ASU Offers Residents Leadership Degrees through YC

by Blake Herzog Arizona State University is helping to build Greater Prescott’s leaders of tomorrow. ASU first offered four-year degree programs through Yavapai College in 2006. Now, its selection includes four undergraduate degree programs with a focus on leadership skills. Annique Petit, senior director of Trusted Learner and community college partnerships at ASU, says there are … Read More…

YC Grads Celebrate in Traditional Commencement

Hundreds of Yavapai College students reached a significant crossroad on their life journeys this spring — completing an associate’s degree or earning a career credential — and paused to celebrate their achievements during traditional commencement ceremonies May 15 at Findlay Toyota Center. Students celebrated success in nursing, computer and physical sciences, education, electronics, winemaking, horticulture, … Read More…

RWOP Awards Scholarships to 9 High School Seniors

From Staff Reports The Republican Women of Prescott announced their 2021 RWOP Scholarship winners during a ceremony in May. They were awarded a total of $10,200 in tuition funding. Funding for the scholarships came from RWOP’s year-long fundraising efforts, along with the Joseph and Peg Rhodes Endowment and a donation from Dr. Jason Campbell. The … Read More…

Skyview Kindergarten Teacher Shares Hopes

by Donna Werking, Owner, Northern AZ Social, LLC As last year through this spring brought its various challenges, most parents and teachers share a positive outlook for the future. Take, for instance, Skyview School kindergarten teacher Kate Butcher. Kate grew up in the hills of Jerome. With 18 years of teaching experience, she holds a … Read More…

Protégé Bringing Fonteyn’s Legacy to Prescott

by Blake Herzog Thirty years ago, Ken Ludden had already traveled throughout the world for his career as a ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher — a career nurtured by acclaimed British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn. But driving through Northern Arizona for the first time, “I just felt like my body and this land were somehow … Read More…

Nurture Your Young Learner

by Blake Herzog As this academic year begins, our kids have already been through a lot — even if they’re just starting kindergarten. More than ever they need us to provide structure and encouragement so they can have the best foundation for study and success. The turbulence of the last year and a half has … Read More…

Schools Are Open for Learning!

by Blake Herzog Greater Prescott’s public, charter and private schools have been working out their answers to the question of how to start a school year safely while government and health officials shift their guidance. One consensus in the debate between school officials, parents and politicians is that education is important and school will happen … Read More…

Republican Women of Prescott Award $20,000 in Scholarships

by Staff Reports Republican Women of Prescott is awarding 10 scholarship winners a total of $20,000. Normally the awards would be presented at the May RWOP luncheon at Prescott Resort and Conference Center, but this event has been canceled due to health concerns. In lieu of the luncheon, the scholarship committee is producing a program … Read More…

Humboldt Unified Best Kept Secret in Quad-City Area

by Kelly Lee, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, Humboldt Unified School District In Arizona, parents choose their neighborhood public school over 88% of the time. Despite the current COVID situation, the Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) is dedicated to providing the same high-quality educational offerings we always have. HUSD is the largest school district in … Read More…

School Strives ‘To Produce Great Men and Women, with Virtue and Wisdom’

by Blake Herzog For the past 18 years, Trinity Christian School has offered Greater Prescott students a different approach to K-12 education, one that’s suffused not only with faith but a classical approach to teaching with its roots in ancient Greece and Rome. Headmaster Kyle Maestri said students coming onto the campus at 1077 Mogollon … Read More…