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Rapidly Rising Teen Evy Leibfarth has her Sights Set on Tokyo Games

Originally published in espnW – November 29, 2018 Slalom canoeing and kayaking have been described as a cross between slalom skiing and bull riding. Athletes maneuver small, light and agile boats through downstream and upstream “gates” while unforgiving rapids try to buck them into the churning waters. Because it takes many years to master the […]

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Letter to the editor: Online education

Originally published in The Idaho Statesman – November 28, 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 (ITCA), I’ve gained […]

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Student grateful for training from online school

Originally published in The Ahwatukee Foothill News – November 28, 2018 As a high school student, I recognize that the demands of our world are changing as we increasingly rely on technology. Thanks to the career readiness classes I’m taking at my online high school, Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), I feel confident that I’m ready […]

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Local teen organizes annual donation drive

Originally aired on KIVI-TV – November 28, 2018 MERIDIAN, Idaho – Randy-B Funk is in 10th grade but is running his ‘S.O.S Drive’ like a seasoned pro. That’s because this is his 5th year creating service drives. Randy-B is currently enrolled in the Idaho Virtual Academy which allows him to pursue his passion for helping people and […]

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ISWA Student Competing in Mixed Martial Arts

Originally aired on KING-TV – November 25, 2018 Insight School of Washington student Ariel Rodrigues is competing in mixed martial arts. Ariel started with taekwondo when she was nine and has been training ever since. She now attends several competitions a year and plans to continue to pursue her fighting aspirations.   To learn more about Insight […]

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Online schooling for one tidal wave of a kid

Originally published in the Tukwila Reporter – November 21, 2018 Ever since he was born, Alex Zaputil, a local Tukwila student, has had no ordinary life. He said he has been sailboating with his parents since he was only a few months old. Once he turned 4, he was sailing on his own, Alex said. […]

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LOCAL TEEN HELPS FIGHT GLOBAL HUNGER

Originally published in the Bonner County Daily Bee – November 21, 2018 SANDPOINT — By the time she was 17, Kayetlin Alexander of Priest River raised thousands of dollars and spent countless hours volunteering her time to help out charities across the globe. Her passion for philanthropy was primarily handed down from her parents, she […]

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Letter to the Editor: Career Readiness from the Student Perspective

Originally published in the Idaho Press Tribune — November 16, 2018 As a 17-year-old entrepreneur, my dreams and ambitions are quite precocious. After launching my own custom fishing pole business, I felt a need to grab the reigns of my high school education to ensure that I was learning business skills that would enhance my […]

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Idaho Technical Career Academy

Originally published in the Idaho Statesman – November 16, 2018 With a constantly evolving job market, it’s crucial for schools to offer classes that prepare students for the demands of the future workplace. Thanks to the career readiness classes at my son TJ’s online high school, Idaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), I know that he’s […]

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Letter: Online Education

Originally published in the Idaho Statesman – November 15, 2018 As the holiday season approaches, many students lose their drive to learn. I know because I’ve been there. But online school helped me foster a love for learning that’s carried me through elementary school and beyond. When I was a student at Idaho Virtual Academy […]