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 […]

Xavier Sisters, administrators to celebrate Golden Jubilee this weekend

Two beloved Xavier College Preparatory administrators — principal Sister Joanie Nuckols, BVM and vice principal and athletic director Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM — will celebrate their Golden Jubilee as Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Xavier. Sister Joanie and Sister Lynn began their novitiate and their decades-long friendship […]

2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition: 8 Xavier students recognized

Xavier College Preparatory has announced that eight seniors have been recognized for excellence in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Three Xavier seniors — Claire Fleming, Katherine Hann, and Brooke Howard — were named Semi-Finalists for scoring in the top one-half of one percent of the approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools nationwide who took the […]

Xavier’s international program passes 500-student milestone

City of Phoenix’s Xavier College Preparatory has sent more than 500 Xavier students and faculty members on international trips through the school’s International Studies Program launched five years ago. The International Studies Program provides students and faculty with global religious, education, cultural, and service offerings, according to a press release. Earlier this summer, more than […]

Xavier joins PBS initiative to build next generation of journalists

Xavier College Preparatory announced its participation in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program, a national journalism initiative by the PBS NewsHour to connect middle and high school students with public media stations to produce original, youth-focused news reports. Students at the all-female Phoenix high school will now have the opportunity to create content for […]

Xavier students, faculty recognized locally, nationally

Xavier College Preparatory junior Hannah Novack is one of four winners of this year’s Scottsdale Rotary Youth Salute. As part of her honor, she will attend a leadership seminar at Washington University in St. Louis in October, according to a press release. Xavier junior Frances Nowlen is one of 10 students to be awarded the Project Change Scholarship, sponsored by the American Field Service to promote ideas for change in education. She will travel to Guatemala in July to implement her proposal to help young children with stress relief and mindfulness through art.

100+ golfers play in Xavier Dads’ Club tourney

The Xavier College Preparatory Dads’ Club hosted its Annual Heather Farr Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, March 10 at
the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix. More than 100 Xavier parents, alumnae, and friends played, and all proceeds raised will benefit Xavier’s students. At the event, the Dads’ Club also collected donations of gently used clothing for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, according to a press release.

Xavier students honored with national, state accolades in speech/debate, ballet, athletics

Xavier College Preparatory freshwoman Emma Elsbecker qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., in June with her “informative speaking” performance in the Arizona state tournament last month. Ms. Elsbecker and her Brophy/Xavier Speech and Debate teammates placed second at the state championship competition, according to a press release.

Xavier establishes scholarship in memory of teacher

Xavier College Preparatory has established the Glenda Rauscher Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of the school’s beloved teacher, who passed away on Saturday, March 18, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Ms. Rauscher, a graduate of Swarthmore College with master’s degrees from both Harvard University and the University of New Mexico, served Xavier for more than two decades as an AP English and American literature teacher. She retired nine months ago, according to a press release.

Xavier students capture skiing, equestrian championships; golf accolades

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.