CAC photography students feature exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

The work of Central Arizona College advanced photography students will be featured at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum gallery during December. A meet-the-artist reception will take place 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, to allow visitors an opportunity to speak with the students about their work. Those attending the opening reception will receive free admission to the […]

CAC hosts Arcs and Sparks event for females interested in welding

The Central Arizona College Welding Program is hosting an Arcs and Sparks event for females, age 10 and up. The free event will be held 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Signal Peak Campus V Building, Room 107, 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge. Arcs and Sparks will provide options for girls and women […]

College district, Loyola Marymount officials sign transfer admission agreement

The Maricopa County Community College District and Loyola Marymount University have signed a transfer admissions agreement that will enable students attending the 10 MCCCD colleges to receive guaranteed fall admission to LMU if they meet specific requirements. The agreement will allow students who maintain GPA and unit requirements to transfer into select programs at LMU. “We are […]

Nov. 15 deadline for Apache Junction students to apply for Elks scholarship

Students in the Apache Junction Unified School District are eligible for a variety of scholarships through the Elks Club. “Every year thousands of dollars of scholarship money goes unused because students and their parents of unaware of the opportunities available to them,” according to a release. The deadline for the Most Valuable Student scholarship is […]

Prospector pride: Apache Junction football makes stark improvements under Vance Miller

Evolution has come quick for the Apache Junction High School football team. It wasn’t that long ago that many considered the Prospectors to be an easy game on their schedule, but it appears that’s no longer the case. AJHS recently secured a 4A Black Canyon Region title, a back-to-back accomplishment, and hasn’t lost a region […]

Central Arizona College TRIO student completes career shadowing opportunity

Esmeralda Sierra, a student in Central Arizona College’s TRIO Student Support Services program, completed a career shadowing experience with Advanced Orthopedics in Casa Grande this summer, allowing her to gain greater knowledge about public health administration. During her time with Advanced Orthopedics, Vanessa Gordon, physician assistant, provided her with office training. She had direct communication […]

Apache Junction Mounted Rangers donate $2,500 to 5 school music programs

The Apache Junction Mounted Rangers on Oct. 23 presented a check for $2,500 at the Apache Junction Unified School District governing board meeting. “Out of that money, each school in the district received $500 for its music programs,” AJMR member Renee Sprecher Wagner Shutts said in an e-mail. Above from left are Apache Junction Mounted […]

Mesa student receive scholarships from Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College’s 34th Annual Scholarship Banquet was earlier this month, which recognizes the scholastic achievements of nearly 80 EAC students, and a student from Mesa earned a scholarship. Lila Claussen of Mesa, daughter of Valerie and Larry Claussen received the Ora Deconcini-Martin Scholarship, which is presented to a returning full-time student and a new […]

Apache Junction educator Andie Chung receives Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Andie Chung, an educator at Apache Junction High School, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to pupils, she was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession, according to a release. Each year student […]

Arizona education department gives Cs and Ds grades for Apache Junction schools

The Arizona Department of Education has notified Apache Junction Unified School District that its schools received C and D grades for academic growth; proficiency on English language arts, math and science; and other measurements. AJUSD schools grades are: D, Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. D, Desert Vista Elementary School, […]