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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letter: Look for school options that work for you

Originally published by The Roanoke Times – December 1, 2020 Being a high schooler in 2020 is tough. This summer, after my public school announced it would transition to remote learning, I dreaded going back to class. Once fall began, so did the issues with the online system. I was struggling to stay engaged, didn’t […]

Families turn to digital school amid pandemic

Originally aired on WRTV – November 30, 2020 The Indiana Digital Learning School is a fully-accredited public school, serving kindergarten through 12th grade students from 92 Indiana counties. This year, an additional 2,000 students enrolled, including 2nd grader Mackenzie Dahill of Highland, Indiana. “The main reason was because of COVID-19,” said AnnMarie Dahill, Mackenzie’s mom. Dahill said […]

Letter to the Editor: We need to protect school choice

Originally published in The Portland Press Herald – November 29, 2020 We don’t choose where we’re born, and in most cases, we don’t choose where we grow up. For so many, these factors determine where we go to school and how we learn. This has a big impact on our futures. With all of that […]

Why virtual learning works for this VAVA family

Originally aired on CBS Richmond – November 18, 2020 Several school districts continued to debate whether to send students back into the classroom versus maintaining virtual learning. One Henrico County family solidified their decision before the COVID-19 pandemic even started. For years, 13-year-old Trenell Milana fell behind while his classmates succeeded. “Trenell was being left […]