ZONA Scottsdale

Josh Awarded Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship

Rancho Solano senior, Josh Kaplan, has been awarded the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship. The Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and …

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Freedom Academy Student, Max, Talks School and Sports

Max is a very naturally athletic boy. He’s been climbing trees basically since he was born! Max is a gymnast, a very good artist, a skate boarder, and a very sweet young man. Max mentions that he loves his school almost everyday. Q. You have enjoyed school this year at Freedom Academy…what makes Freedom Academy a great school for you? …

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Tesseract Student, Francesca, Talks Soccer and School

Q. I understand that you love soccer. Tell me more about that. A. I have been playing for four years. I play for the Scottsdale Blackhawks. My favorite position is center midfield. Last year we won a couple of tournaments, but we haven’t played any this year. It is my favorite sports. Q. What else do you like to do? …

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Rancho Solano Second Grader Nila is a Star Soccer Player

Rancho Solano second grade student, Nila Kumara, shines both on and off the soccer field. Admired by her teachers and peers for her sweet, sensitive nature, she excels in the classroom and loves to tackle new challenges. Nila takes the same skills and determination to succeed in school on to the field where she is a dedicated and talented player. …

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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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