ZONA West Valley

Young Ambassadors Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School sixth grade students, Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao, were selected to be Junior Achievement Young Ambassadors! As Young Ambassadors, they serve as representatives of the students JA serves. They also help JA supporters and the community gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. They attended an orientation for this program over …

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Nathalie Talks West- MEC Talks Automotive Collision Technology program

Nathalie Marin is a senior at Western Maricopa Education Center. She enjoys working on cars and babysitting her younger siblings. She will be attending Glendale Community College, beginning spring semester of 2018. Nathalie is currently enrolled in the West- MEC Automotive Collision Technology program and serves as the secretary of her CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization.) She has maintained …

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Rachel Succeeds with the Help with Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Sands Branch? A. I started attending when I was in the second grade, so I have been a member for 10 years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. I am a part of Keystone which has reached the Legacy level three years in …

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Straight A Senior Alexis Talks Coding at West-MEC

  Alexis Leffew is in the West-MEC Coding Program. Alexis gets straight A’s, she had perfect attendance for coding in year one and earned her three dual enrollment credits from GCC via the coding program. Q. You are in the coding program at West-MEC, tell us a little more about that? A. The CTE coding program at the Start West-MEC …

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Ss. Simon and Jude’s Seventh Grader Mia Stays Busy

Mia Feix is a busy seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School! She is a member of Student Council, plays for a traveling club soccer team, and takes piano lessons. Her family is also very involved with the Phil-Am Lions Club, which has given her the opportunity to participate in many community service projects. Mia really enjoys …

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Hannah Receives AmTrust Bank Caring Kid Award

  Hannah was chosen as an AmTrust Bank Caring Kid from AmTrust Bank and ABC15. She was on their Sonoran Living show on August 10th. The selection team was impressed by how involved she is and how much she cares for others. They said she sounds like a very compassionate “Caring Kid”! Specifically she received the award for her work …

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Vanessa Receives Inaugural Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award

Vanessa’s very first day at the Club she wanted to find ways to get involved in her community. She immediately joined the Leaders In Training (LIT) Program. Her experience at the Club and recently receiving the first ever Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award has given her the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams. Q. You were chosen as …

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Rugamba Named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Finalist

There are many words to describe Rugamba, but one sticks out the most — grateful. Rugamba genuinely appreciates all the opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has provided for him. Most importantly, he recognizes the Club has shaped who he is today and allowed him to form some great relationships with mentors and friends. He is …

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Sundt Construction is Partnering with The Odyssey

Preparatory Family of Schools Robotics Team: The Automatons. Sundt Construction will be presenting The Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools Automatons a donation of $1,000 and t-shirts for the robotics team. Sundt Construction and their trade partners are offering an executive level of support, committing to pledge $5,500 towards the group’s goal. Sundt Construction will be presenting the scholars with their …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Student, Shariffa Wins District Council Championship Free Throw

On March 18 Shariffa Piamonte won first place in the Arizona State Council 2017 Free throw Championship for the ten-year-old girls category sponsored by Knights of Columbus held in Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ. This petite, proud, wildcat student made her journey to the state championship by winning in the District Council Championship Free Throw Shooting held …

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