Friday, March 25, 2005

Homeschool Kids Celebrate Prom Too

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Homeschool students dance to a different beat, but now they’ll get to do it at their own prom.

The California Statewide Homeschool Prom 2005 will take place in Santa Clara, California, on April 22, attracting homeschooled teens from around the state.

It’s the creation of homeschool mom, Delaine Noyer, who says homeschooled students want to celebrate prom just like public school students.

But there are a few differences between the Homeschool Prom and a regular prom: At this prom, the king and queen aren’t crowned based on popularity, they’re selected by an essay- writing contest where they explain why they want to be king and queen.

The dancing is probably less risque than public schools: Girls are asked to dress beautiful, but not sexy, and the boys are allowed to take off their jackets, but not untuck their shirttails.

Noyer also says upper and lower classmen don’t mind mingling with each other because homeschoolers aren’t segregated by age as they are at public schools.

Although the prom is less than a month away, Noyer says ticket sales are a little slow, but she says that’s because homeschoolers are notoriously last minute about things.

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