ZONA East Valley

Dana Dances, Excels in Taekwondo, and Volunteers her Time

Dana is a hard-working student with a 4.0 GPA. She has been participating in Taekwondo for seven years and has been a dancer for six years. She also is able to play the piano, clarinet, and is currently learning the ukulele. Her hobbies include creating/building things, drawing, baking, dancing, and singing. She has interests in traveling, clothing and accessories, decor, …

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Triple Threat Sarah Talks Acting, Giving Back, and Her Role on The Student Senate

Sarah is an ambitious and hardworking student at James Madison Preparatory School. She has shown growth and maturity as an upperclassman, balancing academics with intense involvement in extracurriculars. As Sarah’s varied after school activities demonstrate, she is both an artistic and athletic individual. Sarah is captain of the school’s color guard, and she is a key player on the softball …

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Dylan Ellis – Enthusiasm for Life and Learning

  Dylan Ellis is a sixth grader at Bethany Christian School, in Tempe. He is a delightful young man with a charming, magnetic personality. Since he began attending Bethany Christian in first grade, Dylan has been involved in a wide variety of activities that have nurtured his enthusiasm for activity, ingenuity, knowledge, and relationship building. With the development of the …

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Meet Mr. Ramesh Joshi, Primavera Math Instructor

Think back for a moment on every teacher you’ve had since kindergarten. Likely, you’ve had some great instructors, some maybe not. But then there are the few teachers who stand out in your memories. They are the ones who inspired you. Maybe they helped you believe in yourself, or perhaps they encouraged you to be something more. Either way, those …

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Milla is an Extremely Vibrant and Active Member of the JMPS Community

  Milla recently starred in the school’s fall play. While balancing a lead role, Milla remained active in the JMPS orchestra. She is also a member of the ukulele group. However, her talents extend beyond the fine arts. Milla participates in Academic Decathlon, and she played on the JMPS state champion runner-up volleyball team. Milla is involved with the school’s …

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Noe Stays Very Involved in School Activities at Horizon Honors High School

  Q. You are very involved in school! Tell us all the activities you participate in! A. I believe that high school is a perfect opportunity to get to know others and be involved. For this very reason, I have done my best to become as involved as I can. I am a member of the National Honors Society, ReSEARCHing …

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Zoe Preparing to be an Engineer

  Zoe is a fourth grader at Bethany Christian School, where she has been attending since kindergarten. With her kind heart and many years at BCS, Zoe is a friend to all! She is quite diverse in her interests, which include math, music, computers, and sports. She particularly has a passion for engineering and design thinking, and hopes to be …

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Why Earn an Online Diploma Instead of Getting a GED?

  Approximately 750,000 students drop out of high school each year in the United States.   On average, a high school dropout earns $20,241.   That’s $10,386 less annually than a high school graduate. And $36,424 less annually than those with a bachelor’s degree.   The numbers go further.   The average unemployment rate for a high school graduate is …

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Well-Rounded Eighth Grader, Olivia, Talks Piano and Music

  Olivia is an artist and musician. She loves her weekly private art lessons and Suzuki method classical piano lessons, and is also a member of the School of Rock Gilbert Performance Group, where she sings lead and back-up vocals and plays keys. She has been an avid reader since preschool and fell in love with Roald Dahl in 1st …

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Meet JMPS Vice President and Star Athlete, Miranda

  Miranda Barrios is a star student and athlete at James Madison Preparatory School, where she led her volleyball team through an undefeated season all the way to their state title appearance! In addition to volleyball, Miranda also plays basketball and soccer. As the student body Vice-President, Miranda is a leader on campus. She loves math, keeps her grades high …

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