Student news site of Phoenix Military Academy in Chicago, IL

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Mr. Gaetjens Recognized by the State of Illinois as the Graduate Student of the Year!

May 17, 2017
Filed under Features, News

He is one of the coolest, humblest, and sharpest members of PMA’s faculty and staff. Mr. Jahn Gaetjens, Phoenix’s newest counseling intern, was recognized by the Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA) as the Graduate Student of the Year for going above and beyond to make a difference in...

iMentor Program

Emmanuel Ruiz
May 10, 2017
Filed under Meet Me

The transition between high school and college is definitely something high school students are not accustomed to, especially if they are the first generation from their family attending college. Many of the current students attending Phoenix will be the first generation that attends college and becaus...

Phoenix Students Conquer LTAB

Kayla Webster
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Louder Than A Bomb is an annual poetry slam that takes place here in Chicago. Two of Phoenix’s very own seniors Matthew Wilbourn and Sammy Ortega both placed in this past LTAB competition. LTAB first started in 2001 and since then the competition has become home for multiple teams and individual...

Cynthia Rosales – iMentor

Jacqueline Valadez
May 9, 2017
Filed under Meet Me

Juniors at Phoenix Military Academy have been given the opportunity of having an iMentor. An iMentor is a mentor matched to you based on interests on future careers and hobbies. Jorge Bahena, a current junior at Phoenix Military Academy, is participating in this program. “My mentor’s name is Bo...

Meet Josiah Romero

Valentin Fernandez
May 9, 2017
Filed under Meet Me

Phoenix Military Academy is full of all kinds of students. different races, cultures, and religions. Josiah Romero is a junior at PMA and has a very interesting and positive perspective on life. From a first impression, it is noticeable that he was motivated to be someone in life “I want to be some...

Meet Cinthia Bustos

Alejandro Piña
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Meet Me

Phoenix Military Academy is only getting larger as time passes. Everyone focuses on themselves and their groups of friends within their own grade. It is rare that people from different grades are good friends. Senior year is a good year for students here at PMA. They are ready to graduate and seem ...

iMentor-Tiara Fearon

Daniel Castanon
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Meet Me

Throughout the first weeks of the 2016-2017 school year, a new program was introduced at Phoenix Military Academy called the iMentor program. The iMentor program was introduced to the juniors to help them get a taste of what college might be for them. The iMentor program is 3 years long, meaning that...

Rickita Hill iMentor

Kevin Estrada
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features

This year Phoenix Military Academy is working with iMentor. iMentor matches every junior with a college graduate mentor. These mentors are here to guide young teenagers on their journey to graduation and college.  Junior Rickita Hill had a lot to say about iMentor, especially the positive and ...

Conference Coach of the Year: Alejandra Garcia

Abigail Smith
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features, News

On April 1st, 2017, Debate coach Alejandra Garcia attended the city championships, where they sent a survey to all coaches asking to vote for a new finalist. Garcia was voted the Conference Coach of the Year, making her a finalist for the Golden Gavel Award, the highest honor given to a coach in the U...

iMentor – Briana Clay

April 26, 2017
Filed under Meet Me

This year, the junior class has been lucky enough to receive extra support through their very difficult year, especially with the new SAT testing for CPS. Student Briana Clay has found this to be a very helpful program. The new program, iMentor, is supposed to help the junior in school from junior...

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