With Above and Beyond we are proud to partner with the Billings Gazette to tell uplifting stories, shining a light on the good and positive that abounds amongst the youth in our community.
It can sometimes feel like we are bombarded with stories of tragedy, anger, and destruction. This series isn’t that..
Above and Beyond features stories of high schoolers that might otherwise go untold. They’re not the star athletes or the valedictorian (those students get their share of praise, and deservedly so). They are high schoolers from our community that have overcome adversity or given back selflessly, but fly below the radar to most of us.
The Gazette will profile a new student every other Wednesday throughout the school year and we hope you will join us in celebrating the GOOD each of these students embodies.
‘Little man’ comes of age
As a child, relatives called Kolton Gladney “little man.” The nickname – or at least the first part – no longer fits the Columbus High School senior. He’s already taken on a grown man’s role … Read More
Billings high-schooler who can ‘outwork everybody’ learns to live with diabetes
Skylar Zimmerman had to learn how to tweak her recipe for success. Some of the ingredients are packed away in… Read More
Laurel student who lost her arm to cancer doesn’t let disease keep her from her passions
Casey Burrows is hard to pigeonhole. Her passions are many, each seem strong enough to anchor the Laurel High School senior’s identity… Read More
FFA, music help Park City student grow into leader, start composting program
Jerrica Bursik never pictured herself as a leader – “like, ever.” Leadership, it seemed, was for the had shakers, the natural speech makers, those who… Read More
Central High senior finds meaning while pursuing financial interests
Ben Morone’s childhood lemonade stand wasn’t built on a great business model. After all, there are only so many customers between Billings and…Read More
Billings high school student maintains optimism, excellence amid health struggles
Madison Martinez has had to learn a lot about medicine. But that’s not why she wants to become a doctor…Read More
Hardin student bound for Rocky, fueled by unsteady childhood
Trajan Hill has a lot to be proud of. The Hardin High School senior is an all-state athlete and an honor-roll student…Read More