A couple of homeschooling teens are heading into promising directions.
Successful in ballet dancing and her academics, Madelaine Graber is expanding her horizons to Russia and the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet.
The Woodlands Villager in the Houston area reports Home-schooled ballet dancer to study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow By Kimberly Sutton
Madelaine Graber has loved ballet since she was a child and has always danced in one way or another since she could walk. Now, the home-schooled teen is heading for Moscow, Russia, July 13-August 24, to study with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, after receiving a scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and coordinated by the Russian American Foundation.
In Illinois, another sixteen year old heads to Westwood College with a $90,000 scholarship, plus a business start-up already under his belt.
Teen entrepreneur heads to college with scholarship by Kimberly Cheek-Stanley : Dyer News on Joshua DeBoer’s achievements.
Home schooled at the DeBoer Homeschool Academy, he used his free time to form a Dyer-based emergency computer repair and service business, Tech Team 911, last year.
Working with partner and IT Manager Derek Vaupel, DeBoer provides onsite emergency and non-emergency technology related services as well as computer builds, networking, and computer education.
Clients range from local business owners to medical educators.
“To reinforce the fact that we are available for emergency calls, my parents let me purchase the old retired White Sox ambulance last year,” he said. “My goal is to have the ambulance fully stocked with any computer supplies we might need for onsite repairs, instead of having to always order parts.”
I should also note Illinois and Texas have great homeschooling freedoms for families. Give them wings and they will fly.