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Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

| February 14, 2018
Williams’ Izzy Rushing places third at Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more education stories here

The county’s top-spellers battled for spelling supremacy Feb. 11 at Coconino High School at the annual Coconino County Spelling Bee.

Williams Unified School District fifth grader, Iscariot “Izzy” Rushing made his second trip to the Coconino County Spelling Bee, where he took third place.

Rushing placed second at the bee last year.

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Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

| February 7, 2018
Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

In 2002, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law providing tax credits to taxpayers who contribute to public and private schools.

Not all schools can afford what’s needed to provide programs and experiences that enrich students’ education, but Arizona’s public school tax credit program can help schools bridge that gap.

According to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR), taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay to public education. The credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to a school’s extracurricular programs.

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Senior spotlight: Vikings look to graduation and beyond. See more education news here

| January 3, 2018
Senior spotlight: Vikings look to graduation and beyond. See more education news here

Diego Pedraza is a three-sport senior at Williams High School (WHS). He has played baseball, basketball and football at WHS.

Pedraza was the starting quarterback for the 2017 State Champion Vikings. He quickly transitioned to basketball this fall and hopes the basketball team will also do well in the state playoffs.

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Williams School District spreads cheer at holiday concert. See more education/youth stories here

| December 20, 2017
Williams School District spreads cheer at holiday concert. See more education/youth stories here

Williams Unified School District hosted its annual holiday concert Dec. 6.

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Williams Elementary opens doors for annual Literacy Night. See more education stories here

| December 6, 2017
Williams Elementary opens doors for annual Literacy Night. See more education stories here

Children and families enjoy a night of games, skits and free books at Williams Elementary-Middle School’s annual Literacy Night Nov. 6.

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Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

Kiwanis Club of Williams selected the November Students of the Month for Maine Consolidated School in Parks. The students were recognized at Maine Consolidate School and earned a pizza party.

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‘Toys for Kids’ pick-up and drop off available

| November 22, 2017
‘Toys for Kids’ pick-up and drop off available

The Williams Lions Club will provide toys and gifts for less-fortunate children in the Williams area once again this year. 

This tradition has been supported by both businesses and citizens of Williams for more than 50 years. Last year, the Toys For Kids Project provided toys and gifts to 198 children in the Williams area. The Lions Club expects to serve at least that many or more children again this year.

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Williams school budget override passes. See more education stories here

| November 15, 2017
Williams school budget override passes. See more education stories here

The Williams Unified School District (WUSD) budget override is headed toward approval, according to the Nov. 7 election results.
As of 11:30 p.m. Nov. 7, the unofficial final tally showed 58.21 percent, or 656 voters, voting “yes” to the override, and 41.79 percent, or 471 voting “no”.

There are still an unknown number of provisional and uncounted ballots that need to be counted, but most likely not enough to change the outcome of that proposition.

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WUSD announces October Students of the Month. See more education stories here

| November 8, 2017
WUSD announces October Students of the Month. See more education stories here

Izabella Anderson, Bethany Walker Domen, Amelie McKenzie, Jiovanni Perez Mata and Andy Endicott are the October elementary Students of the Month at WEMS.

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Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

| October 25, 2017
Candlelight vigil held in Williams for slain teacher. More education stories here

Friends and employees of Grand Canyon Railway held a vigil Oct. 22 at the Babbitt-Polson Stage in Williams to honor Cathryn Gorospe, a Glendale kindergarten teacher who was reported missing Oct. 6. Cathryn worked as a seasonal employee for the Grand Canyon Railway. Her remains were found in Mayer Oct. 13.

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