Home-Schooled Homebuilders Win Aid, 15 July 2008, Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida
Sometimes, the Suggses worried the unorthodox upbringing might limit their children’s college opportunities.
But the path less traveled can be rewarding.
Last week, all three of the Suggs children received college scholarships from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice, in part because of the homebuilding experience.
The family dug out the home’s foundation three times because of summer rain. The plumbing failed inspection twice.
And the Suggs twins got practical experience with math and building materials that should come in handy as professional engineers.
“Pick a material, they’ve touched it and worked with it,” Mark Suggs said. “They have the practical experience engineers wish they had.”