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Gilbert Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards
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Gilbert Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

May 11th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Niki D’Andrea   Two Girl Scouts from Gilbert have earned Girl Scout Gold Awards from the Girl Scouts – Arizona-Cactus Pine Council. The award – the equivalent to becoming an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts – is the...
Leading Edge Academy clinches basketball victory
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Leading Edge Academy clinches basketball victory

April 26th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
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...
Weathering it in space
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Weathering it in space

April 25th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
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,...
Conservation theme of Gilbert Water Festival
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Conservation theme of Gilbert Water Festival

April 24th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 most important resources at the...
New elementary in Queen Creek named
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New elementary in Queen Creek named

February 3rd, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
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...
Gilbert boy is king of chess
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Gilbert boy is king of chess

November 7th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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....
1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football
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1/3 of Valley parents won’t allow kids to play football

November 3rd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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...
Teens cement bond playing conjoined twins
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Teens cement bond playing conjoined twins

October 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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
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Eagle Scout helps restore vitality to House of Refuge

September 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 Creek named Landon...
Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation
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Gilbert Classical Academy settles in new digs with anticipation

August 6th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
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 day of school,...