Roberts teen wins contest
A Roberts teenager turned his talent for music and video editing into fame (and a little bit of fortune) on YouTube.
Timothy Kirk, a high school senior, won second place in the national "30 Seconds of Fame with iQ Academy" contest. He was presented with a $200 U.S. Savings Bond for his work.
Kirk made a cover of "Keep Fishin' Timmer," by rock band Weezer. In his rendition, Kirk played lead and bass guitar, as well as the drums and vocals. He recorded different parts of the song at different times in order to create vocal harmonies.
Kirk attends iQ Academy, a full-time online public charter school through the Waukesha School District.
iQ Academy is backed by more than 30 years of distance learning experience and currently serves students in Arizona, Kansas, Minnesota, Washington and Wisconsin. Experienced teachers provide small-group instruction and individualized feedback and students benefit from frequent interaction with teachers and peers.
Class offerings include virtual science labs and world languages. Diplomas from iQ Academy are accepted at colleges and technical schools throughout the U.S.