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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 church "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.

Homeschooler: Miss American 2011, Teresa Scanlan

5 Things About Miss America! Teresa Scanlan – Miss Nebraska 2011 - Homeschooled Through her Junior Year


On Saturday night, a new young woman was named Miss America, and this year the winner is Teresa Scanlan aka Miss Nebraska! Beating out a slew of stunning swimsuit donning young ladies, the young Teresa Scanlan was the one and only winner. So who is our new Miss America? Here are five things about the new reigning beauty queen:
Teresa Scanlan is a young one. The winner of this year’s pageant is just 17 years old! She was born February 6, 1993 and is the youngest winner ever!
She is from Gering, Nebraska and went to Gering High School in her junior year.  She had previously been home schooled. After that she took double classes to graduate early from Scottsbluff High School.
She had deferred enrollment to Patrick Henry College until the fall of 2011 so she could attend to her duties as Miss Nebraska but in winning Miss America, she’ll probably have to defer yet again.
She is an old pro at pagaents, she has been competing in them since she was just 13.
Teresa Scanlan does a lot of work for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. A friend of hers had suffered from an eating disorder and after researching it, she found out how rampant it is and wanted to do what she could to help girls.
Congratulations to the new Miss America!