ZONA East Valley

Nadia Salinas, Winner of AZ Chandler for the Arts Talent Competition

How did you feel when you heard your name as the winner for the AZ Chandler for the Arts Talent competition? I was really surprised because they was a lot talented singers and I was the youngest. What is your favorite song to sing? Right now I Love to sing ‘Counting Stars’ by One Republic, but any other time I …

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Joseph Wee, Basketball Champ

What do you love most about attending Bethany Christian School? Bible class because we get to learn more about the Bible and every story that I hear again, I learn more of it. How long have you been playing Basketball? I’ve been playing basketball since I was about 8. But I’ve been playing at recess since I was really little. What position …

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Manu Kondapi Presents at The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

“I’ve been interning for the SCENE Research Program for the past two years- this year, as a member of Professor Newman’s lab at ASU, I’ve been working with the superconducting properties of niobium. Basically, I’m growing samples of niobium with different amounts of oxygen to see how the critical temperature of Nb is affected. I’ll be compiling a research paper …

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Imagine School West Gilbert Science Fair Winners

Science is not just a class for Matthew, Jonathon, and Tristen, and Duane but also a fun extracurricular. This is what they had to say about their science project that won first place. What was your favorite thing about the science fair? Matthew B. – My favorite thing was doing the actual project.  I liked comparing how the different temperatures of …

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Tips For Choosing a Summer Camp For Your Child

Written by: Jerad Hunsaker, Hillcrest Academy Principal Lord Robert Baden Powell, Founder of the Boy Scouts said, “A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”  As an educator and principal at Hillcrest Academy, I see first hands the rewards that summer camps provide to our youth.  With so many cuts to our …

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Cheyenne Browning Wins 1st Place Essay for National School Choice Week

School leader at Liberty Arts Academy spoke very fondly of Cheyenne Browning saying that ‘Cheyenne is a bright shining star! She is inquisitive and dependable. Cheyenne has a very mature take on growing up. She cares about learning and makes it a point to continuously improve. She came to Liberty because she was badly bullied at another school. We are so …

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Ask Artie

Q. As parent, what is the best way for me to be involved in my child’s academic success and pathway to college? A. As Artie the Artichoke, I’m often at campus events where I see a lot of parent/student interaction. Particularly with our students coming from high school to SCC, the support of parents can make all the difference. SCC …

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Horizon Community Learning Center Junior, Bennett Wood

This is Zona’s first month working withHorizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) and we are so excited! HCLC wanted to highlight this incredible 11th grader, Bennett Wood. Bennett has been attending HCLC for 12 years. Here is what he had to say. What are you working on this quarter? What is the most exciting thing you are working on this quarter? This …

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Christian Seeley, Three-Year-Older Preschooler at Spanish Kiddos

  “ Christian is a highlight student at Spanish Kiddos Pre-school because of his excellent language skills and consistency. His Family values the importance of obtaining a second language, making Christian second generation at our school. I am proud to have such a dedicated student and supporting family at Spanish Kiddos Pre-school,” Claudia Moreno. What do you like best about …

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Tim Federle to Visit Liberty Arts Academy, February 3rd

Tim Federle, a well known children’s author is going to be coming to Liberty Arts Academy as part of his cross-country tour! TIM FEDERLE GREW UP IN SAN FRANCISCO and Pittsburgh before moving to New York to dance on Broadway, where he appeared in the original casts of The Little Mermaid and Gypsybefore coaching the child stars of Billy Elliot. Tim’s debut novel for kids,  Better Nate …

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