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June 17th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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In our church most young men go on a 2 year mission when they are 19. They can be sent anywhere in the word where we have missionaries. One young man serving in my sister and BIL's ward (that's what we call a congregation) in Romania is 21 and about to go home. He was homeschooled.

He has perfect social skills and he's super smart. He started college full time around age 14. He completed his bachelors degree AND his masters (from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, so we're talking prestigious and super-hard to get into) prior to leaving on his mission. So he did 6 years of college in 5 years AND he was only 19 when he graduated from Hopkins. My sister said he got his degree in something like bioengineering.

He'll be coming back to the states shortly since his two years are about up and he wants to get a job either in Boston or Baltimore. Baltimore's his first choice since he attended Hopkins there and liked it. Considering he has a masters from Johns Hopkins I doubt he'd have any trouble landing a well-paying job in this area. AND he's only *21*!!!
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June 17th, 2009, 06:00 AM
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Wow! Stories like this just make me so proud to say that I am a homeschooling momma. ♥ Thanks for sharing.
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June 17th, 2009, 06:02 AM
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That is amazing!
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June 17th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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WOW Amazing!!!! TFS
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June 17th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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That is awesome! What a great homeschooling story!!! Wonder why the news doesn't pick up on this type of stuff rather than all the negatives...
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June 17th, 2009, 01:50 PM
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WOW... I always wondered how children could grad early and be like 16 and in college, Since the public school system has more of the stay in your age group mentality. I always wondered how students were able to learn at their own pace and not a pre-set one. Thats wonderful, I wonder what the precent of young children that grad early and attend college is for homeschool vs, ones who have convinced ps to up them grades..


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June 17th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Wow! That's awesome!
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