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Isaac Hale Dayton Daily News

A Different Way to Go to School: Virtual Academy Helps Boy Excel

Originally published in the Dayton Daily News – August 27, 2018 August is back-to-school month for most local families as they rush to get supplies, new clothes and backpacks for the first day. But for the Hale family in Franklin, back to school means something entirely different after their son Isaac, 7, completed his first […]

Evan Wilkerson NCVA

Swimmer Siblings Embrace Online Learning

Originally published in The Wake Weekly – August 18, 2018 By Neva Yinger WAKE FOREST — “Sixth grade was just rough,” recalls Olivia Wilkerson. While many people remember the start of middle school as a particularly unpleasant phase of their childhood, Olivia had more challenges than most during that pivotal academic year. Olivia is visually impaired […]

AZVA Brooklyn Yates

Interest in Performing Started Early

Originally published in the Pinal Central – August 17, 2018 FLORENCE — Brooklyn Yates’ interest in theatre goes way back. Her family has often told her about the time when she was 3 and walked right up on stage at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. “Ever since then, I thought the stage was pretty cool.” […]

McKinley Hammond Newsroom IDVA

Local News 8: Local Teen Graduates Early with College Credits

Originally aired on Local News 8 – August 19, 2018 SHELLEY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – At 16 most kids are learning how to drive, well a 16-year-old in Shelley is getting ready for college. McKinley Hammond not only graduated at 16 she is also graduating with 30 college credits. Hammond started Idaho Virtual Academy, an online […]

Cheyenne Shealy ALVA

At Your School: Alabama Virtual Academy

Originally aired on WBRC-TV – August 16, 2018 Alabama Virtual Academy student Cheyenne Shealy found the perfect fit with online learning after being bullied and facing health obstacles. Thanks to public school at home, she is now a happier student and excelling in her academics! To learn more about Alabama Virtual Academy, visit https://alva.k12.com/.

TOPS Natalie Chandler

Teen Misdiagnosed with Anorexia was Really Suffering from Juvenile Arthritis

Originally aired on FOX 26 – August 13, 2018 At age 15, Natalie Chandler was misdiagnosed with anorexia and spent over 40 days in the hospital. Soon after, doctors diagnosed her with Juvenile Arthritis. Due to her medical condition, Natalie enrolled in Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS). She says, “TOPS was everything I could have wanted; it […]


Wheatfield Boy, 8, Goes to School Online Because of Health Issues

Originally published in The Times of Northwest Indiana – August 11, 2018 WHEATFIELD — On his computer, A.J. Besson shot at germs and sliced fruit. “I can’t do this, it’s so hard,” the 8-year-old said. “You’re earning a lot of coins, so keep going,” said his mom, Candida York.  A.J. wasn’t just playing a video […]

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Local Girl Host Radio Show to Fight Bullying

Originally aired on KTNV-TV – August 11, 2018 Teshi Thomas is only 14, but already a Broadway actress and radio host. Teshi is a professional actress who booked a lead part for the Broadway production of The Lion King, but has now made it her mission to fight bullying across Las Vegas. Her radio program […]

GCA Addy Tep Newsroom

Gymnast Champ Launches Soap Business

Originally aired on CBS 46 – August 10, 2018 GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) –A Gwinnett County kid is making a name for herself as a triple threat. Ten-year-old Addy Tep is a level seven gymnastics champ and a three-time medalist. She’s an exceptional student and she recently launched “Bath Bombs by Addy,” a soap making […]