Apache Junction High School student Bishop receives $10,000 Presidential Scholarship

Kennedy Bishop, a senior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, received the Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship is for $10,000 a year and can be renewed annually as long as she maintains an unweighted grade point average of 3.93. She plans to attend Grand Canyon University and major in pre-med. […]

Principal Chomokos leaving Apache Junction High School

Dr. Angela Chomokos, principal at Apache Junction High School, is leaving at the end of the school year for another job and to spend more time with her family. “We will be conducting a search to hire a new principal at the high school for the 2019-20 school year,” Sally Marks, public relations specialist for […]

Apache Junction High School NJROTC students to compete in Brain Brawl Championships

Five Apache Junction High School students in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will travel to Garden Grove, California, March 22-23 to compete in the Area 11 Academic (Brain Brawl) Championships. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board at a work session Feb. 26 voted unanimously to approve the trip as part of […]

Apache Junction High School to host fundraiser for basketball team

Apache Junction High School is hosting a running/walking event with the hope of benefiting the school’s boys basketball team. The event is slated to run from 9-11 a.m. and will offer distances of two to four miles in the downtown area, starting and finishing at Flatiron Park, 100 W. Apache Trail. All participants will receive […]

Music student, composer Swigert scores scholarship from Roadhaven Resort

Apache Junction High School student Matthew Swigert recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Rhythm in Blues Community Choir at Roadhaven Resort, 1000 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. He plans on going to Arizona State University to major in music after he graduates from AJHS this spring. Mike Radniecki from Roadhaven inquired about potential […]

Apache Junction High School teacher to visit California for new program, course training

Terry Hendron, a math teacher at Apache Junction High School, is traveling March 3-6 to Temecula, California, to attend The Boomerang Project Link Crew Program. The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board voted 5-0 Feb. 12 on a consent agenda that included approving Mr. Hendron being away from work for three days and using […]

Video: National anthem at Apache Junction State of the City

The Apache Junction High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard approaches the stage at the Feb. 13 Apache Junction State of the City and Iceyss Schmitz, a winner at the 2019 AJ Kids Idol contest, sings the national anthem. The State of the City, hosted by Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy (at […]

Apache Junction JROTC cadet to receive $1,000 at assembly for leadership and commitment to service

Brady Williams, a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps student at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, is to receive a check for $1,000 at a ceremony 7:15-8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Salt River Project and the Better Business Bureau are honoring nine JROTC students in the Valley as part of the inaugural BBB […]

State of the City for Apache Junction Feb. 13

The city of Apache Junction will hold the annual State of the City event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Apache Junction Performing Arts Center on the Apache Junction High School campus at 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are invited to share […]

Competition cranks up heat on AJ high school culinary student

Daniel Vergos, a member of Apache Junction High School’s Culinary Foundations Program, will be in the SkillsUSA Region 3 cooking competition Saturday, Feb. 16. The competition will be at the EVIT main campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. He is the first culinary student from Apache Junction High School to compete against other students […]