ZONA West Valley

West-MEC’s Senior, Nathan, Talks Shop

  Q. What do you enjoy most about West-MEC’s Auto program? A. I enjoy the hands-on learning experience of my West-MEC Auto Technology Program. I have learned things that I never knew I had the physical capability to do. For example, I have learned how to work on air conditioning systems, engine rebuilding and electrical systems. Q. What is in …

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Ss. Simon and Jude’s Student, Will, Shines on Stage

    Will is currently in eighth grade at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School.  He recently played the lead character, Tevye, in the school production of Fiddler on the Roof!  His amazing performance gave the families, students, and staff of SSJ a glimpse into his future career in the arts!   Q. Have you always enjoyed acting? A. Yes. …

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Saint John Vianney’s Preschooler, Aiden, Earns Eagle of the Month

  Aiden has a very infectious smile and makes everyone one want to be around him. He is a wonderful caring little boy with a wonderful outlook on life. He always asks if he can give money to homeless people and says when he grows up he wants to go around the world and help poor people. Q. You have …

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Discover U Student, Nyah, Talks Piano and Design

Nyah loves to play piano. She has been taking private lessons for six months and is learning quickly. Through these lessons, we also found out she loves to sing! Nyah also loves to design clothes. She designs on any piece of paper she can find. She keeps a scrapbook of her outfits, outlined and stories to go with.  Q. You …

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Fourth Grader Creates Charity to Help rescue Dogs and Cats

  Sonya recently started her own charity called GrandPaws Pantry with the purpose of providing pet supplies to pets in needs, encouraging rescue pet adoption and educating others regarding responsible pet ownership. Q. You have started a charity called GrandPaws Pantry. Tell us about that. A. GrandPaws Pantry is a non-profit charitable organization that I started that is dedicated to …

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Jacob Talks West-MEC Coding Program

The West-MEC Coding Program prepares students for a career as a software developer. Students are using industry software and learning the following languages: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, MySQL and Python. The program prepares students to collaboratively design and test code to develop web apps for phones, tablets, and websites. Q: What do you like best about the West-MEC Coding program? …

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Aerospace Team Wins 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School’s aerospace team, Team Genesis, won the 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge! Team Genesis is made up of 7th graders Benny Aguilar, Ethan Ballecer, Bianca Feix, Rian Mercado, and Isa Soriano. Nearly 300 teams competed in this prestigious competition. Team Genesis designed a hypothetical lunar base to mine and process Helium-3 to be sent …

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Hannah Mack and Maddie Klei Donate Their Time to Homeless Youth Connection

St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School students, Hannah Mack and Maddie Klei are in 4th grade. A local non-profit, Homeless Youth Connection, for completing a service project for them, recognized the girls this year. Over the last year and a half, Hannah and Maddie made birthday bags and cards each month for the homeless teens. Dawn Bogart, Executive Director, said “We …

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Saint John’s Yahir, Volunteers His Time

Yahir or better know on campus as ‘YaYa’ is always volunteering for everything, he helps at Saint Vincent de Paul delivering food boxes or straighten out the pantry, and serves as an altar boy. On the days he’s not helping as an altar boy, he goes to sing with the choir. Yahir is always willing to help others and putting …

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Brayden Talks Football and Discover U

Brayden is a fourth grader at Discover U. Discover U has had the privilege of having Brayden be a member of the Discover U family for the past two and half years.  He is a huge Seattle Seahawk’s fan, loves to play and collect BeyBlades, and is one of the most helpful students on campus. Q: You play football, what position do you …

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