Ryan Connor of Ahwatukee completed his first year at Grand Canyon University by being named to the dean’s list. Connor, who is majoring in special education, has accepted an internship at Disney World in Florida for the fall semester.
O’Connor House, whose mission is to continue the lifetime work of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to help solve important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue and action, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors, each appointed to a three-year term:
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
SIAS International University has elected Dr. Edward Johnson, president of Everest College Phoenix, as a member of its Foundation Board. SIAS is China’s largest private university with a student population of 24,500. SIAS is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary at its campus in Zhengzhou, Hanan, China.
The Mountain Pointe boys volleyball team, seeded 20th, was eliminated from the Division I volleyball state playoffs in straight sets, 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, by fourth-seed Sandra Day O’Connor Eagles on Saturday.
Mountain Pointe Pride junior Keone Coronado (5) spikes the ball against the Rincon Rangers during Saturday's playoffs at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. Moutntain Pointe would win the match three sets to one. (Will Argeros/AFN)
The Mountain Pointe Pride Division I volleyball team lines up on the baseline before Saturday's games at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. The Pride would eventually lose to the host school in straight sets. (Will Argeros/AFN)
Mountain Pointe senior Connor McKenzie (2) sets the ball to his teammates during the final set of Saturday's match against the Sandra Day O'Connor Eagles. The Pride lost the set 20-25 and were eliminated from the Division I state playoffs. (Will Argeros/AFN)
Desert Vista coach Ryan Tolman talks with Mountain Pointe's Christian Soerensen (16) and Connor McKenzie (2) after the boys volleyball game between Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.