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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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Mesa high school students to take part in NASA study  FOX 10 News Phoenix

MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Some Mesa teachers and students are about to take part in a study with NASA. They're only one group of five finalists in the country ...



Man sentenced to life in prison for killing of Mesa High School math teacher  AZCentral

A man convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of a Mesa High School math teacher more than two years ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison by a ...



'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 ...



Man convicted in killing of Mesa High School math teacher  AZCentral

A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the killing of a Mesa High School math teacher more than two years ago, Maricopa County Superior Court ...



Burcar primed to lead Lumberjacks  Kdminer

Northern Arizona head coach Shane Burcar spent 12 seasons in the same role at Mesa High School before coming to the Lumberjacks as an assistant coach in ...



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 school student wins art competition; heads to D.C.  FOX 10 News Phoenix

MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - A Mesa high school student uses her talents to spread a powerful message and because of this honor, she's now heading to Washington, ...



Arizona Wildcats finally have makings of real rotation at defensive line  Arizona Daily Star

DL coach Iona Uiagalelei says 'there's no falloff' between the first unit and the second, which is loaded with starting experience.



Mesa high school, middle school basketball coach arrested for sexual abuse  12news.com KPNX

MESA, Ariz. - A basketball coach was arrested for sexual abuse and luring a minor for sexual exploitation, court documents say. Kyler Ashley, 23, is accused of ...



Mesa high school seniors design monsoon storm drainage system  FOX 10 News Phoenix

MESA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Not every high schooler would care about the functionality of a city, but Kyle Kuehne and Zach Schally aren't your average teenagers.



Longtime Mesa High wrestling coach still going strong after 32 years  AZFamily

Highly respected, Bobby Williams helped build the Jack Rabbits into one of the state's most steady programs.



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 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.



Student group refocuses school safety efforts  Arizona Capitol Times

Jordan Harb, the Mesa high school senior who helped organize students about school violence, details Monday what he hopes a new school safety task force ...



Student brought loaded gun to Mesa HS, threatened another student, officials say  AZFamily

The incident happened on Friday but the school administration said it didn't know about it until Monday.



Mesa high school basketball coach arrested for having sex with players, police say  AZFamily

A girl's high school basketball coach in Mesa is facing charges after police said he had sex with two of his players and tried to have sex with a third.



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 ...



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 ...



People disgusted after racist prom-posal appears to come from Mountain View High School  12news.com KPNX

Photos on social media show a racist prom-posal that appears to have come out of a Mesa high school. The sign in the post is being called "disgusting." A tweet ...



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 ...



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.



Mesa wrestling coach still going strong | Video  AZFamily

A Mesa High School wrestling coach is still going strong 32 years into the job.



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.



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 ...



Shawn Lynch named boys basketball coach at Eastmark High School  Queen Creek Independent

Pending approval from the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board, Superintendent Perry Berry announced the hiring of Shawn Lynch as the ...



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 high school teacher indicted on child pornography charges  KTAR.com

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



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 ...



Arizona Cardinals' Top 100 players of all-time  AZCentral

A list of the Cardinals' top 100 most influential players.



Football culture develops at Red Mesa  Navajo Times

TEEC NOS POS. Among the students who roam the halls at Red Mesa High School is a group of young men who eat, sleep, and breathe football. The young ...



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 ...



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. Most graduation ceremonies occur at the respective high school football ...



Nike GBAC 7-on-7 maintains success in 7th year  East Valley Tribune

The end of the school year signals the start of summer football training for high schools all across Arizona, as many begin workout programs and field work ...



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 ...



Mesa High School honors generations at graduation  azcentral.com

For as long as anyone can remember, Mesa High School officials have honored families with three or more generations of graduates at commencement.



Reunion milestone reached for members of Mesa High School Class of 1938  12news.com KPNX

They've been saying, "See you at the reunion!" for the past 80 years.



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 public schools janitor arrested, under investigation  ABC15 Arizona

Court records are adding new details to the charges against a custodian at a Mesa high school accused of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.



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.



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

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



Former Mesa coach Shawn Lynch to become Eastmark's first basketball coach  AZCentral

Shawn Lynch, who coached Mesa to the 2003-04 6A state boys basketball championship, will become Queen Creek Eastmark's first boys basketball coach ...



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 ...



Mesa High students wear purple in honor of teacher shot and killed  12news.com

The show of purple shirts -- one of Mesa High School's colors -- was a quiet but strong remembrance of math teacher Ryne Zahner.



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.



Valley students walk out in protest of gun laws  ABC15 Arizona

Students at one East Valley high school joined in a national movement after the mass shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.



Mesa yearbook photos of teen parents anger some  azcentral.com

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 ...



20 impressive Arizona kids earn full rides to college as Flinn Scholars  AZCentral

A college degree without student debt is in the bag for 20 Arizona high school seniors named Flinn Scholars.



Teens lack 'juice' at Legislature – unless it's lemonade  Arizona Capitol Times

Jordan Harb, the Mesa high school senior who helped organize students about school violence, says May 13, 2019, what he hopes a new school safety task ...



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

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



Az Dept. of Education releases school A-F grades  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS — Nine area schools in six districts earned prestigious “A” grades from the Arizona Board of Education's annual assessment of school ...



FC Arizona announces plans for facility, 10900-seat stadium  ABC15 Arizona

FC Arizona, a soccer club that competes in the National Premier Soccer League, announced plans Thursday for a new facility in the Southeast Valley, including ...



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.



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 RB Kris Jackson commits to Weber State  AZCentral.com

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: ...



Suspect in Mesa teacher's death arrested in California  AZCentral.com

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



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 ...



Stars of tomorrow shine at ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards  Arizona State University

The fifth annual ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards took the stage on Saturday, May 25. The Tony Awards-inspired red-carpet affair included ...



Arizona excellence: The 2019 Flinn Scholars have been named  Flinn Foundation

Twenty of Arizona's highest-achieving high-school seniors have been named 2019 Flinn Scholars.



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.



'Better late than never': Phoenix man tries college football at 37  AZCentral

Matthew Edison has not played football in 25 years, but at 37 he's ready to make a comeback in the Hohokam Junior College Athletic Conference.



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.



Arizona high school boys basketball state tournament scores, schedules  AZCentral

The Arizona Interscholastic Association released the brackets for the boys basketball state tournaments. Keep track of the scores and keep coming back for ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Legendary former Mayor Wayne Pomeroy dies | News  East Valley Tribune

Wayne Pomeroy, a legendary mayor of Mesa who never let his passion for politics, government, community *service* and business interfere with his devotion to ...



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.



Student body president with leukemia not allowed to walk at Dobson High graduation in Mesa  azcentral.com

Dobson High School in Mesa is the subject of criticism and debate on social media this week because of a decision not to let the student body president ...



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.



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.



In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins - The  Washington Post

At a Navajo high school, the Red Mesa Redskins have become a potent symbol in the national debate over a NFL team name.



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 ...



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

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



NAU men's basketball head coach Jack Murphy to leave program  Arizona Daily Sun

Northern Arizona men's basketball head coach Jack Murphy is leaving the program for the associate head coaching position at his alma mater, the University of ...



Jake Newberry recounts being drafted by the Royals while in a high school class  Kansas City Star

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jake Newberry took an unlikely path to the major-leagues. He was a mostly unheralded prospect and learned he'd been drafted by ...



Phoenix Police identify suspect in deadly nail salon shooting  FOX 10 News Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Phoenix Police officials have released a photo and surveillance video and identified the person believed to be the suspect in a shooting at ...



17 historic schools in metro Phoenix  azcentral.com

Some of the Valley's oldest buildings are schools. What schools in your district are historic? See our list of schools built before the 1950s.



Scott Hare resigns as Mesa's football coach  azcentral.com

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.



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 ...



Arizona football recruiting: Analyzing new commit Kyon Barrs  Arizona Desert Swarm

The Arizona Wildcats landed a late addition to the 2019 recruiting class in Murrieta Mesa (Calif.) defensive tackle Kyon Barrs. Our original story can be found ...



Mesa student sends racist Snapchat photo of classmate, school officials say  ABC15 Arizona

Officials at Skyline High School in Mesa are responding after a student allegedly shared a picture of her classmate on social media and included a racist ...



California DT Kyon Barrs commits to Arizona Wildcats for 2019  Arizona Daily Star

Arizona landed a late addition to its 2019 class when defensive tackle Kyon Barrs verbally committed to the Wildcats on Twitter Friday afternoon. Barrs ...



George Hawthorne brings leadership experience to Skyline football  East Valley Tribune

There is a certain level of discipline that new Skyline High School football coach George Hawthorne is bringing to the Coyotes' program, one that stems from his ...



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

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



UA hires away NAU men's basketball head coach  Verde Independent

NAU head coach Jack Murphy left his post to become associate head coach at Arizona. Photo courtesy Arizona Athletics. mugshot photo. By James Kelley | ...



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 ...



14 ways to know you’re a Mesa native  azcentral.com

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.



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, ...



Speedy JC receiver-returner Tayvian Cunningham commits to Arizona Wildcats for 2019  Arizona Daily Star

The UA is hopeful Cunningham can replace Devaughn Cooper as a deep threat.



'The last of the best': Mesa Jr. High celebrates final weeks  East Valley Tribune

In Mesa Junior High School's 60-year history, the school has seen championships, name changes and thousands of adolescents come through the doors.



Red Mesa gives No. 2 seed Trivium Preparatory a scare  Navajo Times

GOODYEAR, Ariz. As the No. 15 seed, the Red Mesa football team had to make a six-hour drive to play the Trivium Preparatory Crimson Knights for their first ...



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 ...



Schools in Arizona: 10 best, worst schools in Maricopa County  ABC15 Arizona

Newly released preliminary data from the State Board of Education grades high schools and elementary schools on their performance.



Man accused of shooting Mesa teacher faces first-degree murder charge  AZFamily

The man accused of killing a Mesa High School math teacher is back in Arizona. Caleb Bartels has been charged with first-degree murder.



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.



Darl Grant Packer | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Darl Grant Packer. Darl Grant Packer, of Elmira, Ore., passed away at the age of 72 Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his home, with his loving wife of 50 years by his ...



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 ...



Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards Honors Schools, School Organizations And Individuals For Outstanding Community Spirit And Student Engagement  PRNewswire

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, today ...



Mesa 'icon,' longtime public servant John Goodie retires  azcentral.com

Longtime public Mesa servant John Goodie, retiring as a city ranger, has history of helping disadvantaged youths, pushing for racial equality.



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