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Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 8:13 pm | Updated: 11:42 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Board OKs academy's move to Saguaro

Copper Ridge Math and Science Academy is officially moving to Saguaro High School, 6250 N. 82nd St., this fall.

Board OKs academy's move to Saguaro

Copper Ridge Math and Science Academy is officially moving to Saguaro High School, 6250 N. 82nd St., this fall.

The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board voted 3-1 to move the academy, which opened in fall 2006 as a math and science magnet program designed primarily to serve students in the northern part of the district.

But the school has had low enrollment and high teacher turnover. The district has said it has been difficult to hire teachers for the small program without having all the resources in a comprehensive high school.

The school will serve ninth- through 11th-grade students this fall.

Board member Molly Holzer cast the dissenting vote.

Amanda Keim, (480) 970-2337

Ceremony to honor volunteer leaders

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will honor six volunteer leaders who embody the spirit of volunteerism during the sixth annual Business Volunteer Awards 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway.

Tickets are $65. The evening will feature the Shop Scottsdale Raffle, an array of food, a "mystery tree" filled with raffle items, music, video presentations and awards.

The 2008 honorees are:

Polaris Award: Art DeCabooter, president, Scottsdale Community College

Legacy Award: Dale Fingersh, The Right Direction

Segner Award: Eric Larson, A.R. Mays Construction

Rising Star Award: Jennifer Bongiovani, Go Green Landscape Services

Ambassador of the Year: to be announced at the event

Chairman's Award: to be announced at the event

The celebratory evening begins with a cocktail reception. To register, visit or call (480) 355-2700.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Realtor mixer will aid Paiute organization

The Scottsdale Association of Realtors is hosting a mixer 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to benefit the nonprofit Partners for Paiute organization and Scottsdale's Paiute Neighborhood Center.

The mixer will take place at The Mark condominiums, 6803 E. Main St., and will feature hors d'oeuvres, wines, entertainment and prize raffles.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Paiute Neighborhood Center offers a variety of community programs, including free after-school programs, summer recreation programs, tutoring, senior services and social service programs, such as medical care and emergency food boxes.

For information about the center, visit

For reservations, call (480) 945-2651.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Korean War veterans to meet Saturday

The Gen. Brad Smith Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will meet 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3513, 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale.

Anyone in any branch of the service between 1950 and 1955, or who has ever served in Korea, is eligible for membership. A special POW/MIA ceremony will be held.

For information, call (480) 948-9276.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

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