St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas Fifth Grader, Jocelyn, Cares for Others

Jocelyn Ovalle is always thinking of ways to make others feel special. Jocelyn has cut her hair in honor of her teacher, Ms. Burley, and those with Cancer. Jocelyn is involved in theater and was part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She was recently involved in Kids Alive Theater along with playing volleyball, and having a part as …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Eighth Grader, Faith, Becomes U.S. Citizen

Faith, as she’s fondly called by her family and friends, recently became a U.S Citizen on February 14, 2018, by virtue of the Immigration and Naturalization Act! Valentine’s Day this year was made much more meaningful to her family; after all, love was the essence that started it all. Hermione Faith Basilio was born on March 07, 2003 in the …

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Five Siblings from St. Thomas Aquinas Take the Stage Together!

  The three Owen boys were first featured in January for their performance in A Christmas Carol. Even more impressive, however, is the trio adding in two more of their siblings, who also attend St. Thomas Aquinas! All five of the Owen siblings performed together on stage with Acting Zone theater for the production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. …

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Owens Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol

  Three Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic grade school Brothers star in the Ghostlight Theater production of A Christmas Carol. Evan is a seventh grader and he plays Scrooge’s nephew, Fred. Brendan is a sixth grader and plays townsperson, David. Luke is a fourth grader and plays Ebenezer Scrooge as a young boy. Q. What was your favorite part about working …

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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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