ZONA West Valley

Gilliana Talks Volleyball and NJHS

Q. You are an avid volleyball player tell us about that? A. Well, I’ve been playing volleyball for about four to five years. I love to play at school and outside of school. On both teams I play blocker, and on our school team, I am one of the captains. Q. What team do you play on for volleyball outside …

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Second Grader, Xavier, Talks Discover U

Xavier joined Discover U in kindergarten where he was exposed to the Montessori learning environment. He continued on in the Montessori environment for 1st grade and, now, in the 2nd grade, his teachers rave about his intrinsic motivation with regards to math. He is a wonderful, young boy with many gifts to offer his Discover U family. Q. How do …

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2016 Youth of The Year Abbass Talks Boys & Girls Club

Abbass may have become a Club kid at five-years-old, but there is no denying he is now grown up and leading the next generation of Club kids. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Abbass has a strong foundation of academic success. His hard work and dedication to the community are leading him to a successful career …

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Illusion Talks West-MEC Energy and Industrial Technology Program

Q. Tell us about the program you are taking at West-MEC? A. The program I am taking is Energy and Industrial Technology, and I absolutely love it. It’s challenging, fun, and hands on. I feel like it really depicts what we’ll be doing in our future without it being mere bookwork. The staff is super friendly, and helpful. I can …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Eighth Grader Talks About Her Success in Ballet

Q. You practice ballet, tell us about that? Where do you practice? How many hours a week are you dancing? What is the best thing about being in ballet? A.  I have been doing ballet since I was about four years old, where I started in Flagstaff.  I love doing ballet. It makes me feel happy and peaceful and I …

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Zoe Talks About Her Passion for Volunteering

Q. You have volunteered multiple times. Tell us about them? A. I love volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul children’s tutoring area. When the children read a whole book by themselves, they are so joyful. It is that connection that is made with volunteering that I love. I enjoy going to the local food banks and giving my time to …

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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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