13-year old Payton Kelly-Van Domelen hopes to one day work for NASA or SpaceX on missions to Mars. This homeschooled youngster has conducted experiments with NASA and presented at the 2018 ISS Research and Development Conference in San Francisco. Payton is working on a project that will launch on a SpaceX rocket next year.
The Denton Public Library has Homeschool Gaming Days every Thursday in the teen room from 1 to 3 p.m. for students ages 11-17. Visit their website for more information.
Northland Core presents Homeschoolers Got Talent on Thursday October 18th at 10:30 a.m. at The Common Grounds in Cloquet, MN. If you have a child or children interested in performing a song, dance, musical piece, juggling, comedy, or other talent, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate it. Registration information is available at northlandcore.blogspot.com.
The Irvine Nature Center has two homeschool programs you might be interested in. Forest Dreamers for students ages 4-6 and Earth Dreamers for students ages 5-14. You can take the classes in these 13-week programs individually or as a suite. More information is available at explorenature.org.
The United States House of Representatives have passed H.R. 6757 to expand 529 savings plans to include homeschooling. Under the current tax code, parents and grandparents can only put aside funds for religious and private schooling. The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate.