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 […]

Apache Junction High School orchestra, choir to perform at Forum Music Festival in California

The Apache Junction High School orchestra and choir will travel to California in April and perform at a Forum Music Festival. One-day and overnight Forum Music Festival events are held February-June in Anaheim, April-May in San Francisco and the Los Angeles/Magic Mountain area and March-May in San Diego, according to forummusicfestivals.com. The Apache Junction Unified […]

Lady Prospector Haro signs to play softball at Park University in Gilbert

Apache Junction High School senior Cori Haro recently signed to play softball at Park University in Gilbert. During the signing she requested that her teammates join her for the honor, according to a release. “Cori is a solid hitter. In her junior year she drove in 32 runs while hitting .489 and stole 11 bases. […]

AJHS performers set to stage classic tale

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performed by the Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Department 7 p.m., Jan. 24, 25 and 31 and Feb. 1 at the AJHS Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Road. General admission tickets for the musical fantasy are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-18 and $6 for […]

Jan. 12 downtown running/walking event supports Apache Junction High School baseball

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics are hosting a fun running/walking series in the community, with participants receiving a medal at the finish line. The Jan. 12 event benefits the AJHS baseball team. Each event gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to […]

Prospectors sweep first, second, third place in VFW Voice of Democracy competition

Sheryl Anderson’s senior government students at Apache Junction High School take their studies seriously. In a recent competition sponsored by VFW Post No. 7968, 250 S. Phelps Drive in Apache Junction, the Prospectors took first, second and third place in the essay contest, “Why My Vote Matters,” according to a release. Gabe Morris took the […]

‘Prank call’ causes lock-down at Apache Junction High School, police say

Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, has been placed on lock-down today while police search the school after reports there was to be a shooting. “At this time, we have no known victims and suspect that this will be a prank call,” Capt. Arnold Freeman, Apache Junction Police Department division commander for admin […]