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16-year-old Trains for 2020 Olympics

Originally aired on WDVM-TV — November 14, 2018 Click the link to watch the full story. An Alexandria teen didn’t call herself an athlete, until four years ago when she tried out rock climbing at summer camp. She’s been hooked ever since. 16-year-old Ellie Sepulveda is competing with the adults and hopes to compete in […]

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Online: A Fine Education

Originally published in the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press – November 14, 2018 Many people don’t realize the process that takes place to get food from the farm to our tables, but my son Ethan is learning just that thanks to his career readiness classes at his online high school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA). These […]

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Georgia teen defying the odds as future STEM professional

Originally published by STEMedia – November 6, 2018 STEM, or STEAM, education is an important part of the learning experience for students of all ages. As it continues to gain momentum in schools across the U.S., students are exposed to science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a way that inspires innovation and problem-solving skills […]

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An antidote to bullying

Originally published in The Lewiston Tribune – November 12, 2018 When Sydni Stocks was 8 years old, she chose to do something about the immense bullying she experienced. Stocks, now 14, decided to pursue karate. The sport taught her the skills she needed to become an advocate for others who have been tormented by their […]


Career readiness classes invaluable addition to education

Originally published in The Wisconsin Dells Events – November 7, 2018 It was a struggle for me to discover what I want to be when I grow up. It’s a question that most people are asked, yet I struggled to find an answer. Thanks to the career readiness courses at my online school, Destinations Career […]

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Career readiness at online school

Originally published in the Idaho Press Tribune – November 6, 2018 Many students graduate from high school not knowing what they want to do with their futures. Fortunately for me, I have discovered my passion at a young age.  Thanks to my career readiness classes at my online school, Idaho Technical Career Academy, I’ve gained […]

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DeGraff Siblings’ Toy Drive Takes Off Statewide

Originally published in The Weekly Currents – November 6, 2018 DeGraff area resident Tyler Slaven, an agri-business student at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, is spearheading a statewide toy drive, along with his sister Monica, to collect toys to give to kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus this Christmas. Slaven, president of […]

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Eastern Iowa teen speaks out on the effects of bullying

Story originally aired on KCRG-TV – November 3, 2018 INDEPENDENCE, IA (KCRG) — About 20 percent of high school kids say they have been bullied on school grounds. That’s according to a report by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. 16-year old Carson Orzechowski of Independence was bulled to the point where he thought of killing […]