Eleven Phoenix Union schools, as well as Sierra Vista Buena, Kingman and Seton Catholic competed in the event at Maryvale High School. Maryvale finished second with 34,568
Guzman, now an engineering student at New York University, earned the Evelyn Kamen Rising Star Award, named after Kamen’s grandmother, who was a teacher in the New York state school system
A team from Metro Tech took an initial investment of $500,000 in virtual money to buy mock stock in 30 fictitious companies, and finished the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Linda Abril Educational Academy. The 42,000 square-foot two-story school building is being built at 3000 North 19th Avenue
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, a writer-producer on Seth MacFarlane’s new upcoming animated Fox TV show, “Bordertown”, was among the featured speakers at a student conference and fundraiser hosted by Central High.
Camelback hosted a Naturalization Ceremony on Constitutition Day and Citizenship Day, September 17. The event culminated Civics Week for Phoenix Union, when students took the state-required civics exam. Some 500 students from around the District attended the ceremony.
Manuel Silvas has been assigned interim principal of Maryvale High School, effective October 5. Phillip Verdugo, Maryvale’s principal for the last 12 years, will come to the District office as an administrator on assignment.
One of the goals of Bioscience was to produce college-going students who could one day work in the sciences, medicine, research and engineering.
Betty Fairfax has had a lot of firsts in its young history, and now they are the first Phoenix Union school to field a Special Olympics softball team.
Ducey toured the campus, visiting Auto Tech, the START ESS program at the cafeteria, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Floral Design and Business Operations, and the student-run campus Canyon State Credit Union.