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After over a decade of work on incredibly detailed paintings, Don Coen’s “Migrant Series” is making its world debut at the Phoenix Art Museum.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced the nominees for the 2014 Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Aug. 4.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs has partnered with Sun Devil Athletics on a new program for student athletes to gain leadership skills through community service involvement.
Leah Henthorne, 13, was a mere spectator to one of Copperstar Repertory Company’s shows three years ago.
Take a peek from a few miles away and it appears Chandler senior Ky Westbrook had a sensational track season. She took home four state titles in the 100, 100 hurdles, 200 and shot put, and the Wolves took home their ninth consecutive state title due in large part to her efforts.
Class of 2014. Fourteen doesn't have much of a ring to it, does it? Maybe it's not the number though that lacks inspiration. Maybe it's the fact that, we've been down this path before, experienced the same euphoric emotions as we do now, and had the same sense of pride and accomplishment we all currently carry in our buzzing minds. To all of you, I ask one simple question: “What does graduation really mean then?”
Mary Hake, Yun-Pei Hsieh, Cleta Keller and Dana Fehnel of Ahwatukee recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines at Arizona State University. These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But how do you make sure your kids don’t encounter an educational backslide? Many teachers and parents refer to this phenomenon as the “Summer Brain Drain.”
The Horizon Honors baseball team packed up its equipment bags after a day of hard work on the diamond in preparation for a game the next day.
At age 13, when most young girls are dreaming about boys and navigating their way through the perils of junior high, Ashleigh Gonzales was diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy. You can imagine how devastated she was to learn that her vision loss was not treatable.
Mitzi Montoya is the keynote speaker for the Sí Se Puede Foundation’s 14th Annual Educators Awards Recognition Dinner.
Here is a re-posting of my intro story on Desert Vista's J'ontar Coleman when he took over in mid-January 2013.
When you think of the 1980s movie “Top Gun,” it’s easy to picture Tom Cruise wearing aviators and looking ever so handsome in his uniform. This image won’t be completely fulfilled in the All Puppet Players’ adaptation of the film, “Top Gun: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded.” It premieres Feb. 7 at Mesa Encore Theatre’s Block Box On Brown.
Being uprooted from friends and familiar surroundings can be tough for any 14-year-old. But the move from Michigan to the Southeast Valley was especially rough for Kolby Nielsen when he failed to make the cut for his new junior high's basketball team.
No one in Arizona beat Dani Jones this season so she took her show on the road.
The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Campo Verde High School wrestler Parker Hawk on Dec. 11 as one of 10 finalists for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
After Mountain Pointe defeated Dobson 57-3, the players shook their opponents’ hands, sang the fight song with the band and smiled at the fans’ signs reading “10-0.”
The opening bell rang as the iconic “For the Love of Money” by The O’Jays played and 350 high school students all at once began yelling while gesturing and scrawling down notes from reports.
The Jelley-Beans team from Gilbert Christian at Thursday's Junior Achievement of Arizona Stock Market Challenge. [Chris Gabel/East Valley Tribune]
Team Thunder from Desert Vista at Thursday's Junior Achievement of Arizona Stock Market Challenge. [Chris Gabel/East Valley Tribune]