Homeschool Prom

Here’s a nice little article about a homeschool prom held outside Chicago. I loved this:

“I don’t know how these people learned this,” the Elmhurst teen said, motioning toward a huddle of other students bouncing to the beats of a Ciara CD. Freshman Michael Naskrent, a home-schooler whose dervish-like twirls set his loosened necktie flapping, later whispered his secret to looking so good his first time out: “I asked my mom how to dance.”

LOL 🙂 Now there’s a lesson which probably doesn’t have a place in most teen’s schooling – learning how to dance from mom!
I thought this was telling as well:

Although some schools now require parents to attend pre-prom information sessions or mandate Breathalyzer tests for attending students, all the home-schooled teens interviewed said they had never considered drinking before the event.

I’m guessing none of the girls showed up dressed like this either. I wonder what the state of homeschooling will be when my baby girl is old enough for prom. I hope it is going strong and still fairly isolated from the problems which too many teens face and succumb to.

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  1. So I was Googling my name to see what new and exciting this would turn up. To my surprise, I came across your blog. It is very strange where your name can turn up. Anyway, I am the Michael Naskrent referred to in a news article about the homeschooled dance. I know you wrote this a while back, but I thought it would be nice to let you know that I found it. By the way, the prom was a lot of fun, and it was very clean and appropriate just like you said. Just thought you might want to know.

    Michael Naskrent

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