Homeschooling can be a lifelong adventure for those who choose to give back to the homeschool community once they have graduated from high school and college. For homeschooler, Matthew du Mée, returning to his roots in Phoenix gave him opportunities to be involved as a mentor and coach for homeschool students. Not yet 30, he has a large array of accolades and honors from his schooling years, and he has a heart to see others succeed.
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My parents decided to homeschool me from kindergarten onward, at a time when homeschooling was still unconventional and unpopular. In 2001, I earned a perfect score on the SAT and received the only full scholarship toPatrick Henry College, a new school that recruited homeschoolers and equipped students to make a difference in the public arena. I graduated summa cum laude from PHC and received the award for top male leader, as well as the top orator award, which was a result of many championships won in debate and moot court competitions. I also won two moot court competitions against law students from Oxford College, despite only being an undergraduate.