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Three Xavier Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that three seniors – Maeneka Grewal, Taylor Lawritson, and Maeve McIntyre – have been named semi-finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition.    Today, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi-finalists in its 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationwide, approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT …

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Xavier College Preparatory’s Golf Team Wins Invitational

Xavier College Preparatory’s golf team won the first-ever Brophy-Xavier Invitational on Saturday, September 24th at the newly renovated Grand Canyon University golf course in Phoenix. Xavier captured the title with a score of 595, outpacing Tucson Salpointe Catholic (718), Scottsdale Desert Mountain (720), Scottsdale Notre Dame Preparatory (750), and Chandler Seton Catholic (874). Two Xavier golfers – freshwoman Ashley Menne and …

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Starshine Academy Sophomore Shines on the Court

Q. You play volleyball tell us about that? A. I’ve been playing volleyball for four years and it’s the highlight of my day everyday. I first started playing in seventh grade and I knew from the start that volleyball was what I wanted to do. I play for the Starshine Academy volleyball team. Starshine is where I started playing. I …

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We’ve Found A Home Here…

When searching for the right school to send your children, fewer words will give a parent more peace than these. When speaking with Jayne Cook, mother of a pre-school student at St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Elementary School, those words tumbled off her tongue as she enthusiastically described her experience as a St. Francis parent. As with any pre-school program, there …

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STA Student Shines Academically and Talks about Her Passion for Soccer

Sofia is a true leader! She has a warm smile, and has an incredibly positive attitude. She is also extremely disciplined and active, often motivating others, faith driven and enjoys trying to inspiring others. Q. You have consistently attained Principle’s List tell us about this? A. I make studies a priority. Every night I complete my homework right away, and …

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Kidz 4 Causes Raises Awareness and Funds for Rare Childhood Disorders

At the end of a school day, four friends gather to hang out and play sports. Besides their camaraderie, they have another bond that ties them together: their sincere desire to make a difference in their community. Michael Bendok, Xander Black, Matthew Linhart, and Samuel Steiner are eighth grade students at Phoenix Country Day School and, last year, they founded …

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New Way Academy Co-Student Body Presidents, Sam and Catherine, Discuss Leadership

Written by Lauren DuBois When stepping onto the New Way campus, it becomes instantly apparent that leaders are everywhere. Our students are spirited, passionate about our campus and community, and determined to create a better school life for themselves and their peers. The High School Student Government “Stugo” plan on hosting Homecoming, Mr. New Way, Fashion Show, and Prom. Meanwhile, …

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Christ Church School First Grader Talks Books and Crafts

Brooke is very kind and has a big heart. She enjoys helping new students and makes sure everyone feels included. She is quick to complement others and she is very social and outgoing.   Q. You love to read. What are some of your favorite books to read?  A. The Biscuit series (puppies!), Dr. Seuss books, and the Boxcar Children. …

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Davis Talks Sports, NJHS, and TACSC

“Davis is always willing to help others. Davis likes helping others who may be confused about the topic being taught in class, to better understand what they are learning. Many of his Teachers, friends, and family members have said he is an honest, courteous, and a nice person, always going out of the way to help others.” Q: You are …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Michael, Gets His Poem Published

St. Francis Xavier seventh grader, Michael Fischer, has been selected by Creative Kids Magazine to have his poem published in an upcoming publication. As part of a writing assignment for his Language Arts Class he wrote the poem, “Shadows”. Michael’s language arts teacher, Mrs. Sanford, had her students read different poetry styles and instructed them to create one of their …

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