ZONA East Valley

First Lego League Robotics of Arizona through Education Empower Inc.

Congratulations on all the Mesa teams, especially, the Street Rats for winning the Best Core Values award at their Regional competition on November 2nd! Here’s a little from Mesa participant, Brooke Sanders: I first became interested in robotics after developing a fascination for building Legos and becoming interested in learning to code. I have always enjoyed math and science and …

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Girl Scout Emma Horn Talks Gold Project, Her Love of STEM

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I had an interest in STEM and was passionate about STEM education being interesting and accessible for everyone. Q. Short description of your project? A. My project implemented a fun and engaging STEM activity program at the Guadalupe Library for students of all ages. I created a set of easy-to-implement STEM lessons …

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Summit Student Goes to Cup Stacking Jr Olympics

After discovering he had a knack for cup stacking during PE, Summit student Ethan competed in the Junior Olympics in Greensboro, NC! Here he is standing with one of the top stackers in the world, Willam Orell. A note from Ethan’s mom: “Ethan had a blast meeting stackers from all over the globe. Even though Ethan has only been stacking …

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Cailin, James Madison Prep Senior, Dedicated Volleyball Player

Cailin is an outstanding senior who is taking the varsity volleyball team to new heights this year with her talent and leadership. Cailin has been on the honor roll throughout her high school career, and has been playing volleyball for James Madison Prep School since she arrived in ninth grade. Cailin is an energetic and enthusiastic senior and leads in …

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Horizon Honors High School Junior, Alexis Blasko, HAs Passion For Medicine

Q. You are very involved in school! What activities do you participate in? A. I am fortunate to participate and hold several leadership roles in a lot of activities within our school’s community. I am a Spirit Ambassador on the Executive Board for our Student Council. This lets me help plan all of our pep rallies, dances, and other social …

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James Madison Prep Senior, Sam Haggard, Well-Rounded Leader on Campus

Sam is a positive and well-rounded leader on campus. Sam is involved in football, baseball, theater, and the student led supreme court. This year Sam was nominated to be the supreme court justice as a Senior. He is kind and gracious to those around him and works hard both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, being a leader to …

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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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