ZONA West Valley

Emily Talks About Her Acceptance of Discover U’s Kindness Award

Emily won the kindness award for her class at the third quarter exceptional explorer assembly. She is always kind and patient with her classmates. She looks out for others and helps those in need. Other than being kind, Emily, helps out her kindergarten buddy once a week and helps out around the school. She works hard on her academics and …

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Joanna Talks Girl Scouts and How SJV Helps her Succeed

Joanna is an honor roll student and an active student on campus at St. John Vianney. From a young age, both volleyball and Girl Scouts have taken center stage in her life. Joanna also enjoys bike rides, watching movies and baking. She is very polite and is always willing to help her fellow classmates and her younger brother. Q. Can you tell us …

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First Grader Will Talks Sports and School

Will Hostetler is a hard worker at school, home and on the baseball field. At school he works hard at his project-based learning about being a horticulturalist and studying plants and greenhouses. He has a huge heart, is very thoughtful and caring, and very passionate in everything that he does. Will always gives his best no matter what, strives to be the …

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Yaribeth Succeeds at Boys and Girls Club

  Yaribeth has been a Club member since she was five years old when she started in Kindergarten. Yaribeth joins every sport the Club offers, flag football, basketball, and soccer. She loves being active and involved in the Club. She’s the President of Torch Club, and is also in Smart Girls and River Keepers. Q. How has the Club helped …

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SJV Seventh Grader Talks About His Service to his Church

Aaron has shown his interest of life through school, athletics and spirituality by applying himself as an Altar Server, Catechist Assistance and Sacristan. He loves football, basketball, and track and field. Aaron shows hard work in all that he does, as well as constantly looking to enhance his spiritual growth. He consistently thinks of others’ needs, is always thankful and …

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Five Siblings from St. Thomas Aquinas Take the Stage Together!

  The three Owen boys were first featured in January for their performance in A Christmas Carol. Even more impressive, however, is the trio adding in two more of their siblings, who also attend St. Thomas Aquinas! All five of the Owen siblings performed together on stage with Acting Zone theater for the production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. …

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Justiana Succeds With The Help of Boys and Girls Club

Justiana started attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix when she was in sixth grade. During her first year, she earned the recognition as Kid of the Year and went on to graduate from her grade school as the valedictorian. Her dedication earned her a scholarship to St. Mary’s High School and this year she will represent the …

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Grant Succeeds at West-MEC

  Grant Berkley is a hard-working, excellent student. He manages two jobs, while keeping his grades high and balancing family life and helping out at his church. With his hard work, he was able to purchase his own vehicle at the age of 16, and spent his sophomore and junior years learning to do repairs on his truck. He now …

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Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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Carlos is part of NJHS, Plays Flag Football and Basketball, and Maintains a 3.8 GPA

  Carlos Ramirez attends St. John Vianney. He is part of NJHS, plays flag football and basketball, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He is a frequent recipient of student of the month, honor roll and principal list. He loves to read, help other students and be involved in all school activities. He is an Altar server and is involved in …

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