ZONA West Valley

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School Student Winner of the Southwest Airlines Tie Design Contest

Emily Thu Nguyen won the national Southwest Airlines Adopt-a-Pilot Program Tie Design Contest! Over 5,000 students nationwide entered their designs into this contest, and Emily’s was the winner! The winning design will be worn for the next year by all of the Southwest Airline pilots who are part of the Adopt-a-Pilot program. Emily also won three Southwest Airline tickets to …

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Saint John Vianney’s First Grader, Emma, Talks Gymnastics and School

Emma is a great kid because Emma has a huge heart. She’s bright and has a true love for learning. Emma’s favorite hobby is reading; she could read all day long. She goes to gymnastics twice a week and is a great student. Q: You are going to gymnastics tell us about that? A: I go to tumbling and trampoline …

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Liam Shows Courage at Ground Breaking Ceremony

Liam is involved in the ambassador club at his school. He was recently asked, last minute, to give a speech about Odyssey Preparatory School at a ground-breaking ceremony for a new campus that is opening. He did a great job of representing his school and explaining why he thinks Odyssey is great. Q: Tell us about the speech you gave …

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Discover U Second Grader, Alex Wagner, Helps Others

Alex is a positive role model for his peers. He loves to read and spend time helping others. He is trustworthy, responsible, collaborative, cooperative, and up all, he is a sweet, kind young man. Q: What do you think makes you a great friend and student? A: I’m funny, and I like to learn. Q: What do you like to …

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West-MEC Student Selected as One Of Arizona’s Presidential Scholars for CTE Component

Q: You recently were nominated for an award through West-MEC, can you tell us about that? A: The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nations most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in …

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Isabel Castillo nominated for Youth of The Year Talks about Boys and Girls Club

Q: How long have you been going to the Tri-City Branch?  A: I have been attending the Club ever since I was five years old and plan to stay until I am 18. Q: What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A: I currently am the President of the Keystone Club. Keystone Club serves our …

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Xavier Senior Named “Prudential Spirit of Community Awards” Distinguished Finalist

Xavier College Preparatory senior Allison Westra was named a Distinguished Finalist by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for her exceptional volunteerism. One of eight students identified as Arizona’s top youth volunteers of 2016, Ms. Westra founded a school-based service program known as “Gators Giving Back,” which has provided approximately $25,000 in textbooks to the 40 percent of Xavier students …

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Andy and Charles Balance Tennis and School Life Like True Champions

Andy and Charles balance school and tennis like champions! Both boys are competitive tennis players with iTUSA and spend many hours each week practicing and playing in tournaments. They have been playing tennis for over four years! Andy and Charles maintain excellent grades even with the traveling and time commitments of tennis! Q. Take us through a typical day. A. …

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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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