ZONA Scottsdale

Freedom Academy’s Eighth Grader Talks Martial Arts

Diana started martial arts at eight years old. Since then she has earned her black belt USA Martial Arts. Her confidence has skyrocketed helping her achieve straight A’s in school. She has entered a few tournaments one in which she won second place for forms and another where re she won the Over All Grand Champion Trophy. Q. Your are …

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Rancho Solano STEAM Club Coordinators Organize STEAM Week

At Rancho Solano Preparatory School, science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) are an integral part of the curriculum and STEAM Week is a great way to encourage the components of the program, both inside and outside of class. Rancho Solano STEAM Club Coordinators, Jana Vandenberg and Jaclyn Fishbach (pictured), organized this year’s STEAM Week. The week kicked-off with a …

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Annie Talks About Her Love of Horses

If you visit the Jones-Gordon School in Scottsdale, you will find caring teachers, a whole lot of animals, and a charming 5th grader named, Annie. Annie should be considered a part of the school welcoming committee! She greets new individuals on campus with genuine enthusiasm and makes everyone feel at ease right away. Her smile is contagious, and her friendly …

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Wyatt Talks about His Love of Sports

Q. You play soccer in the fall and t-ball in the spring. What is your favorite thing about playing these two sports? A. I like to score goals and hit the baseball. I like making new friends and playing with the ones I already know. Q. You also participate in parkour. What got you interested in doing parkour? What have …

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Phoebe Shines on The Volleyball Court

Phoebe plays on a National volleyball team (AZ Sky Volleyball Club). Her team qualified and played in the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis last season. Phoebe plays the libero position and absolutely loves digging balls out from the back row. She has a love for her sport that is contagious. She has a gentle kind soul and has a huge heart! …

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Jones-Gordon School Senior, William Hetz, Talks Academics

William Hetz has enjoyed a lifetime of academic rigor as a scholar attending private schools in Massachusetts. Looking for an opportunity to use his leadership skills, creativity, and to explore his post-high school options, William’s parents looked to their home state of AZ and found The Jones-Gordon School. Now a Senior, William is thriving in the supportive environment while he …

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Xavier Freshwoman To Represent Arizona At Prestigious Golf Invitational

Xavier College Preparatory freshwoman Ashley Menne is the only Arizona girl who will play at the prestigious 2016 PING Invitational that begins on Friday, October 7th at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A total of 72 girls and boys from across the United States, ranging from 12 to 19 years of age, were selected to play in …

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Ellie Crabtree, Tesseract Sixth Grade Student and Student Government Vice President

Interview and Photo by Abigail Wilkes, Tesseract eighth grade student and Student Government President Q. Why did you run for Vice President of Student Government? A. Because I wanted to help make some positive changes at school, such as improving the middle school bathrooms and having more social events like dances and get-togethers with other classes and grades. I also …

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Three Xavier Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Xavier College Preparatory is pleased to announce that three seniors – Maeneka Grewal, Taylor Lawritson, and Maeve McIntyre – have been named semi-finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition.    Today, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semi-finalists in its 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Nationwide, approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT …

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Tesseract Kindergartener Chloe Talks School and Summer Camp

Q: What has been one of your favorite memories about Tesseract so far?  A: Pajama day during Spirit Week because rest time was like a big sleepover. Q: What do you enjoy most about going to school?  A: Reading books, playing with my friends and doing jolly phonics in class. Q: What are you looking forward to in kindergarten this …

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