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    Swim State Champions
    The Arizona College Prep Knights secured the DIII State Championship titles in both the boys' and girls' swimming. Coached by the dedicated duo of Kristine Nelson and Carson Sundem, this achievement represents back-to-back triumphs for the Knights, solidifying their status as the reigning champions. Congratulations to the Knights on their outstanding performance in the pool!
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    Congratulations to following ACP students who won Division III state titles in their individual events: The Girls 200 Medley Relay featured a stellar performance by Ashlyn Tierney, Nicole Byrnes Cortinas, Saylor Debnam, and Abigail Lawarence from ACP. Nicole Byrnes Cortinas of ACP shone in the 200 IM. The Girls 200 Free Relay by ACP, with Abigail Lawarence, Adia Peterson, Surie Feng, and Nicole Byrnes Cortinas, delivered an impressive performance. The Boys Relay team, consisting of Langston Lindsey, Tiago Wakefield, Elijah Peng, and Jeremiah Boyer from ACP, showcased their excellence. Nicole Byrnes Cortinas of ACP achieved remarkable results in the 100 Breaststroke event.
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    David Perez
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  David Perez of Arizona College Prep High School loves all things basketball. His dad made the family a half court basketball gym in the barn so they could practice daily. He is the best helper on the chicken egg farm. He is a compassionate soul who loves well. He has the best smile and brings fun and craziness to his house. David currently works at Tractor Supply and with League Me basketball trainer Desmond Howard. Desmond is a huge reason has so much success with basketball. Desmond Howard is a family friend and mentor who's David with his whole heart and has given David one of kind opportunities to train with the top high school and college basketball players. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Griffin Wirth
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Griffin Wirth of Arizona College Prep High School played varsity ACP golf and participated in DECA. Griffin joined yearbook his senior year in which he used photography skills. Whether in the classroom or on the course, he strived to show up as a leader. He was selected to join the State Leadership Athletic Council for his junior and senior year. He loves hiking, exploring, fishing, and playing pickle ball. Griffin became a Knight in 7th grade at Arizona College Prep - Middle School. One of his highlights was being selected as a commencement speaker at graduation. He will study finance at University of Idaho. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Luz Portilla-Villota
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Luz Portilla-Villota of Arizona College Prep High School loves school, is an avid reader and dedicated learner. In sports, she has been a synchronized swimmer competing most of her life at local, state, and national level and dedicated diver at ACP. Luz enjoys reading, baking, and traveling. She is interested in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. A dedicated member of her school speech and debate team. In essence, Luz is a beautiful person inside and out. She is a bright girl who loves learning, having fun, being a great friend, spending time with family and helping others. Something to remark, for what she is very passionate about it, she currently is the athlete representative for diversity equity and inclusion for USA artistic swimming. She will be attending Brown University to study biomedical engineering with future plans to attend med school. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Sunny Chavali
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Suryatej "Sunny" Chavali of Arizona College Prep High School has taken charge as a leader who wants to make a difference in his community. Sunny earned several accolades in high school, including being named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Deloitte Team Tech Challenge Winner. He demonstrated his curiosity and critical thinking through participating in internships like the SCENE Internship and the GCU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Summer Internship. He had a research paper published on the effects of parents' expectations on a teenager's career. Sunny also completed multiple medical shadowing studies. He will major in health care studies for pre-med on a full ride at the University of Texas, Dallas. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Christopher Ferreira
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Christopher Ferreira of Arizona College Prep High School enjoys disc golf, bowling, volleyball, and basketball. He will be graduating summa cum laude and plans to pursue a degree focusing on history & business. He plans on attending college. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Katie Park
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Katie Park of Arizona College Prep High School has been a Knight since her sophomore year. She has loved the ACP community and has participated in orchestra (along with being in the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestra), speech and debate, and student government in her junior and senior year. She is also a Unicef, Science is Fun, Best Buddies, and NHS member. She has received the Chandler Education Foundation's Impact Scholarship for completing 100+ hours of volunteer work and is planning to use that fund to attend Baylor University's School of Honor. She has worked very hard over the years and plans to make many memories in college. She is thankful for her experience at ACP and can't wait for what the future brings for her. Katie plans to study health science and neuroscience at Baylor University. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Marco Palafox
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Marco Palafox of Arizona College Prep High School is a student athlete who has played with the ACP varsity football team since freshman year. Marco is a captain and Offensive Lineman of the Year for two consecutive seasons. Marco also competed in ACP's track and field team for discus, shot put, and javelin. He is known as a Mr. ACP competitor where he showed his best pick up lines, dancing and singing skills. Marco was the voice of ACP and the announcer for the softball team. Outside of school, Marco plays online games with his friends, takes a dip in the pool, and reads books. Marco always has the biggest smile, but mostly others recognize him by that contagious laugh. Marco is passionate about fitness and athletes and would like to pursue this in college. He will be attending Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Cholula, México to play football. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Rishi Kishore
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Rishi Kishore of Arizona College Prep High School enjoys swimming, track and field, space exploration and Star Wars. Rishi also loves his Tillamook Mudslide Ice Cream. He will be attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to study aerospace engineering. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Conner Redmond
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Conner Redmond of Arizona College Prep High School was a member of the ACP Varsity Swim Team for four years. He is a lifeguard and swim instructor for the City of Chandler. He also completed the Emergency Medical Technician program at EVIT. Conner will study nursing at Arizona State University. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Joseph Fortunato
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Joseph Fortunato of Arizona College Prep High School is a talented and artistic photographer with a newfound love of theater and performing. He has a strong, witty personality and a great sense of humor coupled with remarkable empathy. His interests include physical fitness, film, travel, and a diverse taste in music. Joey is an inspiration! He puts his mind to something, and becomes great at it. He will study multidisciplinary engineering with an emphasis on audio engineering and theater at Northern Arizona University. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Maleah Manansala
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Maleah Manansala of Arizona College Prep High School enjoys indoor volleyball, sand volleyball, piano, and martial arts. She will attend Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University to pursue a degree in Psychology. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Camila Lopez
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Camila Lopez from Arizona College Prep High School is a compassionate, kind, and loyal friend. She has a passion for service. One of her favorite clubs at school is Best Buddies. Camila has played the clarinet for seven years and was in the marching band. She loves to embroider, do calligraphy, and read. Camila will graduate magna cum laude and will attend Chandler-Gilbert Community College in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in special education and serve a mission for her church. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Abby Tawney
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Abby Tawney from Arizona College Prep High School is a student athlete and three-sport letterman for basketball, softball and cross country. She is a lifeguard who loves to spend time with her family and friends. Abby is hard working and grateful for the amazing teachers and coaches she has had in high school. She plans to attend the University of Arizona to major in biology. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Xavier Gacusan
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Xavier Gacusan from Arizona College Prep High School loves sports, planes, flying, and rockets. He played football all 4 years of high school, played baseball since he was 8, and recently learned golf. He is also currently training for a marathon. He can usually be found flying on his flight simulator or playing video games with his brothers. He has not missed a single day since starting ACP in 7th grade. His hardworking mentality will send him to the stars and beyond! He will attend ASU's Barrett, The Honors College to study Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis on Astronautics and will be joining the Airforce ROTC along with getting his pilot's license. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Alexis Coffey
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Alexis Coffey splits her time between Arizona College Prep High School and East Valley Institute of Technology where she is enrolled in the Radio/Audio Production Program. You can hear her on the local radio station, 88.7 the Pulse. She loves to play guitar and bass and enjoys crocheting, knitting and baking. She has been a member of the same Girl Scout Troop since kindergarten and has completed over 100 hours of community service in high school. Alexis was awarded a scholarship and all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., by the organization Constituting America for her essay about the First Amendment. She plans to study engineering at the University of Arizona in the fall. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Brandon Bowman
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Brandon Bowman from Arizona College Prep High School played football all four years. He loves history, military, fairness, and accountability. Brandon had the most positive experience growing up through CUSD. All of his teachers helped shape his future. There are a couple of extremely influential staff he would like to recognize and thank for their support: Luke Hickey for being a great leader and role model at CTA-Humphrey; Erica Castorena, the first teacher ever to genuinely connect with him; Andrea Hays for taking the time to really get to know Brandon and lead us to ACP; Esteban Ruiz for being a coach, mentor, and friend; and Myron Blueford for his unwavering support and dedication. Brandon is entering the Corps of Cadets at Norwich University! He was awarded the National ROTC scholarship and will study criminal justice while playing for their football team. He will serve in the U.S. Army after college. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Travis Graney
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Travis Graney from Arizona College Prep High School loves his family. Throughout his high school career, he maintained a wonderful GPA while prioritizing quality time with his family. He is the best brother to his little sisters and loves riding dirt bikes in the desert with his dad and brothers. Travis is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. He is always willing to lend a helping hand and he makes his family so dang proud. He will be attending ASU's Polytechnic Campus to major in Business Administration. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Katelyn Sims
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Katelyn Sims from Arizona College Prep High School has worked very hard this year as president of the GSA Club at ACPHS to be as friendly and accepting as possible and hopes that her efforts are making the world just a little bit nicer. She loves art, cosplaying, and helping others. She is compassionate and caring and loves sharing random shark facts. Katelyn loves marine biology and plans to incorporate that into a teaching degree after studying at Chandler Gilbert Community College. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Quentin Boggs
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Quentin Boggs from Arizona College Prep High School is an active runner with a heart of gold who competed on ACP's cross country and track team for all four years. He attended CTA Independence before joining ACP. He has been accepted to Northern Arizona University but is planning on staying local and completing a couple years at CGCC to support ACP High's Track and Field as a coach before moving north to study computer science. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Damon Baker
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Damon Baker from Arizona College Prep High School is kind, considerate, honest, hardworking and thoughtful. He loves wrestling and has been on the ACP wrestling team the past four years. With his scholarships, the National Hispanic Recognition Award and the National Scholar Award for ASU's Barrett, the Honors College, Damon will be attending Arizona State University to study Civil Engineering. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Hallie Smith
    GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT:  Hallie Smith from Arizona College Prep High School is a hardworking and studious person who enjoys art, especially ceramics and pastel paints. She is a teaching assistant at her church, working with 3 and 4-year-old kids, and she loves animals. Experience in her aunt's veterinary clinic inspired her to study animal science at University of Arizona and, after undergrad, veterinary medicine. ACP High School Graduate Spotlights
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    Nicolas Acedo
    Nicolas Acedo, ACP High School freshmen, won a silver in Kumite and a bronze in Kata in the 2022 National Karate Championships in Spokane, WA in July. Nicholas represented Chandler Martial Arts Center, Chandler, AZ.
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    Rachna Nath
    Rachna Nath, ACP High School science teacher, was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Nation's Innovative Teachers of the Year for 2022.
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    Ibrahim Altiti
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Ibrahim Altiti is a well rounded individual. He earned his martial arts first degree Black Belt at 12 years old. Ibrahim has been a student at ACP since 7th grade. During his high school years, he joined many clubs like UNICEF, Key Club, Future Medical Professionals and National Honor Society. To be exposed to various majors and fields, Ibrahim participated at ASU National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI). During NSTI he became OSHA and Flagpole certified. As Ibrahim graduates high school at age 17, he will have earned 35 hours of Dual Enrollment credits. Ibrahim is graduating magna cum laude with great distinction in academic achievement. He has been awarded the New American University Scholarship at ASU and will major in Applied Biological Sciences in preparation for medical/dental school. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Jake Spector
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Jake Spector is an Eagle Scout. He created and led the Game Club at ACP for four years. He is a member of the Quill & Scroll International Honor Society for high school journalists and is a two-time winner of the districtwide film festival. He was awarded the Arizona State Art Seal in media proficiency. Jake started his own 3D printing business, servicing customers in school and online. He also enjoys costume design in his spare time. He will study film and media with an emphasis on production at Grand Canyon University. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Mariela Galindo
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Mariela Galindo joined ACP in 7th grade and was involved in several clubs and activities since. She was a Link Crew and StuGo member, and her spirited personality helped her become co-mascot through her junior and high school years. She was the President of ACP's Environmental Club (first ever), the National Honor Society and the Senior Class. Mariela also represented ACP at the City of Chandler Mayor's Youth Commission Teen Town Hall, AASC (Arizona Association of Student Councils) State Convention, the Hermanas Conferences and the CUSD's Youth Equity Stewardship. Mariela will graduate magna cum laude with a Seal of Biliteracy in ASL (American Sign Language) and as a National Hispanic Scholar. She'll attend the Honors College at Northern Arizona University with a Lumberjack Scholarship and National Hispanic Scholarship. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Hunter Bickes
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Hunter Bickes was involved in Student Government (student body president), Best Buddies, National Honor Society, and golf. He worked with administration to help prepare for the opening of the new Arizona College Prep campus, coordinating tours of the new facility and providing information about the school to interested families. As a four-year member of ACP's golf team, Hunter qualified to play in the state tournament each year, helping them earn the State Runner-Up trophy his third year. He served as team captain and mentored younger athletes. Hunter graduated summa cum laude and will attend University of Arizona to major in biochemistry while working to become an orthodontist. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Dominic Sobieski
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Dominic Sobieski was a student at ACP since 7th grade. Known for pushing boundaries, he was also known for being quick to lend an ear and a hand. He is genuinely interested in people and leaves ACP well-known and well-liked. With a bold fashion sense and an eye for street style, it was no surprise Dominic finished his senior year as Best Dressed. One of the earlier members of the DECA program at ACP, we expect to see his marketing aptitude and fashion savvy birth a clothing line in the near future. After graduation he is taking a gap year to travel beginning with Australia, and later Papua New Guinea, a country with strong family ties. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Waldo Benjamin King
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Waldo Benjamin King was involved in Speech and Debate, where he participated in many competitions and captained three different events. His efforts led to a letter, pins, and distinction as an Academic All-American. He also founded the school's Philosophy Club. He is a member of National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar Finalist. He maintained a 4.75 weighted GPA and graduated summa cum laude. Waldo will attend Pomona College to pursue a career in either economics research or law. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Rania Shaltot
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Rania Shaltot was an ACP Knight since 7th grade. In addition to ACP, Rania has attended EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) as part of the veterinary assistance program for the past two years and graduated as an approved veterinary assistant. Rania is a very kind and caring friend, always checking in with her friends. She is graduating to attend University of Arizona and pursue her passion for taking care of animals as a veterinarian. She worked hard the past four years and earned the Wildcat Tuition Recognition Scholarship. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Arun Barath Vijay Sankar
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Arun Barath Vijay Sankar was part of National Honor Society, Key Club, Best Buddies (Treasurer) and Sports Medicine (President). He expressed his commitment and compassion to his community through various volunteer activities and accumulated over 1000 hours of volunteer work. He enjoyed volunteering as an athletic trainer student aide working alongside ACP's athletic training staff this past year and volunteering weekly with the Banner Desert Medical Center. Arun will be graduating summa cum laude as an AP Scholar with Distinction and a Chandler IMPACT Scholar at 16 years old. He will study physiology and the medical sciences with the W.A. Franke Honors College at the The University of Arizona, where he accepted the Wildcat Excellence and Dean's Exemplary awards, in hopes of attending Medical School in the future. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Blake Enwiller
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Blake Enwiller will be graduating summa cum laude with a 4.8 GPA. He is the Math Club president and the Speech & Debate team captain. This past year, he qualified to compete on the national level in both clubs. He is an Academic All-American, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National Merit Scholar. Blake will attend Vanderbilt University in the fall, where he will major in Economics. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Tarryn Jo Weigand
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Tarryn Jo Weigand actively mentored fellow students in the Connections Program and LINK. She held leadership roles in Student Government and National Honor Society. Her volunteer commitments and dedication to community outreach earned her the Chandler Education Foundation Impact Scholarship. Tarryn earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and will be graduating magna cum laude with a 4.4 GPA. Tarryn also successfully completed 40+ dual enrollment credits through Maricopa Community College and was selected to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with her academic excellence, therefore qualifying her as an eligible recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. She will study strategic communication with an emphasis on advertising and public relations at Northern Arizona University with the Lumberjack Scholars Award. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Nathaniel Huffman
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Nathaniel Huffman was on the wrestling team, National Honor Society, National Hispanic Honor Society, and ACP Athletic Leadership Council. As a wrestler, he qualified for the state tournament all four years, placing 6th his junior year and 4th his senior year. He earned All-State Academic recognition, the National Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-American status all four years, and the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Award. Nathaniel is an AP Scholar who will graduate summa cum laude. He will attend Barrett, The Honors College at ASU and pursue a degree in actuarial science. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Gabby DeMoss
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Gabby DeMoss has been an ACP Knight for six years. In that time, Gabby has been an active member of the International Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), and Art Attack club. Gabby has been President of the GSA since 2020 and Vice President of International Club since 2021. Gabby has since been named a National Hispanic Scholar and an AP Scholar and has received a full-tuition scholarship to attend the W.A. Franke Honors College at the University of Arizona. Gabby graduated summa cum laude and will pursue a major in molecular and cellular biology at UofA in the fall. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Keaton Messerole
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Keaton Messerole has been at ACP since 7th grade. He will graduate cum laude. He was a four-year starter on the football team and selected to be a captain his senior year. He received many football honors throughout his four years, including All-State, All-CUSD, AZ All-Academic Team, and Offensive Lineman of the Year multiple times. He also volunteered for four years with the football team and participated in DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) for one year. Although Keaton received many offers to play football at the college level, he decided not to pursue football in college. He received the President's Scholarship and will attend NAU where he will major in exercise science. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Robert Turner
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Robert Turner has been a student at ACP since 7th grade. He is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America), and Key Club. He played varsity football for four years, winning the Most Improved Player Award his junior year and making the state All-Academic football team twice. After graduating magna cum laude, he will attend the University of Alabama and plans on majoring in aerospace engineering. He was awarded the UA Scholar, Alumni Scholar, and UA Engineering scholarships. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Zoe Soderquist
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Zoö Soderquist is an AP Scholar with Distinction who attended ACP schools since 6th grade. Zoö has been in Speech & Debate for four years and Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate Captain for three years. She is the State LD Debate Champion, and she qualified three times to the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament. She earned the elusive NSDA degree of Premier Distinction (1,500 points, representing over 250+ debate rounds) and the Academic All-American Scholar (top 1% of students). She is the #1 ranked LD debater in AZ, and #32 in the country! Zoö maintains a 4.4 GPA while working part-time and tutoring kids in public speaking. After graduating magna cum laude, Zoö will pursue writing and communications at Arizona State University with the New American University Scholarship. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Zoe Turnbow
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Zoe Turnbow was an active member of the cross country and track teams for four years. She also played the flute in the band for three years. She maintained a 4.0 GPA while balancing extracurricular activities and working. She plans to attend ASU in the fall and study fine arts and business. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Frederick Changho
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Frederick Changho attended ACP since freshman year. He joined the speech & debate team and became a member of the team's leadership council. He won his senior year's State Championship in Public Forum Debate and qualified for the Congressional Debate summer 2022 at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. He was awarded with the NSDA Seal of Outstanding Distinction and recognized as an Academic All-American. He also earned the highest possible ACT score and graduated summa cum laude as an AP Scholar with Distinction. Frederick will attend Arizona State University as a National Merit Finalist studying biological sciences. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Sophia Genevieve Vasquez
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Sophia Genevieve Vasquez has been a proud "Knight" since 7th grade. Her strong work ethic has enabled her to maintain a 4.2 GPA and earn AP Scholar with Honors. She received the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. She was manager for the varsity soccer her senior year, and she participated in several school clubs including UNICEF and Best Buddies. She will graduate cum laude as an AP Scholar with honors. After graduation, Sophia will attend ASU to study business with the New American University Dean's Award Scholarship. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Ryen Aguinaga
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Ryen Aguinaga played football and baseball while maintaining a strong GPA. He also worked alongside the sports medicine team attending various athletic events and supporting the team with injuries, rehabs, treatments, and game coverage. Ryen plans to attend Arizona State University in the fall and pursue a career in cybersecurity. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Josh Ebe
    SENIOR SPOTLIGHT:  Arizona College Prep High School's Josh Ebe will be attending Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, majoring in computer science engineering. ACP High School Spotlights
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    Rob Bickes
    Exemplary Principal:  Congratulations to principal Rob Bickes who was surprised with the prestigious Exemplary Principal Award from Steve Watson, Maricopa County School Superintendent on May 13. Watson is recognizing leaders who understand the connection between a thriving school culture and high levels of student achievement and teacher retention. These leaders intentionally and strategically nurture school environments where teacher and student voices set and realize the school's vision. They lead schools where students achieve academically and emotionally, and teachers are inspired to remain at the school and in the profession. Award recipients undergo a rigorous evaluation that involves a superintendent nomination, application, teacher survey, video interview, site visit and extensive data review.
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    Andrew Yang
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Sophomore Andrew Yang won the AIA Div. 3 state singles championship at the Paseo Racquet Center. Andrew, seeded No 2, beat No. 4 Jacob Kauffman in the championship match 6-2, 7-6. The ACP High School tennis program is coached by John Deogracias.
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    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Yatee Kapoor for winning 1st place in the Senior Individual Website category at the National History Day State competition April 9-10. Yatee's website was titled "The Route 40 Saga: A Road of Racism, Debate, and Diplomacy ." Yatee was among top two entries in the category at the state/affiliate level, and is now invited to the National Contest to be held virtually June 12-16.
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    International Knights Festival
    The eighth annual International Knights Festival at Arizona College Prep High School on April 8 was a huge success. They had diverse booths with students representing countries and cultures from almost every continent and excellent performances. PHOTO ALBUM: International Knights Festival
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    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to Diya Nath who won 1st place in Microbiology, Senior Division (9th - 12th Grade) at the 2022 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for the project titled "Investigating Connections Between Common Medicines and Neurodegenerative Diseases." Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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