ZONA West Valley

St. John Vianney sixth grader Jesus Talks Basketball

BASKETBALL IS LIFE to sixth grader, Jesus Escareno. He wants to be an NBA player as an adult, but his back-up plan is to be a shoe designer! He loves his community, family and school. Jesus enjoys helping his teachers, watching YouTube and hanging out with his family. Q. Who is your role model? A. Russell Wilson because he his …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Fifth Grader Heads to Region Five Spelling Bee

Fifth grader, Chema, traveled to the Arizona State Spelling Bee this year! He began his journey by winning the school spelling bee. Chema then went on to win both the Diocesan Spelling Bee and Region 5 Spelling Bee. Such awesome accomplishments for a fifth grader competing against older students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade! Q. What inspired your passion …

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SS. SIMON AND JUDE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL SOPHIA GARCIA Heads to Regionals

Saints Simon and Jude fourth grade student Sophia Garcia has discovered a love for gymnastics! She became interested in gymnastics because of a classmate who is also a competitive gymnast. Sophia has been a member of the Synergy Gymnastics team for a year and a half. She has already competed in five meets since January! Her favorite event to compete …

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Denari Talks Boys & Girls Club

Denari has been a Swift Club member for the past year. He’s already involved in the Keystone Club and he plays basketball and football. Q. What advice would you give to younger kids about succeeding in life? A. I would like kids to know that the Boys & Girls Club is a place that will make you a better person …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School won first place in the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Trinity 9 from Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School won first place in the Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge on February 9! Nearly 200 teams from throughout the Valley participated in the Aerospace Challenge. Trinity 9 is composed of eighth graders Adam Acunin, Annie Dawson, Enzo Gonzales, Nate George, and Ava Larkin. Q. What was your objective for the Honeywell …

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Mayrani Talks Boys & Girls Club

Mayrani has been a member of the Robson Branch for two years and she’s a fifth grade student at Palomino Elementary School. She enjoys many of the Club’s programs including basketball, First Tee (golf), robotics, Art Club, Torch Club and Power Hour. Q. What’s your favorite thing about attending the Club? A. Going in the Art Room to make projects, …

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Well Rounded St. John Vianney Third Grader, Troy Romero

Troy is a big Fortnite fan and enjoys playing it on his Nintendo Switch. He has played multiple seasons of indoor soccer at the American Sports Center in Avondale and just recently scored his first ever goal. Troy participated in the SJV Folklorico program and preformed at the Bourgade Catholic High School Winter Festival. He was named to the Principal’s …

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Devin Talks Boys & Girls Club Fun

Devin joined the Peoria branch four years ago when he started school. He has learned a number of sports at the Club, including dodgeball and soccer. He enjoys Monkey in the Middle, drawing, and plays on the Rookies Soccer team. Q. What is your favorite thing about attending the Club? A. Playing games with friends. I enjoy helping people. Q. …

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Fifth Grader, James Graham, Gets Promoted to Tour Choir

James Graham is a very talented fifth grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. He is a member of the prestigious Phoenix Boys Choir and was recently promoted to the Tour Choir! He will be traveling to Europe to perform during the month of June. They will have concerts in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Prague, and Vienna. James is …

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Third Grader, Jayden, Talks Football and St. John Vianney

Jayden is an amazing kid! When he’s not in the classroom eagerly learning or helping his classmates, you can find him out on the football field with his teammates. Jayden has been playing tackle football for two years and he loves the game. On and off the field, Jayden continues to excel in his achievements, making Principal’s list every school …

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