PV resident Buness earns Pac-12 scholarship

Paradise Valley resident Areta Buness, a lacrosse player at Stanford University, is one of 24 student-athletes to earn the Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship for this school year. Each recipient, which features two students from each school in the conference, gets $9,000 after meeting the criteria of a minimum 3.0 GPA and “demonstrated a commitment to education, […]

Xavier College Prep golfer wins pro-junior title at championship

Ashley Menne, a senior at Xavier College Preparatory, has claimed the female Pro-Junior title at the Pure Insurance Championship. An official PGA TOUR Champions event in Pebble Beach, California, she was paired with champion golfer, Tom Lehman. The duo won the event with a score of 18-under, according to a press release. The event was […]

Xavier students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Five students at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix were named semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Those students include Abigail Converse, Grace Haak, Veronica Tanner, Katherine Tanner and Katherine Yuh, according to a press release The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in […]

Paradise Valley student earns Eagle Scout

Aden A. Rowley, a student at The Jones Gordon School in Paradise Valley, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Not only did Mr. Rowley receive his Eagle, he also received his solo student pilot license with Arizona Soaring and is continuing his scout journey with the Arizona Sea Scouts, […]

Former Xavier beach volleyball player recognized nationally

Former Xavier College Prep beach volleyball player Trinity Cavanaugh secured All-American status by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Only one other player from Arizona joined Ms. Cavanaugh on the All America High School Beach Second Team, and only 16 girls were honored nationwide, according to a press release. “We are extremely proud of Trinity’s accomplishment, […]

International School of Arizona to showcase students’ art

The International School of Arizona is will present its inaugural Fall Art Exhibition Show from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. The show entitled “Vernissage” will be a presentation of art which students from 4th to 8th grade created. The pieces are a celebration of […]

GCU soccer coach reaches 500-win milestone

Grand Canyon University’s men’s soccer head coach Schellas Hyndman became the fifth Division I head coach all-time to win his 500th career game. Mr, Hyndman accomplished that feat as the Lopes opened the season with a 3-0 win over Northern Kentucky in front of 3,328 fans at GCU Stadium on Friday, Aug. 30. “It’s just […]

Paradise Valley teenager swims around Manhattan Island

Paradise Valley resident Henry Palmer, 16, completed the New York Open Water 20 Bridges Swim around the Island of Manhattan on Saturday, Aug. 17 with a time of time of 7:56:55. The youngest in the 16 swimmer field, Mr. Palmer finished in fourth place and completed the first leg of the Triple Crown of Open […]

Arizona Theatre Company to offer free teen classes

The Arizona Theatre Company Learning and Education Department is launching ATC Teen in Phoenix, a learner-driven theatre education program that provides experiential opportunities that enable students to explore their own passions. ATC Teen’s free masterclasses and improv workshops will feature professionals in their respective fields as teachers leading up to mainstage show events and improv […]

Cherokee Elementary rebuild design plans on display for Scottsdale school board

Officials from Orcutt Winslow, an architect firm working on the rebuild of Cherokee Elementary School, stood before the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board Tuesday, Aug. 20 to give an update on their ongoing project. The update included a design concept, which the firm presented previously at an Aug. 12 community meeting, and tentative dates […]