Saint Thomas the Apostle

Sisters Bridget and Katie Bond With Sports

Bridget and Katie are excellent students and softball players. Combined, these sisters have all of the school sports covered. Read more about their future. Q. You are really into sports, what do you play? A. Bridget: I play club softball for the Firecrackers 12u team. For St. Thomas, I play volleyball, softball and basketball. Katie: I also play club softball for the …

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Madeleine Talks Swimming and Volunteering

Madeleine is a student with many talents. From swimming to singing to student council, this girl does it all! You are a swimmer, where do you swim and what do you love about it? I swim for Phoenix Swim Club at PCDS School. What I like about swimming is that it’s you against the clock. There’s no referee calling a bad play, …

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Bridget, Brendan and Katie Earn Christian Service Award

Bridget Kelly, Brenden Hoogesteger, and Katie Holmes were awarded the Christian Service Award this year. The Catholic Community Foundation established the Christian Service Award in 1998. Each year the foundation awards 32 scholarships to eighth grade students from elementary schools around the valley in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer service to parish, school, and community. These $8,000 scholarships will assist students in attending a …

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Students Help Fix Up Family’s Home

For its class service project this year, the St. Thomas the Apostle eighth grade class completed a St. Vincent de Paul Fresh Perspectives home makeover. On Saturday, December 13, a group of about 50 eighth graders, and many of their parents, spent the day remodeling the home of a family in need. The project was organized by eighth graders Bridget …

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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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First STA Student Council President Tie in 10 Years

John Robaina: How did you feel to be elected co-president with Katie? I was really happy and excited. Katie is great and I am really looking forward to it. What are some things that you would like to implement at school? I would like to implement extra lunchtime activities and special days, and work with the students with things they …

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STA 7th Grader Starts ‘Good Sports Rock’

My name is Brenden and I am in the seventh grade at St. Thomas the Apostle. Two years ago, after my hockey team lost a game, my team and the other team lined up to shake hands, which is customary in hockey. Some of the other team’s players wouldn’t shake hands with our team. This was worse to me than losing the …

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STA Student, Connor Camunez, Qualifies for AZ State Geography Bee

Connor is a 6th grader at St. Thomas the Apostle and has recently qualified for the Arizona State Geography Bee. In addition to his early interest in geography, he absolutely loves basketball and has a twin sister and two dogs. How did you become so interested in geography? I became interested in Geography, because when I was little my mom …

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STA Aerospace Club Wins Preliminaries for Moon Base

Schools may send as many teams as they’d like to the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge, as long as they are composed of between three and five students in the 5th through 8th grade. Each team chooses a name, makes a mission patch and writes a report addressing things about the base like its emergency plans, which countries are involved, …

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Katie Shyman, 8th Grader at Saint Thomas the Apostle,Talks Student Council and Volleyball

How long have you been involved with Volleyball at STA? I have been involved with volleyball at STA for four years, since the 5thgrade. What position is your favorite to play? My favorite position to play is outside hitter. Would you rather spike the ball or volley the ball back and forth? Well it depends on the score, but ultimately I’d rather spike it! …

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