Paradise Valley resident graduates from Military Academy

Cadet Bruce Burgener of the Town of Paradise Valley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25. Mr. Burgener is a 2015 graduate of Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in mechanical engineering, according to a press release. He was selected as a member of the […]

Paradise Valley seventh grader earns high scores on ACT

Seventh grader Bella Delmedico, a 12-year-old resident of Paradise Valley, recently took the ACT and scored in the 90th percentile for the math/quantitative section and in the 95th percentile for verbal/reading section. She was tested through the Duke University Identification Program 2019 talent search. These scores qualified Miss Delmedico for the summer studies at Duke […]

Xavier College Prep hosts girls I.T. summer camp

Xavier College Preparatory sponsored its annual Girls Have I.T. Camp for middle school students June 3-6 and June 10-13. Over 50 girls attended the camp where 23 high school students offered individual assistance with activities and projects. These future women scientists learned new information, acquired new skills and met new challenges as budding scientists, according […]

Cherokee Elementary nurse passes away

Cherokee Elementary School nurse Donna Musser passed away at her home in Scottsdale on Sunday, June 2. Ms. Musser started her Scottsdale Unified School District career in 2000 at Cherokee Elementary where she served as cafeteria aide, registrar and then school nurse. A candlelight vigil will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, to […]

Xavier recognized for athletic achievements in 6A

Xavier College Preparatory has won the Harold L. Slemmer Overall Excellence Award from the Arizona Interscholastic Association for the 6A Conference. This award, and the others won in the 1A, 2A-3A and 4A-5A conferences, goes to the school in the individual or combined conference that has earned the most points during the year. Points are […]

Xavier celebrates its 73rd commencement ceremony, 286 graduates

Xavier College Preparatory held its 73rd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, at St. Francis Xavier Church. The class of 2019 had 286 graduates, 97 of whom earned associate degrees from Rio Salado College while attending Xavier, according to a press release. Mr. Harry Plummer, executive director of the Division of Education and Evangelization of […]

Xavier seniors earn 97 degrees from Rio Salado in 2019

Ninety-seven Xavier College Preparatory seniors earned associate’s degrees from Rio Salado College on Thursday, May 2. According to a press release, this collaboration started in 1987 between then Xavier principal, Sr. Joan Fitzgerald and then Rio Salado president, Art DeCabooter. In the ensuing 32 years, Xavier students have earned more than 2,000 degrees. “Our collaboration […]

Eight Xavier students sign National Letters of Intent

Eight Xavier athletes recently signed National Letters of Intent for collegiate athletic scholarships. According to a press release, this is the third of three signing ceremonies that Xavier will hold for its student heading to college on athletic scholarships. Surrounded by coaches, family and friends, each athlete was called forward and signed their letter of […]

Meet Your Neighbor: Christopher Neck named to top 6 for Cherry Award

Editor’s Note: Baylor University awards The Robert Foster Cherry Award every two years to a collegiate teacher for their teaching abilities. Paradise Valley resident Christopher Neck finished in the top 6 for the award. Name: Christopher Neck Occupation: Professor WP Carey Business School at ASU What does it mean to you to be nominated and […]

Gateway Academy to host student spring fashion show

Gateway Academy, which serves students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, will host a student spring fashion show at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Gateway’s Phoenix campus, 3939 E. Shea Blvd., to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The fashion show will be in the Atrium at Gateway Academy. The school will offer a […]