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Encourage Writing with the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the organization’s annual writers program will begin on Wednesday, November 1. Did you know the program is not just for adults? Really, there is a Young Writers Program for children, ages 17 and younger. The program is one that is described as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants” creative writing event where

HLA Mock Trial Team Competes in District High School Competition

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The HLA Mock Trial team pictured (l-r) on the front row: Jerrica Voyles, Emma Kendrick, Katerina Walden, Kailey McKee, Russell Walden and Alyssa Hartig. On the back row (l-r): Michael Steets, Zack McCarver, Lauren Shroeder, Alyssa Simons and Alex McCarver. Photo courtesy of KaBao McCarver.. The HLA Mock Trial team competed against Dyersburg

The HLA 11 Prepare for District High School Mock Trial Competition

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Pictured on the front row (l-r): Zack McCarver and Jerrica Voyles. On the back row (l-r): Lauren Shroeder, Katerina Walden, Alyssa Simons, Alyssa Hartig, Michael Steets, Kailey McKee, Alex McCarver, Russell Walden and Attorney Kortney Simmons-Listenbee. Not pictured is Emma Kendrick. Eleven HomeLife Academy students will compete in the District 13 High School

HomeLife Academy Creates Student Intern Program

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HomeLife Academy (HLA) launched its student intern program in January with a focus on growing its marketing team. Under the team leadership of Hannah Hartig, an HLA graduate and current Marketing and Public Relations major at Union University, HLA students Alyssa Hartig, Kailey McKee and Jerrica Voyles are the first team of students to participate

Changes Coming to the GAMS Requirements for Homeschoolers

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Students who are considering applying for the General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) in the fall may see some changes in the eligibility requirements for application. Tennessee State Representative William Lamberth has filed legislation with House Bill 1665, which would change the requirements homeschool students must fulfil to be eligible for the GAMS scholarship. Currently, homeschool

Come to Bryan College and be encouraged, and take part in blazing the trail

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Saturday, September 19 will be a day of encouragement for homeschoolers and an opportunity for high school students to make a difference in the future of college entrance exam testing. Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee, will host ARC Beta Testing & Day of Encouragement for Homeschoolers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the school

Important TSSAA Deadline

In April, I wrote an article for the Homeschooling in Williamson County blog discussing the recent changes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) bylaws which now allow homeschoolers to remain fully enrolled with their church-related umbrella schools when applying for eligibility to try out with a local public or private school member team.

Justin Jeter named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar

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“Having a daily love of learning” and a “drive for excellence in every area of his involvement” are just a few phrases Barbara Jeter uses to describe her son Justin, who was named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. With the exception of three years, Justin, who is a HomeLife Academy (HLA) student from Nolensville, Tennessee,

2015 Tennessee Scholars and Ronald Reagan Student Leaders

Tennessee Scholars We are proud to announce our 12 Tennessee Scholars for the 2014/15 school year.  Recipients will receive a special TN Scholars seal on their diploma and it will also be noted on their transcripts. Emma Suzanne Perry Halee Correia Henson Justin W. Jeter Anna Elisabeth Cole Travis Devin Keeling Jordan Nicole Moskwiak Noeliz

Dual Enrollment Offers Great Advantages for High Schoolers!

Homeschooling affords great opportunities for students who wish to earn college credit during their high school years. Dual enrollment allows students to immerse themselves in real college courses, getting a head start on a post-secondary education while still at home and under their parents’ guidance. Dual enrollment can also result in financial savings over the