Phoenix Country Day School

PCDS’ Senior, Andrew Ekmark, Gets Accepted to Play Basketball for Stanford

Andrew is leading our Varsity Basketball team to the state tournament and a top rank in the state. He’s committed to play basketball at Stanford and has an extremely high GPA within a rigorous academic program at PCDS. He’s a great young man! Q. You are a Varsity basketball player tell us about that? A. I’ve been playing basketball since …

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PCDS Senior, Tara, Recruited to Columbia University

Tara Dugel (Class of 2016), has been recruited for Varsity Squash at Columbia University in the City of New York. She has committed to Columbia, which is part of NCAA’s Ivy League. Although popular on the East coast, squash is a seldom known sport in the Southwest. It has been a challenge for Tara to find coaches and training partners. …

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Sky Enjoys Basketball and Volunteering

Since Sky was young she has shown much interest and has volunteered with various charitable organizations throughout the valley, two include the St. Mary’s food bank and, recently, the Phoenix Rescue Mission. She is protective of those she loves, and those found in unfortunate circumstance. Sky goes above and beyond for causes she believes in. She loves working with children. …

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Benjamin Enjoys New Experience at Phoenix Country Day School

Benjamin is a regular kid who loves music, bike riding, and soccer. He works hard at school and plays hard too. Q. You are quite the athlete, what sports do you play? A. I really enjoy staying active through playing a variety of sports including: soccer, basketball, golf, flag football, swimming. Q. You recently received most valuable player on the golf team, …

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PCDS Senior, Jacob, Balances School, Sports and Non­-Profit

Jacob’s ability to balance his stellar GPA, sports obligations and social responsibility all while maintaining a healthy social life with friends and family make him uniquely well­-balanced. In addition to all this Jacob and a few of his classmates started a non­-profit, Ink4Kidz, when they were in eighth grade, which has helped many under privileged schools and students. Q. Tell us about INK …

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Five PCDS Seniors Selected as National Merit Semi-finalists

Five of the 64 members of the PCDS Class of 2016 have been named Semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. As semi-finalists, these PCDS seniors will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for one of three possible scholarships, including National Merit $2500 Scholarships, corporate-­sponsored merit scholarships, or college­-sponsored merit scholarships. The five Phoenix Country Day School Semi-finalists are Daniel Bashir, Tara …

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PCDS student, Bella de Roos, Wins Two National titles in Speech and Debate Competition

In its first year of existence, Phoenix Country Day Schools’ Middle School Speech and Debate team won a School of Excellence Award (placing as a top-five team in the country), had one student win TWO National Titles in two events, Bella de Roos, here is what she had to say about her winnings: Q. You recently won TWO national titles …

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Nine Students Return from Speech and Debate Nationals Triumphant

Nine PCDS students spent the first weeks of their Summer Break preparing for and competing at the 2015 National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Dallas, Texas. The tournament marks the capstone of speech and debate activities for more than 130,000 students around the nation. This year, more than 4,000 participated, including students from more than 20 international schools …

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Phoenix Country Day Students Visit India

By Sophia Hill The first thing you think when you step onto the streets of India is: It’s hot. But the constant honking of horns and crowds of people soon have you swept up in a vibrant and whimsical display of sensory overload. There is something happening at every corner, whether it is a woman in a brightly colored sari …

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Sam Loves to Learn, Travel and Lead

Sam loves learning and immersing himself in different cultures, countries, and being around different people. You were recently elected as Southwest District Key Club Lieutenant Governor of the North Mountain Division. What does that mean? I will be an elected leader of over 2,500 Key Club members in the district, which includes all clubs in Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and southern Nevada. …

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