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ALVA Student Raising Awareness of Diabetes with ‘Heart of Gold’ Foundation

Originally aired on WAKA-TV and WNCF-TV – November 15, 2017 More than 30 million Americans have diabetes. A local 12-year-old is doing her part to combat the illness. Tuesday night, a group gathered on the Capitol steps in Montgomery for a candlelight vigil for World Diabetes Day. It’s the work of Richelleng Ramirez- Pieruccini, who has […]

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AOL: Boy Born Without Arm Chases Olympic Dreams

Originally posted to: AOL Video OHVA student Austin Osner was born with one arm, but he doesn’t let that stop him from chasing his dreams! Austin is currently training for the 2024 U.S. Tae Kwon Do Paralympic Team.

Student Pursues Dreams From Afar

Originally published in Rocket Miner – November 4, 2017 A former Rock Springs High School student said attending an online school is giving him the flexibility to pursue a career of helping others. Wyatt Bournazian, who currently lives with family friends outside Billings, Montana, enrolled in the Wyoming Virtual Academy for his junior year in August. […]

Cross-Country Course Work

Originally published in West Jordan Journal – November 3, 2017 Zoe Hazlett has been leaving a trail of colorful rocks around the country as part of her art class assignment. She has been studying the color wheel and has been experimenting with cool colors, warm colors and complimentary colors on her rocks. Zoe often has homework […]

eSchool News: How Online High School Prepared My Sons for NASA

Originally published in eSchool News – November 2, 2017 By Patty Foltz You could say my sons are on an education fast track! At 16 and 17 years old, Matthew and William graduated from high school with 60 college credits apiece and are now enrolled with honors in their first year at McNeese State University. In […]

My Everett News: 7-Year-Old Student Is Already An Author

Originally published in My Everett News – October 30, 2017 Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA) student Ethan Danilet is already in the works of publishing his first book entitled, The Eagle and the Fish – at the ripe old age of 7. Within his first year at WAVA, Ethan’s natural creative spark has come to life as the freedom of […]

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Online Schooling Helps Leland Teen in Dance Career

Originally aired on WECT 6. LELAND, NC (WECT) – The North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA) is an online public charter school that has allowed 15-year-old Madison Toney, of Leland, to pursue her dreams of being a traveling dancer. Toney practices dance 35 hours a week and has traveled from Las Vegas to Nashville and everywhere in between. […]

Forbes: 20-Year-Old With Autism And His Mother Open Bakery To Employ Others On Spectrum

Originally published in Forbes – October 29, 2017 Six weeks ago, Jacob Wittman’s mother, Shelly Henley, had to bribe her autistic son to make it down the stairs by 10:30 am. The other morning, she found him in the kitchen at 7:10 am making a shopping list, upset that Costco did not open until 10. The difference? Thanks to co-founding No Label […]

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TOPS Swimmer Meeting her Global Goals

Originally published in – The Weatherford Democrat When Willow Park resident Aspen Shelton dips her feet into the water, it is just the beginning of what turns into a flash of speed that slices through the aquatic environment at Wilkerson Gaines Athletic Center to prepare for the 2017 World Para-Swimming Championships. With a vision disability […]

Student Finds Success in Online School After Bullying Forces Him to Quit

Originally aired on WNEM-TV News at 6 – October 25, 2017 People around the world are coming together for Unity Day. It’s a day to show support as part of National Bullying and Prevention Month, which remains a prevalent problem. Twenty-eight percent of United States students in grades six through 12 have experienced bullying and […]