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Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities
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Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Emily Lockwood   Parents cheer from the stands. Students celebrate on the field. It’s football season, once again. But in this game, the points on the scoreboard are not what’s celebrated most. The focus is more on...
Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
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Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Gilbert High School senior Connor Siroky is among 101 marching-band musicians from across the country chosen as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Siroky will be playing trombone during halftime of the U.S....
Williams Field senior selected to U.S. Army All-American football team
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Williams Field senior selected to U.S. Army All-American football team

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Williams Field High School senior Brandon Ruiz has been selected to join an elite class as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American football player. Ruiz, a nationally ranked kicker, will play in the East-West match up on Saturday, Jan. 7,...
Great Hearts student achieves perfect ACT score
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Great Hearts student achieves perfect ACT score

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Ruth Kaylyn Oliver, 16, a senior at Great Hearts Arete Prep in Gilbert, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In a...
We all have a stake in the benefits of solar
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We all have a stake in the benefits of solar

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Barry Goldwater Jr. and Tom Sheahan   The Arizona Corporation Commission is holding a proceeding, tentatively set for Dec. 13, to determine the value of rooftop solar. That’s the value that utilities should pay...
Cowboy educator rounds up scholarship support
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Cowboy educator rounds up scholarship support

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Marla Levine Gilbert-based cowboy entertainer and educator Ted Newman knows the value of education. “As a retired schoolteacher, I’m for anything that furthers education,” he said. He is not alone. Residents of The Forum...
Gilbert’s Native American Management Internship provides real-life work experience
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Gilbert’s Native American Management Internship provides real-life work experience

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Courtney Kock Gilbert remains a leader in Native American inclusion with continued expansion of its Native American Management Internship. Gilbert in 2013 launched the groundbreaking program, which puts college interns...
Art quilts mix fun and work for Vision Gallery’s exhibiting artist
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Art quilts mix fun and work for Vision Gallery’s exhibiting artist

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Quilting is “plork” for Marla Hattabaugh, who coined the word to denote a mix of play and work. The Scottsdale artist recently opened These Are Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts: The Art Works of Marla...
Waging a sweet war
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Waging a sweet war

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
It’s the fifth annual Cupcake Wars at Greenfield Junior High in Gilbert, and the students are well armed with an array of sweet touches and clever twists to give their treats a friendly combative edge before a truce is declared...
Hale Centre Theatre owner reminisces about humble beginnings and success
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Hale Centre Theatre owner reminisces about humble beginnings and success

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera In 14 years of operation, Hale Centre Theatre has placed a huge footprint in Gilbert. The 11,000-square-foot theater with a 3,000-square-foot space where props are built, 2,000-square-foot space where costumes...