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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton
"Soul Surfer"

Have you heard of Bethany Hamilton? She's the young homeschooled surfer who lost her arm when she was attacked by a 14-foot shark.  Amazingly, she was back in the water a month later, and surfing competitively within a few months ... 

Bethany Hamilton is a nineteen-year-old American surfer known for surviving a shark attack in which she lost her left arm and now as a teen icon for courage.  Then just thirteen years old, Bethany was surfing a local surf spot in Kauai called Tunnels, when a 15 foot tiger shark attacked her, ripping her left arm just below the shoulder. Her friends acted quickly, and Bethany was rushed to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.  Despite the trauma of the attack, Hamilton never lost her faith in herself, surfing, or God and is now an inspiration to teens to never give up.

Her inspiring story is now a major motion picture opening April 8 and featuring an all-star cast: AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid.   

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