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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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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 ...



Mesa PD: High school basketball coach arrested for sexual conduct with 2 players  AZFamily

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A girls junior varsity basketball coach at Dobson High School was arrested after police said he tried to have sex with a 16-year-old girl ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



Bucar Named Interim Head Coach for NAU Hoops  Sports360AZ

Shane Bucar, a name familiar to many high school basketball fans in the Valley, has been elevated to the position of Interim Head Coach a Northern Arizona ...



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.



Burcar bringing local ties and confidence as interim NAU men's basketball coach  Arizona Daily Sun

Over 20 years ago, Shane Burcar told his high school basketball coach that he would be a Division I basketball coach one day.



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.



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 ...



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 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 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 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.



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'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Hundreds turn out to remember slain Mesa High School teacher  AZCentral.com

More than 400 students, teachers and others gathered at Mesa High School to remember Ryne Zahner, the math teacher killed Sunday.



Mesa wrestling coach still going strong | Video  AZFamily

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



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.



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



8 EV seniors earn lucrative Flinn Scholarships | Our Community  East Valley Tribune

Eight East Valley residents are among 20 prospective Arizona high school seniors who have earned Flinn Scholarships for their distinguished academic and ...



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

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



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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

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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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, ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 graduation ceremonies  azcentral.com

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



Mesa RB Kris Jackson commits to Weber State  AZCentral.com

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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: ...



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 ...



Homicide suspect of slain Mesa HS teacher arrested in Northern CA  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Caleb Bartels was arrested today at 9:08 a.m. by the Susanville California Highway Patrol in the town of Doyle, California. Bartels was wanted for the murder of ...



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.



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.



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

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Alhambra High School teacher named Educators Rising Teacher Leader of the Year  Arizona Education News Service

Alhambra High School Early Childhood Education teacher Nancy Partin was named Teacher Leader of the Year at the Educators Rising Leadership 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.



Student group redirects efforts on school safety | The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, AZ  Verde Independent

State schools chief Kathy Hoffman outlines the scope of a safety task force on Monday her agency is launching. Hoffman said she wants to hear from all sides, ...



When Hollywood stars came to Mesa  azcentral.com

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



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.



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.



UPDATE: Mesa police ID homicide victim, injured man still in hospital  AZFamily

Mesa police are on the scene of what they are calling a "suspicious death" investigation.



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 ...



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.



PD: Man holds burglar at gunpoint at his dead father's house in Mesa  AZFamily

A man in Mesa found a burglar in his dead father's home and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, court documents state.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



PD: Two people shot in Mesa neighborhood  AZFamily

Officers are investigating a double shooting in Mesa.



Police seek help identifying Mesa skate shop robbers  AZFamily

MESA (3TV/CBS 5) - Authorities with Silent Witness are asking the public for help after a skate shop Mesa was robbed last month.



More care homes say fake state worker came to business asking for narcotics  AZFamily

More elderly care homes in the East Valley are reporting a woman who pretended to work for the state tried to steal prescription drugs last weekend.



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.



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?



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.



Santa visits preemies at Banner Desert NICU in Mesa  AZFamily

The tiniest little angels at Banner Desert Medical Center are the babies in the NICU. On Tuesday morning they got a special visit from Santa.



Firefighters rescue 5 people trapped in Mesa house fire  AZFamily

Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert firefighter crews rescued five people, who were trapped in the backyard following a house fire in Mesa Sunday morning.



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