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Anya Arndt, daughter of Laurel Arndt and Stephen Arndt of Ahwatukee, graduated with a degree in religion from Colorado College on May 20.
Horizon Honors graduate Jessica Laflin, a biochemistry major, was academic all-Iowa Conference honors as the sophomore volleyball player for Central College, with a 3.51 GPA.
Desert Garden offers a Montessori infant program to begin a child’s journey with the best considerations possible in education.
Valley Christian swimmer and Ahwatukee Foothills resident Mikala Nelson will attend Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.
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Hospice of the Valley is in need of more Phoenix-area volunteers. A four-session orientation will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 at the agency’s administration office, 1510 E. Flower St. in Phoenix. Volunteers must attend all orientation sessions. Registration is required prior to orientation. Apply at hov.org/volunteer.
St. John Bosco had a girls volleyball tournament on Oct. 6 and one of its own came away with a championship. The seventh-grade squad won the 20-team tournament, while the other two squads fared well.
Franklin Maimone Souza and Ashton Skinner, both of Ahwatukee, were named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2013. They qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.75 during the semester.
Allysa Singh has been named to Siena College’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Singh is a computer science major from Ahwatukee. To be named to the dean’s list, a student’s GPA for the semester must be between 3.5 and 3.89. Singh was one of 747 students to be included on the list.
Mark Pettibone, a resident of Ahwatukee, has earned placement on Gonzaga University’s president’s list for spring semester 2013. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.
Peter Kelly, a resident of Ahwatukee, earned placement on the Gonzaga University dean’s list for spring semester 2013. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 GPA to be listed. Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.
Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. announced that Calvin Bunton of Ahwatukee received a degree on May 19 at the college’s commencement ceremony in Milton, Mass. Bunton also attained membership to the Curry College dean’s list for the spring 2013 term.
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Bethany Christian School, 6304 S. Price Road in Tempe, is enrolling new students for the 2013-14 school year.
Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix area locations so the agency is hosting four volunteer orientation sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-14, at the agency’s administration office, 1510 E. Flower St.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School students participated in a morning full of programs on Nov. 12 including a flag raising ceremony, several educational sessions about the real reason we celebrate Veterans Day, and a veterans ceremony where the student body prayed the Rosary for the United States and sang “God Bless America.”
Valley Christian High School will be hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Hayden Innes, a freshman at Brophy College Prep from Troop 375, completed his Eagle Scout project for “Save the Family,” a non profit organization who help homeless families get established again by providing them living arrangements. The Ahwatukee resident’s court of honor will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fry Building, in October.
Catholic Education Arizona announced that longtime corporate contributor National Bank of Arizona will be named as the inaugural recipient of the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools “Guardian of Hope Award for Corporate Philanthropy.”
Brenna McElenney of Ahwatukee is attending Creighton University this fall along with more than 960 other freshmen. McElenney, a graduate of Xavier College Prep, will be entering into the College of Arts and Sciences, is part of a freshmen class that is academically strong, diverse and engaged in community and service activities. The academic profile of the 2013 freshmen class places Creighton among the top 10 private universities in the Midwest with more than 4,000 undergraduates and among the top 50 national private Catholic universities.
The teachers have set up their classrooms and the campus has been tidied up to welcome in students for the 2013-2014 school year at Bethany Christian School, an accredited, private K-8 Christian school.
Anthony Quatela of Ahwatukee has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Quatela earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Quatela was one of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the May 19 graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university.
Rupika Kapur, a 2013 graduate of Desert Vista High School, was selected to represent Arizona as a delegate to the 2013 National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia June 26 to July 20. Kapur joined 121 other top science students from across the nation and around the world for this acclaimed honors science leadership program.
Benedictine College has recognized Joseph Alongi of Ahwatukee by naming him to the dean’s list for the spring semester. To achieve the dean’s list, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a 3.5 to 3.9 GPA. Of the 1,716 undergraduate students on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year, 440 made the dean’s list.
Catholic Charities Community Services’ DIGNITY House was recently named Homeless Service Provider of the Year by Phoenix Neighborhood Services. DIGNITY House received the award for its outstanding efforts assisting women with intensive residential recovery to help them live an independent life. The award was presented last month during the city’s National Community Development Week celebration.