Xavier College Preparatory

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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60+ Xavier Students, Faculty “Go Global” This Summer With School’s International Program

More than sixty Xavier College Preparatory students and faculty members embarked on the school’s International Studies Program offerings in Ecuador, France, and Nicaragua this summer. Four years ago, Xavier introduced these three global opportunities as well as an exchange program that welcomes German students to Arizona each fall and sends Xavier students to Aachen, Germany each winter. An annual Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, …

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Xavier Senior Named To USA Youth National Volleyball Team

Xavier College Preparatory senior Khalia Lanier was named to the USA Youth National Volleyball team in late July and is currently competing in the 2015 FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship tournament in Lima, Peru. Khalia and her Xavier volleyball teammates were recently honored with a Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for their excellence in the …

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Xavier Softball Players Named to National and Division Teams

Xavier College Preparatory senior Amanda Preach was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona High School Softball Team and to the All-Division I First Team. Senior Mallory Belknap and junior Caitlyn Dickman were both named to the All-Division I Second Team. 34,543 total views, no views today

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Madison Wins Third Consecutive State Tennis Title

Xavier College Preparatory senior Madison Clarke captured the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division I high school girls state singles title for the third consecutive year by defeating Corinne Prost of Liberty High School (Peoria) in the May first championship match. She was also one of only 38 young women nationwide to be named a 2015 All-­American by the National High School Tennis All-­American Foundation, an …

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Xavier Students Travel to Germany

Ten Xavier College Preparatory students traveled to Aachen, Germany last month as part of the school’s International Studies Program. While abroad, the students attended classes, immersed themselves in the culture, embraced unique experiences such as the renowned Aachen Carnival parade and the Roman Museum in Cologne, and enjoyed Germany with the families of the Aachen students who traveled to Xavier …

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Xavier Host “Girls Have IT Day” March 27

“Girls Have IT Day!” promotes young women’s involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The event will be part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival and is made possible through the generous support of the Freeport­-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. More than 1,000 middle school girls from around the …

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