ZONA West Valley

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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Samuel Exemplifies a Model Club Member

Samuel Watkins is a fifth grader at Brunson-Lee Elementary and also a member of the Bob & Renee Parsons Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Samuel is known around the Club for being a model club member and is funny, outgoing and respectful. He participates in many activities like football and is friends with everyone. Here …

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Tyler Enjoys Soccer at Arizona Sports Complex

Tyler is currently in second grade and has been playing soccer since he was three years old. He is such a generous boy. Outside of ASC, he enjoys giving back to his community through church and family activities.  Q: What do you like most about playing soccer at ASC? A: I like playing with my friends.  Q: How long have …

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Saint Thomas the Aquinas student, Aidan, places in State Nat’l Geographic Bee

Aidan competed in his school National Geographic Bee and won. In the next stage of the competition, he took an online test and then advanced to the state competition. He will compete in the Arizona National Geographic State Bee on April 1, 2016. Q: Tell us about your recent National Geographic Bee win? A: After I won my class Geography …

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