Sister Lynn Winsor: 44 years at Xavier and going strong

Sister Lynn Winsor has been a member of the Xavier College Preparatory community for nearly 45 years, working with student-athletes in myriad capacities and leaving an impact along the way. Those efforts did not escape the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s eye. The AIA recently awarded Winsor its first Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual Champions Awards […]

Xavier College Preparatory celebrates 75 years of education

Seventy-five years ago, the first and only all women’s Catholic high school in Phoenix opened its doors to its inaugural class of 11 students. Founded in 1943 by the Jesuit fathers of St. Francis Xavier Parish and staffed by three Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the new Xavier High School was originally […]

Xavier Prep soccer star wins Gatorade honors

Xavier College Preparatory junior Kyla Ferry has been named the Gatorade Arizona Girls Soccer Player of the Year. In addition to honoring her athletic excellence, the award also recognizes the student’s academic achievement as well as her overall character. She has maintained a weighted GPA of 4.14, and she also tutors, helps to coach youth […]

Xavier College Preparatory students are honored for award-winning artwork

Six Xavier College Preparatory students were honored for their artwork at the Annual Congressional District 9 High School Art Exhibit and Competition awards reception. According to a press release, the following students were honored on April 28 at the Art Institute of Phoenix where the event was held: Junior Fiona Pan placed first in the […]

Xavier College Prep host alumnae for 75th anniversary

Several hundred Xavier College Preparatory alumnae returned to the school’s campus Thursday, April 12 for an all-alumnae celebration in honor of the 75th Anniversary and Diamond Jubilee of Xavier’s founding in 1943. Members of the school’s first graduating Class of 1947 through its most recent graduating Class of 2017, as well as retired and current […]

Phoenix students’ app creation wins Congressional challenge

Four Xavier College Preparatory juniors have used their coding and computer science skills to win the 2017 Congressional App Challenge from Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. The winning Xavier team is comprised of Lillian Castle, Emily Conn, Katherine Katsenes and Katherine Thomas. They created their “Teens for Political Action AZ” application in order to promote youth […]

Xavier, Egyptian high school students collaborate on STEM projects

More than 60 Xavier College Preparatory students are collaborating with students of the Al Farouk School in Cairo, Egypt, to solve real-world biology and physics problems. The students, who are all young women enrolled in the U.S. equivalent of grades 9-12, communicate primarily through virtual exchange experiences and utilize applications such as Dropbox to share […]

11 Xavier scholar-athletes named to All-Academic Volleyball Team

Eleven Xavier College Preparatory students were named to the 2017 Sports360AZ All-Academic Volleyball Team in recognition of their outstanding performances both on the volleyball court and in the classroom. Xavier juniors Ashley Yeung and Jennelle Yarwood received First Team honors, with respective weighted grade point averages of 4.53 and 4.43, according to a press release. […]

Xavier sophomore verbally commits to ASU women’s golf program

Xavier College Preparatory sophomore Ashley Menne verbally committed to play collegiate golf at Arizona State University on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Miss Menne is one of the nation’s finest junior golfers, according to a press release. She won the prestigious ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook and had her first hole-in-one in the Lakewood, Wash., […]

Xavier community toasts to 75th anniversary at annual holiday dinner, auction

The Xavier College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild hosted its 45th annual Holiday Dinner and Auction on Friday, Nov. 10, celebrating Xavier’s 75 years of educating Arizona women. This year’s theme was “All That Glitters” in honor of the school’s Diamond Jubilee, and more than 500 guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, an anniversary toast, dinner, and […]