• Home Schooling

    Homeschooled Bastrop County teen headed to Air Force Academy

    A Bastrop County teenager will soon join the ranks of the select few accepted into a U.S. military academy with future plans to serve the country. Lake Mills, an 18-year old who lives near Paige, will report June 24 to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., fulfilling a dream he’s had since he was 12 years old. Mills, who’s been homeschooled primarily by his mother Julie Mills, said he was always drawn to the military because military values aligned with his personal values. He had grandparents who served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, and in September 2016 when he was 14, Mills joined the…

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  • Online School

    Southeast Minnesota teen benefits from online setting

    NEW RICHLAND, Minn. (KTTC) — Distance learning has been a nightmare for a lot of students this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for one New Richland teen, online school is a dream come true. “He has what we call developmental delay or an intellectual disability,” said Christina Petsinger about her son, Eric Arvis. “Through other studies with the Mayo Clinic, we found out that his frontal lobe did not develop correctly. That’s what gives him most of his issues.” A friend of the family gave them a little advice. “She said, ‘Hey Chris, check this out,”‘ Petsinger remembers. “I said, ‘Online? Are you nuts?'” They even gave the brick…

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  • Exchange Student

    Kimberly Wellman-Rich: Louisiana teacher had sex with teen exchange student as husband watched, police say

    A female teacher allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old foreign exchange student while her voyeur husband watched. Kimberly Wellman-Rich is accused of sleeping with the teenager while he was staying at her place in Louisiana. Authorities received an anonymous tip in January before they launched an investigation into the teacher, an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. Now, Wellman-Rich has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile, encouraging or contributing to child delinquency, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, KATC reported. RELATED ARTICLES Who is Hayley Hallmark? Florida teacher who sexually abused female student in classroom for two…

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  • Science

    This Oakland teen started a nonprofit to help kids learn about science. He just got accepted into Stanford

    By Simret Aklilu | CNN Every year, high school seniors anxiously wait for college admissions letters, hoping they get accepted into their dream schools. Ahmed Muhammad was one of them. So when Muhammad got accepted into Stanford University, he was delighted. “It was a dream come true,” Muhammad told CNN. “It still doesn’t feel real.” He will become a first-generation college student. Over the course of his high school career at Oakland Technical, the California native has taken nine college classes on top of his high school workload — no small feat for a senior who not only tutors students and plays as point guard for his school’s varsity basketball…

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  • Science

    This California teen started a nonprofit to help kids learn about science. He just got accepted into Stanford

    So when Muhammad got accepted into Stanford University, he was delighted. “It was a dream come true,” Muhammad told CNN. “It still doesn’t feel real.” He will become a first-generation college student. Over the course of his high school career at Oakland Technical, the California native has taken nine college classes on top of his high school workload — no small feat for a senior who not only tutors students and plays as point guard for his school’s varsity basketball team, but also runs a nonprofit that designs science kits for kids. The nonprofit, Kits Cubed, became the main focus of his personal statement for Stanford University. Babysitting led to…

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  • Science

    Oakland teen and founder of science education company gets accepted to dream school Stanford

    OAKLAND, Calif. – An Oakland teen, who started a non-profit to help kids learn about science, has been accepted to Stanford University and set to become a first generation college student.  Oakland teen Ahmed Muhammad founded science education company Kits Cubed. (Ahmed Muhammad/Kits Cubed) On Dec. 11, Ahmed Muhammad learned that he got into his first choice Stanford, as part of its restrictive early action option and that the university would cover his tuition costs. “I’m beyond excited,” the Oakland Technical High School senior told KTVU.  The teen got in with an impressive 4.7 grade point average and an SAT score of 1540, receiving a perfect 800 in the Math section and a…

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