ZONA East Valley

Well Rounded Sixth Grader, Shelbi, Talks Singing, Cheer, and Swim

Q. I understand you are pretty active in the Phoenix Children’s Chorus, tell us about that. A. I auditioned and became a member of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus this year. In the short time that I have been a member I have already learned how to sing the notes and blend them properly without damaging my voice. We went to …

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Aydin Talks Drumline, Tech Crew, and Eagle Scout

“We are very proud of Aydin and all he is accomplishing. He has learned a great deal at James Madison Preparatory School (JMPS) and has been given many wonderful opportunities to serve, lead and learn. JMPS is an amazing environment for young people to help them become great. Aydin has become a great young man as he has participated in …

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A Few of Tobias’ Favorite Things

Tobias is a 9-year-old thirdd grade student at Gilbert Arts Academy. Tobias has attended GAA since Pre-kindergarten. Q. Tell us about yourself? A. I have played soccer for a while now and like it. I like to play four square here at school. I like to draw dragons and play on my tablet. Q. Tell us about your family? A. …

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Bethany Christian Schools’ Abby Talks Volleyball

Q. You are a volleyball player at Bethany Christian School (BCS) do you play elsewhere and how did that start? A. Yes, I used to play a ton of different sports like basketball and soccer, but I decided to try out a volleyball team at the YMCA and realized how much I loved it. It just clicked. Besides BCS, I …

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Xavier College Preparatory’s Golf Team Wins Invitational

Xavier College Preparatory’s golf team won the first-ever Brophy-Xavier Invitational on Saturday, September 24th at the newly renovated Grand Canyon University golf course in Phoenix. Xavier captured the title with a score of 595, outpacing Tucson Salpointe Catholic (718), Scottsdale Desert Mountain (720), Scottsdale Notre Dame Preparatory (750), and Chandler Seton Catholic (874). Two Xavier golfers – freshwoman Ashley Menne and …

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Willis Junior High Student Audra Talks Reading and Books

Q. Tell us your participation in Millionaire’s Club? (What is it? What is your role? What is your favorite part about being involved?) A. Well millionaires club isn’t like a club where you meet every week or has roles. What you have to do to get in is take enough AR tests to prove you read a million words. If …

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The Story of Meghan Lyall, College Athlete, Arizona High School Graduate

Meghan is 20 years old entering her junior year at Utah State University with a passion for tennis. “I first started playing tennis when I was eleven years old,” said Meghan. “I was previously a competitive gymnast and became unhappy when looking at what the future might hold for me in that sport. I fell in love with tennis because you …

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Horizon Freshman Helps Create Swim and Dive Team

Q. You helped to create the swim & dive team at Horizon Honors. Tell us about why you wanted to start the team and how the process worked. A. I wanted to start the swim and dive team to allow students to broaden their interactions with other students who have the same interest. I believe that school sports can lead …

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Fourth Grade Gilbert Arts Academy Student Savannah Talks Her Favorite Things

“Savannah is a hardworking young lady. She has a kind heart and she makes a conscious effort to make good choices throughout the day.” Mrs. Rivera, Savannah’s 4th grade teacher Q. Tell us about yourself? A. I love when my sister and me play together. We play the games that we learn in PE at home and that are fun. …

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Zoe Takes a Trip To Mount Saint Helens

Zoe became fascinated with volcanoes when she learned about Yellowstone’s super volcano this past school year. Since learning about volcanoes Zoe got to visit Mt. Saint Helens. She met a Geologist and addressed all her concerns and questions regarding volcanoes and explained the science behind predicting eruptions. This is what Zoe had to say about her trip. Q. Tell us about …

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