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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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Rancho Solano Senior Heads Drive for Mesa Emergency Children’s Center

RSPS Senior, EK Gaylord, is spearheading a collection drive for the Mesa Emergency Children’s Center which is operated by Child Crisis Arizona. The Center provides shelter for children admitted due to neglect, abandonment, abuse, and parental incarceration. The drive seeks to collect items such as diapers, baby wipes, white bath towels, etc. As a member of the Governor’s Youth Commission, …

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International School of Arizona Kindergartener Talks Karate and School

Q. You are involved in Karate what is your favorite move? A. The back fist is my favorite. Q. What color is your belt? A. My belt is white with an orange strip. Q. What do you like most about karate? A. The games we play; ship deck and rope jump. Q. Why do you love ISA? What are great …

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Freedom Academy Second Grader Talks Drawing

Jackson is all about creating. The last few years it has been with Legos, but with all the positive feedback from his teachers this year, it’s now drawing. He will draw for hours. He learned to sew this year because he wanted to make plush characters. He likes to invent, build and make costumes. Q. You like to draw. What …

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Charlie Succeeds at Brightmont Academy and Prepares for College

Charlie started studying at Brightmont Academy in August 2014 when his parents recognized their son may benefit from a different school environment with one-to-one instruction. He needed support for reading and staying focused, which were extra challenges brought on by his diagnosed autism. The one-to-one instruction with kind and patient teachers at Brightmont Academy helped Charlie transform in the academic …

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Tesseract Eighth Grader, Abigail, Talks School, Student Body President, and Her Summer

Q. You have been at tesseract for a long time. What is your earliest memory of Tesseract? A. My earliest memory since starting Tesseract at four months old is probably riding in the red wagon with my nursery friends, although it’s quite a vague one. I also remember always putting on plays in Kindergarten with my friends and spending so …

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Tesseract School in Paradise Valley – Introduces new Head of School

  Tesseract School is under new leadership. Bruce Werber recently moved to the valley from the San Francisco Bay area where he has served as the Assistant Head of School for the prestigious and high-performing Brandeis School of San Francisco for the last eight. He is responsible for the administration of the school, overseeing a teaching staff of 65 with …

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Four Xavier Seniors Win Congressional District Art Awards

  Four Xavier College Preparatory seniors were honored for their artwork at the Fourth Annual Congressional District 9 High School Art Exhibit and Competition. Sarah Agnone captured first place in the “Mixed Media” category; Mackenzie Cantor won first place in the “Collage” category; Ciana Newberry placed second in the “Collage” category; and Thanh-Nhi Brittany Ha-Nguyen received Honorable Mention in the …

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A Costa Rican Experience

  By Eighth Graders Abigail and Jordan What did you guys do to get ready for your trip to Costa Rica? Jordan – In preparation for our trip to Costa Rica, we learned a lot of new Spanish vocabulary and about the Costa Rican culture. We had an opportunity to practice a lot of the words we used in Costa …

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