Horizon Community Learning Center

Trevor Shines On and Off the Court

Q. As you prepare for the Volleyball season, you are also still playing Basketball! Your team is headed to the State Tournament this weekend. How do you juggle two sports at once? A. In all honestly, I just go through the motions as if I were only playing one. I show up when I can, treat my body right, and …

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Graphic Design Class Designs Horizon Honors New Logo

  When Horizon Community Learning Center began planning their 20th anniversary celebrations several months ago, they knew they needed a new logo for their schools. Instead of hiring an expensive advertising firm, they looked instead to their own students in Graphic Design class. Students spent hours of their free time creating drafts and testing designs before a final look was …

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Meet Eagle Scout Sergei

Q. You are passionate about the outdoors and wildlife. Tell us about why you enjoy scouting. A. I was about 13 when I joined the scouts. In four years I have been able to achieve my goal to get to the rank of eagle scout. My favorite part of scouting is when we do activities like Scout-o-Rama, which includes games, …

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HORIZON HONORS: A SCHOOL OF SERVICE

At Horizon Honors Secondary School in Ahwatukee, service to others doesn’t happen just at the holidays but throughout the year. In order to gain valuable life skills, students at the grades 7-­12 school are encouraged to complete at least 40 hours of community service each school year. The school’s philosophy is simple: service to others and character-­building lessons help student develop social excellence. When …

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Senior Danielle Travels to Thailand

Q. You are a busy lady! Tell us about all the activities you are involved in. A. I play, and have played, on the school’s varsity volleyball team since my freshman year. I am an active member of National Honor Society and Key Club. Every other weekend I go volunteer at a dog shelter called 2 Da Rescue. I also really enjoy …

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Brandon Wins Congressional Award Gold Medal for His Volunteerism

Q. You recently won a Congressional Award Gold Medal for your volunteer work. How did you come to receive it? How was Washington DC? A. When I was in eighth grade I signed up online to work toward earning the congressional award. To earn the award you have to spend at least two years setting goals and working on voluntary …

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Zach Finds Beauty Everywhere through Photography

You are a busy man! What activities will you be involved in on campus during your senior year? During senior year, I will continue with my extracurricular activities. I will pursue my passion for community service by actively contributing to National Honor Society (as an officer), Key Club (as president), and Protect Our Environment Club. Additionally, I plan on playing on the varsity …

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Kara Heads to Dominican Republic for Medical Mission

You leave this month for the Dominican Republic for 10 days. Why are you going there? I am going to the Dominican Republic on a medical mission trip, where I will be helping out in the clinics and pharmacy. You are the co-­founder of your high school’s pre-­med club. What does that club do? My friend and I started the club …

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Brigit Talks Musical and Academic Success

Brigit knows just how to balance her musical performances and her school responsibilities. We think Brigit has a very promising future. Q. You are an accomplished musician, playing in your school band, Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra, and The Youth Symphony of the Southwest. How did your passion for music and music performance begin? A. I have been reading music as long as I …

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Bright Future Ahead for Photographer Ryan

We think Ryan has a great future ahead of him in photography and sports. You are known around campus as the go-­to guy for school photos. How did that come about? My mother got me into photography, and I invested a lot of my time refining my skills. Those skills were first realized in yearbook; I was always the one my teacher, …

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