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  • Virginia girl, 6, youngest ever in U.S. spelling bee (home-schooled)

    03/13/2012 11:56:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/13/12 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 6-year-old U.S. girl will become the youngest contestant ever in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning a regional competition in Virginia. Lori Anne Madison, of Woodbridge, Virginia, won the Prince William County spelling contest earlier this month, beating out 21 top elementary and middle school competitors. Her winning word: "vaquero," a word of Spanish origin meaning cowboy. "My parents quiz me. I read lists and I have a really good memory," Madison, who is home-schooled, told Fox's WTTG-TV, a Washington-area station. Madison was believed to be the youngest competitor ever, the Cincinnati-based National Spelling Bee...
  • Home-schoolers place 1-2-3 in spelling bee

    03/06/2011 10:56:45 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | March 5, 2011 | ZACH BENOIT
    A trio of local home-school students cleaned up at Saturday’s Yellowstone County Spelling Bee, taking the top three places in the competition. Ryan Campbell, 13, who is part of the Yellowstone Coalition of Home Educators, took the day’s top honor over 64 other local students, from fourth through eighth grades, when he correctly spelled “parmesan” after 17 rounds. “I feel great,” he said afterward. “It’s a good feeling.”

    03/21/2009 6:36:38 PM PDT · by Home School Voices · 5 replies · 764+ views
    Home School Voices ^ | March 21, 2009 | Home School Voices
    HOME SCHOOL MOMS QUESTIONAIRE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. DECLARATION OF NON-PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FORM FOR HOMESCHOOLERS-OUR RIGHTS 101 FY (SCHOOL YEAR - INDEFINITE) Can the school board guarantee my childs safe return home from school each day. This includes the time that they are entrusted to your care during school hours. This includes but is not limited to safety in the rest rooms, in the hallways, on the stairways, in and under the bleachers, in the lunch room, in the class rooms, on the playgrounds, or on any school property. COMPLIANCECan the school board guarantee that a member of its...
  • Home-schooled athletes more common in college

    01/01/2008 2:33:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 20 replies · 460+ views
    The Superior Telegram ^ | December 27, 2007 | Emily Kram
    High school provides an opportunity to play and gain notice for athletes who seek to play in college. But for home-schooled athletes, its a different story. Only students who are enrolled in a public school can play on an athletic team, according to Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association rules, which leaves home-schooled students to fend for themselves. The WIAA will not allow home schoolers to participate on high school teams because, as I am told by the hierarchy there, students must be enrolled full time in a public school and meet other requirements, such as grades and attendance, in order to...
  • [Homeschooled] Tyler Teen Rising Quickly In Martial Arts

    08/02/2007 8:01:25 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 235+ views
    The Tyler Paper ^ | August 2, 2007 | Chris Parry
    Tyler's Kierstyn Pruitt is a girl on a mission - to be the best in the world at her sport. Pruitt, 14, earned her first degree black belt in taekwondo last December. Six months later, in June, Pruitt defeated Korea's Grace Kim to finish as champion in sparring for the 14-16 girls age group in the American Taekwondo Association's (ATA) World Tournament in Little Rock, Ark. By winning the World Tournament, ATA's first calendar event, Pruitt earned 15 points in the ATA World Standings. So, she's world champion, right? Not exactly. Pruitt watched the World Champion crowned hours before the...
  • Local [homeschooled] girl honored with Kohl's Kids Who Care award

    07/14/2007 7:44:42 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 245+ views
    The Holmen Courier ^ | July 12, 2007 | RANDY ERICKSON
    For Helen Lauermann, her participation in yearly river cleanups and other community service projects was just part of the territory. But to Kohls Department Stores, it was more than that. Helens mother, Celine, applied to the annual Kohls Kids Who Care scholarship program at the end of the school year, and learned last week that she had been chosen as a regional winner. That means she wins a $1,000 scholarship which shell have to wait to use considering the a home-schooled Holmen girl is only 13 years old. Shes also eligible for one of 10 national scholarship awards of...
  • [Home schooled] Cartoonists at work

    06/03/2007 9:27:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2007. | BRENNA HUMANN
    Though some artists struggle for recognition their whole lives, two young Lake Los Angeles girls already have made a name for themselves with an inventive local comic strip that started at home on a lark. Alex Gonzalez's "At the Zoo" follows two tigers who mistakenly believe that it's the humans who are in the zoo, and they themselves are on the outside looking in. "At the Zoo" has been published in Tidbits of Santa Clarita Valley, a free paper, since just before Gonzalez turned 12. "At age 12, she had a job - that's pretty important," mom Angela Gonzalez said....
  • [Homeschooled] 14-year-old wins National Geographic Bee

    05/25/2007 10:30:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 27 replies · 1,159+ views
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2007 | Staff
    What city, divided by a river of the same name, was the imperial capital of Vietnam? The answer to this question -- Hue -- won 14-year-old Caitlin Snaring from Redmond, Washington, a $25,000 college scholarship Wednesday at the 19th annual National Geographic Bee. Caitlin is only the second girl to win in the bee's history. "I don't know why more girls aren't interested in geography," she told reporters after winning the championship round. "I wanted a girl winner this year." This was Caitlin's second time representing Washington state at the competition which challenges 10-to-14-year-old knowledge of geography, culture and geology....
  • (AL) Home team wants on the field

    04/11/2007 4:57:56 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 3 replies · 233+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | RAY MELICK and MARIE LEECH
    A bill that would allow private-school and home-schooled students to participate in public school activities such as sports is stirring controversy as it goes to a public hearing today by the Senate Education Committee in Montgomery. The bill, known as the "Equal Access to Extracurricular Activities Act," was introduced by state Sen. Henry E. "Hank" Erwin, R-Alabaster. Opponents include state school Superintendent Joe Morton. Currently, 22 states allow some form of participation by home schoolers and students who take classes online in public school activities.
  • [South Korea] Home schooled, university bound - Students opting to teach themselves see success

    11/10/2006 6:09:44 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 362+ views
    The Hankyoreh ^ | November 7, 2006 | Staff
    "Had I kept studying at school, I could have learned something else. But I am happy that I could study what I liked," said Kim Se-jong, 19. And he did it all from home. Kim just received early admission to Inha University in Incheon. Kim was a high-school junior when he dropped out, despite his parents opposition. Kim was doing well at school, but he thought that the school curriculum was no different from that found at private cram institutes. So he decided to quit and arrange his own study plans, listening to Internet lectures and studying at a nearby...
  • Redrawing the College Map ( soaring tuition )

    07/31/2006 11:47:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 1,768+ views
    Los Angeles bureau chief of The New York Times. ^ | July 30, 2006 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    New Jersey is the perennial loser in the student migration wars: more of its residents leave the state to go to college than anywhere else in the country. On the other end of the spectrum, so many students have decided that sunshine, mosquitoes and the Marlins are the essential elements of the college experience that Florida is the state with the highest net migration (the number who enter minus the number who leave). Source: Interstate Commission for Higher Education; number of students in 2005 and 2015 are projections based on 2001-2 data... The swelling population of 18-year-olds members of...
  • [Homeschooled] Candid grads reflect on experience

    07/03/2006 8:12:23 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 846+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2006 | Kate Tsubata
    Have you ever skipped ahead in a book or a movie to see the ending, just to know if you want to continue? As home-schoolers, wouldn't it be nice to skip ahead to see what a home-school graduate takes away from the experience? Jim and Susan Erskine of Canmer, Ky., are 13-year veterans of home-schooling who have long been involved in Web sites and publishing for home-schooling families. They noticed there were few resources available in which a variety of home-school graduates gave their candid reflections on what they gained -- or regretted -- about their education. [Snip] What was...
  • Punk rock prodigy earns MBA at 18

    05/14/2006 1:37:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 23 replies · 1,094+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/14/06 | MSNBC
    PITTSBURGH - Jessica Meeker is not your average MBA. Shes a black-clad, punk rock fanatic whose hair has seen more colors than the average rainbow. Shes also 18, and on Saturday, she will be the youngest student ever to receive an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, school officials said. Shes not caught up in being a prodigy, though. It just feels so good to finally be done, Meeker said Friday. I have been in college for so long. At age 12, Meeker became the youngest student to enroll at Pennsylvania State University and, at 16, she was the youngest...
  • California Teen Wins Science Competition

    12/06/2005 5:23:25 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 669+ views
    ABC ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | JUAN-CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
    A 16-year-old California boy won a premier high school science competition Monday for his innovative approach to an old math problem that could help in the design of airplane wings. Michael Viscardi, a senior from San Diego, won a $100,000 college scholarship, the top individual prize in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology. Viscardi said he's been homeschooled since fifth grade, although he does take math classes at the University of California at San Diego three days a week. His father is a software engineer and his mother, who stays at home, has a Ph.D. in neuroscience,...
  • The Homeschooled Murderer

    11/18/2005 7:33:41 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 62 replies · 2,536+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2005 | Paul Chesser
    RALEIGH -- If homeschooling families want to draw attention to their lifestyle and education methods when their children excel -- as in academic competitions -- they've got to accept that they will draw unwanted scrutiny when one of their own does something horrible. Such is the case with 18-year-old Pennsylvania murder suspect David Ludwig, who abducted his 14-year-old secret girlfriend Kara Borden Sunday after he allegedly gunned down her parents in their home. Ludwig was arrested in Indiana Monday with Borden in tow, after crashing his vehicle. Both were homeschooled and, according to some media reports, "deeply Christian." The nature...
  • Homeschool Art Prodigy Akiane Kramarik Makes Homeschoolers proud

    07/30/2005 9:12:45 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 955+ views
    This brilliant young arist was recently featured in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine which my family receives, but since they do not make articles available on the web, I went searching about her. The only articles I could find were from 2004 (see Akiane Kramarik: Dream Child), so I thought I'd just redirect you to her website. Her biography is already fascinating. Born underwater at home, on July 9, 1994, in Mount Morris, Illinois, to the atheistic stay-at-home Lithuanian homemaker mother, and an American father, culinary arts instructor, chef and dietary manager. Lived in Illinois, Missouri, Colorado and Idaho, experiencing...
  • Homeschooled student wins congressional art contest

    06/15/2005 7:12:06 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 49 replies · 770+ views
    Lancaster New Era via HSLDA ^ | Jun 15, 2005 | Anna Marie Groff
    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - Holly Winter, 14, a homeschooled student from Columbia, won the 2005 16th Congressional District Art Competition with her oil painting. Winter, who has dyslexia, which causes difficulties in reading, writing and spelling, turned the canvas upside-down while painting most of it. (Dyslexia) can affect all things, Winter said. Its easier for me to paint when its upside-down. Winters winning oil painting, entitled Glades Grist Mill, will be on display in the nations Capitol for one year. She also received a $12,000 scholarship to the Savannah School of Art and Design in Georgia, if she chooses to...
  • Abuse case prompts rethink of homeschool laws

    02/12/2005 5:04:39 AM PST · by Mikey · 66 replies · 1,521+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 12, 2005
    After the arrest of a man accused of abusing a daughter who had not been in school in five years, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano said she plans to examine the state's laws on homeschooling. The Tucson man, who's name has been withheld to protect the daughter's identity, was arrested Tuesday and accused of sexually abusing his 14-year-old daughter while holding her captive in his home for more than a year. KGUN-TV in Tucson, an ABC affiliate, notes the popularity of homeschooling in Arizona, which legally requires only filling out a simple affadavit. "With no accountability and irresponsible parents, it's easy...
  • Home-schooled students win 'Envirothon'

    04/02/2004 3:22:24 AM PST · by The Other Harry · 11 replies · 189+ views
    News Virginian (Waynesboro) ^ | Thursday, April 1, 2004 | BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ
    Thursday, April 1, 2004 Home-schooled students win 'Envirothon' Winners move on in competition to foster environmental awareness By BERTRAND M. GUTIERREZ News Virginian STAUNTON - If your city had a river that constantly flooded, causing expensive property damage, what would you do about it? The question was one of many hurdles Valley high school students faced during the heated Envirothon competition in Gypsy Hill Park here Thursday. They may be students, but they could teach elected officials how to down-zone, hire an arborist or use hydroponics. These are the future stewards of communities, parks, lakes and forests, said Sandy Greene,...
  • Absurdity 101 - Kyle Williams

    08/23/2003 1:58:40 AM PDT · by JustPiper · 153 replies · 746+ views
    WND ^ | 8-23-03 | Kyle Williams
    The government educational system leaves much to be desired, in terms of results. This is unarguable, and even the greatest supporters of government education realize this. However, it not only fails with test scores, but concerning the way the system handles students, specifically young students. "Zero tolerance" is a policy that always clashes with young people. You simply cannot treat all children the same for all problems. Coupled with a lack of communication and thinking, the result is disastrous. For your reading pleasure, here are more examples of the government's inept stab at teaching American school students. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Grand...
  • State wants home-schooled kids in class(parents in The City view the edict as a call to arms

    08/22/2002 7:42:53 PM PDT · by USA21 · 184 replies · 1,423+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 08/22/2002 | BY NICK DRIVER
    State wants home-schooled kids in class State school officials have drawn the line for home schoolers: either get a teaching credential or get your kids into school. The Department of Education says kids who are home schooled are truant and their parents are ignoring the law. Earlier this summer, Deputy Superintendent for Public Instruction Joanne Mendoza sent out a memo to public and private schools state wide warning them not to issue a key certification to home schools. "In California, 'home schooling' is not an authorized exemption from mandatory public school attendance," she wrote in a memo. "Those parents who...