ZONA East Valley

Kelly Talks Theater and Community

Q. How long have you been participating in theater? A. I have been doing theater since seventh grade, starting with Hairspray and West Side Story. And have been doing shows at James Madison since I arrived in ninth grade including, Ragtime, How to Succeed, Kiss Me Kate, and finally The Producers. I have also helped run props for the last …

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Horizon Honors Hosts Relay For Life Event and Raises Over $22K

Horizon Honors High School hosted their 2nd annual Relay for Life event on March 3rd. Relay for Life is an organized, late night community fundraising walk for American Cancer Society. Teams of people camped out on a track field and members of each team took turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provided entertainment and helped build camaraderie. …

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Bethany Christian School Student Talks About His Transition to a New School

Q. I understand you moved here from Canada, what is the biggest difference between your school there and your school here in Arizona? A. The biggest difference is, in Canada, I didn’t go to a Christian School, and I just went to a private school, so the bible is new to me. I would have read a Children’s Bible, but …

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How to Focus on Homework and Stop Procrastinating

It happens every day. There’s the ever-piling list of things to do. You can continue to sleep in, but it won’t disappear. And while we know you don’t want to hear it, every decision you’re making now impacts your future. Better grades mean more opportunities after high school. We know completing homework can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to …

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Six Ways Taking Summer Courses Online Can Be the Best Option

Primavera Online High School’s summer school program has grown tremendously over the past couple years to be the largest program in Arizona, with thousands of students enrolling every summer. Our summer school program grows in popularity because it is tuition free and online, but another large factor is the personalization for each student’s needs. Primavera Online High School has compiled …

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Willis Junior High Student, Audrie, Talks About Her Passion of Music

Audrie is an upbeat cheerful kid. She loves life and is always looking to make the most of each situation. Music is big part of Audrie’s life, she plays the saxophone and sings in her church choir. Audrie is a good student and works hard to get good grades. Q. You play the saxophone tell us more about that? A. …

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Meet Primavera Student Jennifer

It’s not often that you find a high school student who loves to write. But when you do, their work is a rare gem. Primavera Online High School student Jennifer Heckman is an 18-year-old who dreams of writing her own novel. She is also a talented poet.   “Writing fictional stories has been my passion since elementary school. Flowers, trees …

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Kayla Talks Color Guard, Basketball, and Martial Arts

Q. You have participated in Color guard for two years at JMPS tell us more about that? A. Color Guard is a lot of fun. Last year was my fist year and I came in a little late. I had a hard time learning the moves, but I began to love it very quickly. This year I am the color guard …

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Trevor Shines On and Off the Court

Q. As you prepare for the Volleyball season, you are also still playing Basketball! Your team is headed to the State Tournament this weekend. How do you juggle two sports at once? A. In all honestly, I just go through the motions as if I were only playing one. I show up when I can, treat my body right, and …

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Cooper To Perform in Upcoming Variety Show for Bethany Christian School

Q. You’re going to be in the variety show coming up. What act will you be performing for everyone? A. I’m going to be doing magic! I learned how from watching magic DVD’s at home. I can’t tell you how to do the tricks, but I’ll be making a ball disappear and reappear! My sister Shelby is going to help! …

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