Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Shannon gets Named as Small School 3rd Team All-American

Rancho Solano Prep Senior, Shannon Gurley’s highly decorated career now has a crowning honor to add to her impressive list of accomplishments. Gurley was named Small School 3rd Team All-American by MaxPreps this winter in addition to her Arizona Section Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Division honors. Gurley is the first Rancho Solano athlete to been named to …

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RSPS Sixth Graders get ‘Stressed’ for eCybermission Science Fair

Rancho Solano sixth grade students Keira Ryan, Nicole Farmer, Michael Demetriades, and Stanley Hrncir are concerned about stress levels in the workplace and decided they needed to find a solution. Together, they researched methods to discover the most effective way to reduce stress, which prevents illnesses caused by long-term worry and anxiety. They performed several experiments, testing multiple people with …

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Meet Volleyball Star, Shannon

Rancho Solano Prep senior, Shannon Gurley, has verbally committed to continue her volleyball career collegiately at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Since beginning her education at Rancho Solano in Pre-School, Shannon has been a fixture on and off the court throughout her 14 years as a Mustang. Shannon is currently the school’s all-time leader in nearly every statistical category …

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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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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 Josh, National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation announce that Rancho Solano Preparatory School junior, Josh Kaplan, will serve as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from a nationwide pool, Josh will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to create the first soccer program in the greater Phoenix area for youth with and …

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Rancho Solano Senior Balances Biology and Ballet

Nicole Suren joined Rancho Solano 13 years ago when she enrolled as a kindergartner. Graduating this May, Nicole shares her plans. Where are you going to college and what is your major? I recently enrolled at University of Miami! I am entering their marine biology program, which is an automatic double major in marine science and biology with a minor in chemistry. …

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Rancho Solano Preparatory School Student Named Principal Bassist

Morgan Bradford, a RSPS seventh grade student, was named the principal bassist of the Arizona Junior High All-­State Orchestra this year. This selection is quite the honor, but even more so since Morgan just started playing the bass this fall. We caught up with her during a practice session in Chamber Orchestra: Q. How long have you attended RSPS and what music groups …

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Sixth Grade Girls Create Coding Club at Rancho Solano Prep

RSPS technology teacher, Julee Brentwood, made a comment to her sixth grade students that she always wanted to have an “all­-girls computer class” which lead to three girls ‘Triple S’, as they call themselves (Sanya Agarwal, Stella Dillard, and Sofia Trujillo) – turning the idea into a real school club. Why did you start “Triple S”? The club allows girls to feel empowered …

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Shannon Successfully Balances Academics and Athletics

Shannon Gurley, 16, has been a Rancho Solano student since she was four years old, beginning in PreK. Q. You have had some extraordinary experiences as a Rancho Solano student. Could you share some of the most significant? Rancho has provided me with some amazing opportunities and experiences to step outside my comfort zone. During the summer of 2014 I travelled to England …

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