Graduating high school at 16 years old is almost unheard of in the “real world.” Stop and think for a moment if
No? If you thought of anyone, it probably
was only one or two students—not a long
of the students who graduated from high
made possible by homeschooling, my
very rigorous schedule, and the plans I
a dream I had since I was a young child.
It sort of just happened through home-
caught up, and then actually get ahead of
able to understand what I was learning
and then get ahead in my lessons if it
I had gone to a public or private school, I
would probably have been behind in my
long days of school and long nights of
her dream in teaching me, I was able to
that will launch me into my passionate,
powerful future blessed by God.
pursue my creative interests in art, writing, and music. These three things have
encompassed a huge portion of my life
that I only had time to accomplish because I was homeschooled.
I want to point out that just because my
I was able to receive an
easy, especially once I hit my senior year.
classes, which only included my last
mathematics, English, and one more elec-
tive. Since I only had these few subjects, I
decided to pursue an internship at Hope
for Opelousas. Opelousas is the town
in south Louisiana where I have lived
all of my life. Hope for Opelousas is an
after-school tutoring program for inner
city, underprivileged children in fourth
through eighth grade. This internship
lasted from the beginning of the school
year in August to just days before my
graduation in May. These months of go-
education that will
launch me into my
future blessed by God.