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4th grader’s two-year plan: I want to make $3 million

Originally aired on FOX Business Network – April 5, 2019 Ariana Jalia, author and 4th grader at K12 International Academy, on what inspired her to start her own business and how she plans to make $3 million by the age of 9. With online learning she’s able to balance her classes with growing  a successful […]


Students across the state get a first hand look at skilled trade jobs

Originally aired on WSAW-TV – April 3, 2019 Technical and manufacturing jobs are growing across the state but finding skilled workers to fill the positions is getting pretty difficult. To get more people interested in these types of jobs the Wisconsin Operating Engineers at Local 139 Training Center in Coloma gave students the chance to experience what […]

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Virtual public school helps local students

Originally aired on KOSA-TV – April 4, 2019  Some Permian Basin students experiencing learning difficulties have moved away from the brick-and-mortar public schools to online public schools. One of these students, Whitney Pace, was diagnosed with Dyslexia around 6th grade. The Midland school she attended worked with her, giving her less but equal work to do in […]


Teen with autism finds ‘safe place’ with horse named Addy

Originally aired on WJW-TV – April 1, 2019 MEDINA, Ohio – If every there was love at first sight, this was it. When AJ Ochoa met his horse, Addy, he knew they had bonded forever. As AJ describes it, Addy “put his head on me. It’s like, he knew I was his rider all along.” […]


Kerr teen growing her own ‘livestock contractor’ business

Originally published in Hill Country Community Journal – April 1, 2019  Nikki Nix of Kerr Country is 18 now and the only child of retired bull-rider and current livestock contractor J.D. Nix. And her father and Nix herself came by their profession the family way. Her grandfather was a stock contractor, too. “I was born into it,” […]

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What’s Up South Texas!: Girl turns being bullied into passion for roller derby

Originally aired on KSAT-TV – March 31, 2019 SAN ANTONIO – Being bullied has always had a major impact on one San Antonio 14-year-old, which is why she has transformed her life from being a victim to being a confident roller derby athlete. “Roller derby is a high contact sport on wheels,” said Brenna Schrade. “Most […]

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Letter: Texas Virtual Academy

Originally published in The Orange Leader – March 28, 2019 I respectfully submit my letter to the editor. We enrolled our grandson Lane at Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville (TVAH) so he could learn without distraction. Lane suffers from severe emotional distress, and public school at home gives Lane the opportunity to learn in a […]

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Teenager overcomes heart condition to win Miss King County Teen pageant

Originally aired on KING-TV – March 26, 2019  Sarah King-Scott is not your typical teenager. In fact, she likes to joke with her mom about how special she is. “Well, I’m one in a million,” laughs Sarah. One in a million. Those were the chances doctors gave Sarah of having a stroke when she was […]

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Teens get early start in National Guard

Originally published on Savage Pacer – March 20, 2019 Hundreds of Minnesota teens are jumping into the National Guard even before they turn 18 to take advantage of an early training option and to jump-start their careers, National Guard officials said in recent weeks. Among them was Abby Kampen of Savage, a high school senior […]

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Student’s focus on medicine sends her to SkillsUSA state finals

Originally published in Madison Courier – March 16, 2019  Student’s focus on medicine sends her to SkillsUSA state finals – Madison Courier One 16-year-old Madison resident recently demonstrated her knowledge of medical practices to judges on a regional scale and soon will compete against others on a statewide scale. Chloe Burton recently attended the regional […]