ZONA East Valley

Glendale Teen Graduates High School a Year Early

When a dream can be achieved sooner, there’s no questioning whether you should take the opportunity, at least not for one Glendale high school teen. Jayde Kolb, 17, graduated from Primavera Online High School last month a full school year early at the top ten percent of her class, allowing her to get a head start on her dream career. …

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Bethany Christian School Offers Balanced Education

Bethany Christian School in Tempe has open enrollment throughout the 2015-2016 school year! Located on the northwest corner of Price (101) and Guadalupe, it is convenient to families coming from Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Ahwatukee, and Gilbert. Opening its doors 20 years ago in 1995, Bethany Christian School is a local option for an accredited, private Christian school serving students in …

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High School Diploma vs. GED

It still pays to have a high school diploma, according to recent studies. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that shows some major differences between people who hold a high school diploma versus people who have a GED. Here are four reasons why that free online diploma really does matter. 1. You will make more money According …

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If We Build It…..All Will Come!

Welcome to Imagine West Gilbert’s Reading Garden. This dream began and grew to reality under the inspiration and hard work of the “Reading Buddy” classrooms led by teachers Michele Triebel (first grade) and Jane Debatty (eighth grade). Weekly, the two classrooms would meet and explore together the wonderful world of reading. As their friendships grew, so too emerged an exciting …

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Zach Finds Beauty Everywhere through Photography

You are a busy man! What activities will you be involved in on campus during your senior year? During senior year, I will continue with my extracurricular activities. I will pursue my passion for community service by actively contributing to National Honor Society (as an officer), Key Club (as president), and Protect Our Environment Club. Additionally, I plan on playing on the varsity …

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Bentley Loves Acting at Bethany Christian

Bentley loves her school and acting, she may even be an actress when she grows up! What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? What I love most about Bethany Christian School is that we can come together and praise God freely. What are you most excited about going into sixth grade? I get my own locker and it just …

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José Enjoys Learning and Friends at Primavera Blended Learning Center

Juan José Pantaleon is a role model student who is both kind and reliable. He has been a Primavera student for the past several years, and in October he joined the Blended Learning Center (BLC) which allows online students to come into the Center for face­-to­-face support in reading, math, and their online coursework. José is admired and well liked by all his classmates. …

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Meet Ethan, Talented Actor and Singer

Ethan is a leader who leads by example. Quiet and unassuming, Ethan has excellent grades and truly exemplifies the Madison Prep Code of Conduct. Ethan is a great character actor, and has demonstrated his talents in multiple roles, in many school productions, as well as singing tenor in the the Select Choir. You sing and act, how long have you been doing that? …

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Hannah Balances Successful Dance Career and Education

Hannah Rzepka has turned her passion and talent into a successful dance career. Between her rigorous year round dance schedule and being a high school student, she still finds time to expand her physical training adding yoga and Pilates to her dance and ballet curriculum. Being able to volunteer and give back are also important to Hannah. She likes to …

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Chandler Girl Scout Teaches Children the Joy of Giving

When Patricia Grahmann was five, she asked everyone attending her birthday party to bring a stuffed animal, instead of a birthday present. She then took these stuffed animals to the pediatric ward at a nearby hospital and gifted them to patients. The birthday tradition ultimately inspired her to create Celebrate with Banner, a program to teach children about the joy of giving by …

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