Tag Archives: Athletics

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 […]

Bright Spots | Homeschooling Opens Doors for Olympian Gymnast Elizabeth “Ebee” Price

Gymnast and homeschooler Elizabeth Price has earned a place as an alternate to the United States Women’s Gymnastics Team, after years of hard work and determination. With a combination of both raw talent and vigorous training by Coach Donna Strauss of the Parkettes of Allentown, PA, sixteen year old “Ebee” has had success. Jessica Parnell, of […]

Bright Spots | Homeschooler Wins 31 Consecutive Gymnastics Competitions

“I work hard…because winning feels amazing”, said eleven year old Farragut homeschooler Nicolas Stigall in an interview with Adria Amos of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Over the last  four years, Nicholas has earned 31 consecutive all-around wins, including four state and regional championships. As a preschooler, Nicholas first began classes at Tataru’s Gymastics. He was very social growing […]

Bright Spots | Take on Half an Ironman?

Bobby Jacobsen, former homeschooler and oldest son of Bob and Susan Jacobsen, President of MassHOPE (Massachusetts state homeschool organization), has been training to participate in yet another half-ironman to raise funds for the Home School Foundation Compassion Fund. He  participated in one last July and is doing it again. He will be consecutively swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles and running 13.1 miles and […]