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For local teen, service is ‘her nature’

Whether she’s collecting donations to send to victims of Hurricane Harvey, dancing with seniors at a nursing home or helping incoming freshmen find their way around campus, Jessica Kandikatla is always looking for ways to get more involved in her…

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Alchesay head coach leads by example

Most stories featuring outstanding teachers in past issues of The Independent have focused primarily on classroom teachers. This time, we are giving some time to Brandon Newcomb, head coach, physical education teacher and weight training coach at Alchesay High School.…

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Williams High School patriotism questioned at governing board meeting

Concerned military veterans converged at the Williams Unified School District Governing Board meeting Sept. 13 over rumors of anti-American teaching at Williams High School. Approximately 20 veterans attended the meeting where several addressed the board and Superintendent Rick Honsinger regarding…

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Nogales Unified board recognizes Lincoln reading specialist

Vanessa Alegria-Rivas, reading specialist at Lincoln Elementary School, was selected as the first educator to be honored at a Nogales Unified School District governing board meeting this school year. “Ms. Alegria-Rivas is well deserving of this honor,” Superintendent Fernando Parra…

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Business Dept. recognized at Douglas Unified board meeting

The DUSD Business Department was recognized at the regular monthly board meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 12. DUSD Business Manager Cesar Soto informed the board this was the 12th consecutive year the Business Department had been recognized. “The business office again…

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Paradise Valley High students receive surgical robot training

Paradise Valley High School students in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science and Technology program had a special opportunity to use Abrazo’s daVinci Surgical Robot. Under the guidance of three doctors and several daVinci engineers, students were given the opportunity…

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Project tells kids, ‘Please paint on the walls’

Dozens of children from schools across the Navajo Nation were laughing last Thursday as paint splattered across tables and the floor as they all eagerly pitched in on what would become two four-foot-tall Lego-inspired figures. The art project is reminiscent…

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