Jacqueline Edmonds and Lee McMahon have been named semi-finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi­finalists in its 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationwide, approximately 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high …

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A Family Affair at Saint Francis Xavier

For the month of October we wanted to highlight a true Zona Leader.  Patricia Hasset has been a teacher for over 20 years and she gets to share her days with mulitiple grandchildren at Saint Francis Xavier.  Here is what she had to say: How long have you been at SFX? This is my 28th year teaching second grade at …

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Kindness Champions CAMERON HERST and DREW STASSEN

Cameron Herst Q. What is the ‘Champion’ incentive that takes place at your school? A. Being a Champion means being nice and helpful to other students and our teachers. If a teacher spots you being kind or helpful, you are awarded with a Champion Card. Q. How many Champion tickets did you collect altogether? A. About 20. Q. Where did …

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GWEN AND GRETA BINDLEY Discuss Volunteering in Kenya

Greta: Q. What kind of art do you like to make? (Draw, paint, make things out of clay, etc) A. I will make anything! Just being able to make things and use my creativity is what I love. Art is one of the only places you can really be unique and put your thoughts in your work. Of course that …

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