ZONA East Valley

Primavera Online High School Appoints New Executive Director

Primavera Online High School, Arizona’s leading online high school, is proud to announce that Tamara Becker has been hired as Executive Director for its upcoming 2019–20 school year. As executive director, Becker is responsible for leading Primavera’s 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 300 teachers and staff. She will also collaborate with her leadership team to oversee major administrative …

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Horizon Honors high school Hosts Relay for Life

Horizon Honors High School hosted their annual Relay for Life event on March 8. 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. There …

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James Madison Prep Senior, Juliette Rueger Talks Dancing and Acting

Juliette has embodied the meaning of responsibility this year as a senior. Juliette is involved in multiple extra curricular activities while at the same time remaining on the honor roll. Juliette has been involved in volleyball, soccer, tap, show choir, theater and served as the football manager. Where Juliette has truly shined this year is in the theater department. Juliette had a lead role in our original fall …

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James Madison Prep Senior, Adam Murray, Talks Acting

Adam is a senior, and recently undertook the arduous task of being the lead in the JMPS original fall production of “A Christmas Carol 2.0.” Adam played the character Scrooge and demonstrated his impressive theatrical talent in that role. Adam has been an instrumental male member of the JMPS theater program for the last few years, and his final debut …

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James Madison Prep Junior, Karina Bell, is a True Patriot and Friend

Karina Bell is the epitome of positive. Karina encourages everyone on the campus, from students to staff, with words of affirmation or small gestures of kindness. She has been a mentor to many of the younger students. Karina has been a leader on the Sparx Danceline team since the day she joined, and played the role of a captain to …

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James Madison Prep Junior, Quinn, Doesn’t let Dyslexia Get Him Down

Quinn has turned into a true leader this year from academics to extra curricular activities. Quinn was the quarterback on the football team this year, and led the team to JMPS’s first ever football State Championship. Quinn is also involved in our school’s Robotics team, soccer, and track. Quinn excels academically particularly in math and science. Quinn has also become …

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Renata Galvan-Echavez and Chloe Tzompantzi Win Art Contest

Horizon Honors Elementary School students Renata Galvan-Echavez (Grade 6, Age 11 from Chandler) and Chloe Tzompantzi (Grade 5, Age 10 from Chandler) have won an art contest sponsored by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME). The 22nd Annual Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México” prompted children to explore “Éste es mi México: History, …

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James Madison Senior, Rylee, Talks Photography and Leadership

Rylee is an influential leader and student on campus, and is involved in more activities than most while still balancing senior year. Rylee is a member of volleyball, show choir, ukulele, tap, orchestra, fall play, musical, and the executive branch, to only name a few! Rylee is a natural leader, and often takes the time to mentor younger students despite …

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Senior, Christy, Talks Supreme Court at James Madison Preparatory School

Christy is a true senior leader and is involved in many aspects of the campus. Christy is a judge on the supreme court, a member of the danceline, show choir, the theater program, a manager for several sports, and serves as the dance captain for both the musical and tap club class. Christy brings organization, precision, energy, and perfection to …

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Horizon Honors High School Senior, Emily, Talks Phonak Teen Advisory Board

Q. You are a busy senior at Horizon Honors High School! What are you involved in this year, inside and outside of school?   A. I am a mentor for Advanced Bionics (the company that makes my Cochlear Implant), a Youth Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. I have also been involved …

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