Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School

Meet Tanner, SSJ’s Student Council Vice President

Matthew Tanner is dedicated member of SSJ’s Student Council, currently serving as Vice President. He has been involved in many service projects both at school and in the community. He has amassed nearly 250 service hours in the past year! As a result of his dedication to service, he was awarded one of the prestigious Christian Service Award scholarships through …

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Ss. Simon and Jude Student, Jules, Jumps To Help Those in Need

When Jules Gaynor learned that her teacher’s sister was recently diagnosed with cancer, she quickly jumped into action and organized a bake sale to benefit cancer research. Jules and her fourth grade class raised over $200 at the bake sale and have chosen the American Cancer Society to donate the money to! Jules is a very caring young lady and …

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Seventh Grader Wins in Phoenix Spelling Bee

Isabel Love recently won the Diocese of Phoenix Spelling Bee! Her winning word was raconteur! Her next step is competing at the Maricopa County Spelling Bee in March. Isabel is also an avid reader, which she believes helped her a great deal in preparing for the Spelling Bee. In addition to her awesome spelling skills, Isabel is also a very …

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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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Eighth Grader, Isa, Wins iCivics Holiday Card Design Contest

Isa recently won the iCivics Holiday Card Design Contest! Over 500 students nationwide submitted their designs, and Isa’s was the overall winner! She won a $200 Pizza Hut gift card for a pizza party for her class and her winning design is displayed on the iCivics (icivics.org) website. Isa has been interested in art and design since the age of …

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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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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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Sofia Talks Her Love of Irish Dancing

Sofia is a competitive Irish Dancer with the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance. She has competed all over the United States and has won many awards! Q. How did you get interested in Irish Dance? A. I started Irish Dancing at SSJ in first grade and then moved to the Michael Patrick Gallagher School of Irish Dance in …

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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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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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