ZONA East Valley

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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Xavier Host “Girls Have IT Day” March 27

“Girls Have IT Day!” promotes young women’s involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The event will be part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival and is made possible through the generous support of the Freeport­-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. More than 1,000 middle school girls from around the …

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Sakura Succeeds Academically and Athletically at James Madison

Sakura is a bright young lady and a natural born leader. From student council to volleyball to track, it seems like she does it all. Read what her plans are for the future. Tell us about your responsibilities as the President of the Junior High Student Council. As President of the Junior High Student Council, I get to lead setting up …

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Bright Future Ahead for Photographer Ryan

We think Ryan has a great future ahead of him in photography and sports. You are known around campus as the go-­to guy for school photos. How did that come about? My mother got me into photography, and I invested a lot of my time refining my skills. Those skills were first realized in yearbook; I was always the one my teacher, …

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Meet Will, Ashlynn and Elijah of Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School in Tempe has opened enrollment for 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 kindergarten through eighth grade. …

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Running Club Keeps Imagine Students Active

Running club is held once a week after school at Imagine West Gilbert. Every student has a different goal and the overall long term goal is to build a level. During running club each member has 20 minutes to earn five popsicle sticks at their level by running from the start to their level cone. What do you like best about running club? …

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