Student Spotlights

The York Family
March 23, 2018

The York family had previously been home-schooling their children and then tried a local charter school. It turned out to not be the right fit for their family.  The father, Jerimiah York who is a Pastor at Pastor Ridge Christian Fellowship, had done some speaking engagements at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and was really impressed […]


Nini Isabel Preciado
February 22, 2018

Nini Isabel Preciado is a senior at Yuma Catholic High School.  Before she started high school, she had accumulated thirteen college math credits while in middle school by promising that she would strive for an engineering degree in college.  Nini chose Yuma Catholic High School, because she recognized it as a true college-preparatory school; a […]


Giselle Garcia
December 17, 2017

Giselle Garcia is a senior at St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix.  She started there as a freshman after her parents had heard great things about the school and with the help of a scholarship from the Arizona Leadership Foundation.   She admits she was not a fan of the idea of changing schools and leaving […]


October 7, 2017

When Brian was three, his family was told that Brian may be “on the autistic spectrum.” They knew Brian was having a difficult time, but this was the first time they heard he might be different. This was the start of a journey that would have Brian tested and retested, moved from school to school, […]


Sam Cochran
September 1, 2017

When the Cochran Family moved from North Carolina to Tucson, two years ago, they weren’t sure how they would replace the team that they had built for their son, Sam. He had been diagnosed with autism six years prior, and in that time, the family had quickly learned how much it meant to have the […]


Jacob and Alden Wauneka
August 7, 2017

Meet Jacob and Alden, two brothers who attend St. Michael Indian School (SMIS) in St. Michael, AZ through scholarships from the Arizona Leadership Foundation. Jacob is currently a Junior in high school and Alden is starting his Freshman year. Both boys have been at St. Michael since they were in Kindergarten and have done very […]


Darius and Teague Williams
June 4, 2017

Meet the Williams brothers who attend Gilbert Christian School: Darius, 14, will be entering high school as a Freshman this fall, and Teague, 11, will be in the 6th grade. In 2008, their father was downsized out of his job, and unfortunately was unemployed for five years. The family was living off of $241 a […]


Riscilla Colelay
May 7, 2017

Riscilla Ashley Colelay is currently a senior at Desert Christian High School in Tucson, Arizona. Riscilla is Apache and was raised below the poverty level on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in the White Mountains of Arizona. She has lived with host families for the four years she has attended Desert Christian High School in […]


Lucas Schaefer
April 7, 2017

Every child is unique, but Lucas Schaefer is extraordinarily rare…literally. He was born with Chromosome 18p Deletion Syndrome; his family jokes that it’s a syndrome so rare that it doesn’t even get a catchy name. He has one of 440 known cases in the world tracked by the Chromosome 18 Registry. Lucas had neurosurgery at […]


Jose Carlos Macias
March 7, 2017

Jose Carlos Macias is currently a senior at Yuma Catholic High School, where he has a 3.97 GPA. In his words, he chose his current school because of religious and moral opportunities. The smaller class sizes have helped him have more interaction with his teachers and he feels this is better preparing him for college. […]



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