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In late August, when Quick Quack Car Wash held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Buckeye location, it kicked off “10 Days of Free” unlimited washes for residents. But the car wash chain, which now has nine Arizona locations, went a step further to show its commitment to the community.

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Joel Cluff loves to read, and his dad is good at woodworking. So, when it came time to plan his Eagle Project, a free mini sharing library seemed a natural fit.

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Ten years ago, when Pavan and Sharon Vasudev started coaching the Beep Patrol, a FIRST Robotics team from Litchfield Park, they didn’t know what to expect. Today, the couple mentor and encourage K-12 children in the West Valley to be science and technology leaders and innovators.

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Neurons are the cells that make up the wiring of the brain. Many of them crisscross and connect to different brain regions, so when killed by a stroke the damage can spread everywhere.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) recently celebrated graduates of the Recovery College. The graduates have spent the past six months learning positive psychology strategies for their own personal and professional growth at SB&H and to support their work with the orga…

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Recent Desert Edge High School graduate Caleb DeShazer will soon return home from 45-day stint studying in South Korea through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship. 

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The city of Tolleson will host its Mother/Son Fan Wacky Olympics from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, at the Tolleson Parks & Recreation Center, 9251 W. Washington Street.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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Former teacher Karen Márquez Morales is sharing the secrets of teamwork and fulfilling dreams with her new book, “PAC-12 Tales.”

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At the Future Business Leaders of America’s recent National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Goodyear’s Millennium High School won big in a variety of technology and media-related events. 

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Two students from Waddell won the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville in late June. 

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Students at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)—a public career technical education district—earn certifications that qualify them for well-paying careers upon graduation. 

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Goodyear’s Desert Star School is introducing its new principal, Jessica Worthington, through a series of special events. 

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ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host students between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries, including Japan, Germany, Italy, Thailand and Spain.

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Manny Murillo has spent his life contributing to the Avondale community and now he is building a legacy for students to follow.  

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) — a U.S. Department of State program that provides full-ride scholarships to study language abroad — recently named its 2019 recipients.

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Shannon Byrne’s interest in programming was sparked at an early age. She recalled the time she and her sister accidentally infected her father’s computer with a virus and learned how to remove it themselves.

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The Buckeye Public Library System is asking readers of all ages to continue reading and learning over the summer with the A Universe of Stories summer program, which celebrates the Apollo moon landing’s 50th anniversary.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@westvalleyview.com.

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With the 2018-19 school year behind them, Millennium and Verrado high schools recently sent their scholastic bowl teams to the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament in Atlanta.

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Youngsters can blast into the summer the right way, as Buckeye’s public libraries are participating in the Maricopa County Library District’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” The program runs through the end of July.

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Every year, the Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year program recognizes local, young leaders who exhibit exceptional academic success and community service. The highly-competitive program starts off by naming 16 high school students from across the Phoenix metro area as …

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Several Legacy Traditional Schools campuses, including those in Avondale and Goodyear, will offer free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program beginning this fall.

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Verrado High School’s SkillsUSA club is sending 18 students to the National Leadership and Skills Conference this June. The students will represent Arizona, competing in their respective categories.

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Legoland Discovery Center Arizona is currently accepting applications from kids ages 6 through 10 looking to become a member of the second annual Creative Crew.

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Parents often wonder how they can help their children stay occupied this summer. Reading programs are standard for the summer, but there are kids classes, local entertainment facilities and ballpark events that parents may not know about.

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Public libraries in Avondale, Tolleson and Goodyear are joining forces to encourage students to read over the upcoming summer break by providing free books and fun activities aimed at preventing the loss of academic skills referred to as the summer slide.

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The Littleton Elementary School District is repurposing wooden pallets into benches and flower pots used in the district’s gardens.

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May 29 is known as College Savings Day, a play on the date 5/29, as it relates to the College Savings Account’s formal name, the 529 savings plan.

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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Connor Dziawura at cdziawura@timespublications.com.

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On May 15, seniors at Great Hearts’ Trivium Preparatory Academy in Goodyear embarked on one of two walks they will take on their road to officially graduating.

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