Aaron J. Nelson, born June 2, 1982 in Lake Preston, S.D, passed away in the early morning of Aug. 21 after battling a near death hospitalization a year prior. Aaron attended elementary schools in Sturgis and Rapid City, S.D., and after moving to Ahwatukee he attended Kyrene Centennial Middle School and graduated in 2000 from Mountain Pointe High School. He was employed by the Ahwatukee Target for four years as a supervisor and in 2004 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Aaron flew on AWACS reconnaissance and surveillance missions around the world and achieved the rank of senior airman. Two years ago, he married Shauna Myers of Montana, who also enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and outranked him (“at work only”).
The high school football season is just kicking into full gear, but as any good fan knows, you need plenty of good food to keep those cheers coming before, during and after the game. Below, you’ll find this week’s top five matchups, along with great places to grab a bite to eat before and after the game.
P.E. teacher Howard Warshaw gives direction to K. Deal, his mother, Mirlanda Mose, and sister, L. Manymules (left) during the first day of school at Kyrene Centennial Middle School on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
First-year teachers at the Kyrene School District gathered at the district office Monday morning and attended teacher orientation where they received information on what to expect for the coming school year and a career within Kyrene.
The Tempe Diablos hosted its 25th annual Excellence in Education award ceremony Monday evening at the Tempe Center for the Arts, honoring teachers, students and faculty members across Kyrene, Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High school districts.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald