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RSPS Eighth Grader Sees His Future on Ice

Rancho Solano Preparatory School eighth grade student, Jonathan Martellini, has no doubt where he wants to go upon graduating from RSPS. Playing ice hockey since the age of three, his aspirations to play on a pro team are unwavering. Jonathan’s parents first introduced him to the ice for family outings where he was noticed by a coach and has been training ever since. …

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Meet Emma and Ava, Best Friends, Soccer Teammates

Emma and Ava met while playing soccer together and have become the best of friends. Q. What made you want to start playing soccer? A. Ava: When I was four I started soccer because I loved to run and kick a ball. Emma: When I watched almost every game of the US woman’s national soccer team. My eyes were always glued …

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Christian Talks Football and The Jones Gordon School

Christian is a very good-­natured young man. With his quiet strength, he is a natural leader among his peers. Teachers describe him as a future entrepreneur who spends time thinking of new inventions to create. Even though Christian has a gentle nature, he loves to play tackle football and plays on a local team. In school, his favorite subject is science; he loves …

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Reece is Really Enjoying His Spanish Class at ISA

Q. What is your favorite part of ISA? A. Playing in gym class and playing fun games Q. Why is learning Spanish useful? A. You can use it to translate or it could help you at your job! You can also use it to talk to someone else. Q. What activities do you like to do? A. Judo, Robotics and Soccer …

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Karan Has a Passion for Music and Helping Others

Rancho Solano Preparatory School Senior Karan Khosla possesses a myriad of talents ranging from National Merit Semi­-finalist to EPICS Generator first place award winner. While music is Karan’s greatest passion, an impressive list of accomplishments and interests are sure to inspire and challenge future RS graduates. Playing violin for the Phoenix Youth Symphony and the RS orchestra, he began playing the instrument at age …

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Meet AHA Rider of Excellence, McKenna

This year, McKenna achieved her AHA rider of excellence award, and was listed as a top ten youth rider, for the entire country, for most of the year. Q. How long have you been riding? A. I’ve been riding all eight years of my life! Horses are a way of life for my family. Q. Tell us about the championships and …

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Kylee Loves to Help and Learn at Camelback Desert School

Kylee is a very happy and engaged young lady. She loves school and has a zest for learning. She loves to read books and she loves being the teacher’s helper in the classroom. Q. What do you like best about Camelback Desert School? A. What I like best about Camelback Desert School is my friends and teachers. I love that my teacher …

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Isabella Continues Her Success At Brightmont Academy’s Deer Valley Campus

One year ago, Isabella was attending public school and receiving tutoring after school at Brightmont Academy. Isabella suffers from dyslexia and was falling further and further behind in her reading skills. The solution to attend the private school, Brightmont Academy, for one-­to-­one tutoring, advanced her reading comprehension and gave her confidence in reading that she never had before. After a year of tutoring through …

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Girl Scout Serves Others “Here & Now”

Since she was a young girl, Tess Grossman has been a pioneer for millions of people who are often defined by what they can’t do, rather than what they can. You see, Tess was born with a profound hearing loss in both ears. As a child, she was among the first generation of children to receive a cochlear implant. This electronic device gives …

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Brightmont Academy Chandler Success Story – Nyah

Nyah has always been a visual learner and a very artistic student. She responds best to illustrations and visual diagrams, and throughout elementary school, many of her teachers seemed to understand this about her and worked with her to support her needs. But when Nyah transitioned to middle school, that all seemed to change. Her teachers didn’t have the time or the ability …

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