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Local teenage silversmith overcomes bullying through online education, faith

Originally published in The Daily Miner –  March 17. 2019 Growing up can be tough, especially if some of those tough situations include being bullied at school for following a certain religion, the way you sound, dress and anything else people can find to pick at. But there’s always a light at the end of […]

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Florence boy, 12, finds niche in acting

Originally published in The Casa Grande Dispatch – March 14, 2019 An actor’s life typically includes a new look — and often a new hairstyle – with every role. But Aidan Queen, 12, of Florence, has been acting since age 5, despite sitting down for just a couple of haircuts in his entire life. “They […]

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Some South Carolina Students Succeeding in Cyber School

Originally aired on WSPA-TV – March 13, 2019 Some Upstate families are leaving traditional classrooms and entering virtual school. Officials at the Cyber Academy of South Carolina said the virtual public school has seen 40% growth in enrollments over the last year. Despite state report cards showing low marks for the school last year, the […]

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MCVA Theater Takeover!

Originally aired on WLNS-TV – March 3, 2019 Students from Michigan Virtual Charter Academy will take over The Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University to watch a performance of A Wrinkle in Time. After the show, students have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the actors of the […]

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Letter: Online education prepares Ohio students for future

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch – March 11, 2019 Teaching high-school students about jobs will help them, and Ohio, thrive in the future. Right now, the unemployment rate in Ohio is trending in the right direction and the economic outlook for 2019 is rosy as well. But with possible trade wars and political uncertainty […]

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2018 Native American Essay Contest winners visit Maine State Archives

Originally published in the Kennebec Journal – March 8, 2019 Windsor Elementary seventh-graders visiting the Maine State Archives Thursday saw meeting minutes recorded during the drafting of the state’s constitution. “Now that’s a primary resource,” their Maine Studies teacher, Jana Diket, told them. Students across Maine participating in the Secretary of State’s Native American Essay Contest gained […]

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Valley boy thriving through Arizona Virtual Academy

Originally aired on KSAZ-TV – March 4, 2019 When her son faced hurdles at school, an Arizona mom took matters into her own hands moving him from a brick-and-mortar environment to a virtual one. Today her 9-year-old is thriving despite the daily challenges he faces. At 10:00 a.m. Henry takes math, then there’s spelling. His mom helps him […]

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New Bern family learns to live with ‘new normal’ following hurricane

Originally published in The New Bern Sun Journal – February 28, 2019 The sign on the Byrne family’s front porch reads, “This is my happy place.” And though it’s a message most visitors would find hard to square with the all but ruined house it’s attached to, it’s one the five Maryland transplants have managed […]

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Holly teen completes random acts of kindness

Originally aired on WEWS-TV on February 26, 2019 “You pay it forward to someone else, it can change your day, your life and it can change the world.” said student, Rainey Terpening Rainey Terpening’s mom Ellen says her daughter has always had a giving spirit, even as a young child. “The biggest heart ever. Loves […]