Monica Crowder, a teacher and curriculum specialist for the Kyrene School District, was recently selected as a finalist for the 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Superhero Award presented by Freeport-McMoRan.
Parents of 6- and 7-year-old students in teacher Kari Czerniski’s classes at St. John Bosco Catholic School in Ahwatukee believe she has a unique ability to teach her students in an engaging and exciting way. In fact, they say their children are proud to be in a class that Czerniski calls her “little angels.”
Boy Scout Troop 16 held a Court of Honor on Sept. 28 at the Club West clubhouse in Ahwatukee. Scoutmaster Joe Debbins and Senior Patrol Leader Mason Flowers presided over the evening’s ceremony. Over 100 combined Merit Badges, Ranks and special awards were presented to the Scouts. It was a special time of celebration. Some of the troop’s Scouts attended Camp Geronimo, earning the Big G Silver Award as well as many Merit Badges. The troop also had a group of Boy Scouts who went to Philmont Scout Ranch, backpacking over 80 miles in 12 days in the rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base.
The selection committee of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame recently named longtime golf industry leader Phil Green to the list of inductees for 2014. He and three others will be honored at the induction ceremony at Gainey Ranch Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 24.
My friend’s daughter just turned 8 and I was recently reminiscing about having attended her baby shower. I arrived at the party, set my purse in a room with everyone else’s and joined the activities. Most of the women in attendance went to my friend’s church.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Julie Croley has attended the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix for years, because of friends who’ve encouraged her to attend, but in 2003, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, the race took on a new meaning.
Oct. 5 is World Communion Sunday. It is an annual event, the first Sunday of each October, in which Christians worldwide celebrate our oneness in Christ. There is a unity to the faith, scarcely as it might appear and in spite of our many differences and traditions. Special services will be held around the globe testifying to this fact.
John Steinbeck was one of America’s most prolific and insightful novelists. Renowned for his prize-winning works that most of us either enjoyed or endured at some point in our education (depending upon our perspective), one of Steinbeck’s lesser known novellas is my personal fa-vorite. It is a penetrating little book called “The Pearl.”
Nic and Janel Lovett speak on behalf of their late father Mark Lovett during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Mountain Pointe High School on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. "He would have loved that", says Janel, pointing to the Mountain Pointe football state championship banner.