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STA Eighth Graders, AIDAN and NATALIE, Support Hurricane Victims in Texas

Aidan and Natalie, organized a clothing and toy drive for children in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The two students presented their idea to their principal, Mrs. Scheller, who gladly supported taking the project school-wide. Natalie and Aidan asked the STA community to support their efforts, and in just one week 1750 pounds of donations were collected! The students approached …

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Craig Stays Active With The Help of The Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Tolleson Branch? A. I’ve been coming to the Boys and Girls club for about four years now. I was 10 when I first started coming to the club. My favorite rotation was the gym, because I like to run around and play competitive games. Q. What activities or programs are you …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Sixth Grader Brock Earns A Spot on the the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team

Brock De Battista tried out for and earned a short-stop position on the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team for his age division; 11U. There were 20 tryouts held across the country, 5,000 players tried out, and 500 kids chosen. Brock was the top scorer in his age division for the Far West Region (AZ, NM, CA, UT, CO) and …

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Young Ambassadors Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School sixth grade students, Paolo Gonzales and Ryleigh Mangundayao, were selected to be Junior Achievement Young Ambassadors! As Young Ambassadors, they serve as representatives of the students JA serves. They also help JA supporters and the community gain a better understanding of the impact of JA programs. They attended an orientation for this program over …

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Nathalie Talks West- MEC Talks Automotive Collision Technology program

Nathalie Marin is a senior at Western Maricopa Education Center. She enjoys working on cars and babysitting her younger siblings. She will be attending Glendale Community College, beginning spring semester of 2018. Nathalie is currently enrolled in the West- MEC Automotive Collision Technology program and serves as the secretary of her CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization.) She has maintained …

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Rachel Succeeds with the Help with Boys and Girls Club

Q. How long have you been going to the Sands Branch? A. I started attending when I was in the second grade, so I have been a member for 10 years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. I am a part of Keystone which has reached the Legacy level three years in …

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Straight A Senior Alexis Talks Coding at West-MEC

  Alexis Leffew is in the West-MEC Coding Program. Alexis gets straight A’s, she had perfect attendance for coding in year one and earned her three dual enrollment credits from GCC via the coding program. Q. You are in the coding program at West-MEC, tell us a little more about that? A. The CTE coding program at the Start West-MEC …

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Ss. Simon and Jude’s Seventh Grader Mia Stays Busy

Mia Feix is a busy seventh grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School! She is a member of Student Council, plays for a traveling club soccer team, and takes piano lessons. Her family is also very involved with the Phil-Am Lions Club, which has given her the opportunity to participate in many community service projects. Mia really enjoys …

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Hannah Receives AmTrust Bank Caring Kid Award

  Hannah was chosen as an AmTrust Bank Caring Kid from AmTrust Bank and ABC15. She was on their Sonoran Living show on August 10th. The selection team was impressed by how involved she is and how much she cares for others. They said she sounds like a very compassionate “Caring Kid”! Specifically she received the award for her work …

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Vanessa Receives Inaugural Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award

Vanessa’s very first day at the Club she wanted to find ways to get involved in her community. She immediately joined the Leaders In Training (LIT) Program. Her experience at the Club and recently receiving the first ever Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award has given her the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams. Q. You were chosen as …

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