ZONA East Valley

Academics to Athletics, Annika Does It All

Annika is always looking to experience new things and to challenge herself. Since starting at James Madison Preparatory in August Annika has played on the volleyball, basketball, softball and soccer teams. She also was in the spring musical as a singer and dancer in the ensemble. She is the Vice President of the Junior High Student Council and an active participant in all …

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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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Anna Loves Her School and Painting

What do you like most about Bethany Christian School? I like that you get to have a community and you get to know people really well since it is smaller. You aren’t always going from class to class and meeting new people, but never getting to know them that well. You get to know the teachers well and you learn better since …

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Imagine West Gilbert is Preparing Students for the Future

At IWG’s first STEM night families learned how students will become familiar with the engineering process. Students will understand there are multiple ways to get to an answer and it takes multiple attempts through questioning, imagining, innovation, creativity, and revision.

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Xavier Students Travel to Germany

Ten Xavier College Preparatory students traveled to Aachen, Germany last month as part of the school’s International Studies Program. While abroad, the students attended classes, immersed themselves in the culture, embraced unique experiences such as the renowned Aachen Carnival parade and the Roman Museum in Cologne, and enjoyed Germany with the families of the Aachen students who traveled to Xavier …

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James Madison Prep Great Fit for Freshman Lucy

Lucy is a dynamic, dedicated student and loves being a freshman at James Madison Prep! She volunteers often for her former elementary school for marketing events, alumni panels and outreach. Lucy hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Q. We heard you like to volunteer, tell us about that. A. I love to volunteer! Volunteering is fun and makes me feel great …

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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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Meet the CEE ‘You Be The Chemist’ Team

Center for Educational Excellence recently sent a team to the 3rd Annual Arizona You Be the Chemist competition. The competition put on by the Chemical Educational Foundation was held on the ASU campus. CEF’s You Be The Chemist® programs are designed to enhance K-­8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. To accomplish …

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Peyton Loves to Perform at Bethany Christian School

Peyton loves to perform, she even had the lead part in her school Christmas Program. Q. What is your favorite thing about Bethany Christian School? A. My favorite thing about Bethany Christian School is that we get to worship God and learn more about God. Q. You had a lead part in the school Christmas program. What was that like? A. …

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Sparky’s Tour comes to Imagine School

Sparky’s Tour, in conjunction with the Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics, is a youth education initiative focused primarily on good character traits and healthy living. The program focuses on the six character traits using the acronym S.P.A.R.K.Y. — Self Discipline, Positive, Active, Respect, Knowledge and Yourself. The program is led by current students at ASU including student-­athletes, and also features …

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