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Summer STEM and Leadership Program at the Naval Academy

Samuel Ferguson

May 23, 2017


Filed under News

This summer, a few students who are a part of PMA’s Prepster Program will be visiting the Naval Academy for summer leadership and STEM seminars. These seminars will be held for one week where participants will be able to utilize their technical skills by engaging in science projects or working...

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

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...

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...

Regional Science Fair

David Marroquin

April 24, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  Many students remember having to work on their science fair projects when they were younger. For some, it was a complete disaster, and for others, it was a success. As for the Phoenix cadets competing in science fair this year, there was no room for mistakes. On March 19, 2017, Phoenix comp...

Archery is Back!

Brianna Concepcion

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Phoenix Military Academy Archery team is back. Throughout the years Phoenix has had an archery team they has been ranked at the top in the city of Chicago schools. At first, there was not going to be a team this year, but instead the season started a little late. Archery is not like any other sport ...

iMentor

Gisel Saucedo

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Reviews

Phoenix has added a new program that will benefit the class of 2018 and the incoming students. The Juniors have a program called Imentor. The I mentor is a program where each cadet has a person who comes to visit them and help them whatever they need and they talk about their careers and how they got ...

Mikva Challenge Funds

Mikva Challenge Funds

Diana Guerrero, Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under News

On February 4, 2017, PMA was granted  $3,000 to complete a project that covers mental health issues as well as  topics such as how to deal with sexual assault. Phoenix Military Academy Sisterhood and Brotherhood went to Roosevelt University to attend Mikva Challenge workshops. The groups will be working...

LTAB Indy Finals

LTAB Indy Finals

Francisco Franco

March 13, 2017


Filed under News

Louder than a Bomb, LTAB, is the biggest youth poetry festival in the world. LTAB hosts bouts at different venues and high schools in Chicago. Students from all over Chicago are apart of this festival. On Sunday March 12th, two Phoenix Firebirds performed at Louder Than A Bomb’s individual semi-...

Four Star General Mark Milley Pays a Visit to PMA!

Samuel Ferguson

March 6, 2017


Filed under News

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Mayor Rahm Emanuel as well as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Four-Star General Mark A. Milley, visited Phoenix Military Academy. A funder of our academy, he was able to see first hand how his grants were impacting and shaping our school, taking a tour of PM...

Phoenix Firebird Soars! Named Recipient of the Army National ROTC Scholarship

Phoenix Firebird Soars! Named Recipient of the Army National ROTC Scholarship

Samuel Ferguson

February 22, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Earlier in the school year, senior Fabian Patino commuted to the University of Illinois at Chicago to take a physical training test that would later qualify him for a full-tuition scholarship at a few colleges and universities in the city. In February, Patino was notified that out of thousands of applic...

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