|Before You Leave: College Advice from Homeschool Grads||Vol. 112, Prg. 56–60|
July 23–27, 2012
Ever wish someone who has been in your shoes would give you advice? Listen this week as homeschool grads share what they learned—and what they wish they’d learned—when they headed off to college for the first time! Gather your teens around as host Mike Farris interviews college grads who have tips for college preparation.
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Eric Johnson was born, raised, and homeschooled in south Louisiana. He has served in the Marine Corps and spent much of his civilian life working for law firms of various sizes. In addition to the law, Eric has spent time working for the Louisiana State Legislature, Congress, and the White House.
Chrissy Schneider, a homeschool graduate and 2009 Patrick Henry College graduate, has discovered that managing multiple activities does not end with college graduation. She juggles a full-time job, a passion for running and sports, a keen interest in travel, and involvement in several ministries at her church. Her next adventure involves spending a year in Uganda on the missions field.
Sarah grew up as a homeschooled missionary kid in Kenya, East Africa. She served there with her parents through her growing up years and then returned to the States to attend Pensacola Christian College. Sarah completed an undergraduate degree in History and a master’s degree in Bible, worked for several years, and is now a pastor’s wife. She enjoys reading, current events, playing the piano, and serving in her local church.
Dan Beasley is the third of nine children and was homeschooled from preschool through 12th grade. After graduating from high school in May of 2007, Dan took CLEP tests to satisfy admission requirements to Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, where he completed his JD. Dan married the girl of his dreams on December 19, 2009; he and his wife, Bethany, recently had their first daughter.
Grace Matte is an assistant editor in HSLDA’s Communications Department. Homeschooled from 4th to 12th grade, Grace took a year off after high school to save money and earn a year’s worth of CLEP credits. She then double-majored in journalism and equestrian education in college and completed a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in equestrian education. She enjoys learning and doing anything related to horses, hiking, photography, reading, cooking experiments, and music. And she still enjoys road trips to new places!
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