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Bana Talks Sports and Student Council at Saint John Vianney

  Q. Tell us about your participation in Student Council? A. In student council it is my job to announce events to the school and get them excited. I also help come up with new ideas for the school. Q. How are you able to keep up with your grades, it seems like you have a lot going on? A. …

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Emma Exemplifies Great Personality and Character Everyday

“Emma is an outstanding scholar and example of our school core values. She recently created a rap/song as extra credit in her science class. The rap was amazing and Emma was a great example of a risk-taker for putting herself out there and performing for her class. Her great personality and character make her a leader in her grade and …

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Raina, Discover U’s Student of The Month

Raina joined Discover U this year. Raina provides a supportive structure within her educational environment; she is trustworthy, hard working and strives to do her best every day. Q. You attend gymnastics tell us about that? A. Yes, I attend gymnastics. It is very fun! I love to do trampoline, beam, and bars. I also like floor activities. Q. You …

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Ashley Rodriguez Receives ‘Youth of the Year’ Award with The Boys & Girls Club

Q. You were chosen as a Youth of the Year. How do you feel about that? What does that entail? A. Being Youth of the Year for my Club is such an honor! I feel accomplished and also feel like I can make an impact to all the other teens at my Club and show them that anything is possible. …

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Local Students Named Semi-Finalists in Siemens National Science Competition

Xavier College Preparatory junior Emily Wood and her research partner, junior Divya Vatsa, have been named semi-finalists in the Siemens National Science competition. Their project, entitled “Cognitive and Brain Measures in Middle-Aged Autistic Spectrum Disorder Individuals: What Are the Differences?” and conducted in association with Barrow Neurological Institute, is the first-ever study of its kind to map cognitive function and …

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Jenny Crowned National Geographic Bee School Champion

Jenny Tran was recently crowned the 2016 National Geographic Bee School Champion! She competed against fourth-eighth graders and won the competition! Q. What was it like winning the National Geographic Bee? A. I was surprised a bit and shocked! This was my first time winning something. Q. You also do a lot of volunteering. What are some of the things …

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Tyler Talks Sports and Star Wars

Q. You play flag football and basketball, tell us about that? (how long? What position?) A. I have played flag football for three years, in flag football you play every position which I enjoy. I get to be on the offense and I get to play defense. Plus, I get to meet kids from other schools that don’t go to …

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Keilani Talks About Her Dedication to Dance

Q. You are a dancer, tell us about that? What style? How long have you been dancing? What is your favorite style of dancing? A. I have been dancing for three years. I do ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. My favorite is ballet. Q. How many hours a week do you practice? Do you find it hard to …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas School Students Place in VFW Essay Contest

Every year, the students of St. Thomas Aquinas participate in the VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars) essay contest. The Tolleson VFW sponsors it. This year’s theme was “What freedom means to me.” This contest is open to any student in a public school or private. St. Thomas Aquinas is very proud of their students and their reflections in their essays …

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Ariana Escarzaga Chosen as Youth of the Year with Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Swift Kids Branch? A. I have been at the Swift Kids Branch for four years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. At the Club, I am a part of Keystone, which is a Club within a Club that focuses on youth leadership. Coming …

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