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Idaho high school student helps other students transition to online classes

Originally aired on KIVI-TV – March 15, 2020 Many schools across the nation have announced they will be switching to online classes starting next week, as Coronavirus concerns continue to grow. Now, one Idaho High School student is helping other students make the transition. Trennon Talbot is currently a Junior at Idaho Virtual Academy. and […]

As Coronavirus Spreads, North Texas Districts Look Into Home-Based Virtual School Option

Originally aired on KTVT-TV – March 13, 2020 As more cases of coronavirus pop up across North ​Texas, some local school districts are now looking into home-based virtual school options. ​​Aniya Dunn made the transition from ​public school to online school last year. ​​“I really wanted to try it ​because sometimes I do like to […]

Manton student to test her marketing knowledge

Originally published Cadillac News – February 28, 2020 It started with raffle tickets and a love of problem-solving. Now Samantha Helsel’s interest in marketing is getting a whole lot more serious. The Great Lakes Virtual Academy student is competing at Michigan DECA state finals on March 5 after qualifying through a district competition. It’s her […]

Northern Michigan Teen Competes at Michigan DECA State Finals

Originally aired on WWTV – March 2, 2020 Michigan DECA is hosting its state finals on Mar. 5 in Detroit and one local teen is getting ready to showcase her work. We were LIVE with sophomore Samantha Helsel and head of the Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, Kendall Schroeder to talk about what the competition looks […]

Arkansas Virtual Academy creates state’s first virtual FFA chapter

Originally aired on WMC-TV – March 1, 2020 Virtual education can be a better fit for some students’ schedules, while one academy is adding more opportunities for kids online. The Arkansas Virtual Academy has added the state’s first Virtual FFA chapter for students to join. Certified teachers and schoolwork curriculum mimic the typical classroom setting. […]

Lake Elsinore actress, 13, has sights on Broadway

Originally published in The Press-Enterprise – February 28, 2020 Lake Elsinore resident Kiley Moore is just 13. But she already has substantial professional acting experience under her belt, including film credits, voice-over work and numerous theater roles. Moore discovered that she loved acting at 5, when she was cast in a kindergarten play. “I really, […]

Manton student to test her marketing knowledge

Originally published in the Cadillac News – February 28, 2020 It started with raffle tickets and a love of problem-solving. Now Samantha Helsel’s interest in marketing is getting a whole lot more serious. The Great Lakes Virtual Academy student is competing at Michigan DECA state finals on March 5 after qualifying through a district competition. […]

PAlive! Nicole Manley Math Interventionist

Originally aired on WBRE-TV – February 26, 2020 Insight PA Cyber Charter School math interventionist Nicole Manley is working to foster love for a subject a lot of students struggle with. Watch her interview with PAlive! to learn how her online ‘Math Nights’ is combating students fears. To learn more about Insight PA Cyber Charter School, […]

Teenage sisters start sheep shearing business in Newaygo Co

Originally aired on WXMI-TV– February 20, 2020 A pair of teenage sisters living in Newaygo County are seeing some success after starting their own small business 3 years ago. Fawn, 18, and Grace, 16, Muraske has spent most of their lives living around animals. The girls live at a large property in White Cloud with […]