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Richard Rigby, son of Douglas and Sidney Rigby, is graduating as valedictorian of Marana High School’s class of 2014.
Being promoted to an Eagle Scout is a high honor and one that Marana freshmen, Devan Ashcraft, hopes to acquire through his efforts of putting on a Diaper Dash 5k on May 3.
Devan Ashcraft, a Boy Scout, is putting on a Diaper Dash 5k to benefit the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. The Marana High School freshman is putting on the event, as part of a project, with the hopes of being promoted to an Eagle Scout.
Scott Mahan is a senior at Ironwood Ridge High School and was recently named a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Hardly a day goes by that 18-year-old Braden Whitaker doesn’t reflect on May 3, 2011.
Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including Joshua Meehan of Anchorage Alaska—will be honored during the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 14th, 2013 beginning at 6:30 pm.
Ironwood Ridge senior Colton Blevins is the Explorer’s Helping Hand feature for the month of February.
You, an LD 11 voter and reader of the Explorer newspaper, deserve to know the truth about Arizona K-12 public education funding, energy, nuclear recycling and all subjects being debated during this election cycle. I am writing about these three specific subjects because they have appeared in recent political ads and letters to the editor. I want you to know the truth about them.
“People want to help out in their community. Sometimes they just need a leader.”
Before Bryce Corning, who is looking to become an Eagle Scout came along, the pedestrian bridge at Lambert Park couldn’t withstand flood waters.
Thirteen is Luke Somerville’s lucky number.
Newly appointed Eagle Scout Luke Somerville displays some of his remarkable collection of Scout memorabilia.
On June 16, the Marana Nighthawk 72 Detachment Marine Corps League honored Oro Valley brothers Scott and Rob Standley for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout can earn. Present at the ceremony were, from left, Marana Marine Corps League Chaplain Fred Stupp, Sen. Frank Antenori, the boys’ father, Bob Standley; Rob Standley, Scott Standley and Marana Marine Corps League Commandant Mike Flynn. The League supports the Boy Scouts of America as they promote traditional family values to America’s youth. The Marine Corps League participates in scouting through assistance with units, districts and councils, in community projects, merit badge programs, and special recognition of Eagle Scouts.
Students returning to Ironwood Elementary School this fall will find the playground is a safer place in which to play thanks to a project by Todd Wickizer.
Todd Wickizer, left, observes the retaining wall being constructed by Robert Miller, a first-year apprentice at Sun Valley Masonry, far right, and fellow troop member Justin John, center, last Saturday at Ironwood Elementary School. The wall is Wickizer’s project to earn his Eagle Scout badge.
Scott Standley didn’t have to look far for help while earning his Eagle Scout rank. Two Eagle Scouts already live in his Oro Valley home. His father, Bob, and brother, Rob, both have earned the Boy Scouts’ highest honor, giving the Standleys the unique distinction of having three Eagle Scouts in one household.
Three generations of the Standley family proudly gathered for Scott Standley’s Eagle Court of Honor, which was held at the Northwest YMCA on Jan. 8. They were, standing from left, Rob Standley, Sally Conklin, Scott Standley, Susan Standley and Bob Standley, and sitting from left, Ross Metcalfe, Oliver Conklin and Myra Metcalfe.
Scott Standley’s father, Bob, earned his Eagle Scout award in 1975. Pictured at that Eagle Court of Honor were, from left, Mr. and Mrs. James Estes, Tom Estes, Bob Standley and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Woodworth, Bob’s adoptive parents.
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Three Marana brothers have achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts, that of Eagle.
Courtesy photo, Marana brothers Jonathan, Mike and Matt Susa have all earned their Eagle Scout ranks.
Oct. 13 class for babysitters at Golder Ranch
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