2019 Graduating Seniors

Congratulations to our Seniors!!!

Help us celebrate their achievements and wish them well!

Sarah Arroyo- Graduating from North Pointe Preparatory, plans to attend Glendale Community College; Major in business Minor in arts with an emphasis in audio production.  

Jo-el Banini – Graduating from Sandra Day O’Connor High School. Accepted to New York University, Arizona State University, Regis University and University of Arizona. She is a recipient of a full ride scholarship at University of Arizona, covering 4 years of tuition, room and board. At U of A, Jo-El will major in Physiology as a pre-med student and intends to minor in global business or global health studies. and pursue a career in cardiothorasic surgery. One day she hopes to work with the organization, Doctors without Borders. 

Alicia Carvajal- Graduating from AAEC Early College High School and accepted to study at the Berklee Global Partner Site, Holland College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. 

Tom Cooke graduating from Odessy Institute. Accepted to Arizona State University Herberger College of Music, Jazz Studies and Berklee College of Music. Recipient of the Berklee City Music Full Tuition Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, The Obama Scholarship for ASU, The D’Addario College Scholarship. He earned over $300,000 in scholarship offers. Tom was 1 of 21 students chosen to participate in the 2018 Berklee City Music summit in Nashville.  2017, 2018 Berklee City Music Summer Scholar. 

Maitri Cooper- Graduating from New School for the Arts; Accepted to Berklee College of Music and hopes to study at the Berklee Global Partner Site, Tri-C Jazz Studies Program with the Center for Creative Arts Metro-Campus in Columbus, Ohio. 

Cameron Cross – Graduated from Primavera High School. Plans to study audio production at PVCC and Continue working and growing as video game sound designer and musical score composer for an emerging video game development company, Vidanium Studios. 

Vincent Drake- graduating from RSD High School (one year early) and entering the National Guard in 2019 while continuing to   pursue his music education. 

Diego Gonzalez graduating from New School for Arts and Academics and accepted to and will be attending Berklee College of   Music with a current scholarship offer of $33,000 annually. Is a candidate for the Latin Grammy Scholarship Award and 1 of 21 students chosen to participate in the 2018 Berklee City Music summit in Nashville. 2016, 2017, 2018 Berklee City Music Summer Scholar. 

Zach Killmer- graduating from Hamilton High School, he was accepted to Arizona State University, Herberger College of Music, Jazz Studies, DePaul University, Florida State University, University of Northern Colorado, Indiana University Bloomington. He will attend Florida State University, pursuing a jazz performance degree and has been offered a financial package worth over $17,000 annually. In total he received over $148,000 in scholarship offers. Zach was 1 of 21 students chosen to participate in the 2018 Berklee City Music summit in Nashville. 

Arsen Nalbandian currently studying at Paradise Valley Community College while pursuing his GED, so he can focus on his musical development and a career in Jazz composition and piano performance. One of less than three dozen contestants across the nation in the Essentially Ellington Composition /Arranging Contest and 1 of 21 students chosen to participate in the 2018 Berklee City   Music summit in Nashville. 

Jordan Nichols graduating from BioScience High School will be attending Colgate University in Hamilton, New York Recipient of the James B. Colgate Grant in value of $66,500 and accepted into the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) Scholars Program. 

Kellen Vu graduating from Arizona School for the Arts.   Accepted and will be attending Stanford University for pre-medical studies (majoring in Molecular Biology). His honors are numerous but a few of his outstanding accomplishments include being the 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud state champion, was selected by Junior Achievement and the Arizona Republic as one of Arizona’s 18 highest achieving teens, and a 2018 National Merit Finalist.

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