I woke up this morning to the smiling faces of my two oldest sons, Sam (24) and Nathanael (22), on the front page of the Virginia Gazette. The headline reads “Home-school has graduated/Success speaks volumes for pacing, innovation, creativity.”

Sam is an engineer and works at NASA, Nathanael is finishing his master’s in electrical engineering and is a co-op at NASA, and John (20, who is pictured later in the article) is finishing his master’s in aeronautical engineering and is a second-year NASA intern.

Besides my family, Sharon Schiff, the Virginia Gazette reporter, interviewed Gwen Sturdy and her daughter Lauren. Lauren, who graduates this year, earned a perfect score of 2400 the first time she took the SAT and received a National Merit Scholarship. She will be attending Washington & Lee University and said, “One thing that I really value was being able to take charge of my education.”

Congratulations to Lauren!

And kudos to Sharon for writing this great article on homeschooling!

Read the Virgina Gazette article, “Home-school has graduated.”
Read the NASA article “A Family Affair.”