In order to be a top competitor in a mock trial tournament, team members must train hard and find the right chemistry to win the judge over. How did homeschooling help the New York state mock trial champions achieve victory? Host Mike Farris explores this question today on Home School Heartbeat.
Today, we’re speaking with LEAH team member Caleb Trouwborst. It’s great to have you here, Caleb.
Oh, thank you, thank you so much.
Caleb, working on a mock trial case takes a lot of perseverance, teamwork, and personal motivation. How do you think homeschooling instilled these attributes and helped you win?
Well, in a homeschool education there’s a lot of independent thinking, working by yourself, and doing things by yourself. You learn to be a really good independent thinker. And so, when you’re by yourself you learn perseverance, and you do things by yourself really well. And that was definitely very important this year in mock trial as it’s a lot of work and you definitely have to persevere to memorize all those things and practice all those lines and everything. So yeah, definitely homeschooling helps.
Caleb, in light of your success, do you think when you grow up and have kids that you’re going to homeschool yourself?
Um, yeah! I definitely see the benefits in homeschooling; it’s really a great way to educate and you learn so much and it’s such a great experience. So yeah, definitely, I would think about doing that.
Thanks so much Caleb, I’m Mike Farris.