CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Taking the homeschool route has allowed Sam Lake, of Charles Town, to thrive academically, helping seal him a spot as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
“It was unexpected, really,” Lake said. “I was really happy that it happened. It’s a very high honor to be amongst the semifinalists.”
Lake went through private school early in his academic career, going to Wee Disciples Christian Academy from pre-K through first grade and Faith Christian Academy for second through fifth. After that, Lake took the homeschool avenue, allowing for the hard-working self-starter to really thrive in his education.
“I appreciate the fact that I can work at my own pace, that I can get a lot done, as much as I want,” Lake said. “In fact, this past school year, I was able to complete two math courses in the span of one school year, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that in a public or private school setting. That’s a big advantage, being able to take my schooling to the level I want to.” …
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