Chelsea Connolly, Dena Kimble win Apache Junction school board election

Chelsea Connolly and Dena Kimble were elected to the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Unofficial voting results (last updated at 6:05 p.m. Nov. 13) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Chelsea Connolly, 9,322; Dena Kimble, 8,180; Braden Biggs, 7,385; and Gilbert K. Cancio, 3,738. […]

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 […]

Apache Junction school district general election results

Four are running for two elected volunteer positions on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters live in Pinal County. Early unofficial voting results (last updated at 3:29 a.m. Nov. 7) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Chelsea Connolly, 6,413; Dena Kimble, 5,808; Braden […]

Christensen: Vote for Dena Kimble for AJUSD board

I am writing in support of Dena Kimble for election to the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. Dena and I first met about 15 years ago when our kids attended Desert Vista Elementary School.  Although she and I come from different backgrounds and different parts of the country, we soon became friends and […]

Koszarek: Voting for Dena Kimble for AJ school board, for her perseverance

As a longtime community member and a past parent of kids who attended the Apache Junction Unified School District, I am casting one of my votes for Dena Kimble. My past experience with her has been since our kids were in grade school. They now are both in college and well on their way to […]

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 […]

Second annual ‘AJ Kids Idol’ auditions in November

Do you have a talent you want to share with the world? Do you have what it takes to become the next AJ Kids Idol? The second-annual AJ Kids Idol talent program is open to school-aged children in kindergarten-12th grades. The event is hosted by Kiwanis International of Apache Junction. Proceeds are to benefit the […]

Rizzi: Join me in supporting Braden Biggs and Gilbert Cancio for school board

The following is why I support Braden Biggs and Gilbert Cancio for Apache Junction Unified School District board. Braden Biggs grew up in Apache Junction and has graduated from AJUSD. He has submerged himself in this community, making essential connections throughout. He’s connected with parents, business owners, students, staff and community members of all ages […]

Begeman: Support for Braden Biggs and Gilbert Cancio

I have lived in the area for quite awhile and have been closely following the Apache Junction Unified School District for almost as long. I have followed the school board meetings regularly and feel that as elected officials they have not been looking at the concerns of the community, staff, students and parents. We need […]

Evans: ‘I fully support and will vote for Chelsea Connolly’

As a mother, grandmother and concerned citizen of Apache Junction, I support Chelsea Connolly for Apache Junction Unified School District board member. Her mother and father were both business owners and community supporters all her childhood and young adult life. Chelsea is dedicated to the community as well. With her role at Academy Mortgage on […]