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Niluka Madurawe

The Mercury News: Stanford-Bound Tennis Recruit Travels Globe, Studies Online

Originally published in The Mercury News – January 5, 2018 The passport of Niluka Madurawe isn’t lacking for stamps. Next week, the 17-year-old will add Australia to a collection of countries that include Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala (twice), The Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada, Uruguay, Peru and Mexico. That’s just in the past 12 months. So how exactly […]

Marya Remines

KUSA-TV: 11-Year-Old Archer Takes School on the Road

Originally aired on KUSA-TV – January 4, 2018 11-year-old Marya Remines is a two-time state champion in archery. After enrolling in Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA), Marya has more time to practice her passion. Initially, Marya was involved in ballet, but decided to make the switch to archery. Now, Marya has won a total of 15 tournaments […]

Brandon Sosa LTE

School Choice Enabled My Dream to Be a Doctor

Originally published in the Arizona Daily Star – January 2, 2018 I support National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27), as enrolling in online school at the age of eight had a profound impact on my life. I was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum as a toddler, making learning a challenge. I endured severe bullying at […]


Lithonia Teen Designs App to Help Food Banks, Wins Contest

Originally published in The DeKalb Neighbor – January 2, 2018 A DeKalb County student and Lithonia resident recently designed an app to streamline how food banks manage their inventory and won the 2017 Fourth District (GA) Congressional App Challenge in the process. When 16-year-old Georgia Cyber Academy student Jonathan Daniel was volunteering at a local food […]

Autumn Cragle

Dallas Teen is the Youngest Female Cub Scout Den Leader in History

Originally published in the Dallas Observer – January 1, 2018 Many teens spend their free time at malls and movie theaters. But not Autumn Cragle. The 16-year-old aspiring teacher is the youngest female Cub Scout den leader in history. Her 10-year-old brother, who was begging to be a Webelos Scout, gave her the idea to start […]

Nate Freitag

ISKS Educator Balances Teaching and Farming

Originally published in the Belleville Telescope – December 28, 2017 Nate Freitag will teach 150 Kansas high school students US History this year–and never leave his home in Belleville. Unless he needs to work from his tractor cab. Or a hospital waiting room. Or his in-laws home in Pennsylvania. That’s because Freitag’s classroom is a virtual […]

Christian Eckes

Christian Eckes is Off to the Races

Originally published in Cornelius Today – December 28, 2017 Cornelius resident Christian Eckes, a high school 12th grader, is busy working towards a very bright future in racing…a career he began when he was just 9 years old. Since breaking onto the national scene in 2015, young Eckes has joined a talented pool of young drivers […]

Ariana Woods

KBZK: Bozeman Biathlete Aiming for a Spot in the Olympics

Originally aired on KBZK (CBS) – December 27, 2017 Every winter, you can find Ariana Woods at Cross Cut Mountain Sports Center near the Bridger Mountains practicing. She’s a biathlete and her love started only three years ago. “I did a tryout biathlon thing in the spring of 2014 after going to junior nationals for […]

Sara Scheibert

Figure Skater Sara Scheibert Balances Education and Training with the Help of GWUOHS

Originally aired on WPBF-25 News – December 27, 2017 The 2018 winter Olympic Games are just a couple of months away and one South Florida teenager will be watching them very closely, as she balances her passion for figure skating with her academic desire to go to medical school. Stephanie Berzinski caught up with the accomplished […]


Truckload of Toys Makes Hospital Trek

Originally published in the Bellefontaine Examiner – December 22, 2017 It took a U-Haul truck and a crew of volunteers to transport several thousand toys to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus last weekend, the culmination of an effort spearheaded by a local teen to help spread Christmas joy to children and their families at the hospital. […]