ZONA West Valley

Claire Shulski, Kindergartener at St. John Vianney

Pianist and super hero lover, Claire, opens up about her school, friends, and why Thor is so cool. What is your favorite thing about attendingSt. John Vianney? I like my teacher, Ms Rodriguez, because she reads to us and she has curly hair like me. What are your favorite subjects in school? I like math because we are counting penguins. …

Read More »

Sarah Brooks, Junior at Tolleson High, Gives Back

Sarah Brooks knows the value of giving back to her community. As an active member of the Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix since she was 11, Sarah has participated in a countless number of volunteer activities. Q: Tell us what Keystone Club is and why you joined. A: Keystone Club is so much fun. …

Read More »

Chase Hartt, 4th Grader at Discover U, Talks Legos

Have you ever wondered if video games like Minecraft and Roadblocks are educational for your children? Here is a little perspective from Chase Hartt, a 4th grader at Discover U, on why he thinks so. What is the biggest thing you ever built? I am still working on getting new Legos. For Christmas I got 2 boxes of Lego Ninjago (about 600-700 …

Read More »

Erick Tapia, Senior at Youngker High School, Gets Full Ride to University of Notre Dame

Tell us about yourself and your involvement at Youngker High School. I was born and raised in the city of Guadalajra, Mexico. My parents were college dropouts due to me coming to this world. Growing up, I recall not living in the best conditions, where both of my parents worked full shifts seven days a week and sometimes I had to help …

Read More »

Ashley Godfrey, Senior at Estrella Foothills High School, Earns Full Ride Scholarship to BYU

Tell our readers about your most recent acceptance to BYU. It’s exciting to know that I don’t have to worry about trying to find a college to further my education.  That all I have to do is worry about finishing out high school, playing my last high school and club softball seasons, and making memories What did you do when you found …

Read More »