The Boston Globe posted an article about a talented Florida basketball player moved to a colder climate for college and basketball.Northeastern’s Quincy Ford a home-schooled self starter By Michael Whitmer
He, along with all nine of his siblings, had been exclusively home-schooled, so Ford knew just one classroom: his family’s house in St. Petersburg, Fla. Unlike the other students, he had only one teacher, from kindergarten through high school: his mother, Denise.
So when Ford initially walked into that Natural Disasters class, anxiety crept in, because there were important decisions to make — where to sit? what notes to take? — and unpleasant scenarios to consider. What if the teacher didn’t like him? What if he wasn’t prepared to be a college student?
In hindsight, much ado about nothing.
As always, the family’s learning path is interesting and unique. I liked where this young man saw himself:
Ford embraces his individuality. He always has.
“My social life is perfectly fine, academics is fine, basketball is fine,” Ford said. “It will continue to develop while I’m still in college, but I’m right where I want to be, on the court and off.”