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Beating the odds: Student fights back from near-fatal disease

Sophomore Hanna Rinkevicz survived viral encephalitis, a rare virus that causes swelling of the brain.

By Landon Hudson, Grand Haven High School, Grand Haven, Mich.

September 22, 2014

Sophomore Hanna Rinkevicz lays back on the couch with a smile on her face. A tub of animal crackers rests next to her feet, which are propped up on the family’s wooden coffee table. Movie cases and hair ties clutter the table’s surface as Rinkevicz cracks sarcastic remarks about all the television...

After natural disasters, alumnus helps families rebuild lives one photo at a time

Brian Peterson poses a young boy in front of the camera before taking a  picture to make new memories after a natural disaster.

By Courtney Snapp, Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Okla.

October 11, 2013

When a tornado or earthquake occurs, it destroys everything. Bishop Kelley High School alumnus Brian Peterson, class of 1995, started a nonprofit organization that helps areas that have been effected by natural disaster. He collects cameras and gives them out to the people who were effected by a natural...