ZONA West Valley

Local Dancers To Spread Cheer Through Holiday Performances

Backers of Ballet, a Phoenix-based, non-profit dance group under the artistic direction of Rena Backer, has announced three performances aimed at spreading holiday cheer this season. The first will benefit children facing serious illnesses and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m. The 30-minute show will feature excerpts from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, …

Read More »

Share The Hope With a Foster Child

Arizona’s foster children are being given opportunities to experience positive childhood memories, build self­ esteem, understand that college is within their reach and learn life skills through Hope & A Future. Hope & A Future is a nonprofit organization serving abused and neglected children in the Arizona foster care system by helping them reach their potential for a bright future. …

Read More »

St. Thomas Aquinas Service Club Strives to Make a Difference

As part of National Make a Difference Day, the St. Thomas Aquinas School Service Club made a difference in the life of an elderly, low-income homeowner in Avondale. We cleaned-up and painted the exterior of their single-story home over 2 weekends in October. We did it with a hard-working team of 26 students, 15 parents, and donated supplies from Rebuilding …

Read More »

Hard Work Pays Off for Brandon Compton

Brandon is a great kid because he always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He is very enthusiastic and energetic and is always open to trying new things. Brandon also works very hard at everything he does and always tries to do his best. Q. How long have you been playing baseball? A. I have been …

Read More »

Eduardo Discusses School and Big Trucks

What makes Eduardo a great kid is how he gets along with all his classmates, he is a very outgoing child. He never gives up even if he is struggling with his school work. His favorite subject is science and he loves working on projects around the house. He is a big fan of Super Duty Ford Trucks and can …

Read More »

Auto Shop to Sports Medicine, Yasari Does It All

Yasari is a girl with many talents. From auto shop to theatrical production setup to Softball, she does it all. Read what other activities she is involved in and what her plans are for the future. Q. Tell us about yourself and your involvement in Career and Technical Education at Buckeye Union High School. A. I have been in two …

Read More »

First Grader Vino Sees the Good in Everyone

What makes this first grader a great kid? That would have to be his big heart and not being afraid to acknowledge when he’s done something wrong. Vino is that boy who will tell you everyday how much he loves, appreciates, or likes you or what you do for him. He always makes sure to acknowledge the good in everybody. …

Read More »

Alondra Talks Student Council at Saint John Vianney

Q. Tell us about your involvement with student council? A. In Student Council my responsibility is to plan activities for the school, set up equipment for morning announcements, and to plan the technological portions student council events.  Q. How long have you been involved with student council? A. I was elected during elections last year, and started serving on the …

Read More »

Cole Talks NJHS and Orchestra

Q. Tell us about your involvement with NJHS? A. I was inducted into NJHS the end of 6th grade. I was the Vice President of NJHS at St. Thomas Aquinas last year. Q. What have you learned this year being in NJHS? What do you enjoy most about being a part of this club? A. I have learned how to …

Read More »

Riverbend Preparatory’s Christina Lee Shines Academically and Socially

Christina Lee is an energetic third grader with a welcoming smile and joy about her despite her illness. Christina was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell Disease, a blood disorder that affects the red blood cells making it difficult to pass through small blood vessels. Her enthusiasm and dedication continue to shine at Riverbend Preparatory Academy. She has earned a …

Read More »