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Ex-M’ville Student Who Was Bullied Excels at Free Online School

Originally published in Marysville Globe – October 19, 2017               Image retrieved from Marysville Globe. A Marysville student who saw his grades drop after being shoved into lockers, dragged across a cafeteria floor and threatened with a knife is now flourishing in a free online school. Cameron McGill, 13, who lives […]

Post and Courier: Johns Island Teen Bailey Kuntz Ranked 8th in the World in Girls Rodeo

Originally published in Post and Courier – October 18, 2017               Image retrieved from Post and Courier. The rodeo scene in the Lowcountry is nearly non-existent, but that hasn’t stopped 16-year-old  Bailey Kuntz of Johns Island from becoming the eighth-ranked girls rodeo rider in the world. Bailey’s mother, Katherine Kuntz, said the […]

Young Filmmaker Travels Country with Help of Online School

Originally published in Insider Utah – Oct. 17, 2017                                        Photo retrieved from Insider Utah. HATCH – Now in her senior year of high school, Hatch resident Emily Hunyady has moved around more in her 17 years than many people […]

Innovative Online School Programs for New York City Children

Originally aired on New York Fox 5 News – October 10, 2017 Willow Doldan, 5, is enthusiastic about going to school every day, but it’s not your typical school setting. She attends class while sitting in her Hell’s Kitchen living room. “It just really caught my attention because I knew that I could really have […]

Raleigh 7th Grader, Author Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Originally aired on WRAL-TV – October 11, 2017 A Raleigh 7th grader is turning his experience as a bullying victim into a teachable moment. Twelve-year-old Brenden Santos is now the author of three books and the designer of wristbands to promote the end of bullying. Santos said he knows exactly how it feels to be bullied. […]

KPLC: LAVCA Alumni As Teenage Geniuses – 16 and 17 Year-Old Seniors at McNeese

Originally aired on KPLC – October 8, 2017 What were you doing at 16 or 17 years-old? You probably weren’t graduating college. Instead of roaming the halls of a Lake Charles high school… you’ll find Matthew and William Foltz darting around McNeese’s campus during the day, stopping by the cafeteria to refuel whenever they get […]

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AZVA Teen Battles Childhood Illness to Become Piano Prodigy

Originally aired on KNXV ABC 15 He is a 16-year old boy from Chandler, and he is breaking many barriers in the world of music, even after spending much of his childhood years in and out of hospitals fighting a life-threatening illness. Samuel Xu was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia when he was just four-years-old.  Xu […]

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NC Virtual Academy is Teaching Local Students Online

Originally published in the Taylorsville Times – September 27, 2017 The education landscape continues to evolve with changing times, and one example of that is the NC Virtual Academy (NCVA), an online public charter school authorized by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which has at least four Alexander County students enrolled in it. NCVA, according […]

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Young Disc Golfer Soars to Success

Originally published on The Courier – October 2, 2017 The world’s youngest professional disc golfer has a ponytail and signature purple Ray-Bans glasses. And she lives in Upper Sandusky. A two-time world junior champion, Lacey Brugler regularly beats out women and men of all ages — sometimes twice or more her age. And the men, […]