ZONA West Valley

SJV Seventh Grader Talks About His Service to his Church

Aaron has shown his interest of life through school, athletics and spirituality by applying himself as an Altar Server, Catechist Assistance and Sacristan. He loves football, basketball, and track and field. Aaron shows hard work in all that he does, as well as constantly looking to enhance his spiritual growth. He consistently thinks of others’ needs, is always thankful and …

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Five Siblings from St. Thomas Aquinas Take the Stage Together!

  The three Owen boys were first featured in January for their performance in A Christmas Carol. Even more impressive, however, is the trio adding in two more of their siblings, who also attend St. Thomas Aquinas! All five of the Owen siblings performed together on stage with Acting Zone theater for the production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. …

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Justiana Succeds With The Help of Boys and Girls Club

Justiana started attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix when she was in sixth grade. During her first year, she earned the recognition as Kid of the Year and went on to graduate from her grade school as the valedictorian. Her dedication earned her a scholarship to St. Mary’s High School and this year she will represent the …

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Grant Succeeds at West-MEC

  Grant Berkley is a hard-working, excellent student. He manages two jobs, while keeping his grades high and balancing family life and helping out at his church. With his hard work, he was able to purchase his own vehicle at the age of 16, and spent his sophomore and junior years learning to do repairs on his truck. He now …

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Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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Carlos is part of NJHS, Plays Flag Football and Basketball, and Maintains a 3.8 GPA

  Carlos Ramirez attends St. John Vianney. He is part of NJHS, plays flag football and basketball, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He is a frequent recipient of student of the month, honor roll and principal list. He loves to read, help other students and be involved in all school activities. He is an Altar server and is involved in …

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Juan Pablo competes in the First LEGO League Challenge

  Juan Pablo is currently competing in the First LEGO League Challenge, Hydro Dynamics Season. This robotics challenge has teams figuring out how to find, transport, use, or dispose of water. They utilize LEGO Mindstorms technology to solve the various sets of missions. His robotics team is comprised of seven students in fourth-seventh grades from various schools across the valley. …

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Meet Alex, Vice President of Keystone at Gabel Branch of Boys & Girls Club

  Alex joined the Warner & Shirley Gabel Boys & Girls Club when he was just 6 years old and he credits the club with building his sense of belonging and self-esteem. This year, Alex was elected Vice President of Keystone and was recognized as a top performer at the State Conference. Over the years, Alex has participated in many …

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Senior at West-MEC, Justin, Talks The Welding Program

  Justin Dandurand is a senior in West-MEC’s Welding Program at Central Campus in Glendale. Although he has a love of reading and education, Justin loves to be outdoors. In the future he hopes to purchase a home with property, which not only give him the space needed for his welding career, but also allow him to spend time doing …

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Meet Seventh Grader Athlete Tzeitel

  Tzeitel Sherrin is a seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. She loves to play sports and is also very committed to her studies. Tzeitel plays all the sports at school (except for softball) and also participates in the school plays held each spring. Recently, Tzeitel placed 6th in her age group at the CYAA cross …

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