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3 Tips for Parenting High Achievers

Originally published in Georgia Family Magazine – February 21, 2018 Sure, I may be biased. But my kids are superstars. My daughter, Michaela, is in her first year at Princeton and my son, Jonathan, is an award-winning app developer with an eye on a career in Silicon Valley. The kids get their schoolwork done on […]

Bryson Bentz

Katy Student Learning Through Accredited Online Texas Virtual Academy

Originally published in Covering Katy – February 17, 2018 KATY (Covering Katy News) — Bryson Bentz, 11, of Katy is polite, well-spoken and a good student. He’s done so well academically that he was pulling ahead of his classmates, so his family decided to explore his educational options. His parents, Michael and Shawna, decided to […]

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Pueblo Teen with Health Woes Thriving in Online School

Originally published in the Pueblo Chieftain – February 15, 2018 Sally Padilla’s fingers flew across the keyboard of the Dell laptop. With deliberate action, but very little discussion, the Pueblo girl logged on to her user account, scrolled through a list of her academic courses and popped open a virtual classroom. There, in the upper left-hand […]

M. Pfeiffer

WLWT-TV: Deaf Cincinnati Teen Sets Her Eyes on Olympic Glory

Originally aired on WLWT-TV – February 13, 2018 It’s the time of year when kids around the country watch TV and dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist. One local teen is overcoming obstacles and trying to make those dreams a reality.  Mykenzie Pfeiffer spends hours every week at American Eagles Gymnastics in Batavia. “She’s […]


Kingwood’s Chloe Csengery Produces Emotional Film About Harvey Flood

Originally published in Kingwood Observer – February 9, 2018 Chloe Csengery held her tiny, trembling dog close to her as she waited with her family to be rescued from their flooded one-story house in Kingwood after Hurricane Harvey. Csengery is in many ways a normal teenager. She loves her family, her best friend of many years, […]

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Education Matters to Arkansas Virtual Academy’s Carpenter Family

Originally aired on KARK-TV – February 12, 2018 AUSTIN, Ark. – Two local children with rare and debilitating health challenges are going the non-traditional route to school. A virtual school is allowing them to further their education. Sage Carpenter and his sister Lily follow a specific schedule at home. Their to-do list on the refrigerator […]

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Fox 5: Georgia 12-Year-Old Publishes Her First Book

Originally aired on Fox 5 – February 8, 2018 Mikayla Lowery, 12, spends a lot of time at home in the library, not just because she loves to read, but because she’s a published author herself. “Zoey’s Zany Life” is the story of a sixth grader who can’t catch a break from quirky mishaps and hilarious accidents. “I […]

Mykenzie Pfeiffer

WCPO: Deaf 13-Year-Old Gymnast Hopes to Compete in 2020 Olympics

Originally aired on WCPO – February 6, 2018 Nothing can stop Mykenzie Pfeiffer, a 13-year-old gymnast who lost her hearing as a toddler. She’s still a backflipper, a high-beam walker and a hopeful for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “They’re like, ‘If you don’t make it, don’t be upset; you’ve worked really hard,’” she said. “But my […]