By Sally Mesarosh When Austin Hornbaker first walked into the guidance department at Corona del Sol High School, counselor Angela Carter knew she was dealing with an extraordinary 14-year-old. “He brought me an Excel spreadsheet that plotted his academic path through high school,” Carter said. “Intent on graduating in three years, while also earning an […]
San Diego attraction brings its popular denizens of the deep to Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School for a day of discovery and fun.
Excelling in their high school classes evidently set a pair of young Tempe women on a path toward lifelong achievement. The James Madison Foundation has awarded one of its coveted fellowships to Corona del Sol teacher Lisa Adams, a 1972 graduate of McClintock High School, for her dedication to civic education. Adams is the only […]
Can you find your face in the crowd? Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman was there early to record the event’s most thrilling, and in some cases most memorable, moments.
By Deborah Hilcove Each of us has one. Some of us may have several. Perhaps they’re living or maybe they’re gone. Some are birth, foster, adoptive. Many serve in the military; others are away on business. Some wait in prison or in mental hospitals; others walk the streets or sleep on park benches. Some enjoy […]
It was February 2014, and longtime Tempe insurance agent Mary Contreras had embarked on what she remembers as the trip of a lifetime. Joined by 11 other Valley businesswomen, Contreras had been transported into a world of ancient ritual, unqualified friendship and almost indescribable beauty. It was an experience that unfolded the moment the group’s […]
By Sally Mesarosh It was an evening Ridge Vanderbur would have enjoyed, filled with lively music from the Corona Steel Drum Band and energetic young people being honored by their community. On April 6, Vanderbur, a Tempe teen who lost his fight to acute myeloid leukemia just days before, received a YouthFest Courage Award in […]
By Sally Mesarosh Just say ‘know’ a timely update for parents’ guidance to teens By Sally Mesarosh “Just say no” no longer works when it comes to educating teens about today’s constantly changing drug scene. Stephanie Siete of Community Bridges tells parents to stay informed and create a village around their kids. Today, she tells […]
After leading the Aztecs to a historic four straight state championships and earning the title of MaxPreps 2015 National High School Basketball Coach of the Year, Corona del Sol High School head basketball coach Sam Duane Jr. is stepping down. Duane, who will remain a teacher at Corona, wants to spend more time with his […]