Airman Josue E. Padilla graduates from USAF basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Josue E. Padilla, the son of Tammie and Jose Padilla of Apache Junction, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

Dr. Christopher Lineberry new Apache Junction High School principal

Dr. Christopher Lineberry is the new principal of Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, for the 2019-20 school year.    Dr. Lineberry previously worked as principal at Stanfield Elementary School in Stanfield, Arizona; Florence Virtual Academy, a 6-12 in Florence Unified School District; Harmon Elementary School, a K-5 in JO Combs Unified School District; […]

Apache Junction senior earns scholarship from ASU

Apache Junction High School senior Lucia Ann Kimble is basking in Sun Devil glory after learning she will receive the Dean’s Award Scholarship from Arizona State University. The $24,000 scholarship is $6,000 a year for four years if she maintains a 3.0 grade point average, according to a press release. Miss Kimble was selected for […]

Apache Junction High School security officer steers students to success

Sam Valencia is a driving force at Apache Junction High School. He is a full time security officer who can be seen rolling through the campus on a golf cart checking on potential threats and problems. While criminals may be intimidated by his presence, the students greet him with a smile and friendly wave, a […]

Apache Junction High School student Kyra Ehrlich receives $19,000 in scholarships

Kyra Ehrlich, an Apache Junction High School senior, received two scholarships that will help pay for tuition to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She recently received notice that she received the Presidential Scholarship ($14,000) as well as a Women of Excellence Award ($5,000) for a total award amount of $19,000. The scholarships are renewable for four years […]

Apache Junction to host walk/run to benefit AJHS swim team

The Apache Junction Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School are teaming for a walk/run series that will benefit the AJHS swim team. This event — which begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 with check ins starting at 8 a.m. — is part of an ongoing series that donates proceeds to […]

AJUSD to recognize veteran, rookie teachers for education efforts

Three veteran teachers and one teacher in her first year of teaching will be recognized at a special celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. The winners for Teachers of the Year are Sheryl Anderson from Apache Junction High School, Wendy McQuilkin from […]

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 […]