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the maryvale phoenician - Phoenix Union High School District
Speech and Debate Has
First Successful Year
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The Pops Choir Concert: A
Magical Experience
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Running to Success:
Track & Field
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Phoenix Photo Art by: Saul Chinchilla
Maryvale High School
3415 N. 59th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85033
The Benefits of Community Service
Copy By: Cecilia Sandoval,
Student Press
Doing community service
means doing good for the benefit
of the public and its institution.
Community service is not to be
mistaken with volunteering since
it is not always done voluntarily.
For many teens there can be many
reasons for volunteering in community service. For example, the
government may require it as part
of citizenship requirements, and
also, courts may demand it in addition to someone’s sentence. This is
also known as community payback.
Schools may require it to meet the
requirements of a class.
For Karla Duran, a Maryvale
senior, community service is very
important. She is taking an early
childhood class for her second year
and community service is required
for an internship. She explains that
the advantage in doing community
service is that “you learn stuff that
can help you in the future.” She
volunteers three hours everyday
Volunteers Destiny Garcia and Ytanda
Ford are hard at work!
Photo By: Ms. Jackson
Little Charlotte playing with Juana Tavizon
at MetroTech High School daycare.
Photo By: Ms. Foster
at YMCA and takes care of toddlers
and pre-school children. Karla has
ing community service is to complete 75 hours per semester.
She says that she didn’t mind doing
that it would help student community service because it was
required, but more importantly,
exposure and help with she loved working with children.
Because of her hard work with the
work experience”.
volunteering she was offered a job
at the YMCA where she continues
~ Debra Harris, NAU
to enjoy working with the children
“Some advantages of do-
Spring 2015
On October 1, 2014, The
Arizona Republic published
a special edition on the
etymology (word origin)
of various street names
here in the valley. Student
staff wished to share these
historical accounts.
Camelback Road:
The road was named after the mountain that is
famous for looking like a
lying-down camel.
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Environmentally Friendly Skateboards Made
of Recycled Fishnets
Copy by: Citlallic Aguayo Ojeda, Student Press
Picture courtesy of Cornelio Felix.
Cartoon and product photo courtesy of:
Hip, Cool and
young men jump-started
a new company called Bureo Skateboards, which
are manufactured in Chile:
Ben R. Kneppers from Boston, MA; David M. Stover
Interested? Skateboards made out of recycled from Block Island, RI; and
fish nets is now available in Kevin J. Ahearn, from East
Hampton, NY (http://www.
retail stores! Thousands of
fish nets are lost and left in
These ingenious engineers
the ocean, left to float and
discovered a new way of
contaminate the waters
recycling fish nets, and
and beaches. These three
designed a new type of
skateboard made of fish
net material. According
to Tiffany Nesbit on www., the name “Bureo
means ‘the waves’ in the
native Chilean language
Mapuche.” These environmentally passionate entrepreneurs, Nesbit claims,
“have created a small
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Table of Contents
Environmental Awareness
Panther Pride
School Entertainment
School News
Games/ Puzzles
Bethany Home Road:
Bethany Home Road was a
tuberculosis sanitarium operated by a religious group
in the early 1900s. Doctors
around the country often
would send tuberculosis
patients to Arizona, where
they assumed the clean,
dry air would help them
Thunderbird Road:
This road led to Thunderbird Field No. 1, a training
facility for Allied pilots
from 1939-1946. The site
is now home of the Thunderbird School of Global
Cactus Road:
This road led to the small
town of Cactus, which was
northeast of Sunnyslope in
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Information courtesy of The
Arizona Republic, published in
the October 1, 2014 edition.
Environmental Awareness
Keeping it Clean and Safe
Copy By: Natasha West, Student Press
With the help of
Kickstarter, Inc., Lauren
Singer is living a zero waste
lifestyle in Brooklyn, New
York. She does this by using
non-plastic bags and mason jars for storing items
such as: shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, food, etc.
She even makes some of
her own things such as
soap, laundry detergent
and toothpaste using completely organic ingredients.
Singer lives this way to
reduce waste and become
environmentally friendly.
She “kickstarted” her own
company called Simply Co.
in 2012.
Below are a few of her
ingredients lists and how to
make whipped body lotion
and toothpaste.
Web Links:
You can find more DIY videos on Lauren Singer’s YouTube channel, “Trash is for Tossers”:
Do It Yourself (DIY) Organic Whipped Body Lotion
DIY Toothpaste (zero waste toothpaste)
Ingredients(1/4 cup of each)-
*coconut oil,
*shea butter,
*cocoa butter,
*sweet almond oil,
*essential oils(orange, lavender, etc.)
*2 tbsp. organic oil,
*1 tbsp. baking soda,
*15-20 drops organic essential oil(peppermint, spearmint, etc.)
1. Put all ingredients into small jar.
2. Stir them together.
1. Pour all together in glass bowl.
2. Melt under a double boiler.
3. Stir occasionally (don’t over melt).
4. Take off heat when melted.
5. Put in fridge until solid (about an hour).
6. Whip with mixer until it’s at the same consistency as
whipped cream.
7. Add essential oils (about 5 or more drops).
8. Put in mason jar or any other kind of jar.
“And you’re done! That easy. But this toothpaste won’t foamup like other toothpaste and might be saltier than what you’re
used to” (Lauren Singer).
Is Arizona in a Drought?
Copy By: Brian Valencia, Student Press
a drought too!? One main
reason why Arizona is not
in the same situation as California is not only because
of the size of the state, but
how water distribution has
been planned out. Arizona
is predominantly a desert
and dry region.
Living here in a
desert has made
Original photo courtesy of:
citizens become more and
more accustomed to using
less and less water without
When compared to
consciously realizing. Arizothe massive drought in
nans owe a large portion of
California, one can simply
say, “Good thing I don’t live conserved water supplies
to the Arizona Department
in California.” But did you
of Water Resources (ADWR).
know Arizona has been
In 1980, the ADWR was crein a drought too? In fact,
ated to help secure future
Arizona is constantly in a
drought. Did you also know water supplies for generations to come. Although
that every state alongside
this company does not
the western seaboard is in
physically own water, they
simply act as a way to regulate distribution of both,
domestic and other water
needs. For example, if a
homeowner would like to
build a pool, he/she would
have to contact the ADWR
to get permission to allocate the needed resources
to allow the creation of
a pool. They also inspect
dams and participate in
flood control planning to
help prevent extreme property loss and or damage.
Allocating the West
and Southwest’s water resources are not just a local
problem, Arizona Senator
McCain in 2015 released
a statement in regards to
this, and he claims that
“Achieving America’s environment and economic
goals will require the innovation and creativity of the
business community and
all sectors of society... Our
nation’s land and water re-
sources, particularly in the
west, must be preserved
but not made inaccessible
by the federal government.”
Meaning, it takes many levels of government to maintain a sense of sustainability when it comes to water
Arizona is one of the
states that are in drought,
but thanks to proper planning, the communities will
have an abundance of water for years to come.
“Arizona and its water users are prepared to handle
the effect of the current
drought and impending
potential Colorado river
shortage declaration which
may occur as early as 2016,
although more likely in
2017.” This was a statement
released on the Arizona
Department of Water by a
(Arizona Drought Continued on
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Environmental Awareness
(Environmentally Friendly Continued from Page 1)
change which it hopes will significant things one can
spread and have an impact do to save this environment
all across the world. Each
and world.
skateboard deck is made
“Through time and energy,
entirely out of recycled fish the waves of Bureo will
develop the force required
Buyers will not only to cause real change” (http://
have fun on this new skate-
board which has a deck
in the shape of a fish, but
they can also feel as though
they are a part of saving
the worlds’ environment
by using abandoned material. It just doesn’t have to
be about recycling plastic
bottles, cans, paper, aluminum etc.
Copy By: Palo Verde
Recycling is a very
significant thing that humans need to do. One
Palo Verde is located
should not think of recyon a 4, 200 acre site 55
cling as something to be
miles west of downtown
helpful or smart, but think
of it as what can be done
Palo Verde produces
with materials that are no
longer in use. Sarahi Torslightly more than 4,000
res, sophomore, expresses megawatts and is the nathoughtfully, “I think peo- tion’s largest power producple recycle because they
actually care about our en- er and has been since 1992.
Palo Verde is the only
vironment and those who
don’t recycle maybe just
generating facility in the
forget about it.”
United States to ever proThese skateboards
duce more than 30 million
went worldwide in Aumegawatt hours in a year
gust 2014 and are a sucand has achieved this feat
cess, selling roughly for
$145.00. This might seem seven times, generating as
pricey, but this company
much as 33.7 million megaintends to continue recy- watt hours of electricity.
cling fishing nets which can
Every year Palo
be a costly endeavor. The
company claims that each Verde’s impact on Arizona’s
skateboard deck removes economy is greater than
30 square feet of fishing
$1.8 billion.
nets from the ocean and
The facility directly emreduces the greenhouse
gas footprint by as much as ploys more than 2,500
70 percent.” Not only are employees and long-term
they fun and a good way to contracts.
make money with recycled
Palo Verde is the
things, but they are helping largest single commercial
to save the environment.
taxpayer in Arizona, paying
It’s such a smart way to
make recycling useful and an estimated $50 million in
it is so creative. Sophomore property tax revenues to
Brianna Quijada comment- Maricopa County, the Maried, “I like the idea because copa Community College
it’s like they made a toy out
of garbage. I recycle some- District and the local school
times, like the other times district each year.
I forget, recycling is really
Palo Verde employimportant and everyone
ees donate approximately
should recycle because it $1 million annually to local
helps our environment.”
Keep the cycle going charities through the Valley
and never stop recycling. of the Sun United Way and
other organizations.
Be useful and helpful.
Change people’s mind with
Commercial operarecycling, make something tions for Unit 1 and Unit
spontaneous like the skate2 began in 1986. Unit 3
boards. Make yourself a
started in 1988. The three
better person, be green!
units were granted License
See the difference. Recycling is one of the most
Renewal by the Nuclear
Facts About
the Nation’s
Largest Power
Regulatory Commission in
2011. Units 1, 2 and 3 are
now licensed to operate
through 2045, 2046, and
2047, respectively.
Palo Verde is the only
power plant in the world
that uses reclaimed waste
water from surrounding
cities (Phoenix, Glendale,
Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa
and Tolleson) for cooling
Palo Verde safely and
reliably provides electricity
for approximately 4 million
people in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
Palo Verde owners and
•Arizona Public Service
(APS)- 29.1%
•Salt River Project (SRP)
•El Paso Electric- 15.8%
•Southern California Edison- 15.8%
•Public Service Company of
New Mexico- 10.2%
•Southern California Public
Power Authority- 5.91%
•Los Angeles Department
of Water and Power- 5.7%
Copy By: Jennifer Cruz and
Richard Erxleben III
Freelance Writers
Photo By: Mrs. Calvin
The award winning
Environmental Action and
Research for Tomorrow’s
Habitat (EARTH) Club has
consistently taken action,
starting with Maryvale H.S.
to foster sustainability.
Maryvale High School
can now state that it has
the best rates in the district for low utility usage,
at only $1.22 per square
foot (district average being
$1.81 per square foot). Last
year, MVHS recycled 78,010
pounds of materials, the
highest in the district! The
club has helped the district
save $45,005.00 in utility
costs and helped reduce
the carbon footprint by 4
million pounds in the last
two years.
Ms. Turner, sponsor of
the EARTH Club states, “It’s
an all-volunteer student
driven club and they prove
their dedication daily with
positive actions!” On Thursdays, members give logical
and researched based presentations on what could
help the school, local community, and world environments achieve sustainability. The club participates
in fundraisers, community
gardening/ composting,
school wide recycling, and
campus activities. The club
collaborates with community event organizers such as
the Salt River Project (SRP)
Shade Tree Planting Program and the Arizona Recycling Coalition. Club activities also include hiking
the White Tank Mountains,
lock-ins, and trips to recycling centers. It is inspiring to know that the club
started with a discussion
on climate change in one of
Ms. Turner’s World History
classes and led one of her
students, Edwin Orduno
(Class of 2009) to network
with office assistants and
administration for positive
change! The original cosponsors, Ms. Deahl along
with Ms. Braden (20082012) and Ms. Rahman
(2013) brought energy,
knowledge, and networking skills indispensable to
the club’s success. Ms. Rena
Jackson (current co-sponsor) has overseen the continuity of success with the
hundreds of club members,
both past and present, by
promoting the long term
ideals of sustainability and
student leadership responsibilities!
This year, there are
at least 40 active members
and six officers who, in Ms.
Turner’s words, “…are the
definition of community
organizers. They are awesome, insightful, and empathetic people, who have
shown leadership on environmentally sensitive issues by bringing consciousness raising of climate
change and its impact on
future generations.”
Panther Pride: A Campus of School Spirit
Pictures on this page were taken by: Nelly Salazar, Sagrario Centeno, Diana Valdez, Mrs. Calvin
School Entertainment
Guys and
Dolls, the
Copy By: Brian Valencia,
Student Press
Cast of the production, Guys and Dolls
Photo By: Brian Valncia
Sarah Brown (Haley Olesek) and Sky Masterson (Sergio Garcia)
Photo By: Brian Valencia
Cast of Guys & Dolls. Photo By: Brian
Every four years,
Maryvale High School puts
on a musical for the entire
community to enjoy. This
year the musical chosen
was Guys and Dolls, based
on a story and characters by
Damon Runyon. The original book was written by Jo
Swerling and Abe Burrows,
and the music and lyrics are
by Frank Loesser. The musical is about a man named
Nathan Detroit (played by
Alejandro Hernandez) who
runs a traveling gambling
match and is in dire need of
a new temporary home for
a gambling match. However, when he is given an offer
to use a location, the owner
demands he be paid $1,000
in order to use the facility.
Nathan Detroit had
no money to front the owner, and since he is a gambling man, he asks one of
the city of New York’s best
gamblers, Sky Masterson
(played by Sergio Garcia)
for a friendly bet. The terms
of the bet was simple: Sky
Masterson must take a girl
of Nathan Detroit’s choos-
The Pops
Concert: A
Also noteworthy was
WRS: The Band’s energetic
performance of “Uptown
Funk”, which had the crowd
singing right along with
them! (WRS consists of
Ruben Loera, Drums; William Lujan, Bass Guitar; and
Sergio Garcia, Guitar). In my
seven years at Maryvale,
this is one of the most
memorable concerts I have
Hats off to Amanda
Taylor, her incredibly talented singers and musicians, and the Stage Crew
for an unforgettable evening!
ing on a date within a short
period of time. She must
agree to go with him and if
he is unsuccessful, Sky Masterson must compensate
Nathan Detroit the $1,000.
Sky Masterson was a confident gambling man, so he
agrees to the terms, and
little did he know what he
was getting himself into.
Through vigorous
daily rehearsals this fine
group of talented actors
brought humor, entertainment and a very musical
stage production to life!
This musical was an enjoyable experience for children, teachers, students,
parents and especially for
the actors who enjoyed
themselves on stage.
Nicely-Nicely Johnson ............Kevin Leyva
Benny Southstreet.............Alexis Montoya
Sarah Brown............................Haley Olesek
Arvide Abernathy..............Ignacio Ventura
Harry the Horse.............Michael Palomera
Lt. Brannigan........................David Jerilong
Nathan Detroit..................Alex Hernandez
Miss Adelaide........................Giselle Torres
Sky Masterson........................Sergio Garcia
Mimi......................................Maria Gonzalez
Hot Box Girls...............Nayelly Hernandez,
.................Yaritza Hernandez,
.......................Angeline Ferrar,
.......................Gloria Chicuate
General Carwright............Sienna Romero
Big Jule………….............Jerome Jeffcoat
No Fear Romeo and Juliet.
Origami Cranes
and the Message of “Hope”
The theater was huge and
had red soft seats. The food
there was expensive, but
the play was funny, serious,
and sad. The actors did well
switching out of their costumes and remembering
Copy By: Ms. Deahl, NBCT
their lines.
The play No Fear Romeo and Juliet took place
in the 1960’s when knife
fighting was popular. It was
about two different families, mothers who hated
each other, but their kids
Romeo and Juliet loved
The “Pops Choir
Concert”, held on ThursNo Fear Romeo each other. In the play,
day evening, April 29, was
there were a lot of knife
and Juliet
something truly special!
fighting, action, and sad
The solos, duets, and group
parts when people died.
performances were AMAZ- Copy By: Thomas
Student Press
The stage looked amazing
ING! From Sienna Romero’s
opening solo to Rhiannon
with the 1960’s theme. On
No Fear Romeo and
Standridge playing acousstage there was a wall that
tic guitar while singing the Juliet was an amazing play! changed the setting and
On March 31st the freshGoo Goo Doll’s “Iris”, and
the Jazz Choir singing with men English class went on made the play come to life. I
thought the play was fanAndalucia Middle School’s a field trip to see the play
choir was quite unique.
Technical Theatre
Lights.............................................Nhi Cat Dinh
Sound..............................................Saul Ramos
Music.............................................Daisy Valdez
Spotlight...............................Daniel Gonzalez
Communications Manager............Eduardo
Stage Manager...........Jasmine Polmanteer
Director .....................................Mr. Shanahan
Music Director.........Ms. Taylor & Mrs. Elms
Choreographer..........................Ms. Kinnaird
and Mrs. Williams
Set Design.........Technical Theatre Classes
Copy By: Ms. Whang
The decorative origami cranes display all over
campus was a collaborative
student effort of the Visual
Art Department, Panther
Town, STUGO and the Library. Over 4,000 impressive, colorful cranes are
displayed all over campus.
This represents four wishes
students and staff can make
together! Students created
physical depictions of Hope
and Pride and there is an
immense outpouring of respect for the message and
artwork. Be sure to check
out the Library that contains a 1,000 crane display
to see what inspired this
message of Hope.
School News
(Arizona Drought continued from
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Public Information Officer,
overseen by Director Thomas Buschatzke. In 1980, the
Arizona legislature enacted
the Groundwater Management code, which had three
primary goals when it became into law, which are:
Control Sever overdraft occurring in many
parts of the state.
Provide means to
allocate the state’s limited
groundwater resources top
most effect meet the changing needs of the state
Augment Arizona’s
groundwater through water supply development.
From these three goals,
there came three new levels of management of the
water supply:
Lowest level: general
provisions that apply statewide. This means portions
and advisories will be sent
out about the current level
of water available.
Next level: Irrigation
in non-expansion areas,
meaning development on
new plots of land will be
Highest level: Water
will be restricted to lands
that rely heavily on ground
resource water.
Through the collective force of agencies,
hardworking people, and
countless hours spent planning, Arizonans can all rest
a little easy knowing there
is a secure amount of water
to use. It’s better to plan
ahead and use a little less,
than to use it all and have
nothing for the future.
Front Row: Omar Zamarripa, Juan Garcia
Romero, Alonzo Meza, Kevin Leyva, Gustavo Vasquez, Missael Castillo
Second Row: Milka Arias, Ricardo Nieland,
Paola Machado, BrieAnna Frank, Aaron
Phan, Cristian Palacios, Jesus Pineda, Felipe
Garcia, Yesenia Ronces, Perla Miranda, Mrs.
Norton, Gabriel Gaspar, Jordan Gonzalez,
Ivan Loper
Back Row: Anayensi Huerta, Jazmen Banks,
Sarah Gonzalez, Samantha Castillo
were a bit apprehensive of
these kids during the first
few competitions. Who
are these kids that talk to
walls? What kind of superpower do these kids have
to win awards at every
competition? And most
importantly, why does every potential solution to a
global issue inevitably lead
to thermonuclear warfare?
(Ask anyone who’s participated in Lincoln Douglas
debates, it’s a real thing.)
But after a few competitions, we didn’t question
these students anymore.
Mostly because we became
them. As embarassing as
it may be, there is photographic evidence to prove
that some of us have resorted to talking to walls.
We’ve cracked.
But not in a bad way.
After all, we’ve had a
first year team that has
put some veteran teams to
shame. We’re ranked in the
top quarter of Speech and
Debate teams in Arizona,
and have a strong showing
Copy By: BrieAnna Frank and
in national rankings.
Mrs. Norton,
But the best part about
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this all is the fact that we
We were warned
do not have what other
about “those” Speech and
schools have, and we have
Debate kids when this
matched and exceeded
school year started in August. They’re the ones who them. Some of us were intalk to walls while rehears- timidated by other schools’
tour buses that dropped
ing for competitions, are
socially awkward, and have them off at competitions
while we pulled up in a
already written and published a book (look up Cur- rusted van. Pretty soon
though, we were proud of
rents in the Subconscious
our differences. Because
by Jake Dean if you don’t
even though we received
believe me).
dirty looks and snooty
Needless to say, we
Speech and
Debate Team
has Successful First Year
attitudes from wealthier
students, I’d like to think
we were the happiest team
there. We had fun helping
each other prep for rounds,
and we certainly had fun
finding the nearest Taco
Bell and getting 2 for 1 tacos before rushing back to
campus for the next round.
We had fun playing Trivia
Crack, Heads Up, and Yu-GiOh in between rounds. But
most importantly, we had
fun beating the people who
doubted us from the start.
The thing I’m most
proud about is everyone’s
improvement over the year.
We’ve all become more
comfortable speaking in
front of people, more dedicated, and more informed
about global issues. Some
of us couldn’t even speak
in front of the class at the
beginning of the year, and
later in the year gave multiple speeches in a room of
dozens of complete strangers during Congress sessions. I’d like to think we’ve
all had personal and intellectual growth throughout
this year.
Not to say there
weren’t frustrations. We’ve
all been on the verge of
tears at competitions when
we fell flat during a round,
we’ve all had diva moments, and we’ve all had
our fair share of arguments.
But what team hasn’t?
At the end of the day,
we’re a Speech and Debate
family. And we love each
other, even if we won’t be
around much longer due
to the aforementioned
impending thermonuclear
warfare. (Thanks for the
warning, Lincoln Douglas
Betsy Rotondo does what she loves best.Photo
By: Mrs. Calvin
rity was a perfect fit for me.”
These are the wise words
that Betsy Rotondo, a member of the security team
here at MVHS, shared when
asked what her dream was
as a child. In her journey of
making her dream come
true, she has shaped the
lives of many people as a
Maryvale security guard.
Rotondo was first inspired
by a West High School security guard by the name
of Frankie. Rotondo’s main
inspiration was the disci-
“I love my job,”
Betsy muses,
“I can’t imagine being anywhere else!”
pline that Frankie abided
by as she completed her duties while interacting with
the students. Along with
the guidance of Frankie and
other adults, Rotondo was
able to see that the field she
belonged to was disciplinary among the students.
The way she established
herself in a professional
manner made her the respected figure she is today.
As she is seen patrolling the
halls, one can only imagine
what she is thinking. The
dynamic atmosphere that
exists on campus is ever
changing. When asked, she
simply responded, “This is
a very diverse campus, with
a lot of life experience.” It is
because of dedicated security guards like her that the
peace, order and respect
Copy By: Julia Herrera and
is maintained throughout
Yesenia Ronces,
the Maryvale campus. “I
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love my job,” Betsy muses,
“I wanted to work with stu- “I can’t imagine being anydents and be a part of help- where else!”
ing the youth, but I didn’t
know in what capacity. I
soon found out that secu-
Change, Security Doesn’t
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and as a bonus, she now gets paid
for her work!
Debra Harris who works at
Northern Arizona University (NAU)
has a similar perspective. Her
department, called Service Learning, is where students get graded
in doing community service. She
explains that “some advantages
of doing community service is that
it would help student exposure
and help with work experience.” In
addition, “community service helps
students be more sensitive, helps
in the tradition and giving back to
the community.” In particular, NAU
does not count community service
for admission. They use student’s
previous SAT scores and class ranking.
Whether you do community
service for a grade, scholarship or
to help out your community, it is
always a great way to give back and
gain experience.
side of the school premises
such as working with Saint
Mary’s Food Bank to help
those in need. Ms. Jackson
is the creative director of
STUGO, who likes to motivate & inspire her STUGO
members to learn how to
be leaders at school and in
their community.
With many students
volunteering for the first
time, this gave students a
new perspective to help
out in the community. Heidi
Macias, grade 11, wants to
be a part of STUGO because
she believes it’s for a good
cause and great experience.
In addition, Heidi claims
that, “It doesn’t feel like
work because of the people
involved, music and being
pumped up.” The students
in STUGO get to have fun
and gain new experiences
with their peers while helping out their community,
and the best thing about
this is that it that it’s always
for a great cause.
There are many advantages of being part of
STUGO. One of the advantages is that it looks good
on a transcript, showing
involvement at school.
When applying for colleges and universities they
Copy By: Sagrario Centeno,
Student Press
love to see a well-rounded
student. Being involved
in school activities/ clubs
demonstrates how well an
individual learned to work
with others and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
In addition, being able to
volunteer helps a person
learn new experiences, and
to especially learn the difEddie Cervantes cleans on his volunteer duty.
Photo by Ms. Jackson
ferent types of work people
Maryvale’s illustrious do on a daily basis who
STUGO (also known as Stu- help to provide people in
dent Government) is filled their community with their
with warm-hearted, hard- daily needs.
working students! STUGO
is made-up of students
who love to participate
and illustrate their school Copy By: Cecilia
Student Press
spirit with a wide variety of
On February 13th, Mr.
school activities. In addiShaffer gave his students
tion, STUGO enjoys workan exciting opportunity to
ing with organizations out-
Panther Pride
and Helping
The Panthers
Visit the Zoo
the Phoenix Zoo for his Environmental Science class
to experience and explore
Photo By: Cornelio Felix
Photo By: Cecilia Sandoval
the natural world. Visiting
a zoo always makes most
people feel like a little kid,
no matter the age. Seeing
the wild creatures is exciting and one wonders what
they must be like in the
Mr. Shaffer wanted
his students to know that
“it is important for Environmental Science students
to learn about nature and
endangered species.” As
for the students, it was
a great day to walk with
their friends and see the
animals for a day. Arturo
Carrera claimed that, “he
was exited” because he had
not been to the zoo since
he was ten years old. He
expected to see all kinds
of animals, but in particular he wanted to see lions,
monkeys, and giraffes.
to Success:
Track & Field
Copy By: Coach Goldstein
Your Track and Field team
is preparing for State
Championships starting
on Wednesday. We have
qualified thirteen student
athletes in sixteen events.
Allante Shines, Ismael
Guerreo, Yarithza Soto,
Sammy Schilling, and Daniel Avila qualified for their
first State Championships.
Renique Smith, Robert Kincade, Ivette Fierros, Dijion
Reese and Jerome Jeffcoat
all return to the championships with unfinished business!! Your Panthers are
ready and looking forward
to the challenge!!
• Allante Shines: high jumper
• Ismael Guerreo: 4 x 800 meter
•Yarithza Soto: 3200 meters, 1600
meters, 800
meters= PUHSD
Champion in all
three events
•Sammy Schilling: 4x 800 meters,
4*400 meters,
3200 meters;
Champion in
3200 meters
•Daniel Avila: 4 x 800 meter relay &
4 x 400 meter relay
•Renique Smith: Triple jump and
long jump
•Robert Kincade: Triple jump, triple
jump, and 4*100
Relay; PUHSD
Champion Triple
Jump and Long
•Ivette Fierros: Pole Vault & high
jump; PUHSD
Champion in Pole
•Dijion Reese: high jump; PUHSD
•Jerome Jeffcoat: 400 meters,
4*100m, 4*400m;
Champion in
•Felix Sanchez: 4 x 800 meter relay,
4x400 meter relay,
and 1600 meters;
PUHSD Champion
•Jose Chavez: 4*100 Relay
•Boys 4*100, 4*400, 4*800 Relays
are all PUHSD Champions
•Girls 4*800 relay are PUHSD
•Ramon Trevizo: PUHSD Pole Vault
Games/ Puzzles
Class of 2015!!!!!!
Photo by: Sagrario Centeno
Games/ Puzzles
Environmental Awareness

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