ZONA West Valley

Swimming Success For Briana at Discover U

Tell us about your swimming at the YMCA? How long have you been there?  What types of things do you do? The El Mirage YMCA opened in June, so we started swim lessons then.  We practice with kick boards, free style, backstroke, breast stroke, and will start learning the butterfly soon.  We swim the whole length of the pool. You also …

Read More »

Matthew Travels to Dominican Republic to Donate Clothes to Orphanges

Q. How long were you in the Dominican Republic? A. I was in the Dominican Republic with my family for six days. Q. How did it feel helping those in need? A. It felt really good to help the people in need because it was really good to know that we clothed someone or fed a family for at least a …

Read More »

Asa Gutierrez Jr. Talks West-MEC

Q. Tell us about yourself and what it’s like to be a part of the West-MEC Precision Manufacturing program. A. My name is Asa Gutierrez Jr. and I’m 17 years old. Currently, I’m a senior at La Joya Community High School. I made the decision to join the West-MEC Precision Manufacturing program to open up opportunities for myself in the …

Read More »

NJHS Students Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Madison Traditional Academy chapter of National Junior Honor Society is a society of seventh and eighth graders who maintain exceptional grades (above a 3.5 GPA) and demonstrate exemplary character, leadership, citizenship, and service. Our ultimate goal as a chapter is to develop student leaders, serve others, and have fun while we do it! As the ALS ice bucket blew up …

Read More »

Adam Tuhy Loves the Outdoors and Making Others Laugh

Tell our readers about your Charlie Chaplin funny walk and how it came about. I walk really fast, but not running and I look like the old actor Charlie Chaplin.  I like watching Marx Brothers, Three Stooges, and other old shows with my dad.  I started doing it and it made everyone laugh. Where is your favorite place to go …

Read More »

Student Council President and Athlete, Matthew Rombaoa

How long have you been President of Student Council and what is your favorite part about it? I have been the President of Student Council since the beginning of this school year.  My favorite part about it has to be having the opportunity to be a role model for many students and, at the same time, serve my school. Is …

Read More »

Writing and Sports Combine for Success for Braxton Fox

Tell us about yourself and your involvement in Career and Technical Education at Estrella Foothills High School. I first got involved with the CTE program when I was freshman and showed up at the first broadcast media meeting of the 2011-2012 school year.  I didn’t know a whole lot about filming nor making videos, but I was always told it should …

Read More »

Roy Ray Talks West-MEC Climate Control Technician Program

Why did you chose to pursue the Climate Technician Program? I chose to pursue this program because of the demand there is for skilled knowledgeable technicians in the workforce.    What are some of your goals for after high school? More schooling? Starting your career in the HVAC-R industry? Pursuing an entirely different career pathway?  After high school I hope …

Read More »

Chloe Hawkings Ambassador For Her School

What does it mean to be chosen ambassador for the school? It’s really exciting.  It’s an honor.  The teachers choose one student to be ambassador who they feel shows all the characteristics of being an IB scholar.  I’m sure there were many students they could have picked, so I’m honored to be chosen.  There are three ambassadors, one in each …

Read More »

Megan McCrohan Completes the West-MEC Cosmetology Program.

Tell us about yourself and what it was like to be a part of the West-MEC Cosmetology program. My name is Megan McCrohan and I just completed the West-MEC Cosmetology program. I started the program during my junior year of high school and graduated both high school and Cosmetology at the same time. The West-MEC Cosmetology program was a great experience because it taught me …

Read More »