Band students at Desert Vista High School gathered along with band director Josh Thye to accept a $1,000 check from Fulton Homes for being December’s monthly winner of the Fulton Homes Noon Salute program.
Six Kyrene Aprende Middle School eighth-graders took this year’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge by storm by winning Best in Region and Best in State for their environmentally friendly mobile application.
What began seven years ago as an off-season scrimmage between a few lacrosse teams has turned into a full blown jamboree with more than 35 teams coming together to play and also raise money for local kids diagnosed with cancer.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized Mesa (MCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges (CGCC) by awarding each a 2015 Community Engagement classification, a significant and competitive recognition that highlights dedication to community service. This is the first classification for MCC and a renewal of CGCC’s initial 2006 designation. The colleges represent two of only three Arizona schools and just 361 colleges and universities nationwide that currently hold the designation. Between MCC and CGCC, more than 5,000 students performed upwards of 115,000 hours of community service last year.
The chatter doesn’t matter. It’s essentially the approach the Desert Vista girls basketball team has taken when it comes to the lopsided scores that have become common place as the Thunder prepare for the postseason and defending their title.
Ahwatukee Foothills residents looking to add a furry member to their family will have a great opportunity to do so tomorrow when PACC911 will host an adopt-a-thon in the Ahwatukee Petco parking lot, at 5011 E. Ray Road.
AARP announced the appointment of Dana Marie Kennedy as state director for Arizona AARP. Kennedy joins the national organization’s state office after serving more than 20 years as a leading advocate for working families, retirees, and women at the local, state and national levels.
Cox Communications has announced that three Phoenix-area employees, Zabrina Mogro, Scott Martin and Scott Magee Jr., have been promoted and will each be taking on new responsibilities as field supervisors.
If you are interested in saving for retirement, here’s some good news: For 2015, the IRS has raised the maximum contribution limits for 401(k) plans from $17,500 to $18,000. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an extra $6,000, up from $5,500 in 2014.