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Mikayla Zeien is finishing her first year of online high school and says it's a perfect fit for her.

Online high school has helped Hastings student improve

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As an eighth-grader at Hastings Middle School, Mikayla Zeien was not looking forward to high school. She had been picked on by her classmates enough to disrupt her education, and the prospect of continuing into high school with the same kids was not an appealing one.


So she started doing some research on online high schools. A friend of her sister's recommended one called Insight School of Minnesota.

"It seemed like a perfect fit," Mikayla said.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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