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Pottstown parent highlights cyber-charter tuition debate

Originally published in The Mercury – February 14, 2020 Debate about traditional public schools versus charter and cyber-charter schools often pits the two sides as absolutes. But Pottstown parent Karah Hoefel represents all of the above. The Pottstown native, who recently returned to her hometown after a stint in New Jersey, has her oldest daughter […]

Sheep shearing sisters of Newaygo County

Originally aired on WZZM-TV – February 19, 2020 It’s certainly not an easy job, but for sisters Fawn and Gracie Muraske, showing animals and shearing sheep is a passion. And five years ago, they turned that passion into a small business.  Muraske Sisters Show Lambs and Goats has now grown to include their sheep shearing […]

ON THE FARM: Weaver turns gift of chickens into life project

Originally published in The Ashley News Observer – February 5, 2020 What began as a trio of prize chickens in 2006 has grown into a prize winning farm. Bold Avenger Farms got its start when Sunni Deb Weaver of Crossett, now 17, received a gift of three chickens from her grandfather, Frankie. Sunni now has […]

Letter: Virtual education works for us

Originally published in Elko Daily Free Press – February 19, 2020 Editor: Five years ago, my family moved to the United States from Germany. When we moved, my son had the challenge of taking classes in a new language and trying to learn with a diagnosed mental health condition. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions […]

Career readiness classes are beneficial to education

Originally published in The Post Register – February 19, 2020 Like many of my peers, the looming shadow of potential student loans overwhelms me. I refuse to graduate from college with a weight of debt on my shoulders. That’s why I’m interested in getting a head start and exploring future career options without adding additional […]

Virtual FFA club opens in Wabash County

Originally published in The Paper of Wabash – February 18, 2020 With today’s technology, many things are readily available online. One can shop, play games, visit with family members far away and more. As of last fall, students at the Indiana Digital Learning School can belong to a virtual FFA chapter based in Wabash County.  […]

Freedom to learn

Originally published in the Idaho Press – February 9, 2020 I’m thankful for this opportunity to have a say in my education. In high school I wanted an option that would offer me a challenging course load, while also allowing time to spend with family. Fortunately, I found the perfect solution through online school at […]

Jeffersonville teen says being bullied fueled passion to reach stardom

Originally aired on WHAS-TV – February 9, 2020 Jeffersonville, Indiana native Elijah Kelso has been singing since the age of three. By the age of four, he was hitting the audition stage. By the age of 6 he sang the national anthem for the Louisville Bats. “When Elijah isn’t singing you know he’s sick. Because […]

State tennis champion eyeing college scholarship

Originally aired on KRDO-TV – January 30, 2020 17-year-old Paul Jones is fresh off a state title win and is now training in hopes of getting a college scholarship and continue his athletic career. “Be able to get my tennis level to a high enough level where I can play D1 or high-level D2 or […]

Valley teen launches clothing line made for men, women of every size

Originally aired on KSAZ-TV – February 1, 2020 A Valley teen and her mom are making some big strides in the fashion world. They’re getting ready to launch their very own clothing line for men and women of every size. 17-year-old Cheyanne Powell says she’s always loved fashion. “She used to always dress me up […]