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Local Girl Scout Troop 1156 has announced that all girls in the troop have been inducted into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society. Girls in Troop 1156, which is led by Libby Bender and Anita Schanberger, include Schuyler Schanberger, Kacee Roberts and Erica Bender, who all attend Seton Catholic Preparatory High School; Anna Jacobs, who attends Horizon Community Learning Center; and Becca Waypa and Kyla Jacobs, who attend St. John Bosco Catholic School.
Sitting in the bleachers watching a track meet as just a young girl, Ashlee Moore already knew what she wanted to do.
Lending a helping hand is nothing new to Chandler resident Taylor Clouse; she’s been doing it for a while.
Mesa’s Jaylia Yan shined as a student in high school, receiving numerous accolades like a Flinn Scholarship to Arizona State University. Her most recent accomplishment, however, came not just for her academics but for being a well-rounded person.
Just a few points prevented Nila Dhinaker from attaining her goal of reaching the top 40 in the nation’s most prestigious spelling bee last month. That leaves her a year to take a second shot at a more favorable outcome.
So what hasn’t been done in sports films? The genre has tapped everything from outfield angels to trained chimpanzees and dogs, so what’s left? What about a true story of cricket pitchers from India brought to America to learn baseball while fish-out-of-water wackiness ensues? And there you have Million Dollar Arm, Disney’s lame attempt to retry on their decades old Cool Runnings formula.
Abigail Stockwell’s Girl Scout troop was looking to launch an education-oriented project in March when the eighth grader saw a news item about Read On Mesa, a summer reading program that puts donated books into the hands of underprivileged kindergartners.
Positivity was in short supply for Lawana Tremble when she grew up. She said she was bullied as a kid, discriminated against in a variety of ways and told she’d never amount to anything.
Mesa police call it "Justice for the Girl Scouts."
Dozens of volunteers work tirelessly at Helen’s Hope Chest, Mesa United Way’s free clothing, school supply, book and clothing “store” for foster children. It’s a rewarding, enriching experience, and they love to share stories.
Boy and Girl Scouts walk to the ceremony after greeting the nominees during "Operation Welcome Home Chandler" at Chandler City Hall on Monday, April 21, 2014.
NEW YORK — It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her best-selling manifesto for working women. Since then, over 1.75 million copies have been sold; the book's out in 28 languages, and will be in eight more by the end of 2014 (a deal was just made for a Kurdish edition.)
As school draws to a close, parents are beginning to think about what activities their children — daughters in this case — can get involved in and enjoy. The answer is simple: Join a local Girl Scout Summer Camp.
After surviving six rounds of challengers heading into Saturday, Cooley Middle School seventh-grader Nila Dhinaker defeated 26 other spellers to win the 2014 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee.
When Ambassador Girl Scout Lauren Varanese decided to pursue scouting's highest achievement, the Gold Award, she took inspiration from a friend and cancer survivor. Her goal was to make others aware of the special concerns and needs of young adults dealing with cancer.
Ambassador Girl Scout Lauren Varanese organized a Young Adult Cancer Awareness Walk-A-Thon last fall that had more than 80 people turn out for it. [Courtesy Mesa United Way]
NEW YORK — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and the Girl Scouts recently declared a campaign to "Ban Bossy," complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls.
Five Valley girls will be honored at the 2014 Girl Scout Gold Award Celebration on March 29 for earning the highest award in Girl Scouts.
FILE - This Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Sandberg and the Girls Scouts recently declared a campaign to “Ban Bossy,” complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a helpful website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls. But the effort is also being questioned on a variety of fronts, including its focus on a word that not everyone considers damaging, and for encouraging a behavior that not everybody believes equals leadership skill, as Ban Bossy advocates. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This July 2, 2013 file photo shows Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaking during Global Women Leadership Summit in Tokyo. Sandberg and the Girls Scouts recently declared a campaign to “Ban Bossy,” complete with Beyonce, Jane Lynch and Condoleezza Rice on video, a helpful website full of tips and thousands of fans who pledged to stamp out that B word for girls. But the effort is also being questioned on a variety of fronts, including its focus on a word that not everyone considers damaging, and for encouraging a behavior that not everybody believes equals leadership skill, as Ban Bossy advocates. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
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Recently while traveling, I was listening to a local AM radio station. In between the jazz tunes that were being shared, the radio announcer enjoyed sharing heartwarming stories or quick snippets that uplift the human spirit. The announcer had a deep and silky voice and his delivery was calming, almost as if I was sitting fireside with him for story time.
Gilbert Early College’s girls basketball team captured its third consecutive Canyon Athletic Association State Championship on March 1, at the US Airways Center. Gilbert Early College finished the season 20-5, after returning only one starter from last year’s CAA State Championship team. They were led by junior Hannah Carpenter who had 20 points in the 40-34 victory over Sequoia Pathway Academy. Carpenter was named the CAA Division 2 Tournament MVP.