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Six members of Notre Dame Preparatory High School Class of 2020 know what they will be doing now that they’ve got their diplomas in hand – serving their country or preparing to do that.

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Scottsdale-based Thunderbirds Charities recently provided $1 million in emergency funding to several Arizona charities, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Assistance League of Phoenix and Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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As the foreman of the historical E. O. Brown Ranch in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Harvey Noriega became a local legend by reputedly being the model for the Buckaroo emblazoned on the logo for the City of Scottsdale.  

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Thirty-seven Scottsdale Unified School District seniors are among the first 585 Class of 2020 members from 58 schools to earn the new State Seal of Arts Proficiency. 

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Paradise Valley High School graduating senior Julia Groman, 18, has been speechless just once in her life: when she received the Flinn Scholarship.

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