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Sixth Grader Talks About His Time at Tesseract

Interview and Photo by Max Springfield Q. How long have you been at Tesseract, and what do you like best about being a Tesseract student? A. I’ve been here for eight years; eight of the greatest years of my life! My friends and teachers have always pushed me to be the best I can be. My teachers are always there …

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Rancho Solano Student Bobby Talks Choir, NJHS, and Running

Bobby Mohan is a seventh grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. He is an active member of the 100 Club and Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue). He has participated in over 50 events in the last two years. Q. How do you know Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton? A. My father was involved with a proposition to help firefighters …

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Future Aviator, Chase, Talks Planes and Coding

Q. What do you like about aviation? A. Flying is very exciting for me. Sometimes, I help fly my dad’s Cessna 206. I’ve learned about keeping the flight level and countering tail winds. I have also stalled the plane by pointing the nose up, and then the plane begins to roll. So far, I’ve helped fly to my Grandma’s house …

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Brightmont Lifts You Up

Before coming to Brightmont Academy, high school was not positive for Sami. She was being bullied by her peers and was constantly being judged and teased. She did not like school and her grades were poor, but she endured it for two years. Finally, at the end of her sophomore year, Sami had enough. She thought about switching to another …

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Tessearct Student, Adam, Talks Some of His Favorites

Interviewed by Mrs. Springfield, his second grade teacher Q. Where were you living last year? A. Last year I was living in Israel. Q. Can you tell me what are some the differences living in Arizona than where you were living? A. Israel is way smaller and I could walk to school.  I could walk to the beach.  It was …

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Rancho Solano Fifth Grader One Step Closer to Achieving Dream of Joining USA Olympic Equestrian Team

Kierra Fox, a fifth grader at Rancho Solano Preparatory School, has just received her first US Equestrian Junior High School Athlete Letter and Certificate for 2016-2017. Q. What sparked your interest in riding? A. My first horseback ride was on my Mom’s Arabian Quarter horse when I was three and I’ve been riding ever since! I own and show my …

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Tori Shines Through Music and Healing

Tori Zollars is a seventh grade student at The Jones-Gordon School. A vibrant, creative part of the JGS community, Tori has many interests and talents. As captain of the JGS cheerleaders, Tori helps lead the JGS Jaguar to victory at basketball and football games. At The School of Rock, a performance-based music school she attends year round, Tori is learning to …

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FREEDOM ACADEMY’S LEADERSHIP TEAM PARTNERS WITH DIGNITY HEALTH

The Freedom Academy Leadership Team recently partnered with Dignity Health in their “Kindness Challenge.” The Kindness Challenge is sponsored by Dignity Health to promote acts of kindness within organizations like schools. The Freedom Academy Leadership Team created “CIA” (Caught in the Act) cards that teachers give to students who are “caught” being kind. Students who receive a card are eligible …

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Exchange Student Yeseo Lee Talks About Her Time in The USA

I am 17 years old and I am from South Korea. On December 26, 2014 it was second semester of my sophomore year that I moved to the States. I am attending Chaparral High School and I am Junior now. I will graduate in May this year, which is early graduation for me. I am here in the United States …

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Four Year Old, Kaiya, Talks about Some of Her Favorites

Kaiya is a great artist! She has an incredible imagination and is wonderful at drawing/painting a variety of pictures and coloring! Q. Do you have any brothers or sisters? A. I have a sister named Emi. She’s 2. When Emi was a baby she was so little and so cute. Momma wishes we were so small again. Q. Do you …

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