Horizon Community Learning Center

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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Nikhil Talks Neuroscience

Nikhil has already made a big impact on the world. From volunteering, to studying and now raising awareness for neurological diseases, read more about what he has planned next. Q. How did you get interested in neuroscience? In middle school, I needed volunteer hours for National Junior Honor Society so I decided to volunteer at a local senior center called Solterra Senior …

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Joseph Holguin Earns Spot on Team USA

Joseph Holguin is on his way to the Dominican Republic! Read why he was 1 of 14 student athletes to be selected and what this means for his future. When not studying for school, how do you spend your free time? When I’m not studying in school I practice with the soccer team for now and in the spring I …

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Zoo Teen Anna Starts Environmental Club

Anna started an organization at her school and also is in the Zoo Teen program at the Phoenix Zoo. We see great things in Anna’s future! What kinds of activities and programs are you involved in outside of school? I’m pretty involved inside and outside of school. In the summer and fall I played beach volleyball in a women’s league and right …

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Lights, Cameras and Engineering for Horizon Community Learning Center’s Senior

When not studying hard for school, how do you spend your free time? I normally spend my free time taking photos or building something new out of electronics.  I love having a new idea of something to make and designing/fabricating it into a circuit board and having it work.  It’s the best feeling.  Other that that I love spending time …

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Emily Branch Swims to Success

What are your hobbies, interests, and activities?  I am a competitive swimmer, so that pretty much takes up all of my free time.  I swim before and after school everyday during the week with an extra practice early Saturday morning.  I also enjoy running and hiking; I run in Pat’s Run every year and have completed half marathons.  I’ve hiked …

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Joey Attends Roots Music Camp this Summer

How did you spend your summer break? At the beginning of my summer break I had the amazing opportunity to attend a Roots Music Camp at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA.  Roots music is a term used by the school to reference all music made prior to 1950 in America.  This camp gave me the opportunity to work …

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A Comprehensive Approach: HCLC Raises Bullying Awareness

 By Horizon Honors High School Senior Anja Asato  Bullying is a common problem in schools, but Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) is combating this on a K-12 scale.  HCLC has developed a sound sense of community based on the school values of learn, believe, dream, and dare. These  programs have been successful in promoting a unique environment where students are …

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