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Before You Leave: College Advice from Homeschool Grads

Vol. 99, Prg. 21–25
September 6–10, 2010

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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What Are You Reading?
Balancing Act
Prepare for Adjustment
Learning to Learn
Life Skills 101


Eric Johnson
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. He currently is a legal assistant for HSLDA, and is looking forward to homeschooling his own children . . . once he finds a wife!

Chrissy Schneider
Chrissy Schneider, a homeschool graduate and 2009 Patrick Henry College graduate, has discovered that managing multiple activities does not end with college graduation. Currently, she juggles a full-time job with HSLDA, a passion for running and sports, a keen interest in travel, and involvement in several ministries at her church. Someday, she plans to return to Alabama, where life is slower and football reigns, but for now, she is content to live in Northern Virginia, where strange sports such as lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer have dominion.

Sarah Stockman
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. After completing an undergraduate degree in History and a master’s degree in Bible, she came to HSLDA in the fall of 2009, where she works in the membership department. She enjoys reading, current events, playing the piano, and serving in her local church.

Dan Beasley
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 is currently studying as a third year law student. Since July of 2008, he has been working as a legal assistant with HSLDA while continuing his education. Dan married the girl of his dreams on December 19, 2009; he and his wife, Bethany, reside in Round Hill, VA.

Grace Matte
As an assistant editor in HSLDA’s Communications Department, Grace Matte is involved with the production of the Home School Court Report along with a wide range of special projects from brochures and textbooks to DVDs. 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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