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ISAZ’s Jacob Priestly on KNXV in Phoenix

Jacob Priestly is living with a rare mitochondrial disease but ISAZ gives him the flexibility to take his classes when he is healthy enough. Learn more by watching his interview with KNXV in Phoenix.

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Programming a future

07/13/2017 Kelly Knowles, The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — How do you go from sitting in a classroom for eight hours a day, to sitting in front of 35,000 people on a Q&A panel of six software programmers? Wake Forest resident and rising senior, Wright Esposito, found out after his parents decided to Google online […]

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Alpharetta sisters run nonprofit encouraging teens to volunteer

07/12/2017 Jordan Meaker, North Fulton Herald ALPHARETTA, Ga.— Before they were even in high school, sisters Gracelyn and Brooke Leath were making an impact in their community. Inspired by a yearly volunteering event held at their school, the sisters said they got hooked on helping others and wanted to continue making a difference with their […]

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MGLVA Student Confronts Adversity with Art

Liliana Valero is only 14 years old, but knows precisely what it means to confront challenges. She is completely blind in her left eye and is legally blind in her right eye. Liliana was also born prematurely and has Asperger syndrome and autism, which caused her to not speak until she was 5 years old.

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Metter’s Mary Gen Williams making a splash in swimming scene

07/10/2017 Mike Anthony, Statesboro Herald Most people take to the pool this time of year in an attempt to cool off and soak up the sun. But for Metter’s Mary Gen Williams, a day at the pool means diving into competition instead of relaxation. Williams, 13, is a member of the Savannah Swim Team and […]

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Virtual school holds real graduation

07/05/2017 White Rock Lake Weekly Last week, a group of high school seniors from Texas Virtual Academy (TXVA) celebrated their graduation at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. But this wasn’t just your average commencement ceremony. All of these students attended school virtually. More than 400 students graduated from TXVA, an online public […]

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Hoosier Family Launches Bakery to Provide Opportunities for People with Autism

7/4/17 Ann Marie Shambaugh, Current in Carmel As his 18th birthday approached, Jacob Henley knew that he wanted to become a chef. After all, he’d been concocting his family’s own recipes in the kitchen for years, as he required a gluten- and dairy-free diet long before it entered the mainstream. There was just one problem: […]

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Hoosier Academy Student Inspires Young Kids to be Ambitious

A Columbus teen who has battled Epilepsy and school bullying is showing others how to turn their challenges into strengths. Ashleigh Johnson may be an honor roll student, cheerleader and coach, but she had a rocky road at the beginning. As a baby, she suffered from seizures and later on in life, was kneed to […]