Scottsdale Progress 12 - 29 - 2019

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Julie and Mark Hancock, co-owners and managing directors of Camelot Homes, celebrated their company’s 50the anniversary. (Special to the Progress)

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amelot Homes in southern Scottsdale is marking its 50th anniversary with a major investment in arts education. The company is donating $50,000 for endowed scholarships for Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – a $25,000 scholarship for students of the new popular music concentration in the School of Music and another for students in any of the five insititute schools. The company has donated $10,000 to establish the Camelot Homes-ASU School of Music Concert Series, which kicks off next month with the first of eight concerts by student musicians throughout at Camelot Homes communities across the Valley. Since the company’s inception in 1969, Camelot Homes has been guided by three generations of the Hancock family, most of whom are ASU alumni. “We have had a hand in building the Valley’s most iconic communities for the past

50 years,” said Trent Hancock, vice president of operations for Camelot Homes. “With this investment, we hope to shape the future of Arizona, to infuse our communities with arts and music, and to establish a company legacy of investing in our youth.” Over the past five decades under the current leadership of co-owners and managing directors Mark and Julie Hancock, Camelot Homes has built and opened 61 residential communities, representing nearly 3,500 luxury homes. “Looking back on 50 years, we are so grateful for the opportunity to serve decades of homeowners all across the Valley,” added Trent Hancock. Camelot has won numerous state and national awards for design excellence. It received national recognition from the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards for Home of the Year, Best Single Family Detached and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle. Camelot Homes also is a three-time MAME award winner for Builder of the Year. Information:

Mohave meets Darth

Mohave Middle School's PTO hosted a special preview of the new Star Wars movie for students and their families and fundraising coordinator Scott Skowronek brought out Darth Vader and some storm troopers for the event at Harkins Shea 14 Dec. 20. Among those who enjoyed the special night, from left: Top: Matthew, Heesun and Heewon, whose parents declined to give their last name; Middle: Scott, Ryan, Tyler and Abby Skowronek; Bottom: Tyler Skowronek and Madeline and Vivian Cox. (Chris Mortenson/Progress Staff)

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