INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY STUDENT STARS IN ”A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!” ON FOX


INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY STUDENT

STARS IN FOX NETWORK’s 12/17 LIVE BROADCAST

OF

”A CHRISTMAS STORY”

 

HENDERSON, NEVADA, December 12, 2017 – Christmas came early this year for eleven-year-old Andy Walken, a distance learning student at the International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA).  Walken, who hails from Seattle Washington, received a phone call recently informing him that he had been selected from more than 350 age 9-12 kids auditioning for the role of Ralphie Parker in Fox Network’s December 17 live broadcast of A Christmas Story.

Andy, who has been a student at IVLA’s online academy since ­­­2016, said when he received the news he had won the role, that his selection to star as Ralphie Parker was “the greatest, most awesome Christmas present I ever got in my life!”  The eleven-year-old star has also appeared in an episode of NCIS in 2015 and in the 2017 movie “Escaping Dad.”

According to Fox Network, the live broadcast “is an adaptation of the musical from Tony and Oscar winner Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and will also star SNL and Bridesmaids favorite Maya Rudolph as Ralphie’s mother and two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick as the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the holiday favorite.”  The original film dropped in 1983 and starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, an Indiana boy who very much wants a Red Ryder Range model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas.

International Virtual Learning Academy (IVLA) is a year-round private online school for students in grades K-12.  IVLA is available to students in the United States and Internationally.  IVLA is fully accredited by AdvancEd and awards a California State High School Diploma through its distance learning programs.  IVLA students come from military families and homeschool families from all walks of life, including families with children in the worlds of entertainment and sports.

IVLA is proud to recognize its “star” student, Andy Walken, and recommends that everyone tune in to the Fox Network on December 17 to check out what an IVLA distance learning student can accomplish!

To learn more about IVLA or IVLA partnership opportunities, contact:

Laurie Genesi, Director

International Virtual Learning Academy, Inc.

https://www.internationalvla.com

Tel:  1-877-878-6001