Youth

Gilbert boy is king of chess
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Gilbert boy is king of chess

November 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
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 Santan Sun
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 Santan Sun
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 Santan Sun
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 Santan Sun
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,...