Caelle Armijo

Caelle Armijo started swimming when she was 11.

O’Connor freshman makes a splash

Sandra Day O’Connor High School freshman Caelle Armijo clinched a state title for the 100-yard freestyle swim. She’s the first freshman to be awarded a state champion title since the AIA division reconfiguration in 2010. 

Caelle started swimming when she was 11. At the state championships this year, Caelle placed fourth in the Division 1 girls 50-yard freestyle and led the 200 medley and 200 free SDOC relays to top-15 finishes at state. Caelle plans to defend her State Championship next year and win the 50-yard freestyle title. After swimming for SOHS for three years, she hopes to pursue a NCAA Swimming Scholarship.

Senior golfer takes

talent to Marquette


Four and a half years ago, Max Lyons was new to golf. Now the Sandra Day O’Connor High School senior is the Arizona state individual golf runner-up and will take his talents to Marquette University.

During his time on the golf team, Lyons helped continue the boys golf program’s success. Lyons did this not just through his tremendous skill. He was a leader and demonstrated the effort and resiliency it takes to be successful.