From Homeschool to University

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Making the jump from homeschooling to university

Saturday Chuck, Judah and I took road trip to visit a university across the mountains from us. Judah has done an amazing job transitioning from full-time homeschooling to full-time college. The next big bound will be from community college to university. He wants to go into the field of criminal justice, in one aspect or another. 

Saturday was a great time for the three of us to spend time together. Even if Chuck slammed on the brakes just as I was fulfilling his request to pour his grape flavored Powerade into his insulated coffee cup, dousing me with grape Powerade. My jeans, my sock, my shoe and my coat were covered. So instead of attending a special university event with an apple pie scented crotch,  I attended this event a grape scented everything. Some ladies where perfume or body spray. I wear food…

Making the jump from homeschooling to university

So what even exactly were we attending? An invitational scholarship banquet to recognize high achieving high school students. Judah now has the opportunity to apply for one of 12  full-ride scholarships at Central Washington University. This will be his prime focus for the next week or so (between school and work). Even if he doesn’t win the scholarship, it is such an honor to be recognized and give the opportunity to apply.

Making the jump from homeschooling to universitySaturday we were able to tour the campus, have a wonderful meal and enjoy a leisurely  day with our university-bound son.

from homeschooling to university

You’ve come a long way, Judah, and we’re so very proud of you!

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  1. Davene Grace

    My goodness, this is making ME feel sentimental…and I’m only a blog reader who has watched him grow up through your photos and stories!! 🙂

    I applaud him for his desire to go into the field of criminal justice. Maybe I’ve told you this before (forgive me if I’m repeating myself), but my husband became an auxiliary police officer about a year ago (which means he has all the authority of a regular police officer, but doesn’t get paid), and he has told me that so many young people who are eager to become police officers or do other work in law enforcement/criminal justice have tainted backgrounds (drug use, arrest for under-age drinking, and so forth). It is HARD to find young people with clean backgrounds because so many do stupid things long before they’re considering how it might affect their future employment. He didn’t say it in those words exactly, but that’s how I understood him. 😉 With all that in mind, I would say Judah would be a TREASURE for any law enforcement/criminal justice agency to find!! 🙂

  2. Peg in Seattle

    Renee, time to pack some spare clothes for in the car…
    Some years ago, my husband attended a seminar at that University and I was able to tag along. It’s a nice town and the campus is very pretty.
    Unfortunately, on our way home, we hit a deer. Caused $3000 damage to a car we had exactly ONE WEEK.

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    […] to university. Not in another state, but across the state. Back in April, Judah, Chuck and I attended a scholarship dinner at CWU. Judah loved the campus and university. He applied and was accepted into their Honors […]

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