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Coyotes marching band heading to London

By Eric Newman   The Campo Verde High School marching band will kick off 2020 in style, marching in the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, the largest parade in the world. The Coyotes performed several...

Leading Edge Academy clinches basketball victory

By GSN Contributor   Leading Edge Academy Gilbert won the 2018 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 2A Girls Basketball State Championship in a 50-44 victory over Sedona Red Rock High School at the Prescott Valley Event Center...

Weathering it in space

Text by Dawn Antestenis/ photos by Eduardo Barraza, Gilbert Public Schools   The Mesquite High School Aerospace Engineering program worked on a high altitude weather balloon since the start of the school year. In February, they launched the balloon and...
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Conservation theme of Gilbert Water Festival

Story and photos by Eric Newman Nearly 1,700 fourth graders from Gilbert Public Schools came to Gilbert Civic Center grounds on March 7 and 8 to splash, pour and learn all about one of Arizona’s...

New elementary in Queen Creek named

Contributed by Stephanie Ingersoll Elementary school number six in the Queen Creek Unified School District has been named Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary. The school, located near 226th Street and Ocotillo Road in the William Lyon...

Gilbert boy is king of chess

By Melody Birkett Steve Wongso is not your typical 7-year-old. In between studying, he loves playing chess. In fact, he has won two national championships. He’s the First Grade Champion in the 2016 National K-12 Championships. And...

1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football

Contributed by Barrow Neurological Institute Despite increased emphasis on concussion education and player safety, one-third of Valley parents won’t allow their children to play football, according to a new survey by Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute. At...

Teens cement bond playing conjoined twins

By Colleen Sparks With the many hours they spend practicing lines, learning songs and battling nerves as they portray characters on stage, it’s no wonder actors bond with each other like family members. But two Chandler...

Eagle Scout helps restore vitality to House of Refuge

By Wayne Schutsky After a year filled with hardship, the future is bright for Mesa nonprofit House of Refuge, thanks to the generosity of the East Valley community and an enterprising Eagle Scout from Queen...

Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation

By Melody Birkett Parents, students and the community were hustling on a recent Saturday morning at Gilbert Classical Academy’s new home at 1016 N. Burk St. They were trying to get everything ready for the first...