Youth

Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High
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Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High

March 10th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Kymberly Winn did away with lectures and instead brought inquiry-based learning to her seventh grade classroom at South Valley Jr. For her innovation, and other qualities of being caring and enthusiastic and...
Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert
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Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert

March 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Beth Duckett Leading Edge Academy, a K-12 network of charter schools based in Gilbert, has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2002 inception Founder Delmer Geesey, a pastor, had envisioned a top notch traditional educational...
Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals
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Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals

March 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera At just 9 years old, Alena Mascarenas has a vision board filled with plans for the future. This year, however, the Gilbert girl’s schedule has been decided for her. In November, following a glittering...
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...