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Nathan’s High School Graduation

For some reason, I never blogged about my home schooled children’s high school graduations.  Here is my youngest, who graduated this past May (2015).

This writeup is what i submitted to the newspaper.  The photo, however, is one we took on the front porch after he had his hair cut.

Having completed 12 years of home education, Nathan Allen Powell, rural Laclede, MO graduates high school with a 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude.  Nathan is the son of Allen and Tauna Powell.  He has received Bright Flight scholarship (having scored 33 on ACT) and the President’s Competitive Award ($20,000) from Northwest Missouri State University at Maryville, MO where he will be pursuing a 4-year MBA degree in International Business through NWMSU’s CATapult program – CATapult is an accelerated program designed for high-achieving freshmen to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration within four years. 

Nathan Powell, at Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Scotland – the ancestral home of his 14th great grandfather, William Keith, 4th Earl of Marischal, whose granddaughter married Alexander Falconer in 1543.

Sponsored by:

POWELL SEED FARM, INC

23116 Hwy 5

Linneus, Missouri 64653

One mile south of Linneus on Hwy 5

 

660.895.5434 or 660.412.2001 (Allen’s mobile)

 

Buying and selling field and grass seeds – Selling retail and wholesale

Custom Seed Cleaning

Nathan’s Graduation!

Our youngest has graduated from high school.  He has plenty of credits to do so and has managed Summa Cum Laude status with a 4.0 GPA, including, his nine hours of dual credit college courses in College Algebra, Psychology, and English Writing course via internet with North Central Missouri College at Trenton.  He has only a few modules and a couple of lab projects to complete for Physics and his mom is insisting on finishing Human (advanced) Biology (both Apologia courses, but this curriculum has changed hands since we purchased).

Sunday afternoon (7 June) is the big day of visiting and thanking friends and supporters of his 12 year home education career.  I’ll have some old photos displayed and we’ll grill some beef dogs and burgers along with picnic type food.  It’s planned for outdoors at our house, so hope the weather allows.

In preparation, the house needs spring cleaning top to bottom.  Though I have a good start, only one room is completed, and that is daughter Jessica’s room.  She is scheduled to arrive at Kansas City airport Friday night having completed her 2-year contract of teaching Kindergarten at The American School of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  We haven’t seen her in person since October!  Thank Yah for Skype and all the modern technology which allows family and friends to keep in touch.

So, the windows are shined inside and out, sills and sashes washed, wood frames, furniture, floors, floor trim, doors are all washed and dusted.  Bedclothes are washed and in order, chandelier polished.  Next room…..

With dear Pierrette too far away to help me with this massive undertaking (yes, it is a big job for me – i’d rather be building fence than cleaning house!), I’m grateful my husband has freed up our sons and Rick Tate a bit to help me not get too far behind in my farm work.  It seems they, too, are likeminded about house cleaning!  😉

Cheers!

tauna