Willis Junior High

Genevieve Sets New Record For Words Read

Genevieve is very active in her school community at Willis Jr. High. She is part of the Chandler Gifted learning program (CATS) and maintains a high GPA with her full load of gifted classes. Being the top reader in the district by breaking the record, Genevieve participates in the reading club and currently has a total of 13 million words. …

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Ethan Talks Willis’ Robotics Club

Q. The Robotics team qualified for the world finals. Tell us more about that. What did your team do to qualify? A. Our team, consisting of Aryan, McKay, Sam and me qualified for the world finals by earning the Excellence award at the Arizona State Championship. This means that, even though we didn’t win the tournament, we were the best …

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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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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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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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Christian Excels in Willis Junior High Jazz Band

One of Christian’s favorite activities at Willis Junior High is Jazz Band. The Band meets Zero Hour three times a week, but he really enjoys the time. He has been the pianist for two years. Last year, the Jazz Band participated in the Jazz Educators Network festival in Louisville, KY. They were the only junior high jazz band invited to …

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Willis Junior High Student Audra Talks Reading and Books

Q. Tell us your participation in Millionaire’s Club? (What is it? What is your role? What is your favorite part about being involved?) A. Well millionaires club isn’t like a club where you meet every week or has roles. What you have to do to get in is take enough AR tests to prove you read a million words. If …

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Willis’ Eighth Grader, Mac, Talks About Her Passion in Reading

Mac is a great student with a voracious appetite for learning. She has an infectiously great attitude about her. She’s a great friend and is quick to include others. Q. You have many interests. Tell us about some of them? A. I really enjoy reading and am currently going after 1 million words for our school reading club. I have …

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Willis Junior High Student, Patrick, Talks Music and His Very Own Blog

  Patrick is an accomplished musician playing trombone and piano, he writes his own blog, and dabbles in coding microprocessors. While at Willis Patrick has achieved many accolades and has been recognized often by his peers and teachers for both his enthusiasm and ability. Q. You are quite the musician tell us about that? (what do you play? How long have you …

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Willis Junior High Student Talks Computer Programming

  Q: You are interested in computer programming. Tell us about that? A: When I was in second grade I was doing what most any child would be doing. One of my friends recommended a TV show to me, and while I was watching it I noticed one of the main character’s skills with a computer. That amazed me and …

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