ZONA East Valley

Mary Graduates With The Help of Primavera

Throughout Arizona, there are countless talented students, working diligently to earn their high school diplomas. In many instances, earning that high school diploma is no easy task, but despite their circumstances, our students trudge forward until they succeed. Mary Ellingson, 18, is one of those students who, despite facing obstacles, graduated with her diploma this past July through Primavera Online …

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Abby Shines Musically at her School

Abby is an excellent student! She is involved in drum line, Rock band, Chamber Ensemble, Ukulele group, as well as her schools fall play. For the rest of the year she plans on being in the musical at school and on the softball team. Q. You are very musically inclined tell us about that? A. I have always loved music, …

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Horizon Honors High School Student, Trevor, Start Ping Pong Club at His School

Q. This year you started the Ping Pong Club with your friends. Tell us about it.  A. We started it based on a random idea from a friend and thought it would be really cool to see how it went and just give it a try. So far we have around 30 to 35 members and are in the process …

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Grayson Talks About his First Year at Bethany Christian School

Q. This is your first year at Bethany Christian School. What is your favorite part of going to school? A. My favorite part of school is doing Bible. I like it because I get to do work in my book! Q. I heard you have a fourth grade reading buddy. Tell me about that? What kinds of things do they …

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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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