BASIS Scottsdale names Paradise Valley student valedictorian

Eric Frankel, a resident of Paradise Valley, has been named valedictorian for the BASIS Scottsdale charter school. The 2018 graduate is a National Merit Scholarship winner who will attend Stanford University. He currently works in a research lab at TGen, according to a release. In its latest school rankings, U.S. News and World Report named […]

Xavier Prep picks new varsity softball coach

Xavier College Preparatory has appointed Brad Downes as the school’s head varsity softball coach. Mr. Downes replaces Carrie Markham, who will return to her pitching instruction business on a full-time basis. Mr. Downes served as Xavier’s assistant varsity softball coach during the 2018 season.  He is a coach for the Arizona Hotshots Softball Team, and […]

Paradise Valley resident, Brophy student named to Bronfman Fellowship

The Bronfman Fellowship has selected its 32nd cohort of 11th grade high school students, among which is Paradise Valley resident Jacob Miller. Mr. Miller is one of 26 fellows, chosen from over 220 applicants across North America, will participate in a five-week program of study and travel in Israel, followed by a year of programming […]

Chorus to perform at Camelback Bible Church for Australia fundraiser

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus with 110 Valley students representing 70 schools is headed for a 12-day tour of Australia, and a final fundraiser is set to help get them down under. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley, a send-off concert will help raise money for […]

Xavier Athletic Director Lynn Winsor earns AIA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Arizona Interscholastic Association honored Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA, Xavier College Preparatory’s longtime vice principal for activities and athletic director, with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The award came at the organization’s annual Champions Awards Luncheon Monday, May 21 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. “All of us at Xavier are so […]

Paradise Valley resident achieves honors, teaching first at Pepperdine

Kristine Forster has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. A lifelong Paradise Valley resident and graduate of Phoenix Country Day School, she received her degree in April, graduating summa cum laude in 3.5 years. At Pepperdine, she was part of the student newspaper staff and, during […]

Anne Frank gallery to visit Phoenix City Hall, Mohave Middle School

The international exhibition “Anne Frank – A History for Today” tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and World War II. The exhibit has traveled to high schools in more than 40 countries. It is on display at three Valley schools in April and May, and will be open to […]

Arizona State real estate students compete at REIAC/Rockefeller Group Challenge

It was one of the closest finishes in its history as three teams competed in the Fifth Annual REIAC/Rockefeller Group Challenge Tuesday, May 8 at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane in Phoenix. Teams consisting of graduating students from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, Masters of Real Estate Development […]

Xavier alumna receives Fulbright award to United Kingdoms

Xavier College Preparatory alumna Sophie Wix has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to the United Kingdom from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ms. Wix, who will graduate from the University of Southern California this week, will pursue an Master of Philosophy in Medical Science at […]

Teens’ projects earn volunteer service awards

Arizona’s top two youth volunteers of 2018 were honored in the nation’s capital last month for their volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. They joined 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist and […]