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Mikayla Lowery

Words of a Wunderkind: 12-Year-Old Author Celebrates Release of 1st Book

Originally published in the Daily Tribune – January 18, 2018 Being a published author at age 12 is pretty much unheard of in the literary world, but a Bartow County preteen has made it to that level. Mikayla Lowery, a seventh-grader enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy for the sixth year, will be releasing her first […]

Kathryn McKenna

High School Student Thrives in Music Despite Disorder

Originally published in the Mukilteo Beacon – January 17, 2018 In talking to Kathryn McKenna, 16, about her talents and skills, you come away impressed. She has a clear love and knack for music, she is extremely well spoken and respectful and, quite simply, she is extremely talented. A multi-time competition winner for her singing abilities, […]


Family Appreciates School Choice

Originally published in the Hammond Daily Star – January 9, 2018 I support National School Choice Week Jan. 21-27, as enrolling my 8-year-old son CJ in online school has had a profound impact on his life. CJ was failing the first grade at his traditional, brick and mortar public school. After being diagnosed with epilepsy […]

Rider Fisher

K12 Keeps ISOR-PH Motocross Racer On Track

Originally published in the Forest Grove News Times – January 10, 2018 Rider Fisher is 14. Randy Fisher is his dad. Together, they are a team putting everything they’ve got into a sport they both have, do, and will continue to love — no matter what. Motocross has been around for more than 100 years. Beginning […]

Nate Mathis

A Family Thing: Children Join Online School to Dedicate Time to Performing

Originally published in the Jonesboro Sun – January 17, 2018 Like many students, Nathan Mathis Jr. loves to play sports and learn new subjects, but one of his other hobbies – playing music with the family – brought a new experience to his life: virtual education. The Mathis family primarily sang together at church before […]

Lelea Fonua

New Gigs for 16-year-old Lelea Fonua

Originally aired on KTVK-TV – January 15, 2018 It’s a new year, and that means new gigs for one ISAZ student. We fell in love with Lelea Fonua when we met him last year, so we had to catch up with this rising star once again. And as it turns out, not only is he working on […]

Colorado Community Media

Colorado Community Media: Young Archer Pursues Dreams

Originally published in Colorado Community Media – January 9, 2018 Marya Remines stood poised one Wednesday morning. Her eyes focused on the target. She cocked her bare bow — which she has lovingly named Lord Vader — and let the arrow fly. Across the room, the arrow pierces the small red circle at the center […]

Kjay Saifullah

Hoschton Boy Dreams Big About Music

Originally published in Braselton News Today – January 3, 2018 Khalid Saifullah, a 14-year old Hoschton resident, has big dreams and is candid about them. “I want my name to be a household name,” he said last week. He does not want to be the “next” anybody, he said. He wants to be KJay – a name […]

Evy Leibfarth

iCad 9th Grader and Champion Kayaker Featured in SI Kids

Originally published in Sports Illustrated for Kids – January 2018 Evy Leibfarth Height: 5’2″ Birthplace: Bryson City, NC Birth date: January 26, 2004 Sport: Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Slalom Evy took first place in the women’s open class for one-person kayak at the 2017 Senior U.S. Slalom Team Trials, though she is too young to qualify for the […]