ZONA East Valley

How to Catch Up On Credits With Primavera

Every year, 1.2 million U.S. students drop out of high school. That’s about one in four high school students who will not graduate. Earning your high school diploma is extremely important. You can learn more in this article. If you’re thinking of dropping out, don’t. If you’ve already dropped out, it’s not too late. There are several schools and programs designed …

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Genevieve Sets New Record For Words Read

Genevieve is very active in her school community at Willis Jr. High. She is part of the Chandler Gifted learning program (CATS) and maintains a high GPA with her full load of gifted classes. Being the top reader in the district by breaking the record, Genevieve participates in the reading club and currently has a total of 13 million words. …

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Rachael Litwiller, Culinary Scholarship Winner

Rachel is a dedicated student with a driven dream: to become a famous culinary chef. She has loved to cook as long as she can remember. “I fell in love with cooking the first time I tried. I think my favorite thing about culinary arts is that it allows you to be creative in ways you didn’t even think possible,” said …

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Horizon Honors’ Model UN In Its Inaugural Year

The Horizon Honors Secondary School Model United Nations Club is new this school year, but club members are already off to an amazing start. The club is small, with four seniors and four freshmen participating in the program. Students had little to no experience in Model UN competitions, so the goal was to learn and start the process of building …

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Bethany Christian Eighth Graders Visit Grand Canyon University

Q. Recently the BCS eighth grade class was invited to visit Grand Canyon University (GCU). Can you tell me about your visit? What kinds of things did they talk about; did you take a tour, etc? A. At the beginning of our trip, they spoke to us about what to do in High School to have the best College experience …

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Jake Shines in Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and Holds a High GPA

Jake loves baseball! It is his #1 interest and sport. He is currently playing for three teams. In addition to baseball, he has been on the James Madison basketball team for two seasons. He played Ultimate Frisbee for two seasons also, in seventh and eighth grade. At his school he has lettered in baseball, basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. His academic …

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Ethan Talks Willis’ Robotics Club

Q. The Robotics team qualified for the world finals. Tell us more about that. What did your team do to qualify? A. Our team, consisting of Aryan, McKay, Sam and me qualified for the world finals by earning the Excellence award at the Arizona State Championship. This means that, even though we didn’t win the tournament, we were the best …

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Peoria Student Takes Online Summer School to Graduate Early

You never forget the first time you move and have to face the “new.” New home, new school, new people: it’s all very daunting. It can be even worse if moving puts you behind on graduating. That was the case for Felicity Newman. Felicity is a go-getter who enjoys studying anatomy and spending time in her church youth group. A …

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Kelly Talks Theater and Community

Q. How long have you been participating in theater? A. I have been doing theater since seventh grade, starting with Hairspray and West Side Story. And have been doing shows at James Madison since I arrived in ninth grade including, Ragtime, How to Succeed, Kiss Me Kate, and finally The Producers. I have also helped run props for the last …

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Horizon Honors Hosts Relay For Life Event and Raises Over $22K

Horizon Honors High School hosted their 2nd annual Relay for Life event on March 3rd. Relay for Life is an organized, late night community fundraising walk for American Cancer Society. Teams of people camped out on a track field and members of each team took turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provided entertainment and helped build camaraderie. …

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