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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...

Teens win contest to record songs at conservatory

Story and photos by Melody Birkett Two valley teenagers recently won a contest to record an original song at The Conservatory of Recording Arts in Gilbert.    Aspiring singer/songwriters Sam Mortimer, 18, and Brittany Tews, 17,...

Highland High receives award for most blood donations

By GSN Staff With an estimated 21,500 blood donations by the end of the last school year, teens have retained their status as United Blood Services’ largest donor group for the 13th consecutive year.  The Arizona...

Youth awarded for volunteering at Washington, D.C. ceremony

Arizona’s top two youth volunteers of 2017, Emery Miller, 18, and Lauren Basye, 13, both of Gilbert, were honored in Washington, D.C. recently for their outstanding volunteer service during the 22nd annual presentation of The...

Gilbert teen CEOs win investors for their start-up businesses

They weren’t building better mousetraps, but Gilbert teens Sophie Bruner and Alec Liapis were ready for the world to beat a path to their door. Or so they and eight other teen members of the...
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Wild horses photo capture wins ‘Arizona Highways’ award

Griffin Roeger, a 17-year-old graduate of Campo Verde High School, was awarded first place in the Adventures in Nature Photo Contest with “Arizona Highways” magazine and The Nature Conservancy for his photo “Wild Stallions.” At...

Gilbert High School Tigers honored

The Gilbert High School boys’ varsity soccer team finished the 2016-2017 season ranked No. 6 nationally, according to MaxPreps, the online high school sports media brand. MaxPreps ranks more than 16,000 boys’ varsity soccer teams each...