Homeschooled kids are still entering contests and competing successfully.
- The Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington, 25 March 2006, (subscription required), Home schooled 6th-grader champion speller:Â Pinkerton, a 10-year-old home school student, received a Merriam Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, a Samuel Louis Sugarman $100 savings bond, …
- Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana, 26 March 2006, Homeschool student wins top honors at math contest:Â Glen Dower, a Cascade County homeschool student, was one of four students to win top honors at the State Mathcounts contest held last week at Montana State University in Bozeman.
- Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, 27 March 2006, Elementary school Science Fair Winners:Â Coleman Home School: Dreya Coleman: Princess and the Prickly Pear, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 2nd place, SciEnTeK-12 Foundation 3rd place/2nd grade. Birdie Coleman: Vaseline Breakthrough, 3rd place/5th grade. Ormand Home School: Jesse Ormand: Putting the Pop In Popcorn! 3rd place/2nd grade. Thai Home School: Claire Thai: What Temperature Do Jumping Beans Like Best? 1st place/kindergarten. Vandivort Home School: Nathan Vandivort: Outerspace Loners: An Inquiry into Extra-solar Planets, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association elementary award, SciEnTeK-12 Foundation 2nd place/1st grade. Witham Home School: Emma Witham: Color Counts with Camouflage, 2nd place/2nd grade.
- Robertson Country Times, Nashville, Tennessee, 29 March 2006, S-e-d-e-r-u-n-t spells victory:Â “I take Latin,” said Emily, a home-schooler from Brentwood, who became the best speller in the Midstate in grades 4 through 8. “So many times I’ve gone home sad, but this year, unless I messed it up, I was going to go home happy. I was trying not to start crying before I spelled it.”
- The State, Columbia, South Carolina, 1 April 2006, WhizÂ kids face off:Â Andrew [Brill], National Geographic Bee winner and home-schooler, won $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national competition.
The Post andÂ Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, 1 April 2006, Local boys rank high in contest:Â The winner is Andrew Brill, an eighth-grade home-schooler from Anderson.
- Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, 1 April 2006, 16 students from Tucson take part in geography bee:Â Kelsey Schilperoort, an eighth-grade, home-school student from Prescott, won the state contest, the first girl to do so in the bee’s 18 years. … Gilbert home-schooler Nathan Tappendorf was third.
- Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, 1 April 2006, Home-school students from Open Door take honorsÂ :Â The Open Door Home Education Fellowship Group, a home-school organization from Open Door Baptist Church in Clermont, recently competed at a gathering of the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools in Jacksonville.
- Edmond Sun, Edmond, Oklahoma, 3 April 2006, Home schooler knows his world:Â [Adam] Krejci, a home-school student in Edmond, won the state title in the competition and will travel to Orlando, Fla., in May to compete with other state finalists.
- Channel 8 — WFAA.com, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, 4 April 2006, (subscription required), Home-schooler wins trip to national spelling bee:Â Anna Rose, 13, a home-schooler competing in her fourth bee, won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC …