Imagine that it’s 1961 and ordinary teenager Jane Doe has been drafted by the CIA to become a super-secret spy agent. Her mission? Infiltrate an American high school to find a Russian spy who is about to send classified space program information to the USSR.
A case of whooping cough in an unvaccinated child has been confirmed at Sycamore Elementary School in the Vail Unified School District.
One person was airlifted after a two-vehicle crash on the city's southeast side Thursday night, authorities said.
Jake Stollings plays Bud Frump, hailing the need for coffee during the Empire High School production of the musical comedy "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
Connor Griffin is J. Pierrepont Finch, a lowly window washer who rises to corporate heights aided by secretary Rosemary Pilkington, played by Emily Beaulieu.
Richard Gremel, stage and music director, leads the cast in an outdoor exercise before last Friday's show. The production was at the Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way.
From left to right, Bri Sayles, Corey Craig and Lauren Becker play workers in a 1920s-era factory, in "Radium Girls."
Empire High School's Theatre Department, under the direction of Richard Gremel, presents "Radium Girls" tonight and Friday night at the Vail Theatre of the Arts.
Three Tucson students and two Southern Arizona educators are being honored as part of the 2012 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation.
A science teacher from Empire High School was one of 97 math and science educators honored by President Barack Obama.
Five Southern Arizona high schoolers won overall grand and special awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Students from Vail's Empire High School will bring their steel
drums to the Arizona Senior Academy Tuesday for a free concert.
As chief financial officer at the Vail School District, John
Filippelli doesn't usually wear an apron.
Far right, Darryl Henry, the regional executive chef for school services for Sodexo, directs the various teams of school food service workers who participated in an "Iron Chef"-type competition. The event was March 10 at Empire High School in the Vail School District; the district's team won…
Lili Chong, with the Yin-Yang Gang cooking team, helps decorate the team's table during the cooking competition, which aims to display the depths of cafeteria workers' culinary skills.
Cast members grew quiet as they nervously inspected their props
once again and moved into place.
Marissa Murdock and Rebecca Niesen act out a scene involving their "House Fires" characters, Susanna and Nola Morris, respectively. Set during World War II, the play opened Jan. 21 and ran for two nights.
Advanced drama student Brittany Chandler gives fellow student Alyssa Clark a hug before they take the stage for the opening night of the students' performance of "House Fires" at Empire High School last Thursday. "You have done the work. You are ready to go," director and drama teacher Richa…
The "House Fires" cast and crew get pumped up before they take the stage on opening night. Each year, director and drama teacher Richard Gremel chooses a drama and asks his students to research a topic relating to the play. "In 'House Fires,' students could research women working, draft dodg…