ZONA West Valley

Ayden Finds Perfect Fit at Discover U

Ayden Roscoe is 10 years old and has attended Discover U for two years. Prior to attending Discover U, he attended two different schools in two different school districts. Out of all three schools, he has enjoyed attending Discover U the most because of the small class sizes and improved teacher/student interaction. Q. We heard you have lived in a lot of places, …

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Meet Sadie, Third Grade School Ambassador

Sadie is an extremely soft­-hearted and caring individual. She loves to help others succeed and enjoys making friends anywhere she goes. Q. You were recently selected as school ambassador, what does that mean? A. Yes, I was recently selected as the third grade school ambassador. This means that I read the announcements, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and recite the core values …

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Loyiel Enjoys Spending Time at the Boys & Girls Club

Loyiel Duckworth Jr. is a fifth grader at Holiday Park Elementary School and also a Club member at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Spencer D. Mary Jane Stewart Branch. Club staff chose Loyiel to be in In the Zona because he exemplifies good character, a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude in the Club. Q. How long have you been coming …

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Zayveon Talks Discover U

Zayveon is always caring about others and loves to help his teachers, principal and anyone else he can. Q. What do you like best about Discover U? A. That there is NO BULLYING ! Q. Do you have a favorite teacher? Why are they your favorite? A. Mr. Floyd. He is my favorite because he helps me with everything and treats …

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Jose Enjoys the Hands-on Welding Program at West-MEC.

  Q. How are you liking West-MEC? A. I am loving the program at West-MEC Q. What class are you in and what are you learning? A. I am in the welding program and currently on vertical welding. Q. What made you choose West-MEC? A. I chose West-MEC because I heard the welding program was the best. Q. What else …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Awarded $5000 Grant

St. Thomas Aquinas was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Cardinals Donate to Educate program. The grant was written by one of our second grade teachers, Mrs. Goto. The grant money has been used to purchase FOSS science kits for grades K-5. The kits include all the materials to conduct many science based investigations, books for the students …

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DESTINY Tells Us About Little Flowers at SSJ

Destiny is a sixth grader who enjoys being involved in a variety of activities at SSJ! She is a member of the school’s honor choir, is a sacristan for the church, and participates in a special parish girls group known as the Little Flowers. Q. What are the Little Flowers? A. We are rooted in the teachings of Saint Therese …

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Sports, Church, Student Council and Cooking, EMMA Does it All

Emma has been involved in many things. She plays sports, is a lector at church, has recently added student council to her activities and has been trying her hand at baking! Q. You are on student council, what is your title and what responsibilities do you have? A. I am the commissioner of religious affairs. I am mainly responsible for …

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Meet Nicolas and Sterling, Litchfield Little League All Stars

Both Nicolas and Sterling have attended STA since three year old preschool. They are both honor roll students (achieving all As and Bs). Nicolas pitches and plays first base. Sterling plays third base and right field. Q. What is the best thing about attending STA? A. Nicolas: I like the teachers and the faculty. Everyone is friendly and nice. I also have …

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Gabriella Loves Animals and Girl Scouts

Gabriella is starting her fourth year as a Girl Scout and will be a Junior scout this year. Q. We heard you have some animals, tell us about them. A. I like feeding the chickens and my goats. My favorite goat is Freckles. I like waking up and climbing a tree to get leaves. The goats LOVE leaves. Q. What other …

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