City of Phoenix lifeguard Carrie Nelson is the manager at Encanto pool.  June 14, 2023 (Evelin Ruelas/Cronkite News)
Another Summer, Another Lifeguard Shortage, as Phoenix Pools Cut Hours, Openings

A $3,000 incentive program brought a boom in lifeguard applications to the city of Phoenix this year, but not enough lifeguards and pool managers to open more than 18 of the city’s 29 pools this summer.

(Photo by Erin Murphy/Cronkite News)
Spellbound: Arizona Middle Schoolers Compete in National Spelling Bee

Arizona kids from Basha Accelerated Middle School, Tséhootsooí Middle School, and Marana Middle School competed in the 2023 national spelling bee.