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Peter R. “Bob” Ethington, 84, passed away Oct. 27 at Royal Park Care Center in Spokane, Wash., succumbing to complications of a stroke suffered Sept. 16.
A long-standing tradition in Mesa, the community is asked to once again participate in a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” to increase the East Valley holiday spirit.
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
The Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista girls basketball teams will play their regular season game on Monday, Jan. 20 at Grand Canyon University.
As we bid farewell to the 2013 football season; a crazy, cooky, memorable (for all the right and wrong reasons), let’s take a look at a few impact players.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
Honey and Harve Kimmel of Ahwatukee announced the engagement of their son, Alan, to Belle Sigal, daughter of Reta and Bernie Sigal of Blacklick, Ohio.
Throughout her basketball career at Mountain Pointe, Kaylah Lupoe has been known more for her defense than her offense.
Ahwatukee resident Patrick Lombardi is a member of the Denison University men’s swimming and diving team. He is a graduate of Desert Vista High School.
High school is a time when students are trying to decide what type of person they will become later in life.
Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.
Faye McGechie of Ahwatukee is one of many Arizona State University undergraduate students engaged in research projects under the direct guidance of top-level faculty. In this case, she has Institute of Human Origins director and paleoanthropologist William Kimbel showing her the ropes.
Jalen Brown isn’t about to reflect completely even though he is only three weeks from graduation.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Desert Vista Marching Band has been crowned state champions by winning the Arizona State Marching Band competition.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
Mountain Pointe graduate Landry Payne had 47 tackles, four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and four passes broken up as a freshman defensive back for Mesa Community College in eight games through 10 games.
New Chamber Members
Congratulations to the Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band for earning fourth place overall at the Bands of America (BOA) Southwest Regional competition last Saturday (third in Class AAAA for large schools). This represents the highest finish ever for an Arizona band in any BOA regional event.
Antonio Hinojosa was flushed from the pocket, he rolled to his right, threw across his body toward the Mountain Pointe sideline.
The Arizona branch of AXA Advisors announced they will award up to 12 $2,000 AXA Achievement Community Scholarships to graduating high school seniors who live and attend high school in their area.
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) recently announced its 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence, and Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School’s Tara Dale has been chosen as one of the top five finalists for the prestigious award.
For the first time in 14 years, the state big school girls swim trophy was held by a team another than Xavier College Prep.
Mountain Pointe senior Ernie de la Trinidad and Desert Vista senior Keenan Bartlett have found a home.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Ramsay Chancellor was late to the wonderful world of shin splints.