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Gilbert High School Girl Scout installs monofilament receptacles at town lakes
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Gilbert High School Girl Scout installs monofilament receptacles at town lakes

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Kaitlyn M. Janssen, a junior at Gilbert High School, is just adding the finishing touches to a project that will qualify for a Girl Scout Gold Award. Janssen has installed monofilament receptacles to place unwanted fishing line...
Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition
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Local pianists among winners in the Arizona Musicfest competition

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Nine young musicians from the Valley and Tucson took home top honors in piano during the first of six events in the 16th annual Young Musicians Competition organized by Arizona Musicfest. Among them were Miles Fawson of Casteel...
Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge
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Gilbert school among winners in $100,000 D-Backs school challenge

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced 22 winning schools in the “D-backs $100,000 School Challenge,” presented by University of Phoenix. Among them is Weinberg Elementary School in Gilbert. With more than 200...
East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses
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East Valley school districts recognize need for school nurses

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Natalie Tarangioli, Cronkite News School nurses do more than bandage scraped knees—they often provide a lifeline to a student’s medical care for a chronic condition like asthma or diabetes, advocates say. A national...
Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships
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Despite brain surgery, Gilbert Dawgs youth participates in football national championships

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Gilbert Dawgs, with the help of defensive end, Patrick, became state champions this year. They even made it all the way to the national championships. The team even raised enough money – $60,000 – to travel and compete in...
Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training
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Gilbert school districts pondering mandatory CPR training

January 20th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Paul Maryniak Imagine having a heart attack when you’re out in public amid a group of strangers and everyone runs away. Now you have some idea why Arizona is requiring mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation training as a...
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...