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    A 65-year-old grandmother graduated high school this week and was “overwhelmed” to learn she was also named the valedictorian of her class at South Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “Oh, my goodness, I was overwhelmed,” Twyanna Williams told TODAY of her reaction upon learning she was named valedictorian. “I was so ecstatic and excited and couldn’t believe that I did that....
    For most families, a single high school or college graduation is a big deal worth celebrating.In one Southern California family, seven women each have something to be proud of - even if it took a moment for them to realize it."My sister is graduating, my niece is graduating, my daughters are graduating, my cousins are graduating.. It's like wow," said...
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    (CNN)The family of a Utah teen with Down syndrome says they're grateful for the support she's received from friends and the community after she wasn't included in the cheerleading team photo used in her school's yearbook.Morgyn Arnold, 14, was the manager for the Shoreline Junior High School cheer squad, her father Jeffrey Arnold told CNN. She would attend games and...
    WHEELERSBURG — Some of Scioto County’s best arms battled to a near-draw in SCOL American Legion baseball play on Thursday. Portsmouth Post 23 blanked Waverly Post 142 1-0 at Wheelersburg High School’s baseball field, earning its third straight win of the young summer season. Portsmouth High School’s Daewin Spence got the start and the complete-game win on the mound for...
    A Utah woman showed you’re never too old to learn new things when she earned her high school diploma at the age of 92.  Barbara Stanley has lived a full life, though, perhaps not the life she intended: Growing up during the Great Depression, she put her ambitions on hold as she helped her sisters raise their kids, then got...
    PORTSMOUTH — The first two MacKenzie Brown Type 1 Diabetes Scholarships have been awarded to Zeke Emnett, a senior at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Ty Pendleton, a sophomore at Shawnee State University. Emnett, a graduate of Wheelersburg High School, is majoring in Ministry and the Bible. Pendleton, who graduated from Portsmouth High School, is working...
    The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced more than 3,100 winners of scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected the winners from among the finalists in the scholarship program who plan to attend their institution. The awards will provide $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution...
    A Westchester school district was put on high alert when an intruder “exhibiting signs of emotional distress” entered an area high school and refused to comply with security, officials said. White Plains Schools Superintendent Joseph Ricca informed the community that at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, the person entered the high school in an emotional state and refused...
    As if the pain of losing her 20-year-old son Adrian to a shooting in Lowell, Massachusetts last September wasn't enough, Heidi Kimborowicz is feeling the wound reopened with a Dracut High School yearbook post from two students that reads "Free Mello." "I felt numb because I couldn't believe the school would allow something like that to pass through," Kimborowicz told...
    San Bernardino County school officials failed to provide proper oversight of millions of dollars meant for the neediest students, including English learners, students from low-income families and foster students, according to a finding by the California Department of Education that advocates hope will lead to an infusion of much-needed help for these children. The finding came in response to...
    BROCKTON (CBS) – A volunteer football coach at Brockton High School is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Boston Police arrested 33-year-old Kharee Louis-Jeune Thursday on several charges including rape of a child, trafficking a person for sexual servitude and possession of child pornography. READ MORE: I Felt Numb: Mother Outraged Over Dracut High School Yearbook Message Of Support For...
    DRACUT (CBS) – As if the pain of losing her 20-year-old son Adrian to a shooting in Lowell last September wasn’t enough, Heidi Kimborowicz is feeling the wound reopened with a Dracut High School yearbook post from two students that reads “Free Mello”. “I felt numb because I couldn’t believe the school would allow something like that to pass through,”...
    Two teachers at Barrington High School in Rhode Island encouraged their students to testify against a state bill that would prohibit teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), and one of them offered extra credit for doing so. House Bill 6070 would prohibit teaching “divisive concepts” that would make “any individual feel discomfort, guilty, anguish or any distress on account of their...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Putting on a play is challenging, but even during a pandemic the show must go on. Students at Cedar Hill High School in Dallas county performed “The Wiz.” They took home best costume design from Dallas Summer Musicals – beating out seven other DFW area schools. READ MORE: Do You Have The Right Amount Of Homeowners Insurance?...
    An eighth-grader with Down syndrome from Utah was devastated when she learned she was left out of her school’s cheer team yearbook photo, according to NBC News. Morgyn Arnold was the team manager, who participated in practices and cheered with the team at every home game, but was not included in Shoreline Junior High’s yearbook, her sister, Jordyn Poll, told...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Jimmy Awards has announced this year's 72 nominees from 36 regions around the United States.The national student showcase will be streamed on Thursday, July 15th at 7:30 PM.The show will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances and will culminate with two students presented with a Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an...
    In the Heights movie slammed for lack of Black Latinos in New Yorks diverse Washington Heights Supreme Court Sides with Catholic Agency in Same-Sex Foster Care Case Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad © Provided by Dot Esports A high school student managed to incorporate the name of every VALORANT map in their graduation speech...
    A Long Island school board trustee resigned after allegedly being involved in an “incident” with a teenager where he verbally abused a student. James Mancaruso, a member of the Sachem School Board of Education, stepped down from his position after allegedly yelling and cursing at a female student on the Sachem East High School campus in Farmingville. According to News...
    I am writing to inform MinnPost readers about how Minnesota’s PSEO program has benefited me and how it can help high-schoolers across the state. I am a full-time PSEO student who will be a senior in the fall. PSEO stands for Post Secondary Enrollment Options and it allows 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to take college classes for high school...
    Lori Loughlin appeared in a celebrity-filled video congratulating a young TikTok user on her high school graduation months after concluding her own scandal surrounding academia.  The video was a labor of love for TikTok user faith.isabelle’s father, who tirelessly reached out to celebrities, representatives and producers in the hopes of getting all of his daughter’s favorite celebrities to submit a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – With very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week’s Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aimed at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide. According to the Computer Science for California coalition, only three percent of California high school students are enrolled in the field. READ MORE: No...
    Justin Chester, assistant principal and athletic director; Terri Bell Hulsey; Chandler Sheffield; Joe Bettinger, guidance counselor; Marion Hulsey; and Julie Blackmar, principal. / Photo: Bulloch Schools A Portal Middle High School (PMHS) graduate, Chandler Sheffield is the inaugural recipient of the $2,500 Hulsey Scholarship, established by PMHS alumnus Marion C....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff NORTH HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — North Hills High School girls soccer coach Rick Kabbert has died. (Photo Credit: North Hills School District) In an email to families on Wednesday, the North Hills School District administration said school counselors are available for students. Kabbert was named coach of the high school team last summer after spending two...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- This is an outstanding year of achievement for Compton Unified School District's graduating seniors.The school district's graduation rate for all of its schools is higher than 80%, and the district's college acceptance rate also exceeds 80%.CUSD high school seniors were able to celebrate their graduation in person on Monday.The ceremony was held on Dominguez High School's...
    A 20-year-old man from Asbury Park has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly stabbing two teenagers near Asbury Park High School, authorities said.  Jadon Carter was formally charged on Wednesday with attempted murder,  aggravated assault and possessing a deadly weapon. according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. Carter's charges stem from a fight outside the high school on Sunset Avenue in Asbury...
    With less than 55 percent of Santa Clara County residents between the ages of 12 and 17 vaccinated, county leaders are trying a new tactic to get shots into more young arms: Make vaccination the pathway to having an awesome time with your friends. An initiative announced Wednesday will raffle off more than 100 tickets to upcoming events to teens...
    GALVESTON, Texas -- Jesus Salinas is a rare talent.The 17-year-old is described as once in a generation student by his band director at Ball High School in Galveston, where he plays percussion instruments, including the marimba and xylophone.Jesus is fulfilling his dreams in music despite overcoming tremendous personal challenges. When he was a baby, he suffered severe burns in a...
    A white high school teacher in Missouri is fighting to keep his job after he was accused of using the N-word in front of students and telling them that racism doesn't exist.   Jim Magoffin, who teaches science at Harrisonville High School, defended himself against the allegations at a public school board hearing on Tuesday after the district and superintendent requested...
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    A copy of the Pegasus California School diploma. Val Verde Unified School District via records request; Samantha Lee/Insider An Insider investigation has found that some of California's highest-ranking education officials and leading public universities worked closely with a swaggering entrepreneur who launched a private high school, Pegasus California School, for elite families in China. Pegasus also developed a...
                        Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed GOP candidate for Nashville’s Fifth District, Robby Starbuck in studio to discuss his bringing...
    BOSTON (CBS) — “For my hobbies, for myself, for my family.” Those are the reasons Leslie Garcia decided to get vaccinated Tuesday, along with dozens of her classmates at Charlestown High School and members of the community. “All of my classmates love being outside. So the ice cream, the music, the food– it was like a motivation for all of...
    The University of California at Riverside Christopher Vu for Insider An Insider investigation has found that California's highest-ranking education official and leading public universities worked closely with a swaggering entrepreneur to give special accommodations to students at a private high school for elite families in China. UC Irvine offered summer school programs specially arranged for students at the...
    The president of the Cheltenham School District Board of Directors is resigning in the wake of backlash over remarks he made during the high school graduation ceremony. Joel Fishbein recited a story from a blog by historian and professor Heather Cox Richardson, which described Frederick Douglass as having a good life despite being enslaved, 6abc reports. Fishbein issued an apology, and...
    The Bulloch County School District has reopened the option for school transfer for high school students. Parents/Guardians may request a transfer June 23 – July 7. Families of high school students will have another opportunity to request a school transfer for their child.  The transfer window re-opens at 7:30 a.m....
    An assistant band director at a Pennsylvania high school was arrested and then fired after police said they found more than 100 files containing child pornography on his devices, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said in a Monday statement.  Stephen Gugoff, 39, was charged with 25 counts of disseminating child pornography and 50 counts of possessing child pornography, the Pennsylvania...
    PERKASIE, Pa. (CBS) — There is something extremely unique about the Pennridge High School class of 2021. Yes, you are seeing double! READ MORE: Several People Rescued, Cars Stranded Following Overnight Storms And Flash Flooding Across Region That’s because there are 13 sets of twins in this year’s graduating class. READ MORE: Tredyffrin/Easttown School District Meeting On New Race...
    SYLMAR (CBSLA) – The killer of an 18-year-old man who was stabbed to death while playing handball at Reseda’s Cleveland High School in 2013 was resentenced Monday as a juvenile — which may mean his release from confinement is imminent. Judge Morton Rochman ruled that 25-year-old Anthony Carpio — who was a 16-year-old gang member when he pulled a knife...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — An assistant marching band director at a high school in Pennsylvania has been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces Bill That Makes It Illegal For Any Employer To Require Workers To Be Vaccinated Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that 39-year-old Stephen Gugoff was arrested on...
    ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A veteran Long Island custodian, on the job for 20 years, jumped in to save a teen who fainted after choking in the school cafeteria. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Monday, there were anxious moments of silence followed applause and tears. READ MORE: Lodge Constructed In Honor Of Boy Scout Andrew McMorris, Killed In 2018...
    Loading the player... Music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are coming together to make highschool, cool. The two legends were not fans of secondary school so they are coming together to make the experience better for generations to come. The duo recently spoke to the L.A. Times about the public high school set to open in Los Angeles...
    OnPolitics: SCOTUS deals blow to criminal justice reform ‘A Worthy Adversary’: Biden Sizes Up Putin Before Summit For the last nine months, we’ve been announcing the names of honorees for the Bryan County High School Sports Awards, presented by Choctaw Casino. Now it’s finally time for the big show.    © USA TODAY NETWORK Bryan County High School Sports Awards show is almost here. Honorees need to register...
    Music mogul Dr. Dre is joining with the Los Angeles Unified School District to open a new high school in South Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles reports. LAUSD announced Monday that Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and his business partner, Jimmy Iovine, have partnered with the district to create a high school with a "groundbreaking approach that combines design, business and...
    Loading the player... Aside from Spike Lee, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more loyal basketball fan in Hollywood than Drake. So it should come as no surprise that even at a high school sporting event the rapper still can’t keep his overzealous love of the game to himself. Also Read: Drake announces delayed ‘Certified Lover Boy’...
    A HIGH school has sparked outrage after marking unvaccinated students with a black Sharpie pen at their prom. Teenagers were branded using a color coded system and then forced to regularly raise their hand while dancing to check "who they were around." 4A school has sparked outrage after marking unvaccinated students with a black Sharpie at their promCredit: NBC...
    Two teenagers suffered gunshot wounds in what has been described as a “random act of violence” while walking home from a party in Westchester, officials said. Gunshots rang out in Mount Vernon at approximately 1 a.m. near the intersection of 14th Street and West 1st Avenue on Sunday, June 13, with bullets striking 18-year-old Tommy Guest, and his cousin, 16-year-old...