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And Still! Billy Stritzel Wins the Chicago Golden Gloves for the Fourth Time

And Still! Billy Stritzel Wins the Chicago Golden Gloves for the Fourth Time

Kevin Vargas

May 21, 2019

PMA’s very own Billy Stritzel, a security guard and football coach fought in the Chicago Golden Gloves finals on the 13th of April at the Cicero Stadium. Stritzel fought in the heavyweight masters division from the Gregory Boxing Club. Stritzel started boxing 20 years ago and hasn’t stopped since....

Welcome to Chicago Scholars class of 2024!

Yadira Medina

May 20, 2019

For many low income students, opportunities seem hard to grasp, or sometimes even impossible. There exist many programs that aim to help these students succeed far past college, but their lives after that too. Chicago Scholars promises to, “Uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambiti...

Herron’s Golden Ticket to Morton College

Herron’s Golden Ticket to Morton College

Kenny Wilkerson

May 20, 2019

Successful people are not gifted, they just work and succeed on purpose. PMA Boys Varsity Basketball 4 year starter, senior Khalid Herron made the decision to sign and play basketball for Morton College on a full ride athletic scholarship. It is evident that Herron has worked very hard to receive thi...

Full Ride To Elmhurst

D'ajahnae Croft

May 17, 2019

Having an out of pocket cost of only five thousand dollars is a blessing to most seniors. Imagine not having to pay for anything. Meaning, a full ride scholarship is received. For senior Auri Martinez, this is his amazing reality. On March 27th, 2019, Martinez was awarded The Chicago Scholars Platinum P...

The Wentcher scholarship

D'ajahnae Croft

May 17, 2019

The Wentcher Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors based on their character, academic merit, and financial need. Fifty Chicago Public School students were selected to win the $40,000 scholarship. This year, senior Amari Craig was awarded the scholarship. Craig has worked tremendously hard to...

Henry Crown Scholarship Recipient

Henry Crown Scholarship Recipient

Keilyn Torres

May 15, 2019

As the years pass, Phoenix continues to see graduate many cadets with remarkable scholarships. Amongst those cadets this year was Nallely Sanchez who was awarded the Henry Crown scholarship by Junior Achievement consisting of $40 thousand dollars. Meanwhile senioritis was in the air, students like Sanchez were ...

New Gradebook, New Me

Alexander Valle

May 6, 2019

When CPS students returned to school from spring break they were confronted by a new login system. It was not the ordinary student portal that we have been accustomed to. There are mixed opinions about the new login system, especially here at Phoenix. The new grade-book has taken CPS by storm. ...

West Point Acceptance

West Point Acceptance

Cindy Nunez

April 25, 2019

Gaining acceptance to one of most competitive academies isn’t easy, but senior Stoykof  Nunez can proudly say he did it. No longer a dream but a reality Nunez has been accepted on direct admission to The United States Military Academy at West Point, one of the hardest academies to get into. Th...

Giving Back

Giving Back

Bisali Pinto

April 25, 2019

National Honor Society is doing their part for the community.  On March 16th a few of the senior NHS members decided to volunteer at St. Pius. Every saturday St. Pius accepts volunteers to help out with their soup kitchen. Not only does NHS members volunteer to help people, but it also gives them a chance...

A Different Beach for the Summer

Carlos Renteria

April 24, 2019

Everyone's plans for summer differ from one another, many go on vacation or enjoy their time at home, but for juniors Edgar Pedroza and Joeliesty Romero it’s different. This summer they have the opportunity to take a trip to France and England to learn more about World War II. “During this trip...

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