Foothills Academy seniors debate

May 20, 2009

“Should all 18-year-old American Citizens be required to perform National Service?”
Yes or No?

CAVE CREEK – Students at Foothills Academy pondered the “duties of citizenship” and the “greatest good for the greatest number” as the foundation for a formal debate between the two teams of seniors. Students have been researching and discussing the issues related to National Service in their Government and Economics class. Particular attention was given to the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and President Obama’s plan for service opportunities in the future. Very different views surfaced during this academic exploration!

Two attorneys guided the students in their logic, Mr. Thomas Chenal and Mr. Gregory Falls, both from the law firm of Sherman & Howard. We thank them for “pro bono.”

The Senior Debate is a Foothills Academy tradition and is one of the culminating activities of the senior year. Thank you to all parents, debate judges, attorneys and 9-11th grade students who watched politely and asked such probing and intelligent questions.

Foothills Academy is located at 7191 E. Ashler Hills Dr., Scottsdale.

(L-R) Mike Williams, Jim White, Sam Rhodes, Tommy Shannon, Greyson Gilbert, Alex Casady, Ben Gesell, Chris Chilleen, Sarah Hamilton, Sydney Henningsen.

Classic Residence at Silverstone celebrates National Library Week

May 20, 2009

Future residents donate more than 100 books to Desert Foothills Library

SCOTTSDALE – In celebration of National Library Week, Classic Residence at Silverstone has donated more than 100 new books to Desert Foothills Library.

Spearheaded by Classic Residence at Silverstone, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) currently being developed on the site of the former Rawhide Western Town, the call to action was enthusiastically received by the community's future residents.

Jacqueline Wolf, executive sales director of Classic Residence at Silverstone, said, "We are so proud to be adding to Desert Foothills Library's collection on behalf of our residents."

Desert Foothills Library exemplifies the vital role libraries play in enriching the quality of life for all. The donation comes as libraries across the country are seeing a popularity resurgence.