St. Thomas Aquinas

Meet Hannah, Visionary Girl Award Recipient

Hannah thrives on helping others and giving back to her community. Read more about this great kid! Q. You were chosen for the Visionary Girl Award, what is that and what did you do to earn it? A. It’s an award when a girl helps a lot in her community. I have helped my community by donating things to the …

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Gavin Gains Life Skills and Core Values Through Golf

The First Tee has not only taught Gavin the game of golf, but also important life skills and core values which include; honesty, perseverance, integrity, and sportsmanship to name a few. The game of golf has immensely benefited Gavin and he hopes to continue playing for many years to come. Q. How long have you been playing Golf? A. I …

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Honors Given at Saint Thomas Aquinas

Congratulations to our eighth graders Isabel Gomez, Matthew Scheller, Jr., and Christy Tran who placed in Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest in the Tolleson Post. The essay was entitled “Why I appreciate America’s Veterans.” Great job Wildcats! Q. How did you feel when you learned you placed in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest? A. Isabel: …

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Taylor Stays Busy with Sports and Academics

Soccer, Crossfit, and the National Junior Honor Society are just a few of the things that Taylor excels at. Read about her recent experience at the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition! You recently competed in the Team Championships for the NFL Punt Pass Kick Competition, tell us a little about that. The Punt Pass Kick Competition was really fun, but pretty nerve …

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St. Thomas Aquinas Service Club Strives to Make a Difference

As part of National Make a Difference Day, the St. Thomas Aquinas School Service Club made a difference in the life of an elderly, low-income homeowner in Avondale. We cleaned-up and painted the exterior of their single-story home over 2 weekends in October. We did it with a hard-working team of 26 students, 15 parents, and donated supplies from Rebuilding …

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Cole Talks NJHS and Orchestra

Q. Tell us about your involvement with NJHS? A. I was inducted into NJHS the end of 6th grade. I was the Vice President of NJHS at St. Thomas Aquinas last year. Q. What have you learned this year being in NJHS? What do you enjoy most about being a part of this club? A. I have learned how to …

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Matthew Travels to Dominican Republic to Donate Clothes to Orphanges

Q. How long were you in the Dominican Republic? A. I was in the Dominican Republic with my family for six days. Q. How did it feel helping those in need? A. It felt really good to help the people in need because it was really good to know that we clothed someone or fed a family for at least a …

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Bella Overcomes Her Obstacles with a Smile

Bella is a very bright, active, and athletic child. In March Bella was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  It is a condition in which there is a lack of blood flow to the femur head which causes pain, early onset arthritis and loss of range of motion in the hip. She immediately had to stop all physical activity. Bella had surgery this summer …

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Student Council President Gets Accepted to Brophy with Honors

“I am so impressed with Jakob Chavez.  I feel like the kid wears 10 different hats here at school and is just such a great leader…I know he may not have giant championship trophies – but he’s a different kind of champ!”-Student Council Moderator Tell us about your year as Student Council President.  What do you think was your best …

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Voted Best In Show and Blue Ribbon Winners at Saint Thomas the Aquinas Science Fair

The purpose of the experiment was to observe the effect of acids, bases, and water on different types of materials such as bones, metal, steel wool, and cloth. At both ends of the pH spectrum, the extremes were strong enough to dissolve the chicken bones, iron nails, steel wool, and cloth. At the high end of the pH spectrum, the …

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