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Preschooler Alexander Talks School and Sports

Alexander is very loving and energetic little boy. At his little age he shows so much love amongst his family. He is also very happy and any sound of music will make him start dancing for no reason. It never fails at any place or location if there is a beat he will start moving! Q. What is your favorite …

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Linda Gets Chosen as Grade Level Ambassador for Her School

Lyndi was chosen as her grade level ambassador to the administration and community this past year. She now represents the third grade at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy and has been doing a wonderful job leading the morning announcements, pledge and core values. Q.  Tell us about your most recent position as grade level ambassador? A. When I heard them say …

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Discover U Third Grader Yuilissa Talks School

Yuilissa is a great friend to others and is an amazing student. Her teachers, Mr. Pidgeon and Ms. Schroeder, talk about her tremendous effort with all classwork and how she contributes significantly to all classroom discussion. Q. What makes Discover U a great school for you?  A. Discover U is small and the teachers love me. You get to learn …

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Boys and Girls Club Member Ariana is Named Youth of The Year

Wise beyond her years, Ariana knows the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix helped shape exactly who she is today. At the end of the year, she’ll be graduating high school and moving on to study education in college. For now, she plans to enjoy her senior year by participating in her favorite activity – Keystone Club. Whether it’s …

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Starshine Academy’s Senior, Vanessa, Talks about her Passions

“Vanessa is respectable towards all staff and students. Vanessa does whatever she can to help herself and others. She strives for success and always does her best.” Q. You play volleyball and basketball. How long have you been playing? What position do you play? What is your favorite thing about playing these two sports? A. I played sports more just …

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Fifth Grader Annika Organizes Water Drive

Annika Paluch is a fifth grade student at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School. This past May, Annika organized a month long water drive to benefit the Andre House and SSJ’s St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Q. What gave you the idea to hold a water drive? A. It was really hot outside, so people need water more than …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Student, Nathan, Gets Chosen as Finalist for his Poem

Nathan was chosen as a finalist for his poem ” Golden Gate” a poetry contest through Creative Communications (U.S and Canada). His poem will be published in the Spring 2016 edition out in September. Q. Tell us about the poetry contest you recently entered? A. It was a poetry competition open to contestants from the USA and Canada. My English …

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Discover U First Grader Creates a Comic Book

Camden loves to read, which has inspired him to develop his own comic book series and invent a superhero he named “Captain Hope.” He wants to become a published author someday. Q. Tell us about the comic book series you created? A. I created a bunch of superheroes and villains. The main hero is Captain Hope, and then there is …

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Boys and Girls Club High School Student Receives Youth of The Year Award

As Gabrielle gets ready to conquer her senior year in high school, she reflects on her time at the Club. Her time surrounded by Club kids reinforces her goal to study medicine in college so she can have a successful career in Pediatrics. Her proven leadership skills in school and at the Club are sure to help her achieve her …

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Aaliyah Talks About Her School and Being a Leader

Aaliyah started at Discover U as a kindergarten student. She quickly became a leader within the classroom environment. Aaliyah enjoys learning, playing with her friends and her wonderful family. Q. You are considered a leader in the classroom. Why do you think your teacher thinks you are a leader? A. I think my teacher trusted me that is why she …

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