Like most people, I had a variety of jobs growing up before finally settling into my career. Two of them in particular stand out to me. The first was when I became a food server for Texas Roadhouse. I loved their food, I loved the fun and upbeat environment, I even loved being the one to shout out the birthday ritual.
Desert Vista senior Nicole Hicks has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Female Scholar Athlete Award in the state of Arizona for 4A/5A Division schools, and will be recognized at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on May 19.
The Ahwatukee JCPenney, 5050 E. Ray Road, was once again the site for the Seventh Annual Knights’ Kids event on Dec. 7. The Corpus Christ Knights of Columbus Council 10062 and In Country Viet Nam Veterans sponsored 42 students from the Frank Elementary School in Guadalupe for a morning of shopping for new clothing items.
Football practices have officially started for a handful of East Valley teams, and season openers will be creeping up in a matter of weeks. Several underclassmen dotted the All-Tribune teams at the end of last season and they are back to chase championships. It’s a bumper crop of athletes playing varsity football this season, and here are the Tribune’s Ten Offensive Players to Watch in 2013: