ZONA East Valley

Project Pathway for American Leadership Academy

Greetings, we are Calvin and Timothy Morgan, but you can may call us the “Morgan Boys.” We are proud to live in Morning Sun Farms and attend American Leadership Academy in San Tan Valley. I, Calvin, am in the fourth grade and my brother Timothy is in the third grade. We decided to do a community services project for our …

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Triple Threat, Malasia, Talks Football, Volleyball, and Student Council

Malasia has played football since she was very young. During that time playing starting quarterback. She has also played volleyball for her school and in community programs.  She’s done triathlons, spelling bees, 5k runs…she’s done it all, and all before the age of thirteen. Q. You play football tell us more about that?  A. I’ve played football since I was …

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The Story of Nina Billman, Primavera graduate

Nina Billman is a 21-year-old, full-time Primavera student who says she didn’t really care about school and dropped out in 2011. Nina tells us she tried to get ‘back in it’ many times, but it was never the right fit. In 2013, Nina gave birth to a daughter and knew it was time to earn her high school diploma. That …

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Keagan Talks Football and Acting

Keagan has participated in several sports at James Madison. He’s played football, ultimate frisbee, soccer, baseball, and basketball. Last fall he helped lead his football team to the state final where they we’re 2nd runners-up. He enjoys drama and has participated in several of the plays at James Madison. Q. You play football for James Madison Prep. What position do …

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Zona Catches Up With Joey and Talks About How His Music is Taking Off

Q. Since we last talked to you, your music career has taken off! Tell us about your new album. A. Yeah! My music career has really changed greatly since the last interview! In April I put out my debut album, State Street, and it since has become fairly popular in the Phoenix scene! Just recently it was named 30th album …

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Fourth Grader, Bella, Talks About Kindergarten Buddies

Q. You’re a fourth grader at Bethany Christian School, which means you have a Kindergarten buddy. Tell me about some of the things you do together. A. Joshua is my Kindergarten buddy. Together we made a Christmas countdown chain and right now we are in the middle of writing a story to read to each other. Q. What is your …

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Curriculum Spotlights: Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr.

Whenever you face an obstacle in life, you have two options: deal with it, or do something about it. At times, it will feel like you are not in control, and that’s when it’s important to look to powerful figures in history for inspiration. This month, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February is Black History Month. Because we feel it …

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Seventh Grader Todd Talks Music and Robotics

Q. You are very musical tell us about that? What instruments do you play? What is your favorite instrument to play? What type of music is your favorite? A. I am a pianist, cellist, and vocalist. I enjoy playing the piano the most. I am in my seventh year of playing the piano, my third year of playing the cello, …

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The Story of Taylor Treloar, Recent Primavera Online High School Graduate

Taylor Treloar is a Primavera student who loves hiking, baking, yoga, writing, photography and traveling. On top of all of her exciting hobbies, Taylor is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Taylor moved over to Arizona in her early teens, and told us the transition into another public school was rough for her. Oftentimes, Taylor felt excluded in her old school …

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James Madison Junior, Aaron, Talks Sports and Teen Leadership

Q. You are involved in a lot of sports inside and outside of school. Tell us what you play? What positions are you? What is your all time favorite sport to play? A. I play football, basketball and soccer through my school; as well as playing club soccer. My favorite sport is soccer. I’ve played soccer for five consecutive years, three …

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