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April 1, 2015 by Jack Ong (Register to contact)

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Jack Ong, MHS Class of '58, is an advisor and producer of the new feature length film documentary, THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR, written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong. The documentary had its world premiere in San Francisco on March 15, and will be released in cinemas later this year. Haing S. Ngor won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in "The Killing Fields." He and Jack acted together in THE IRON TRIANGLE, and they co-founded the Haing Ngor Foundation, a nonprofit emphasizing Cambodia's history and Dr. Ngor's legacy of acting and human rights activism. http://www.*****/****.

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These Arizona teenagers have been accused of committing murder  AZCentral

Here is a rundown of teenagers (and even a child) accused of killing someone in Arizona.

Former Mesa Mayor and WWII hero Wayne Pomeroy dies at 96  AZCentral

Former Mesa Mayor and WWII veteran Wayne Pomeroy died at 96. His family has operated a clothing store in downtown Mesa for 68 years.

Black students are suspended at the highest rate from Arizona schools, data shows  AZCentral

Arizona students are more likely to be suspended from school if they aren't white. Black and Native American students are suspended from Arizona schools at ...

Fighting, vaping, cheating: Here's how schools are punishing kids  AZCentral

While data shows that higher percentages of students of color are suspended than white students, the school punishments for everything from fighting to vaping ...

'Carry On': Still a way of life at Mesa High  AZCentral

“'Carry On' embodies the sentiment of our students in our community. It's who we are. It's what we stand for. It's what we do on a daily basis. It's where we came ...

3 teens arrested after gun scare at Mesa High School  AZCentral

Three 14-year-old boys were arrested Monday after school officials received a report that a loaded handgun was pointed at a girl at Mesa High School, police ...

Mesa High students arrested for bringing loaded gun to school  ABC15 Arizona

Three students at Mesa High School have been arrested after several incidents involving a loaded gun on campus.

Wrestling is family tradition for Mesa High's Steven Jarman  AZFamily

Mesa High School wrestler Steven Jarman has a great family legacy to live up to. He enters his final season anxious, optimistic and with a plan.

Mesa high school custodian accused of luring a minor for sex  AZCentral

Jordan Horne, a Mesa high school custodian, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, according to Chandler police.

Mesa High School alum Kapi Sikahema fired as football coach  AZCentral

Kapi Sikahema and his brother Vai were part of Mesa football lore in the 1970s and '80s.

Mesa football players send off offensive coordinator Junior Taylor with haka chant  AZCentral

Mesa High School football is all about family, which is why it was emotional for former Jackrabbits wide receiver Junior Taylor to leave for college job.

Chad DeGrenier New Mesa High Head Coach  Sports360AZ

Pending Mesa Governing Board approval, Chad DeGrenier will be the next head football coach of the Mesa Jackrabbits. He coached the past three seasons at ...

Mesa high school teacher indicted on child pornography charges

A Mesa high school teacher was indicted Tuesday after federal officials found multiple child pornography images on his personal computer.

Mesa student overcomes odds, awarded Rhodes Scholarship  ABC15 Arizona

There were nearly 900 applications that came in from around the country. In the end, only 32 students were selected for the prestigiousAmerican Rhodes ...

Skyline, Mesa begin search for football coaches | Sports  East Valley Tribune

The end of the football season for Skyline High came with the termination of football coach Angelo Paffumi, who had a winning record and a string of playoff ...

PD: Deceased son's class ring stolen from mother  ABC15 Arizona

An elderly Mesa woman discovered a friend she allowed to stay in her home stole a class ring belonging to her late son, according to police.

Mesa's Zach Hobbs voted Arizona high school boys basketball top performer for Week 4  AZCentral

Top performers in Week 4 of the Arizona high school boys basketball season. You can tell us who had the best week in boys hoops. Voting closed at noon on ...

Police: Mesa High School evacuated after threats made by students  AZCentral

Dozens of people were evacuated from Mesa High School on Wednesday evening during a sporting event after students were overheard making threats against ...

The Mesa High Rabbettes  Nearbynews

By Shannon Maki, Mesa Historical Society. The Mesa High Rabbettes were young women who performed at football games, parades and even the 1950 Rose ...

MISSING: Police search for 14-year-old Mesa teen  FOX 10 News Phoenix

MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Mesa police are looking for a teen who hasn't been seen since Thursday afternoon. According to the Mesa Police Department, Said ...

Shot clock playing to rave reviews at Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge  AZCentral

Nobody notices there is a 35-second shot clock until late in tight games during the Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge. And that's a good thing.

Mesa's online program educates students at 1/8th the cost of Primavera online charter  AZCentral

Mesa Public Schools, an online education pioneer, runs its program at a fraction of the cost of Primavera, the biggest online charter in Arizona.

Arizona high school basketball state play-in roundup: Mesa edges Valley Vista  AZCentral

With eight teams already in, there were still eight more in each of the three big school-state conference tournaments needing to punch their tickets.

300 Mesa High students walk out in support of stricter gun control  Cronkite News

About 300 Mesa High School students walked out in support of gun control and solidarity with Parkland, Fla. school shooting victims. The pop-up protest started ...

PD: Adult teen caught burglarizing 5 East Valley schools  ABC15 Arizona

An adult teen was caught burglarizing five schools in Mesa and Tempe.

Citizens association names Mesa man, woman of 2018 | East Valley Local News  East Valley Tribune

Two longtime community volunteers have been named the Mesa Citizens of the year.

Police arrest suspect in multiple school break-ins in Mesa and Tempe  AZFamily

Police have arrested a man who they say broke into multiple schools in Mesa and Tempe.

Vandals wrestlers take on Mesa in outdoor tourney  Arizona Silver Belt

The Miami Vandal wrestling team went toe-to-toe with Division 1 Mesa High School. They lost on points but and tied for wins on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Bullion ...

Mesa high school graduations slated | East Valley Local News  East Valley Tribune

All six high schools in the Mesa Public Schools district graduate on Thursday, May 21.

Army Rangers, Marksmanship Unit, brief Mesa JROTC students  DVIDS

MESA, Ariz. – Personnel from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), briefed the AZ-931 Air Force Junior ...

NAU announces hiring of ex-Mesa High coach Shane Burcar  AZCentral

NAU has announced the hiring of former Mesa High School basketball coach Shane Burcar as an assistant coach.

Loss of grandfather, uncle motivate Mesa's Boyd Mox  East Valley Tribune

The road to Mesa High School hasn't been easy for senior running back Boyd Mox, as it's been filled with heartbreak over the loss of the two men in his.

Steve Jarman brings family tradition to boys wrestling state championship  AZCentral

The Mesa senior is the the No. 2 seed in his 138-pound weight class at the state wrestling championship on Saturday.

Mesa high school's parents advised of second threat in two days

District officials and Mesa police determined that the note, which was found in a restroom and suggested, possible violence, is not considered viable.

Mesa man accused of possessing bombs, related materials indicted on 42 counts  AZCentral

A man accused of manufacturing and storing several pipe bombs at his Mesa home was indicted by a state grand jury Wednesday.

Carry on: Film crew documenting Mesa's football season, storied history

A film crew, led by Mesa alumnus Darren Lovin, is doing a documentary on the school's rich football history and 2017 season that could hit theaters.

Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Mesa students walk out for 17 killed at Florida high school  AZCentral

Students at Gilbert High School were the first in the Valley to take part in a wave of classroom walkouts following the Florida high school shooting.

Results of #RedForEd teacher walkout vote to be announced Thursday  AZCentral

Organizers with Arizona Educators United, the teacher-led grassroots group, will announce the results of the vote for a walkout Thursday night.

Mesa teacher wins major environmental award | Our Community  East Valley Tribune

Mesa High School teacher John Jung figures the best place to study the environment is in the environment.

5-year-old boy dies after being pulled from Mesa pool  AZCentral

A 5-year-old boy has died after he was pulled from a pool in east Mesa Sunday and transported to a nearby hospital. Rural Metro Fire Department officials said ...

Mesa schools among those checking into viral social-media threat  AZCentral

A viral social-media threat against an unspecified high school with the initials "SHS'' caused a stir among communities and school districts across the country ...

Mesa yearbook photos of teen parents anger some

Two Mesa High School yearbook pages devoted to students who have children or who are expectant parents have prompted angry calls from parents to the ...

Mesa history: Mesa High School's Rabbettes sparked spirit

Mesa History: Becoming a member of the elite Rabbettes, Mesa High School's cheerleading squad, was rigorous and required dedication and commitment.

Mesa high school launches sober program for recovering students in AZ  AZFamily

We all deserve a second chance, and one school in the Valley is making sure kids battling addiction don't get left behind.

With teacher walkout looming, AIA moving forward with high school state tournaments  AZCentral

Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Director David Hines said, even with a teachers' walkout looming Thursday, spring sports state tournaments will go ...

Transition smooth for new men's basketball assistant coach  Arizona Daily Sun

The Northern Arizona men's basketball team has a new-look roster and added a familiar name to Arizona high school basketball followers to the coaching staff.

Scott Hare to step down as Mesquite AD to lead football program  AZCentral

Scott Hare, who spent three years out of coaching, will step down as Mesquite's athletic director to be the football coach.

K.J. Patrick voted Week 12 Arizona high school boys basketball top performer  AZCentral

A look at who stood out during Week 12 of the high school basketball season.

Arizona educators will walk out April 26  AZCentral

Arizona educators and school employees fueling the teacher-led #RedForEd movement have voted in support of a walkout — an unprecedented action aimed at ...

Redevelopment plan around Mesa's Mormon temple grows, calling for more demolitions  AZCentral

More historic homes will be demolished near Mesa's Mormon temple as the church's development group enters the second phase of its redevelopment project, ...

Mesa RB Kris Jackson commits to Weber State

Big Sky Weber State pulls in one of Arizona's best running backs.

Documentary Produced on History of Mesa Football  Sports360AZ

By Nicholas Welter. The 2017 Mesa High School football program is the subject for Ramplight Media and Epic Light Media's documentary entitled “Carry On: ...

What we learned in Week 10 of Arizona high school basketball season  AZCentral

Clutch plays. Heart-stopping endings. Incredible performances. Breakthroughs. Let's look back at what we learned in Week 10 of the Arizona high school ...

Mesa High School getting new principal

Mountain View High School Assistant Principal Lisa Creaser will become principal of Mesa High School next school year. She will replace Jim Souder, who is ...

Mesa Mormon temple's redevelopment plans raise historic-preservation concerns  AZCentral

Plans for redevelopment around Mesa's historic Mormon temple include tearing down eight nearby homes, which has preservationists raising questions.

Suspect in Mesa teacher's death arrested in California

Susanville California Highway Patrol have arrested the man suspected of shooting and killing a Mesa High School teacher, according to a Tempe police ...

Arizona high school boys basketball Coach of the Year candidates  AZCentral

Somebody could emerge in a couple of weeks not on this list to become the Arizona High School Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. But here is a look at The ...

Mesa high-school graduation ceremonies

Congratulations, Class of 2014! Here's a look at Mesa and Apache Junction high-school graduation ceremonies, including speakers and top graduates.

Tempe police ID suspect in shooting of Mesa High School math teacher

A suspect has been identified in the shooting death of Ryne Zahner, a 26-year-old math teacher at Mesa High School who was killed in the backyard of his ...

When Hollywood stars came to Mesa

In 1960, Mesa High School served as the backdrop of "The Explosive Generation."

PD: Woman commits suicide at Mesa high school  East Valley Tribune

Summer classes were canceled on Wednesday after a person committed suicide at a Mesa high school.

Mesa High School welcomes new football coach

A Hare, new coach Scott Hare, will lead the Mesa High School Jackrabbits to success on and off the field.

Top performers from Week 6 in Arizona high school boys basketball  AZCentral

A look at the top performers in Week 6 of the Arizona high school boys basketball season. You can nominate an outstanding student-athlete in your community ...

Star search: Who to see during the Arizona high school boys basketball playoffs  AZCentral

A guide to who to go see during the Arizona high school basketball playoffs that begin Tuesday.

Judge rules tax on rich initiative can go to ballot  Arizona Capitol Times

Mesa High School teacher Joshua Buckley explains Friday why he and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, are proposing a large ...

Two 14-year-old boys in custody after bringing handgun to Mesa high school, police say

Two 14-year-old boys were taken into custody Oct. 24, 2017, after police were called to investigate a gun brought to Red Mountain High School in Mesa.

Arizona high school boys basketball state tournament scores, schedules  AZCentral

The brackets have been released for the state high school basketball tournaments. Keep track of the scores.

EPICS High School gives AZ students tools to change the world  Arizona State University

With the support of ASU engineering program, middle and high schoolers design solutions for specific needs of community agencies. An app to help teachers ...

Mesa High School gets Arizona Cardinals connections with new coaching addition of Deuce Lutui, Vai Sikahema's…  Revenge of the Birds

There are couple of Cardinals connections at Mesa High.

Social media threats: Don't let your kid get charged with a felony  AZCentral

Arizona teens keep making 'joke' threats against their schools, suggesting too many of them aren't getting the message about how serious this is.

Long hours, crowded classes, low pay driving Arizona teachers to quit

A new survey of Arizona schools found more than 900 teachers either abandoned or resigned within the first half of this school year.

Mountain Ridge High March sports calendar  Your Valley

Mountain Ridge's Zach Martinez throws a pitch against Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. [Jacob ...

Pride conductor forges ties with past, present band members  Ahwatukee Foothills News

Mountain Pointe High School's Lionhearts Marching Band is on a mission to continually improve and add to its ranks, as graduating senior members mean ...

Mesa Mountain View High School briefly on lockdown over 'suspicious object'

A Mesa high school was on lockdown for about an hour Wednesday morning after a suspicious object was found on the campus.

Counselor crisis: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.  AZCentral

Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the U.S., according to most recent data. There is one counselor for every 903 students.

Mesa teen, denied the chance to walk with his class, finally graduates cancer-free from Dobson High School

Stephen Dwyer made national news in May when he was barred from graduation. Now, he's healthy and headed to college.

Scenes from the Capitol: Arizonans say goodbye to Sen. John McCain  Cronkite News

Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. rests her cheek against her husband's casket during a private memorial *service* Wednesday at the Arizona ...

Mesa High School student brings loaded gun on campus  East Valley Tribune

A Mesa High School student who said he had been threatened by gang members off-campus could be expelled after bringing a loaded gun to school on ...

After years in public life, veteran EV leader runs for office  East Valley Tribune

His friendly baritone has echoed through vast meeting halls packed with virtually every mover and shaker who calls the East Valley home.

Documents: Suspect in Mesa H.S. teacher shooting was struggling with his mental health  AZFamily

We're learning more about the man who police say shot and killed a Mesa High School teacher at his home Sunday morning.

Scott Hare resigns as Mesa's football coach

Scott Hare has resigned as Mesa High's varsity football coach after two seasons at the school in order to pursue his doctorate in educational leadership.

Driver hits 3 cars in Mesa, leaves crash scene  ABC15 Arizona

Some students and parents leaving Mesa High School are now searching for a driver who pulled a really pushy move on Monday.

Mesa Public Schools class of 2015 graduates  Arizona Education News Service

More than 3600 students graduated May 21, 2015, from Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline, Westwood and East Valley Academy high ...

AZ Dept. of Education recognizes outstanding civics programs at 35 schools  Arizona Education News Service

Thirty-five Arizona public schools are being recognized for their outstanding civics programs as 2016-17 Arizona Civic Engagement schools by the Arizona ...

Red for Ed: Arizona teachers protest as they call for higher pay  ABC15 Arizona

Wednesday morning teachers at one of the state's largest schools, Hamilton High School, joined together to wave signs in support of the Red for Ed movement.

azcentral Sports Awards Boys Athlete of the Week  AZCentral

To nominate a Boys or Girls Athlete of the Week or an Academic All-Star, go to The azcentral Sports Awards will be at ASU ...

Ballot measure to tax the rich for K-12 funding launched  Arizona Capitol Times

Mesa High School teacher Joshua Buckley explains Friday why he and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, are proposing a large ...

Mesa juggles downtown growth, livability | East Valley Local News  East Valley Tribune

Mesa wants to reinvigorate the city's downtown core by making the area a hub for business and innovation – and do it without displacing the residents who ...

Arizona lawmaker suggests lawsuit over teacher walkout, lashes out at constituent  AZCentral

Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, railed against the planned teachers' walkout on social media Tuesday, and said she was consulting with a lawyer for a class ...

14 ways to know you’re a Mesa native

MESA -- Now the third-largest city in Arizona, Mesa has come a long way from being considered Phoenix's quiet, suburban neighbor to the east.

ASU Gammage Announces Nominees and Finalists for High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

ASU Gammage has announced the finalists for the High School Musical Theatre Awards. Awards Ceremony and Show Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Tickets ...

Visit Mesa Challenge looks to break shot-clock ground in Arizona high school basketball

Will the Arizona Interscholastic Association finally warm up to having a shot clock in prep basketball after Visita Mesa Challenge makes change?

New Mesa Aquatic Complex set to replace aging Taylor Pool

Mesa Aquatic Complex construction expected to start in mid-July.

Accused 'yearbook flasher' breaks his silence  ABC15 Arizona

A Mesa high school student accused of exposing himself in a high school yearbook photo will not face a felony charge, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office ...

Arizona students plan March For Our Lives walkouts on Wednesday  AZCentral

Walkouts a shot of solidarity with Florida shooting victims, calls for gun safety.

What we learned in Week 9 of Arizona high school basketball season  AZCentral

From Winkelman, Arizona to Springfield, Missouri, big-time statements were made during Week 9 of the high school basketball season. Let's rewind and fast ...

NAU football coaching staff taking shape  Arizona Daily Sun

The Northern Arizona football coaching staff has started to fill out over the past week, with coaches announcing their new positions via their Twitter accounts.

Central's Chandler Hovik, 24, becomes youngest head football coach in Arizona  AZCentral

Chandler Hovik became the youngest head football coach in Arizona this week when Phoenix Central High School named him its permanent coach, replacing ...

Red Mountain High School biotech program leading the way to new discoveries  AZFamily

Red Mountain High School has a new biotech lab and that has led several students to great, new discoveries.

Arizona teacher walkout: What worries parents most  AZCentral

Sending the wrong message or a teachable moment? Parents are trading viewpoints on the teacher walkout like everyone else, but they also must juggle ...

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