AIA PRESS CENTER
Sister Joan Fitzgerald
Xavier College Preparatory
Administrator of the Year Award Recipient
For the past 40 years Sr. Joan Fitzgerald has helped fulfill the mission of preparing the young women of Xavier with the knowledge, skills and integrity to meet the challenges of a changing global society in a positive and productive manner. To do this, Sr. Joan has provided as many opportunities as possible for her students to pursue excellence with honor and to become leaders, innovators and good citizens of the 21st century.
Sr. Joan has been instrumental in leading the school to unsurpassed excellence both academically and on the playing field. She demands the best from her students â€“ athletes and non-athletes alike â€“ and these young women consistently deliver, bringing home countless honors earned both inside and outside the classroom. Sr. Joan began the first required Christian Service Program in Arizona, which has led to thousands of volunteer hours provided to numerous valley organizations since the programs started in 1975. She has also helped Xavier receive the United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School designation three times, as well as National Merit Finalists, Commended Scholars, Black Scholars, Hispanic Scholars and Presidential Scholars during her years as an administrator.
Dr. Anna Battle to serve on NFHS Board of Directors
The National Federation of State High Schools (NFHS) National Council has elected Dr. Anna Battle, assistant superintendent of plant operations, Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD), to serve as the at large representative from Sections 3 and 7 on the NFHS Board of Directors. Read More.
2014 Sollenberger Classic
The 2014 edition of the Sollenberger Classic, presented by Station Casinos, will again be held in Las Vegas at Fertitta Field on the campus of Bishop Gorman High School. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) participants will feature 2013 Division I State Champion Mountain Pointe High School and a Division I Quarterfinal team in Brophy Prep. The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) participants will feature 2013 Division I State Champion Bishop Gorman High School and Division I Runner-up Reed High School. Read more.