Xavier College Preparatory freshwoman Erin Cooney captured the Arizona Junior Ski Championship at Arizona Snowbowl on Saturday, March 4. Ms. Cooney won the women’s Slalom and Giant Slalom events, and the combined time of her two Slalom runs beat the combined times of all female and male skiers in the race, according to a press release. In equestrian news, Xavier freshwoman Isabella Risser won three jumping blue ribbons at a recent competition in Thermal, Calif., while freshwoman Kenzie Riddell captured the top junior varsity award in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s Zone 8 Hunt Seat Finals competition in Colorado Springs on March 4.
More than 70 children in Cambodia will have a years worth of meals due to a visit to Feed My Starving Children by the elementary students of Christ Church School on Thursday, March 9. Students and chaperones worked together to assemble 26,352 meals, according to a press release. “It is great to be able to help other kids, and everybody worked together and cheered each other on,” said CCS fourth grade student Kai Cestero, in the press release.
Tesseract School at 4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley announced Wednesday, March 15 the launch of its spring raffle Jewel in the Desert — Spring Event with the final prize drawings slated for May 12. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Tesseract Scholarship and School Support funds as well as […]
More than 400 female middle school students from across the Valley, Casa Grande, Tucson, and various other parts of the state attended Xavier College Preparatory’s ninth annual “Girls Have IT Day!” on Friday, March 10. Part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, this year’s free event promoted young women’s involvement in science, information technology, engineering, art, and math and was made possible through the generous support of the Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Foundation, according to a press release.
Kellen Vu, a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix, will represent Arizona at the 12th Annual Poetry Out Loud national finals competition in Washington, D.C., April 25-26. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation competition delivered in high schools […]
Eleven Xavier College Preparatory students were honored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology as state winners of this year’s “Aspirations in Computing” awards. Xavier senior Maeneka Grewal; juniors Ashley Bruner, Carolina Cisneros, Katherine Hann, Edel Healy, Andrea Muniz, Lilly Pace, Skylar Smith, Dominika Swierkosz, Gillian Vaughn; and sophomore Caroline Hyland were recognized for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing.
Tesseract School students enjoyed a special day in February celebrating the value of unstructured play in growth and development called Global School Play Day 2017. Young students participated in a morning full of rich language, cooperation, problem solving and imagination, according to a press release. Kindergarteners were joined by their book buddies who teamed up to use their imagination while playing with non-traditional items such as buckets, brooms and tarps where they formed a human-sized spider web.
The Xavier College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild and Dillard’s Scottsdale Fashion Square will partner once again on Saturday, April 1 to present this year’s Xavier Scholarship Fashion Show at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort. The event will begin with a reception at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and fashion show at noon. Dillard’s models and Xavier/Brophy students from the class of 2017 will walk the runway to raise scholarship funds for the more than 40 percent of Xavier students who receive financial assistance, according to a press release.
Xavier College Preparatory’s cheer team won the 2016 Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division 1 state championship on Saturday, Jan. 14. The competition was held at Gilbert High School, according to a press release. The team’s 25 members are coached by Monica Gaspar and Danielle Behrens.
Xavier College Preparatory sophomore Shannon Shields is one of 30 finalists nationwide for the 2016 PrepVolleyball.com “National High School Sophomore of the Year” accolade. The only athlete selected from Arizona, Ms. Shields was recently named First Team All-State by the Arizona Interscholastic Association and Second Team All-State by The Arizona Republic, according to a press release. The “National High School Sophomore of the Year” will be announced in early February, the release stated.