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Landon Churchill ’08: First Responder “Plus”

Landon Churchill ’08: First Responder “Plus”

By Clonlara School Landon Churchill epitomizes an emergency response professional, and then some. As a lieutenant with the Colorado River Fire Rescue, Landon’s duties include company supervisor, incident commander, paramedic, structural and wildland firefighter, fire apparatus operator, field training officer, and technical rescue technician. “The…

Joe Maltby ’01: Passion for Public Service

By Clonlara School Growing up in central Virginia, Joe Maltby had been homeschooled his entire life. At 14, he moved to northeast Colorado, where he enrolled in Home-Based Education Program (now the Off-Campus Program) for his high school years. After graduating from Clonlara, Joe stayed…
Rose Edwards ’14: Drawn to the Sea!

Rose Edwards ’14: Drawn to the Sea!

By Clonlara School Rose Edwards, the ocean, and its creatures are deeply connected. Since tidepooling on the coast of Maine as a child, Rose has spent most of her life at, in, on, or thinking about the sea in one way or another. In 6th…
Jesse Millek ’07: Living and Loving Ancient History

Jesse Millek ’07: Living and Loving Ancient History

By Clonlara School Jesse Millek, Ph.D., has always been fascinated by ancient history and archaeology. This fascination was fueled during high school, when Clonlara School’s Home-Based Education Program (now the Off-Campus Program) enabled him to immerse himself in these topics. Today, Jesse is a visiting…
Sarah Reed ’18: She Bakes the Cake!

Sarah Reed ’18: She Bakes the Cake!

By Clonlara School If you have a special event coming up and need an extraordinary cake to mark the occasion, call Sarah Reed. Even before she graduated from Clonlara last year, Sarah and her cousin Emily Peterson started their own business, Cousins Creations Baked Goods,…

Brooke (Bargowski) Vega ’07: Entrepreneur, Author, and Purveyor of Positivity

By Clonlara School Next time you sign your “John Hancock” on an important document, you might think about Clonlara 2007 graduate Brooke (Bargowski) Vega. Brooke recently wrote and self-published a book, Create a Signature You Love. While many believe cursive writing is becoming a lost…
Everett DuBois '17: Man in Motion

Everett DuBois '17: Man in Motion

By Clonlara School You may have already “met” Everett DuBois. Donned in his green Commencement garb, Everett graced the cover of Clonlara School’s 50th Anniversary Impact Report, his ear-to-ear grin welcoming readers to a celebration of Clonlara’s belief that “learning begins with curiosity.” While enrolled…
Use Your Words

Use Your Words

By Madison Siwak, Class of 2016 Editor’s Note: At graduation, we invite our students to share a performance, speech, or story that reflects the uniqueness of their educational journeys. This speech by 15-year-old graduate Madison Siwak describes the power of words and offers inspiration for anyone who feels…
Rower, Linguist, Advocate...and the List Goes On

Rower, Linguist, Advocate...and the List Goes On

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Shari Maser, Off-Campus Program Advisor In an article this summer, The Lowell Sun profiled Turner Netherton’s experiences as a homeschooler, rower, and recent recruit of the University of Wisconsin’s crew team. As with many Clonlara students who have taken charge of their education, though,…