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Defending the Record

Defending the Record

Kevin Vargas

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Chicago Pro boxer Christian Williams, 24, has been fighting since he was eight years old, a total of 16 years experience in the ring. Williams fights in the lightweight division at 123 pounds and has five wins zero losses and four knockouts. On February 16th, Williams will be defending his record in...

Usbaldo’s First Win

Anthony Catching

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Junior year is one of the most important years of High School, regarding SAT/ACT testing and maintaining the highest GPA you are able to achieve. It can get really difficult when you're an athlete. One junior is able to do both, his name is Usbaldo Fernandez. On December 6th, PMA's wrestling team playe...

Service Academy Nominations

Service Academy Nominations

Josseline Manzanares

January 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

This year Phoenix Military Academy had the biggest class of nominations, which  helps students get one step closer towards their goal of getting into service academies. Seniors Destiny Ortega, Jazzlyn Gavina, Kenny Wilkerson and Stoykof Nunez were selected to receive nominations from their congress...

Class of 2024 Chicago Scholars Applications Now Open

Class of 2024 Chicago Scholars Applications Now Open

Kenny Wilkerson

January 18, 2019


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“We uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city”- Chicago Scholars.   Chicago scholars, a seven year program conta...

J.A. Paves the Way

J.A. Paves the Way

Khalid Herron

January 11, 2019


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.Making the transition from elementary school to middle school is a huge step for most students. Overall, these young adolescents anticipate this transition with a mixture of excitement, hesitation, and in some cases anxiety.Junior Achievement helps inform and kill some of the doubts of the next level...

Dreams Becoming a Reality

Dreams Becoming a Reality

Shelsey Morales

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features

  Every year a vast majority of students get thousands of dollars to attend college the following year. The school counselors work very closely with the seniors as college application and scholarship deadlines approach. They have helped with financial form situations, sending transcripts and finding...

Ideas Day

Josseline Manzanares

January 8, 2019


Filed under Features

Chicago Ideas Week came to light up the bulbs of many students at PMA. All previous ambassadors from CIW got together to plan out this event that took place Nov. 20th, 2018. Gilberto Ortiz was in charge of interviewing the guest speaker, Cristian Duarte was in charge of giving instructions, Jennifer S...

ACE Mentor Program

Jose Aguilera

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features

The ACE (Architecture. Construction. Engineering.) Mentor Program is an afterschool program that allows students to explore careers that revolve around architecture, construction management, and engineering. It doesn’t take much to apply since you only need to be a dedicated student past freshman year with...

You Are What You Eat

Omar Perez

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

When it comes to sports you want to do nothing but perform at your very best. This  means training hard, going to practice everyday, and dieting. Dieting is something not many people do, especially the PMA sports teams, but wrestling has taken it to a whole new level. “I diet so I can make a particular weight ...

Questbridge Recipient: Efrain Colunga

Questbridge Recipient: Efrain Colunga

Cindy Nunez

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Questbridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process to help academically high achieving high school seniors be able to get a full four-year scholarship to the nation’s most selective colleges. Senior Efrain Colunga is one of the students  granted admission to Emory Un...

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