ZONA West Valley

Student Council President Gets Accepted to Brophy with Honors

“I am so impressed with Jakob Chavez.  I feel like the kid wears 10 different hats here at school and is just such a great leader…I know he may not have giant championship trophies – but he’s a different kind of champ!”-Student Council Moderator Tell us about your year as Student Council President.  What do you think was your best …

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Club Member of The Month, Jazmin Cantley

Jazmin Cantley is an energetic, spunky member of the Woodrow C. Scoutten/Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. She’s a talented athlete who keeps the Club staff and members smiling whenever she’s around. How long have you been coming to the Club? I started coming here when I was eight, so about six years. What are some …

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Straight A’s for Gabby Graham

Do you think it was hard for you to get straight A’s in all of your classes this year? Sort of, because some of the concepts were confusing, but I was able to understand them with help from my teachers. What is your favorite subject?  Math and Social Studies – I like doing math and I like learning about history. …

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Baseball Lover, Stephen Gouer

What is the best thing about Discover U? The best thing about discover U is that I get to learn a lot of new things. Who is your favorite baseball team to watch? Who is your favorite pro player? My favorite baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks and my favorite player is Paul Goldschmidt. When you are playing baseball, what …

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Brynne Wins Great Communicator Award

Tell us about your recent award for being a great communicator? I was very surprised when I got this, and was very humbled and honored to have received this award.  So to explain to those who may not know what this award is about: It’s basically given to student who acts as a open communicator in class, who asks the teacher helpful questions, that …

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Bradley Holub Awarded Principled and Thoughtful Scholar

Bradley has been recognized as a principled and thoughtful scholar at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy (TOPA) because of his excellent academic and personal characteristics. He was chosen as an ambassador to the administration for his grade level last year and he continues to demonstrate positive behavior. Here is what Bradley had to say: What does it mean to be recognized …

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Nutrition ONE Bring Nutrition to Schools

Is there such a thing as a “Good” for your school lunch that is really good?  Everyone wants their children, scholars, students, and athletes, to be motivated at school. Nutrition ONE is a group of trained chefs that have catered to the Valley since 2001 that do just that!  We provide meal patterns that are whole grains, whole fruits, whole vegetables, and whole …

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BUHSD Prepares Students to be College and Career Ready with CTE

At Buckeye Union High School District, Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers a variety of programs to students that will help them prepare to be College and Career Ready. CTE is crucial to providing the strong workforce training needed to fill the well-paying jobs vital to restoring the economic health of our nation.  CTE programs also produce strong educational returns by …

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Chance Tells us What West-MEC is All About

Tell our readers what a typical day is like for you? You go to school as a basic senior and then you do what? A typical day for me after high school is pretty much whatever I want to do until West-MEC. The fact that the West-MEC Medium Heavy Diesel Technology program is worth six credits has given me the last …

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Joshua Laughlin Accepted to USD on Academic Scholarship

Tell us about yourself and your involvement at Youngker High School. I transferred to Youngker in November 2012 from Ohio and immediately became friends with my teammates on the soccer team. I enjoy learning in my honors and AP classes. What do you aspire to be when you grow up? I will become an engineer, although I have not decided on a specialization yet. Tell …

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