Numerous records set by the athletes competing in this year's Arizona Junior Olympics Girls State Track Meet, at Mesa Community College, this past weekend.
Last fall, 21-year-old Mia Welch took the phrase “dancing your heart out” to a whole new level. It all began in summer 2010, when she was attending Mesa Community College and dancing 14 hours a week with the school’s summer dance company. Tribune coverage: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/article_04609bb4-6a4e-11e1-a3d3-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/mesa/article_a37ec788-9605-11e1-ad22-0019bb2963f4.html
Wentworth just finished up her second semester at Mesa Community College. She is working on her associate's degree in psychology, hoping to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree that would allow her to work with special-education children, she said.
New Provost at Mesa Community College--Coverage http://www.aaed.com/updates/AAED-Newsletter__August2012_FINAL.pdf http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/17/new-presidents-or-provosts-ashland-central-mesa-mit-maryland-nmu-swinburne
Jessica Bailey Brooke is getting a head start on life after skipping the 8th grade and high school and starting college classes at the age of 12. Now 14, the Gilbert girl is graduating Friday at Mesa Community College with two associates degrees.
Welch, a graduate of McClintock High School in Tempe once danced for the Mesa Community College dance company, was diagnosed with an enlarged heart in 2010. Doctors believe that it was caused by a virus that attacked her heart, but by the time she ended up in the hospital with cardiac issues, the virus was gone. A gift of a heart, from the heart, gives Mesa woman new lease on life - East Valley Tribune_ Mesa.pdf