Coyotes in the News 2015-16

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Congratulations to Rachel Sebald—the 1A -3A AIA Scholar-Activity Award winner! Rachel was one of two ladies from 1A-3A in the Scholar-Activity category. This award criteria is based on academics, excellence in arts/activities, citizenship and community service. View photos.

Congratulations to Ruth Buchholz—the AIA 1A-3A Scholar-Athlete Award winner! Ruth was one of two females from 1A-3A chosen as finalists for the Scholar-Athlete Award. The award is based on academics, athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship and community service. View photos.

Both were honored at the AIA Champions Luncheon on May 16, where the actual recipient was also revealed. The ceremony took place at University of Phoenix Stadium and was broadcast live on

In local news, Rachel Sebald, ALA Class of 2016, was one of three Laveen students to receive a college scholarship from the Laveen Community Council. The scholarship was based on academics combined with a heavy emphasis on community service. What a blessing for these three talented ladies.

Congratulations to Rawlinda Ben, ALA sophomore, as the 9th annual Peridot Stampede INFR Tour Rodeo Ladies Breakaway Champion!

Congratulations to Gabe Galvan, ALA senior, who was awarded The Burlsworth Character Award for outstanding character and sportsmanship.

This award is in honor of Brandon Burslworth who was all-American football player at Arkansas and who walked onto their football program. Tragically, at the age of 22, 10 days after the NFL draft, he was killed in a car accident on April 28th, 1999 while on his way home from the University of Arkansas to attend church with his mom.

A movie about Brandon (Greater) is set to be released in the summer of 2016. Gabe's name will be listed in the end of movie credits. 

Isai Barajas is ALA's first wrestling state champion!

Headed into the MLC Tip-Off Tournament, our varsity girls basketball team has started the season strong. Read the article from The Daily Courier, Prescott.

Arizona Lutheran Academy was selected as the monthly winner of the Fulton Homes Noon Salute for the month of October! Our group’s version of The Star Spangled Banner (arranged and directed by Ms. Andrea Oppermann) was played daily at noon for two weeks during October on 94.5 KOOL FM.

Our music department also received a generous $1,000 donation on behalf of Fulton Homes. View photo.

Two ALA students participated in a Kingdom Workers mission trip to Florida in summer 2015. Rebekah wrote, "And after that experience, I think I will be a lot more confident and urgent in sharing that gospel message with others." Read their story here.

Each week, azcentral sports chats with a high school coach from around the state about a variety of subjects. Read the Q&A with our own girls volleyball coach, Brad Bode.

AZCentral mentions ALA volleyball as the #2 seed in Div. IV.

> And, with one state title, ALA is listed as one of Arizona's best high school girls volleyball programs! {Scroll through the photos at the bottom of the link.}

Cameron Haag (Class of 2016)
> Cameron Haag's 97-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Galvan was the 9.4.15 Friday Night Fever Hot Shot of the Week winner!
> Max Prep's ALA Player of the Game on 9.4.15

Aaron Rosenbaum (Class of 2016)
Max Prep's ALA Player of the Game on 8.28.15
Max Prep's ALA Player of the Game on 9.18.15

> 8.5.2015. 
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the teams that have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season. The ALA varsity volleyball team achieved this honor with a 3.5 team GPA or higher. Look for ALA on the list of high school teams who achieved the AVCA Team Academic Award honor.

"A hearty congratulations to all the volleyball coaches whose teams won the AVCA Team Academic Award," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "Teams do not succeed in the classroom by accident any more so than they do on the court. The same coach who taught them volleyball skills cared enough about their academic achievement to gather their grades, calculate their GPA, and submit a nomination on their behalf. In doing so, these coaches sent a clear message that classroom success is just as important as volleyball success. All involved should celebrate this award!" 


> 7.14.2015. Aaron Rosenbaum named on Richard Obert's Arizona's top high school football prospects: 2016 class. (Image 146)




In Review: 
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