ZONA West Valley

Third Grader Adam Talks About His Successes in Wrestling

Adam is a star wrestler for the Grindhouse Wrestling Club! He is dedicated to succeeding both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat! Q. How long have you been wrestling for? A. Two years.  Q. What led you to becoming so interested in wrestling? A. I saw that you could get your college paid for because of it.  I …

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Seventh Grader at Saint Thomas Aquinas Starts Letter Writing Campaign For Troops

Q. You do a few community outreach activities, tell us about them? A. I really love to do community outreach activities. Besides serving for some local community services like AZ Small Dog Rescue, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary’s Food Bank, and Feed My Starving Children, I started three projects of my own. They were Letter Writing Campaign for Operation …

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Sixth Grader Sophia is Eagle of the Month and Makes Principals List

Q. You have been eagle of the month several times and on principal list tell us more about that? A. Being eagle of the month is probably one of the best events that I like. The key in being on the principal’s list is just to pay attention in class because it does affect your grade as well as homework …

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Kindergartener Samuel Talks His Favorites

Sam is a six-year-old sports fanatic with an old soul. He is kind, compassionate and loves Jesus. He’s passionate about baseball and football as he plans on going pro both in both and his fast feet is sure to lead him there! Samuel is a great kid because he cares for others before himself. Q. You are sports fanatic. What …

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Alfonso Talks About His Successes with Boys and Girls Club

Going on his eighth year attending the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Alfonso knows exactly where he’s headed. He has a strong appreciation for the college resources provided by the Teen Center, as well as the connections he’s made in his time there. Soon, he will be headed to college—something he never imagined until he joined the Boys …

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Xio Talks about Her Love of Jiu-Jitsu

Xio is an amazing athlete, earning many awards in the very difficult sport of jiu-jitsu. She loves to compete and works hard at both her sport and her studies! Q. How long have you been doing jiu-jitsu? A. I started when I was five or six. My dad wanted me to try it, but I didn’t like it at first. …

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Cristina Talks Student Council and National Junior Honor Society

Cristina excels academically she has received Eagle of the Month and Principal’s List. She has been a part of the student council since fourth grade and all around awesome student! Q. You are apart of student council and National Junior Honor Society what does this entail? A. Being part of student council and National Junior Honor Society I feel that …

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Julianna Talks Explorer Club at Her School and Crafts

Julianna enjoys helping out her teachers and her classmates.  She is also very helpful in Explorer Club where she provides assistance to the three and four year old students when doing art projects. Julianna has worked very hard while at Discover U. Q. Tell us about your participation in Discover U’s Explorer Club? What is this club all about? A. …

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Rasean Succeeds With The Help of Boys and Girls Club

Rasean has only been attending the Tolleson Boys & Girls Club Teen Center for a year, but has quickly learned the key to making the most of his Club experience. When opportunity presents itself, Rasean is the first in line. Quickly overcoming his shyness, Rasean’s positive attitude and determination put him front and center of Club activities. Q. How long …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Schools’ Violin Club

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has a Violin Club that is directed by Ms. Erin Burley.  For over 6 years students have learned to play the violin using the Suszuki Method.  Ms. Burley directs anywhere from 20-25 students in this club ranging in grades from Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Her students have recitals and play in concerts through the year.  …

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