ZONA Arcadia

Reilly Wins STA’s National Geographic Bee

Reilly has enjoyed sports since a young age and has played organized sports as soon as he was old enough. This school year he played soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and will be playing baseball in the spring. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and video games are a favorite activity. He has loved his time …

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Brighten and Clyde Give Back to the Community

Brighten Stevens is in the fifth grade at St. Francis Xavier School. Her birthday is on November 17, which is close to the holidays. Her grandparents, aunts and uncles and family friends had been asking her for a birthday list. She really did not have anything on her list that she really needed or wanted this year. Her family ended …

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Yash Competes in Speech and Debate Team, Crowned Overall Champion

Yash is a top student, and a leader on the defending National Champion PCDS Middle School Speech and Debate team. Recently, the PCDS Middle School Speech and Debate team received a special invitation to compete in the Columbia University High School Speech and Debate Tournament in New York City. They were the only Middle School team in attendance, competing against some …

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Meet Tavion, Yoalli, MariaSeventh Graders at Papago Elementary

For #SchoolChoiceWeek students from Papago Elementary visited the AZ State Capitol to help promote the great things happening at Creighton and show off their skills with the Papago coding and robotics program!

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Zoey Talks CCS and Her Move to Arizona

Zoey’s family recently relocated to Arizona from Tampa Florida in 2017. They reside in the Arcadia area and have been enjoying everything new that the desert has to offer. Zoey likes to hike to the ‘Hole in the Rock’ at the Papagos, and she is developing her performance skills at the Valley Youth theater downtown. She loves Sushi, Mac and cheese and …

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New Way Academy Turns 50!

  It’s a milestone year for New Way Academy, as we celebrate 50 years as a school! To celebrate this Golden Anniversary, students, staff and families threw New Way’s mascot, Buster the Bulldog, a surprise birthday party! All of Buster’s mascot friends came to celebrate his big day, and students and teachers played an exciting game of trivia with questions …

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Xavier Sophomore Ashley Menne Verbally Commits to Arizona State University Women’s Golf Program

Ms. Menne is one of the nation’s finest junior golfers. She won the prestigious ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook and had her first hole-in-one in the Lakewood, Washington, tournament. She finished in the top ten in six AJGA events in 2017 and in the December 2017 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship. For the second consecutive year, Ms. …

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Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges

Father Scott Santarosa, SJ, Jesuits West Provincial, invited the Jesuit Ministries in Arizona to create an advocacy plan of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the DACA/DREAMers program. In the collaboration effort , Brophy, St. Francis Xavier School, St Francis Xavier Parish, and Kino Border Initiative created a plan for action and prayer. A call in to our Senators …

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PCDS Eighth Grader Mirabel Excels in Both Performing and Creative Arts

Mirabel is a kind and accomplished PCDS student. She is a self-confident girl who is comfortable living outside the box and defining her own direction. She is very artistic, with a passion for both the performing and creative arts. At PCDS, Mirabel is active in the Jazz Band, playing flute and saxophone. She has had roles in multiple school musicals …

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Brielle Talks Taekwondo and Her Love For Fostering Kittens

Brielle is a first grader at Christ Church School, a participant in Tae Kwon do, cheerleading, and expert Lego builder. She loves cats and helped her mother foster seven kittens, who would have otherwise been strays. She has a love for escape rooms and mathematics. Above all, Brielle shows a passion for her family and God. She was a great …

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