ZONA Scottsdale

Rancho Solano Preparatory School’s, Matt Martinez, Recounts His Remarkable Accomplishments

Rarely do you hear of a high school senior who is both quarterback of the football team and the composer of the school’s fight song.  While most would consider this to be a significant achievement, it barely skims the surface when recounting the remarkable accomplishments of Matt Martinez. Joining Rancho Solano Preparatory School as a freshman, Matt has covered an …

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Seeing Double at Benchmark Elementary

There is an abundance of twins at Benchmark Elementary. Here are what some of them had to say about being identical and fraternal twins.    Peter (Pictured Left):  What is it like to have an identical twin? It’s great. It’s good because you have somebody to play with that’s your age and can do the same things you can do. …

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Desert Palms Equestrian Rider of The Month, Athena Pogue

Desert Palms Equestrian, owned by Michelle McVey, offers training, riding lessons, and boarding. For more information on Desert Palms and what they have to offer check them out here: http://www.desertpalms.net. Here is what Zona’s Rider of The Month had to say: How long have you been riding? I have been riding since I was two. What’s your horses’ name? Supernatural Charm…we call …

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Camelback Desert School Teaches First Graders About Leadership

Camelback Desert School has been platforming leadership and responsibility this quarter. Here is what two first graders had to say:  Lily: What does being a leader mean to you? Being brave, fair and caring. What are you learning at school about leadership and responsibility? We are learning how to fix problems and sort out any disagreements. What types of responsibilities …

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JGAA Event: Decisions I Made Series for Youth & Parents – April 13th

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona has a terrific way to start your Master’s Sunday with your family.  The JGAA invites youth (members and non-members) and parents to join the first ever “Decisions I Made” event featuring PGA Tour winner, Bryce Molder. This inspirational series is part of the JGAA’s new initiative designed to inspire and educate youth, and  bring …

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Vitanya Wellness Centers Honors World Autism Day

Light it up Blue is an International Awareness Campaign for Autism Speaks.org.  April 2nd is a day around the world to record this event.   Major buildings like the Empire State Building in NYC, to The Sydney Opera House in Sydney AU, to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai are honoring this Autism event by lighting their buildings blue.  They are …

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Back to 1600

Attention college bound students and parents: the SAT is changing! (again) The College Board recently announced significant changes to the 88 year-old exam. The last big revision occurred in 2005 when they did away with analogies and added a writing section making the test out of 2400. The good news about the revamp taking affect in 2016 is that the …

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Global Minds After School Student, Kongkasem Suchart, Learns Chinese

Global Minds School teachers primarily focus on speaking Chinese, Spanish or French since it is the natural first component of any language. Through demonstration, repetition, group, individual and interactive play, Global Minds makes becoming bilingual an easy, fun, and playful experience! Here is what, Kongkasem had to say about Global Minds School: What languages do you speak? Mostly English and some …

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Alyssa Succeeds with One-to-One Learning

Alyssa has always had a difficult time in school. The 17 year-old has struggled with the big class sizes at her traditional classroom-based schools, both public and charter schools, and her mother wanted to find a better fit for her. She discovered the Brightmont Academy Scottsdale campus when she was looking for a one-to-one focused approach, and they decided to …

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Alex Grovich Overcomes Dyslexia with OTA

Since third grade, Alex has struggled with dyslexia. Frustrated for many years, Alex has finally found the help she needed at On-Track Academy. According to Alex’s teacher, Ms. Jordan, Alex’s abilities have improved so much, she no longer detects dyslexia in her reading and writing skills. It helped that Alex was given assignments that piqued her interest, was allowed to …

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