ZONA West Valley

Abigail Easily Transitions to St. John Vianney

Abigail always wants to succeed in academics. She continuously strives to better herself and goes the extra mile to earn good grades. This is her first year at St. John Vianney and it seems she never missed a beat, her transition has been amazing. Q. This is your first year at St. John Vianney, how are you liking it so …

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Meet Elena, Proud Member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Swift Kids Branch

Why do you think your Club nominated you? I am a hard working person that always tries my best to get what I want and this Club has helped me reach many of my goals.  I believe my fellow members at the club look at me as a leader because I am responsible and intelligent.  I always try to help …

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Taylor Stays Busy with Sports and Academics

Soccer, Crossfit, and the National Junior Honor Society are just a few of the things that Taylor excels at. Read about her recent experience at the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition! You recently competed in the Team Championships for the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition, tell us a little about that. The Punt Pass Kick Competition was really fun, but pretty nerve …

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Michelle Strives for Success at Riverbend Prep

Michelle has a true love for learning and is a natural leader in her class and in school clubs including the Yearbook Club. Her passion for learning compels her to share her new learning with her family every day after school. Michelle participates in a karate program and goes to church with her family. She is a driven individual and sets short and …

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Straight-A Student, Samantha, Loves to Dance

Samantha loves to dance and has been taking ballet classes for over 4 years. Samantha is a straight A student and has achieved the honor of being on the Principal’s list each quarter. She is a great example for all SJV students. How long have you been dancing? I was three years old when I started dancing, so I’ve been dancing for …

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Peter Talks Minecraft

Peter is very interested in Minecraft and is always willing to help somebody else out regardless how it affects him. Peter sits with his grandfather every morning and reads the newspaper. What is your favorite thing about Minecraft? The main thing about Minecraft on my X­Box 360 is building houses and small villages for my brother. I am a true artist. What …

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Brianna Martinez Named Boy and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Brianna Martinez is a Junior at Peoria High School where she plays softball and serves as the secretary of her Jobs for Arizona Graduates class. Brianna is involved in many other extracurricular activities with her local Boys and Girls Club as well. At her club she serves as the Vice President of the Keystone program. Keystone is a leadership and service program similar …

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Theater Arts Perfect fit for Ian

Over the last year Ian has developed a love for theater arts. Recently he had the wonderful opportunity to travel with his theater group to London so that they could perform Romeo & Juliet at a Shakespearean Festival. Read about his experience. What draws you to theater arts? I was drawn to theater so that I could get out of my …

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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, …

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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. …

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