School Notes - March 1, 2017

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Student art exhibit

Trivium Preparatory Academy in Goodyear is holding its first public art exhibit showcasing work by its high school students through Feb. 26 at Enroute Coffee and Tea House, 15605 W. Roosevelt St., Suite 107, Goodyear.

Oil and pastel paintings, portraits and still lifes will be shown, with select artwork available for sale.

 

Winners announced in young artist program

Goodyear has announced the winners of the fourth annual Mayor’s Select Art Awards for fall 2016. Chosen from 66 entries by a panel of judges, 17 pupils will share $1,600 in scholarships to further their education.

In the junior division, Westar Elementary seventh-grader Jenna Tovar won first place; Westar eighth-grader Abigail Fernihough won second place; Trivium Preparatory seventh-grader Jaden Lopez won third place; and Westar sixth-grader Kristen Nicodemus and Trivium seventh-grader Lara Hahne won honorable mentions.

In the senior division, Estrella High School senior Michaela Daniels won Best in Show; Desert Edge High School senior Kaitlyn Saucede won first place in 3D artwork; Estrella High sophomore Montana Downing and Desert Edge senior Angelica Molina won honorable mentions in 3D artwork; Desert Edge junior Brianna Broadbent won first place in drawing; Desert Edge juniors Abagaile Davis and Kaimana Cozo won honorable mentions in drawing; Estrella High senior Kendall Clark won first place in painting; Desert Edge senior Katelyn Canchola, Desert Edge sophomore Kiera Mitchell and Trivium senior Kaylee Christian won honorable mentions in painting; and Estrella High senior Emily McHerron won first place in photography.
 

Cierra Lee named to McPherson honor roll

Cierra Lee of Goodyear was named to the honor roll for the fall semester at McPherson College in McPherson, Kan.

Honor roll is awarded to students with a 3.55 GPA or higher.

 

Goodyear residents graduate from Park University

Juanita A. Turner of Goodyear graduated summa cum laude in December with a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from Park University.

Melvin M. Turner of Goodyear graduated cum laude in December with a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from Park University.

Summa cum laude is awarded to those with a 3.9 to 4.9 GPA and cum laude is awarded to those with a 3.5 to 3.7 GPA.

 

Emilie Etchart makes dean’s list

Emilie Etchart of Litchfield Park was named to Belmont University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with an average GPA of 3.5 and no grade below a C.

 

Chelsie Goddard named to dean’s list

Chelsie Goddard of Avondale was named to Kansas Wesleyan University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with an average GPA of 3.25 or higher.

 

Gabriel Uribe named to dean’s list

Gabriel Uribe of Avondale was named to Bob Jones University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.75.

 

Kayla Wolfe graduates from university

Kayla Wolfe of Goodyear graduated in December with a master’s degree in communication from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M.

 

Logan Wilkins named to Spokane Falls honor roll

Logan Wilkins of Goodyear was named to the honor roll for the fall 2016 semester at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash.

Honor roll is awarded to students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

 

Local students win VFW oral essay scholarships

Three students from local high schools won Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy scholarships for an oral essay about their responsibility to America.

First place went to Nathan Padley who attends Millennium High School in Goodyear.

Second place went to Kelsey England who attends Verrado High School in Buckeye.

Third place went to Samantha Lacey who attends The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies in Buckeye.

Winning students move up in district, state, then national competitions to earn the chance of winning a $30,000 scholarship.

 

Kaitlin Marie Reeves named to dean’s list

Kaitlin Marie Reeves of Buckeye was named to Iowa State University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

Melanie Van Den Heuvel makes dean’s list

Melanie Van Den Heuvel of Buckeye was named to Davenport University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of nine credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

Litchfield Park residents make dean’s list at Baylor University

Kristen Noelle Bolte and Veronica Michelle Garcia, both of Litchfield Park, were named to Baylor University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

 

Bianca Burrell graduates from Jacksonville

Bianca Burrell of Goodyear graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala.

 

Tyler Boxwell graduates from Texas university

Tyler Boxwell of Litchfield Park graduated on the dean’s list in December with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

Avondale student serving as college tutor

Victor Mena of Avondale is serving as a tutor for the 2016-17 school year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

Tutors are selected by professors for their content knowledge and ability to assist other students with the material. They are also trained by academic support professionals. In addition to providing one-on-one services, tutors facilitate study groups and test review sessions.

Mena is a senior and an English teaching major. He offers tutoring services in writing.

He is the son of Bernice Mena of Avondale.

 

Buckeye resident named Agri-Techsan

Hannah Eichman of Buckeye has been named to the 2016-17 team of Agri-Techsans at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Selected each spring for the following academic year, Agri-Techsans must be nominated by either a faculty member or a current Agri-Techsan, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a full-time student in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Agri-Techsans travel to high school career days, job fairs, class presentations and club meetings throughout the region to inform prospective students about the university’s admission requirements, financial aid opportunities and what it is like to attend Texas Tech.

The selection process includes nomination and application phases followed by an appearance before a selection committee composed of the college’s faculty and staff.

Eichman is a sophomore animal science-business major. She plans to work with Farm Bureau in the area of business management, administration and advocacy work.

 

Michael Zhang named to dean’s list

Michael Zhang of Avondale was named to Wartburg College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

W.V. students named to president’s list

Timothy Bland of Goodyear and Manny Martinez of Tolleson were named to Trine University’s president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.75 or higher

 

Applicants sought for ASU college prep program

High school students are invited to apply to Fleischer Scholars, a weeklong summer college prep program for high school juniors who will graduate in 2018. Fifty students will be given full scholarships for housing at Arizona State Univeristy, meals and materials. Sessions will be held June 12-16 and July 10-14.

The program’s application deadline is April 30. For information, visit wpcarey.asu.edu/Fleischer, call 480-965-5187 or email wpcsummerprograms@asu.edu.

 

Isaac Coronel named to dean’s list

Isaac Coronel of Avondale was named to Westminster College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

 

Volunteers sought to host international students

Aspect Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational exchange organization, is seeking volunteers to become host families to international high school students from more than 30 countries. For information, call 480-487-7124 or visit aspectfoundation.org.

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