ZONA West Valley

Meet Claire, Dancer and Musician

Claire always thinks of others before herself. She loves to help others whether it is homework or helping with advice. She is a calm person and very pleasant. Q. How long have you been dancing Ballet? A. I have been dancing ballet since I was three, which is almost 12 years now. I also flamenco dance. Q. You also play …

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Funny and Smart, Zachary Loves Discover U

Zachary is extremely smart and loves to read and write jokes. He is a great kid because he is funny, kind, intelligent and an overall all boy kinda kid. Q. What do you like best about Discover U? A. I like recess and lunch best. Q. Do you have any favorite teachers? A. Mrs. Roscoe, Mrs. Nahrgang, and Ms. Rachel. …

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Sophia and Abram Have Art Selected for Display

  Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School third graders participated in Valley Metro’s 11th Annual Cool Transit STUFF third Grade Art Contest. Winners of this contest will have their artwork displayed in Valley Metro’s 2016 calendar, along with other amazing prizes! A total of 629 third grade students in 39 schools entered this contest. SSJ students Sophia Celaya and Abram …

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Taylor Enjoys Coding Program at West-MEC

  West-MEC breaks the typical mold of education. We are taught skills and receive industry certifications that will enable us to enter the work force as soon as we exit high school. Working with business anchors here at the Coding program provides us with opportunities to get feedback from real professionals on our projects. As future coders, we are taught …

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Gabriel Likes His New School, St. John Vianney

  Gabriel is a new student at St. John Vianney and is a huge Cardinals fan. Q. How are you liking your new school? A. I like it because you get to do PE every Monday and Wednesday and you don’t have to do it once a quarter. Q. What are some of your favorite subjects in school? A. I …

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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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