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Less than two weeks after winning a state championship CDO cross country runner Bridgette Doucet has made her college selection. She will run for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
(StatePoint) You may have heard of “summer slide” – when those summer months cause kids to lose all that glorious information and knowledge they acquired during the school year. But even shorter breaks can cause education rifts for students, too.
(NAPSI)—According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 percent of Americans feel that they or their immediate family is at risk of getting Ebola. Yet with only a few confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, the actual risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. In fact, other infections that don’t hit the same emotional hot buttons as Ebola—such as MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, and even the common flu—pose much more of a risk than Ebola to the average American. So what is a rational response to the Ebola virus?
(NAPSI)—You could have a secret weapon for keeping your family healthy right in your own home: your kitchen table.
The winter sports season begins next week with a number of pre-season holiday tournaments. Here is a list of the tournaments that will feature NW area teams.
(BPT) - Every time you walk into a grocery store you are hit with a barrage of options: fresh, frozen, canned, store brand, name brand, organic. Even with your shopping list in hand, the choices can be overwhelming. Knowing when you should splurge and where you can save can make all the difference in your grocery store shopping.
Wednesday morning was the last day of the early signing period for high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent with four-year NCAA colleges. Five Ironwood Ridge athletes made it official with a signing day ceremony at the high school.
Canyon Del Oro High School senior Bridget Doucet finished her final season in cross country on top of the podium, winning the Division II State Championship. However, for any other runner, it may have been just the final race of her high school career, but for Doucet it capped off a marathon of not only becoming the best in her favorite sport, but also in defeating a yearlong battle against anorexia.
Nationally acclaimed for his research and procedures with the robotic-assisted cardiac surgery, Dr. Robert Poston now brings his 12 years of experience to Northwest Medical Center.
A sampling of The Explorer’s picks for the best things you should do this week.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dangerous taxation addiction, but I’m not about to apologize. Arizona is likely to take a steep slide into budget deficit territory soon. We’re expected to be a billion dollars in the red next fiscal year, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of millions the state is supposed to add to its school funding, by court order. So my saying we need to raise more revenue to meet our fiscal obligations isn’t some crazy, radical notion. It’s just plain common sense.
When Canyon Del Oro senior golfer Chris Meyers signed a national Letter of Intent to accept a golf scholarship from Stanford, he completed a lifelong dream to go to the school. Even a year ago signing with the Cardinal seemed unlikely.
A new study by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) shows that overall, high school students in Pima County are using fewer drugs than they were in 2012, the last year data was collected.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.
If you step into Krisha Leyva’s class be prepared for a lot of energy, a lot of hands-on activities and not a lot of handholding. Leyva believes in being upbeat and animated, but she also believes in letting kids make their own discoveries. This philosophy has led her to being a finalist for STEM Superhero Awards for Most Dedicated STEM teacher, which is sponsored by the Arizona Super Bowl committee.
Despite the objections of many in attendance, the Marana Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend two proposals to the Town Council in regards to the Lazy K Bar Ranch development.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love! Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
Twenty-one Catalina Foothills High School students participated the DECA Western Region Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, CA from Nov 13 - Nov 16, 2014. Senior Fernanda Lopez and Junior Stephanie Treanor won first place medals for their individual role-play competition sections. Senior Anna Williamson was selected as a leadership intern for the DECA-affiliated company "TRI".
Since returning to cross country this season Bridgett Doucet has returned to top form. She has won two of the multi-team invitationals she has participated in and finished second in a third. Here she cruises to the finish line at the Valerie McGregor Rattler Invitational at Marana High School.
Marana Middle School teacher Krisha Leyva is a finalist for the Most Dedicated STEM Teacher award.
Former Mountain View and Marana basketball coach Mike Dyer dedicates the veterans’ memorial bench at Mountain View High School.
PHOENIX – Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools.