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City High Radio Wins Top Honors at AIPA Conference

City High School took home 8 awards at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony. The AIPA hosts Arizona’s only state-wide journalism contest. Students compete in each category with peers from all over the state.

  • Best Broadcasting–First Place (“Superior”) for overall excellence in broadcasting in TV/Film/Radio for our podcast “City High Radio”
  • Best Podcast–First Place (“Superior”) for our podcast “City High Radio”
  • Geronimo Sanchez–First Place (“Superior”) in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “What Is Your Greatest Fear?”
  •  Geronimo Sanchez-– Second Place (“Excellence”) in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “Living Dangerously”
  • Duri KimHonorable Mention in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “What Holds You Back In Life”
  •  Paloma Martinez–First Place (“Superior”) in the Radio/TV/Film Commentary category for the story “I Haven’t Given Up on Christmas Yet”
  • Paloma MartinezHonorable Mention in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “A Crisis In the Desert.”
  • Samantha Zazueta–Second Place (“Excellence”) in the Radio/TV/Film Feature category for the story “My Incarcerated Family.”

City High Radio is a youth-produced podcast led by teacher, Sarah Bromer. Students produce both longer length stories as well as shorter Vox Pops. Vox Pops are meant to capture the “voice of the people” and focus on one central question with a medley of community members’ responses woven together and set to a song.

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Iris Zepezauer

Iris Zepezauer and her Advisor, Jean Mulvaney

City High School senior, Iris Zepezauer, has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although these students will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top scorers of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in 2018. We are so proud of Iris for her hard work and for her dedication to academic excellence.