Today is a big day for Calvin LaVictoire. After a challenging paramedic course at Akron General and years of experience as an EMT-Basic, as well as the rigorous physical and academic three-month long program required by the City of Cleveland, Calvin will be officially sworn in today as a paramedic for the city. This is his dream job and we are just so proud of him.
Calvin was homeschooled from kindergarten through seventh grade. I wrote about his reading problems here. He overcame those and went on to became a student at Akron Digital Academy through 12 grade. Calvin also swam on the Firestone Swim Team after his father and I fought for his right to do so, and you can read about that here. His story was featured on the Daily Show.
Calvin received his EMT-Basic training and his paramedic training from Akron General Medical Center. He is a good example of how it is possible for homeschoolers and charter school students to be successful in today's economy, and that it doesn't always require a college degree or college debt to achieve it!
Pictures to follow later today. Congratulations Cal.