Xavier College Preparatory

Four Xavier Seniors Win Congressional District Art Awards

  Four Xavier College Preparatory seniors were honored for their artwork at the Fourth Annual Congressional District 9 High School Art Exhibit and Competition. Sarah Agnone captured first place in the “Mixed Media” category; Mackenzie Cantor won first place in the “Collage” category; Ciana Newberry placed second in the “Collage” category; and Thanh-Nhi Brittany Ha-Nguyen received Honorable Mention in the …

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“Xavier North” Squad Is State Mock Trial Runner-Up, Xavier Senior Is Individual State Champion

  For the first time in Xavier College Preparatory’s history, all four squads of the Elias M. Romley Xavier Mock Trial Team competed in the Arizona State Mock Trial Championship. The “Xavier North” squad – comprised of Xavier seniors Chelsea Divins (captain), Katherine Milano, and Ane Pulu; juniors Alex Murray and Hannah Tribolet; sophomore Natalie Kerwin; and freshwoman Fiona Pan …

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Four Xavier Students Win National All-America, Frosh Honors

Four Xavier College Preparatory students have been recognized by PrepVolleyball for their excellence both on the court and in the classroom. Xavier senior Khalia Lanier, who was honored as the 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year in December and will attend the University of Southern California in the fall, was named to the 2015 PrepVolleyball.com High School Volleyball All-American …

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Nearly 1,000 Middle School Girls Attend Xavier’s 8th Annual “Girls Have IT Day!”

Nearly 1,000 female middle school students from around the Valley attended Xavier College Preparatory’s eighth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 4. Part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival, the event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology (IT), engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Following a keynote lecture by Xavier alumna and marine scientist Erin Ryan, the …

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Xavier Senior Named “Prudential Spirit of Community Awards” Distinguished Finalist

Xavier College Preparatory senior Allison Westra was named a Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her exceptional volunteerism. One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of 2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as “Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students …

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Xavier Senior Serves As Governor In YMCA Model Legislature

  Last month, Xavier College Preparatory senior Natasha Menon served as governor at the model legislature sponsored by the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program at the State Capitol. Ms. Menon has participated in the program for the past three years, serving first as a senator when she was a sophomore, then as both a senator and a committee chair when …

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Local Students Named Semi-Finalists in Siemens National Science Competition

Xavier College Preparatory junior Emily Wood and her research partner, junior Divya Vatsa, have been named semi-finalists in the Siemens National Science competition. Their project, entitled “Cognitive and Brain Measures in Middle-Aged Autistic Spectrum Disorder Individuals: What Are the Differences?” and conducted in association with Barrow Neurological Institute, is the first-ever study of its kind to map cognitive function and …

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Twelve Xavier Students Capture Top Coding Honors at ASU’s Women in Computer Science Competition

Twelve Xavier students captured top honors at the Women in Computer Science Coding Competition at Arizona State University. The competition was arranged by Xavier alumna Nichola Lubold ’05 and was judged by a team of women Computer Science professors from ASU. Xavier juniors Nsomma Alilonu, Gabriela Garcia, Erin Sweeney, and Hannah Tribolet were the overall winners. Their application, Typing Tempo, …

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Xavier Senior Named Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that senior Khalia Lanier has been named the 2015-2016 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports. The award distinguishes Miss Lanier as the nation’s best player in a sport played by approximately 430,000 young women at 15,672 high schools across the …

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Xavier Places First at Diving Competition

Xavier College Preparatory’s diving team placed first at the Phoenix Country Day School Eagle Invitational last month, capturing the girls’ diving championship trophy. Swimmers and divers  from 42 high school teams competed in this year’s invitational, which is one of the largest in the state. Xavier’s swim team placed second. Xavier’s diving team. Pictured, left to right, are Talle Donley, Isabella Plumb, Libby …

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