ZONA East Valley

JMPS Senior, RJ Gray, Shines On and Off Stage

  RJ Gray has had a spectacular senior year with a leading role in the school’s musical production of “42nd Street.” At the same time he rehearsed on stage, he was also studying for the state Academic Decathlon competition. RJ was a key member of the JMPS Academic Decathlon team, and he won several medals at the regional competition, including …

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4 Steps for Transferring Summer School Credits to Your School

Summertime is almost upon us (although the Arizona weather says it’s here now). You’re probably thinking of summer plans, upcoming vacations. What you might need to also consider is summer school. Whether your child needs to take classes to catch up or wants to enroll to get ahead, it’s important to know there are options. You can always enroll in …

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Primavera Student, Noah, Has a Talent for Writing

  Noah Brown is a Primavera Online High School student with a talent for writing. He has written a few short stories, one of which will be featured in this article. “The freedoms offered when attending Primavera that are absent from normal public schools was the primary reason I began completing my classes online instead of a physical classroom,” said …

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JMPS Senior, Emmanuel, Talks About his Experience in Musicals

  Emmanuel is currently one of the leads in the school musical where his hard work and stellar tap dance moves shine. Emmanuel has been a teacher’s assistant for several classes this year, and the teachers lucky enough to work with him rave about his dedication and helpfulness.  Q. Can you tell us about your current lead role in the …

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Ilaria Talks About Her Love for Marine Biology

Q. You are a self-proclaimed “science nerd.” Tell us about your current work at the ASU Biodesign Institute. A. Under the mentorship of Dr. Arvind Varsani, along with the others who work in Dr. Varsani’s lab I conduct lab work involving an array of plants, animals and insects. The lab as a whole utilizes various techniques to characterize, identify, and …

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Bethany Christian School Siblings Love Their School

  Q. What do they like most about being at Bethany? Allison: My favorite part about school is seeing my friends. I also like it when my mom helps in my art class. Mason: My favorite part about school is my teachers. They’re really nice. We both love the end of the school year field trip to the pool!  Q. …

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What You Need to Know About Applying for Financial Aid in 2018

Financial Aid: it’s a daunting thought. Of course, receiving free money for college sounds great. That’s not the issue. But the process sounds scary enough that it seems not worth the effort at times. We can’t promise you won’t experience headaches as you apply for financial aid. But you can ease your stress by following a few important tips. If …

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Brian Bice Graduates On Time Through Online Summer School

When you find something you’re truly passionate about, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Especially when that “anything else” is something you’re not fond of. Like, say, a math class. For Brian Bice, a recent graduate of Primavera Online High School, that passion is hiking and fishing. If he ever encounters free time, there’s not too much …

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Kelsey Shines on the Volleyball Court and Succeeds Academically with the Help with JMPS

As a new student to James Madison Preparatory School (JMPS) this year, Kelsey has made quite an impression from her very first day on campus. She excels academically and is on the Roll of Scholars (the school’s very highest honor roll). In addition to her exemplary scholastic record, Kelsey is a talented volleyball player who brought her experience on club teams to the …

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Kylee Succeeds at Lacrosse

Q. You have signed to play lacrosse at Chatham University! What are your plans at college?  A. I plan on majoring in communications with an emphasis on journalism. I will be working with the athletic director in writing all the profiles and press releases for the athletes on campus which will be great experience. I will also have the opportunity …

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