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Lily Stepped Out of the Boat

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And ne’er shall April 10th go by, from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remember’d. We few, we happy few, we band of homeschoolers. For he (or she) who competes in Mock Trial this day shall be my brother (or sister), be they ne’er so vile (or...
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Trivial or Essential, Classical Conversations

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela When I first came across this quote it begged me to ask, “Why?” I believe that a good education is necessary. Now as a student in the Rivendell Sanctuary Honors Program in...
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What Do Foundations Students Know that College Graduates Don’t?

A recent article in Forbes magazine claims that poor communication skills are the greatest deficit facing college graduates today. According to a high school presentation teacher: “In this era of email, texting and voice mail, true face-to-face communication is...
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The Two Best Hours of the Week

Feeling guilty seems to be a permanent condition of motherhood. It is often magnified for homeschooling mothers: it seems impossible to finish the “perfect” lesson plans we have made; if we participate in too many activities, we worry that we are overloading our...
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I Survived Mock Trial

    For the past eight years, I have regarded the coming of Challenge B with fear and trembling because of one thing—Mock Trial. I had never participated in this project or any form of debate during my school years, so it was a vast unknown well, not entirely...
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