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.
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 […]
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 […]
By Joyce Coronel Judi Messer can’t look away when she sees a homeless person begging for help. The former cardiac care nurse has devoted the last 17 years of her life to helping the men, women and children in the Valley who have no place to call home. Messer knows they need help with the […]
Fire Cadets meet at the Training Center on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month for physical training, drills and classroom instruction. Saturday meetings are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday meetings are from 5 to 9 p.m. Cadets who graduate from the academy are eligible to ride with fire crews […]
What is the most important investment to maintain the quality of west Chandler and other city neighborhoods? That is the question being asked in a series of monthly online polls planners are using to aid them in updating the city’s General Plan. Residents wishing to participate in the process can visit the project website, www.chandleraz.gov/GPudate, […]
By Sally Mesarosh Bonnie J. Brockway, a 72-yearsyoung great-grandma and soonto- be college graduate, was a bit worried when she went back to school at age 70. She wondered if the professors and students at Mesa Community College would think of her as a serious student, not merely an old lady taking a break from […]