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Maple City Father and Son Bond Through Motocross

Originally published by 9&10 News – December 28, 2020 With the passion Collin Egeler has for motocross, it’s no wonder that nothing has stood in the way of his dream, including a few scrapes here and there. The Maple City 14-year-old has been riding for most of his life, and with the loving support from […]

Athlete of the Week: Idaho Virtual Academy’s Sydni Stocks

Originally published by CBS Lewiston – December 23, 2020 Over the past nine years, Sydni stocks has become a trained fighter, interested in everything from karate to mixed martial arts, but she things didn’t start off this way. “I was actually bullied when I was into elementary school,” she said. “When I rode the bus, […]

How a blind teen worked to become a champion bowler

Originally aired on KRON-TV – December 29, 2020 This is an inspirational story about a champion bowler who can barely see all the pins he knocks down, and yet, he keeps going.  The sound of a strike from Modesto native and champion bowler Jacob Gaddam — Jacob himself can’t hear it, without using his hearing […]

WYVA students donate hundreds of masks to help with COVID-19 pandemic

Originally aired on KCWY-TV – December 28, 2020 A couple of Lusk residents have been busy at home for the last couple of months. Melody and Gracie ZumBrunnen have made about 400 masks. These masks have gone to police stations, community centers and hospitals. They’ve been making about a dozen a day and find it […]

Small town local golfer shooting for the big time

Originally aired by CBS Raleigh – December 22, 2020 The small town of Pikeville, North Carolina, population 600, is home to one of the nation’s top young female golfers. Eleven-year-old Ella Hannant is racking up trophies at an early age, including winning the Drive, Chip, and Putt competition at the Masters. “It was amazing seeing […]

Deafblind 17-year-old CAVA student becomes champion level bowler

Originally published by NBC Sacramento – December 17, 2020 Seventeen-year-old Jacob Goddam from Modesto is a champion-level bowler who has bowled several perfect 300 games — while also reaching the nationals four years in a row. But he’s not your average bowler, as Jacob is legally blind and deaf. To learn more about California Virtual […]

OHVA Alum Donates Over 11,000 toys

Originally published in Springfield News-Sun – October 16, 2020 A Logan County teen works each year to help donate thousands of toys to children in need. Tyler Slaven, 19, of De Graff, has donated a total of more than 35,000 toys to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus through an annual toy drive that he’s led […]

Some students finding success with online education

Originally aired on WXOW-TV – December 8, 2020 Educators at the Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) said before the pandemic, many parents came to the academy because they wanted alternative learning opportunities for their children. The academy, based in Houston since 1999, is entirely online. Assistant Principal Shelley Gates said the academy is a public K-12 school […]

Slavens’ perennial toy drive continues despite COVID-19

Originally published in the Urbana Daily Citizen – December 4, 2020 The annual area toy drive organized by DeGraff’s Tyler Slaven and his sister Monica that has collected over 35,000 toys in the last five years has hit a bump in the road this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is their 6th annual […]