Science expo results, 21 April 2007, Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana On March 23-24, more than 400 students particiapted (sic) in the Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo.
More than $12,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to students who placed in the top 10 percent of their age group as well as those who met criteria for the special award areas such as Industry, Art, Craftsmanship, Future Scientist and Montana State University Scholarships. …
Grade 2: Katelyn Upchurch, Upchurch Home School, Hardin …
Grade 8: Robin Byron, Byron Home School, Hardin
Coterie’s Young Playwrights’ Festival, 21 April 2007, Kansas City Infozine, Kansas City, Missouri
The Coterie Theatre, is proud to present the 14th Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival: A Celebration of New Works April 26. During the festival, each short play or monologue is given a staged reading by professional actors, directors and designers. …
Boy Meets Girl, by Andi Enns (Home schooled) . . . These two “tweens” at the school bus stop are the same age, yet one is on the teenager side of 13 and the other is on the little boy side.
Cologne, by Zachary James Van Benthusen (Home schooled) . . . A suspense play taking place on a car trip near the Belgium/German border.
HEAT burns up Region 4-1A track meet, 21 April 2007, Miami Herald, Miami, Florida
With a sweep of the 100 (12.95), 100 hurdles (15.83), 200 (PR 26.40) and triple jump (34-2) at the Westminster Academy Sports Complex, Sims led the upstart home school program to its first region title in school history.
“In the beginning I dreaded today,” said Sims, who was buoyed by a vocal HEAT cheering section. …
The HEAT — which stands for Home Education Athletic Teams — scored 99 points to edge perennial track power Dade Christian (97). Westminster Academy, won the 1,600 meter relay and finished second in the 3,200 meter relay to finish third with 58 points.
Sims said she hopes the HEAT’s rapid ascent under coach Bob Bemis will help erase some of the stereotypes of home school programs.
“It definitely puts us on the map, it puts us out there,” said Sims. “It says that home-schoolers are not some social freaks or something. We have talent and we have drive and do whatever we can with emphasis. So many people feel that we are bogus. We are here to win.”
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