Shelby Jeanne Halliday
Parents: Greg & Christy Halliday
Years Homeschooled: 13
Shelby is an enthusiastic young lady who has participated in a number of diverse activities during her high school years in order to prepare herself for her future goals. She has been a member of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society, MHEA Eta chapter, since 2012. She served as secretary for the Honor Society during her senior year, and further developed her leadership skills by attending Student Leadership University in Orlando, Florida and Washington, D.C.
Shelby swam with the Memphis Thunder Aquatic Club since 2011, and she swam with the MHEA Aquatics swim team all four years of high school. She was on medal-winning relay teams at the Tennessee High School State Championship, and was chosen for the Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps in 2014. An accomplished violinist, Shelby is part of a violin ensemble group, where she uses her musical talent to serve in her church and in outreach to nursing homes and hospice facilities.
She is an animal enthusiast, and volunteers at the local Humane Society. Shelby plans to attend UT Martin, where she will major in Agriculture, with a concentration in Animal Science. While at UT Martin, she also plans to participate in the UTM Army ROTC program. Her goal is to continue her studies and obtain a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and to serve her country as a veterinarian in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
Stephen Mark Hall, Jr.
Parents: Mark & Mandy Hall
Years Homeschooled: 13
Stephen is a diligent young man known for his leadership abilities, his positive attitude, his desire for personal growth, and his concern
for others. He has been a member of the Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society, MHEA Eta chapter for six years, where he served in an officer position all four years of high school.
He spent time the past three summers attending Student Leadership University in Orlando, Florida; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Normandy, France, where
he had the honor of being selected as Wreath Bearer while attending a seminar at the Normandy American Cemetery.
Stephen was one of 16 students recently chosen for St. Jude’s highly competitive Volunteen Program, where he pursued the rigorous Medical Research track.
He has played both baseball and soccer during high school; he is proficient in both guitar and piano; and he plays guitar for his youth group worship band.
Stephen has done mission work in several inner cities with his church; he has also volunteered his time here in Memphis by helping with many work projects at local schools, and by working with Car Care Ministry to provide needed services to widows and military families.
As a young student, Stephen launched his own ministry to provide bikes for underprivileged children in Memphis; to date, he has earned the money for, assembled, and given away over 160 bikes to Memphis children.
Stephen plans to attend the University of Memphis, where he will major in Chemistry, and he ultimately hopes to pursue a career in Medical Research.