St. Thomas Aquinas

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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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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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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Saint Thomas Aquinas Student, Shariffa Wins District Council Championship Free Throw

On March 18 Shariffa Piamonte won first place in the Arizona State Council 2017 Free throw Championship for the ten-year-old girls category sponsored by Knights of Columbus held in Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ. This petite, proud, wildcat student made her journey to the state championship by winning in the District Council Championship Free Throw Shooting held …

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James Shines While Playing the Violin

James Pierski is an amazing young man and a budding musician! He has been playing the violin since kindergarten under the direction of Ms. Erin Burley. When Ms. Burley was suddenly diagnosed with cancer last October and was unable to continue her violin lessons, this didn’t stop James. He showed unwavering dedication to the violin and to his beloved violin …

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Saint Thomas the Aquinas Student, Angela, Competes in Regional Spelling Bee

Angela had won her school spelling bee and had gone on to compete at the regional spelling bee which involves all Catholic schools in the area. She had 20 to 23 other peers from other schools. She didn’t win, but she hopes to attend the school spelling bee once more next year. Q. Tell us about your school Spelling Bee that …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Third Graders Get Poems Published

Seventeen of the third graders at St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School were chosen to have their poems published in the 2016 Fall edition of Creative Communication’s A Celebration of Young Writers. The students wrote original haiku poems as a class assignment in the fall and many chose to enter them in the contest. The results were just announced in late …

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Ava, The State Winner of The NFL’s Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

Ava not only was the state winner in her age group for the NFL’s Punt Pass and Kick (PPK) competition her score also placed her in the top four in the nation! Because of placing in the top four, she won an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando, FL to attend the NFL Pro-Bowl game and a day a Disney World. …

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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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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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