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Kyle Sharkey

ISKS Alum Signs Contract with Professional Hockey League

John Kemmeter, The Portage County Gazette  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) men’s hockey senior forward Kyle Sharkey will continue his playing career after he signed a professional contract Friday, March 24. After helping the Pointers make four consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and win the 2016 National Title, Sharkey will join the Huntsville Havoc […]

Audrey & Madeline

TXVA Sisters Head to Ireland for World Championships

Dina Kesbeh, Chron Dazzling costumes and big curly wigs are the first things packed for Audrey, 13, and her sister Madeline Lewis, 10, as they head to Ireland to compete in the World Championships for Irish Dancing. For Audrey, this isn’t the first time she steps onto a stage to compete against thousands of Irish […]

Capitol Theatre

TNVA Eighth-Grade Student to Choreograph Musical at Capitol Theatre

Kimberly Allen, The Chronicle At just 14 years old, Lexi Wilson, is a hired choreographer at Capitol Theatre, in Lebanon.  She is currently working on choreography for Peter Pan, which debuts this June, at Capitol Theatre. She will also be a co-choreographer and dancer in Seven Brothers, which begins in July. Wilson is a Mt. Juliet […]

LAVCA Lyndsey Ryan

K12-Powered Mother and Daughter Raise Awareness About Epilepsy

Robbie Reynold, WAFB At first glance, Ashley Ryan and her 11-year old daughter, Lyndsey, look like a normal mother and daughter, but they’ve had to overcome obstacles that aren’t normal. At the age of three, Lyndsey suffered what would the first of many seizures. She was later diagnosed with epilepsy. “She came over to me […]

VAVA Gymnast Has Sights Set on Olympics!

03/24/2017 Philip Townsend, WVEC VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — Betsy Barber knows the life of a competitive gymnast. At just just 12 years old she’s already reached a level in the sport reserved for college athletes. “She has so much drive energy and focus,” said Betsy’s mother Kari Barber. And like many girls at Excalibur […]

Long Beach TEDx Event To Provide Ideas Worth Spreading

03/21/2017 Emily Thorton, Gazettes A forum touting ideas worth spreading comes to Long Beach this weekend. TEDxAlamitosBay will have a speaker and discussion forum from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Golden Sails Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom (6285 Pacific Coast Highway). The group is part of TEDx — a worldwide program meant to […]


Oregon Students Use Online School to Facilitate Athletic Training

3/19/2017 Victoria Jacobsen, Bend Bulletin Noah Brown was in the second grade when he started asking his parents to enroll him in an online school. Now 17, Brown is a junior at Oregon Virtual Academy, an online public charter school based in North Bend on the Oregon coast. He said he does not remember exactly how […]

Lydia Napier

Student says virtual school attendance helps her focus on music

03/19/2017 Allison Reamer, The Blade A central Toledo teen is learning to connect with people from various cultures through music while taking a new approach to her education. Lydia Napier, 16, recently enrolled as a 10th grader in the Ohio Virtual Academy, a full-time online public charter school for kindergarten through 12th grade. While it’s different […]

McCall teen trains for Winter Olympics biathlon competition

03/17/16 Tammy Scardino, KIVI-TV Spring may be on many people’s minds right now but for one Idaho teenager, the colder the weather the better. The biathlon, the winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, is what 17-year-old Ariana Woods is focused on. She has aspirations to one day represent the United States at […]