ZONA West Valley

Grant Succeeds at West-MEC

  Grant Berkley is a hard-working, excellent student. He manages two jobs, while keeping his grades high and balancing family life and helping out at his church. With his hard work, he was able to purchase his own vehicle at the age of 16, and spent his sophomore and junior years learning to do repairs on his truck. He now …

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Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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Carlos is part of NJHS, Plays Flag Football and Basketball, and Maintains a 3.8 GPA

  Carlos Ramirez attends St. John Vianney. He is part of NJHS, plays flag football and basketball, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He is a frequent recipient of student of the month, honor roll and principal list. He loves to read, help other students and be involved in all school activities. He is an Altar server and is involved in …

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Juan Pablo competes in the First LEGO League Challenge

  Juan Pablo is currently competing in the First LEGO League Challenge, Hydro Dynamics Season. This robotics challenge has teams figuring out how to find, transport, use, or dispose of water. They utilize LEGO Mindstorms technology to solve the various sets of missions. His robotics team is comprised of seven students in fourth-seventh grades from various schools across the valley. …

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Meet Alex, Vice President of Keystone at Gabel Branch of Boys & Girls Club

  Alex joined the Warner & Shirley Gabel Boys & Girls Club when he was just 6 years old and he credits the club with building his sense of belonging and self-esteem. This year, Alex was elected Vice President of Keystone and was recognized as a top performer at the State Conference. Over the years, Alex has participated in many …

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Senior at West-MEC, Justin, Talks The Welding Program

  Justin Dandurand is a senior in West-MEC’s Welding Program at Central Campus in Glendale. Although he has a love of reading and education, Justin loves to be outdoors. In the future he hopes to purchase a home with property, which not only give him the space needed for his welding career, but also allow him to spend time doing …

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Meet Seventh Grader Athlete Tzeitel

  Tzeitel Sherrin is a seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. She loves to play sports and is also very committed to her studies. Tzeitel plays all the sports at school (except for softball) and also participates in the school plays held each spring. Recently, Tzeitel placed 6th in her age group at the CYAA cross …

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Second Grader Satori Cares For Everyone

  Satori Tilghman has a big heart, she cares for everyone, and is always there to help those in need. She is a one of a kind kid who enjoys making her own fashion accessories, including headbands and bows. She loves the earth and animals. She will save little beetles that make their way into her house, bringing them back …

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Eli Chosen as Keystone President Through Boys and Girls Club Peers

Eli has been a member of the Harry and Sandy Rosenzweig Branch for nine years. Eli serves as this year’s Keystone President and was just named the Keystoner of the Year at the State Conference. Eli shared that the Boys & Girls Club has been one of his biggest support systems in his life. Eli went on to say, “it …

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Eighth Grader, ZOEY, Creates Her Own Product To Save Phones

Zoey Olson is in eighth grade at The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies. In addition to her rigorous coursework, in her spare time Zoey recently invented a device that could assist many cell phone users in the future. Q. What have you done recently that is a little different than the average scholar? A. I’ve created a product, …

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