2019 September Archive - SanTan Sun News - page 5

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‘No regrets’ for Hamilton as volleyball begins
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‘No regrets’ for Hamilton as volleyball begins

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Hamilton High School’s volleyball program has long endured success under coach Sharon Vanis. Vanis took over the program ahead of the 2005 season and has since coached the Huskies to the playoffs...
Kyrene debuting an esports league next month
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Kyrene debuting an esports league next month

September 5th, 2019 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Young video game enthusiasts who are students in Kyrene School District will now have intramural competition to satisfy their competitive desires. Kyrene School District is hosting an esports league starting...
Rookie robotics team excels in tourney
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Rookie robotics team excels in tourney

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer An East Valley all-female robotics team scored better than any other American team at a recent international competition in San Diego. Arizona State University’s Desert Women’s Autonomous Vehicle...
Chandler teens take expeditions overseas
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Chandler teens take expeditions overseas

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Isabelle Kelsey really wanted to get out of her comfort zone this past summer. She was about to enter her senior year at Chandler Preparatory Academy and wanted to gain some real-world experience. She...
Chandler music teacher wins flute competition
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Chandler music teacher wins flute competition

September 5th, 2019 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Hundreds of people vied for to be the best in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition this summer, but it was Abby Simpson Puckett who took the prize. The...
San Tan Charity League Chapter honors contributions
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San Tan Charity League Chapter honors contributions

September 5th, 2019 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF At its annual convention in April, the National Charity League set as its theme “Volunteering with Vision.” That’s something that women and their daughters who belong to the league’s San Tan chapter...
She works tirelessly for cancer-stricken families
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She works tirelessly for cancer-stricken families

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor Nancy Houser has a passion for Children’s Cancer Network — one that she has translated into 15 years of service. With September pegged as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Ahwatukee...
MusicaNova delights, inspires young and old alike
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MusicaNova delights, inspires young and old alike

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor If you haven’t scheduled orchestral concerts on your fall/winter calendar, you might consider doing so with the Ahwatukee-based MusicaNova. This is not your usual orchestra, whose motto is...
Ocotillo studio mixes art with a fun time
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Ocotillo studio mixes art with a fun time

September 5th, 2019 | by development
BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Nothing beats a beer on the beach, but those that couldn’t make it to the waves can find solace from the heat while putting on extra coats inside. Uptown Art is taking traditional weeknight and...
Artist’s exhibit here celebrates Hispanic culture
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Artist’s exhibit here celebrates Hispanic culture

September 5th, 2019 | by development
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Jose Andres Giron has been making artwork for nearly 50 years and he’s not planning to stop any time soon. The 73-year-old Phoenix native has about 40 pieces of his artwork on display at the...