Launch Student Stories


What’s it like to learn with Launch? Learn from students statewide.

Take a Hike!

by Savannah Waszczuk

When he isn’t working on his online classes, Jackson Baskins enjoys trekking dozens of miles on multi-day backpacking trips. Glendale High School (Springfield) junior Jackson Baskins is a fan of consistency. That’s why he decided to...

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Girl’s Got Grit

by Savannah Waszczuk

Recent Parkview High School graduate Alissa Schilling balanced a schedule of volunteering, working and learning with Launch—and she won local, state and regional Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year awards along the way.You probably...

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Launch, Camera, Action!

by Savannah Waszczuk

Meet Launch student Ezrah Noelle, a 17-year-old senior who spent many of her school-age years performing in Branson. Access Launch: When did you discover your love of performing?  Ezrah Noelle: I started singing, performing and...

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Wrangling School & Rodeo

by Savannah Waszczuk

A full-time Launch schedule allows Raymore-Peculiar middle school student Alaina Gatz time to train and participate in rodeos nationwide.Alaina Gatz has a different morning routine than most eighth graders. “After I wake up, I go out...

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Puck, Pass, Class!

by Caitlin Seiler

Thanks to a full-time courseload with Launch, Northwest High School student Alac Gamble is spending his senior year playing hockey in the Windy City.Access Launch: How long have you been a Launch student? Alac Gamble: Last semester was...

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Welcome to the Club

by Caitlin Seiler

Springfield Public Schools student, Alissa Schilling, was recently named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Springfield and the state of Missouri. Learn how Launch courses have helped her make an impact on her community.Alissa...

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