In Their Words

Digital Shorts

Digital ShortSeason1Episode120
A talented young artist who aspires to give painting lessons to pupils of all ages, Arsh saw a need in his community. He began selling his artwork and donating the proceeds to charity. His fundraising efforts have earned him numerous domestic and international accolades.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode119
Abandoned as a small child in China, Izabella was adopted by loving parents who brought her back to Iowa, where she has thrived in pageants and become an advocate for foster care and refugee children.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode118
When she was fourteen Eleanor Berntsen was inspired to write her first song "Lighthouse", which now has more than one million plays on Spotify. Eleanor shares how music has helped her face challenges and grow as an artist.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode117
Elivia Papcun was eight when she got her first show horse named Chicken. Together the two have braved many challenges and earned top rankings at local and national shows.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode116
Born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair, Isaiah began swimming at a young age - persevering through high school, and on to the state swimming championships.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode115
After a field trip to Ironside Axe Club with his brother’s Boy Scout troop, Liam joined a league, found camaraderie, and built up the courage to make friends and became a champion axe thrower along the way.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode114
Lily Luft is a two-time wrestling state champion from Charles City, whose drive to win goes beyond the mat.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode113
Bri Hursey considered taking her own life as a teenager. Now in her twenties, Bri travels to schools and shares her story to convince young people it’s ok to not be ok. By speaking out Bri believes we can end the silence together.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode112
Meet Sofie Leng, a member of the South O'brien Jazz Band, who's been racking up the awards with her tenor saxophone skills.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode111
Meet Amara Orth, a young scientist from Lewis Central High School whose research on bees has people listening and winning awards.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode109
The Van Meter Bulldogs won the 2021 state football championship by a field goal thanks to first year kicker Katie Lindsay.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode108
Bishop Garrigan's Audi Crooks has been shattering records since setting the freshman single season scoring mark with 626 points.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode107
Nora Engstrom fell in love with live theatre at a young age, but it's her expertise behind the scenes that has helped Engstrom find her path and step into her own spotlight.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode106
Honored by the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame for his work in his community, Nixson works to increase bilingual access to information and provide a platform for new voices.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode105
FFA members in the Des Moines Central Campus Horticulture and Animal Science class learn the finer points of topiary design and apply their skills to displays at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode104
Prize-winning student reporter Brynna Kern uses her talents to tell the story of Zoey Moore.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode103
JD Bumgarner has turned his passion for welding and metal into a business, giving junk metal new life.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode102
Two Courage League Sports athletes share how their love of sports helps them grow as individuals and inspire others.
Digital ShortSeason1Episode101

Laura Kipnusu is a student ambassador, wrestler and rugby player. Her parents immigrated from Africa to give their future children more opportunities.

In Their Words

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Hear from young Iowans who are doing exceptional things in their schools, communities and beyond, celebrate their success and share in their journey.

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