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Professional Photographer at 16. Homeschooled? You Bet!

When teen photographer Ella Kerrisk declares on her website that she gladly takes on “any challenges,” it’s not just bravado. The 16-year-old homeschooler has the credentials to back up her claim. Whether through family interaction, academics or community service, she has channeled a variety of experiences into honing the skill she treasures. “I’ve loved photography […]

Outside the Box Solution Nets Homeschooler a Shot at College Lacrosse

The lack of a local team didn’t stop this homeschooled athlete from earning a slot on a college lacrosse roster. This coming spring, 19-year-old Derrick Shealy will fulfill his goal of playing college lacrosse, an opportunity that almost didn’t materialize because of roadblocks that other homeschooling families may find all too familiar. North Carolina laws […]

It All Started with “Annie”

Though not exactly “dying” to start a film career, Abigail Parker Brown did recently use her hard-earned acting skills to play dead. The otherwise lively homeschooled 17-year-old donned pale makeup and a lifeless expression as an extra in a B-movie shooting near her home in North Carolina. It was, admittedly, an unglamorous part—Abigail’s mom, Christina […]