ZONA West Valley

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 …

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Justin, Kindness Committee Start Food Drive

  Q. Tell us what it means to be in the Young Ambassador’s Club? A. The Young Ambassador’s Club is a club where we the scholars are able to do good things for the school and our community. We have created committees such as yearbook committee, that helped choose the cover of our yearbook. The school spirit committee, that helped …

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SkillUSA President, Billy, Places at Nationals

I have taken many programs in CTE such as Broadcasting, Business, Drafting and Manufacturing that have had a great impact on me during my years in high school.  My freshman year, I heard about a club on campus called SkillsUSA.  I was extremely into the filming and broadcasting program and this organization was a perfect fit for me to be …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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