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Making Waves (and the Grades) the WAVA Way

Originally published in Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune – March 29, 2018 Nick London is enjoying attending sixth-grade online with Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA) K-12. “I like how you can work at your own pace,” said London. “On a busy day I’m done by 1:30. On a non-busy day I’m done by noon because I am working at […]

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WCPO-TV: Fairfield Boy Training for 2024 Paralympic Games

Originally aired on WCPO-TV – April 3, 2018 Taekwondo is just the medicine Austin Osner needs. The 12-year-old Fairfield boy is training for the 2024 Paralympic Games. Austin was born with amniotic band syndrome, which prevented his arm from growing. “Ever since then, I lived one-hand dominant, and I have never known any other way,” […]

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8-Year-Old NC Golf Prodigy Wins Tournament To Tee Off Masters

Originally aired on WTVD-TV – April 5, 2018 At 8 years old, Pikeville native Ella June Hannant can mark something off her list most golf lovers could only dream of. “I went to Augusta National and got to have a banquet there and after that, they had a small little party for everyone who came, and I came home on […]

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espnW: Mia Chapman, off-road racer, is a modified kid at heart

Originally published by espnW – April 5, 2018 Maybe every kid wouldn’t want to be Mia Chapman, but there are probably plenty who would. Chapman, 15, attends an online high school, races mini off-road trucks on dirt tracks around the Southwest and stars in cool videos and commercials. She moves seamlessly from helping her dad […]

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Future Meteorologist Overcomes Fear of Storms to Become Weather Expert

Originally aired on WGXA-TV – April 3, 2018 Imagine overcoming a fear of storms and wanting to become a meteorologist. As long as Jacob Sendek’s father can remember, his son has been obsessed with the weather. There’s been some ups and downs, however, since the ninth grader has had to face his fear of storms. […]

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Autism Parenting Magazine: Empowering My Special Needs Son to Reach for the Stars

Originally published in Autism Parenting Magazine – April 2018 As an autism parent, you find yourself in a lot of unanticipated roles through your child’s life. I’ve found out I was a pretty good play- mate, tantrum wrangler, list maker, and scheduler. We are all thrust into roles like attorney, speech therapist, tutor, and reading […]

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iCad Figure Skater Maxim Naumov Has Olympic Dreams

Originally aired on WFXT-TV – March 30, 2018 Maxim Naumov is a professional figure skater from Boston with big dreams to compete in the 2022 Olympics. He currently trains rigorously for five days a week while fitting in a full online courseload from K12 International Academy (iCademy)! To learn more about K12 International Academy, visit http://www.icademy.com/. 

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Local Ballet Prodigy Uses Online School to Pursue Dancing Career

Originally aired on KTRK-TV – March 31, 2018 Ballet is a profession where dancers dedicate their lives at a very young age. A 15-year-old girl from League City is an example of that. Instead of going to school, she dances all day, but she’s managing to earn her high school diploma virtually through Texas Virtual Academy. […]

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Physically Disabled Sparks Boy Thriving in New Virtual School

Originally published in Sparks Tribune – March 27,2018 Sparks resident Logan Lansborough can finally go to school and learn on his own terms. At birth, the now 7-year-old was born with a congenital absence of the tibia which resulted in him getting a bilateral amputation. While he has been faced with mobility challenges his whole […]