Home school group graduates three students

Three homeschooled students from McHomes group?Marion County Home Educators of Kansas?took part in a graduation program at 7 p.m. June 19 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut St., Marion.

Prior to the program, a variety of young people performed musical selections.

McHomes is a Christ-centered, non-profit homeschooling support group offering physical education, co-op class opportunities, support for homeschooling parents, and more.

The following information provides a brief overview of the three students graduating, said Betsy Walker, one of the program organizers.

Olivia Dicks: Following graduation, Olivia Dicks will continue working toward a college degree by taking college-level exams and online classes through the CollegePlus program.

She also enjoys music and plays the piano and guitar.

One of her goals is to open her own bed and breakfast retreat center to serve and minister to others.

Rachel Thurston: Rachel Thurston plans to take business classes at Butler Community College, and during the summer will be a first-time camp counselor at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Her goal is to attend culinary school.

Ruthie Walker: Following graduation, Ruthie Walker plansto pursue an education in the equine field having been involved with horses since age 14.

She also sings and played flute in the band in Hillsboro public schools, an opportunity that presented itself when she was 10 because her father, Gregg Walker, was the band director.

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