School Notes: October 15, 2013

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Avondale teacher receives honorable mention

Tim Ramsey of Garden Lakes Elementary School in Avondale recently received an honorable mention for his non-fiction essay “Can I Eat Witchu?” Ramsey participated in the Teachers as Writers Competition through the Arizona English Teachers Association. He previously won first place in the year 1996, and again in 2010, for his essays “Jump: A Tale of Adolescence” and “The New Kid.”


Avondale school honors 1st responders

Legacy Traditional School in Avondale participated in the Patriot Day Project on Sept. 11 to recognize firefighters and police officers who work to keep the community safe.

National Junior Honor Society scholars from the school delivered homemade treats and thank you cards made by all the pupils. Several parents and a couple of teachers helped as well.

Student scholars are: Mario Barrera, Cara Peck, Jennifer Martinez, Ethan Franco, Chris Pechinksi, Leif Hilding, Leilanie Moran-Barrera and Sarah Hills.


6 W.V. students selected for leadership program

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff selected six first-year incoming students from the West Valley to be part of its Edge Leadership Experience program. The Edge Leadership Experience provides an opportunity for the students to learn and practice leadership skills.

Ruby Arjona and Marcus Miranda, both of Goodyear; Sabrina Ballard and Daniel Terrazas, both of Litchfield Park; Jordan Riding of Avondale; and Jennifer Hernandez of Buckeye were among 150 participants chosen for the program.

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