(STAR-TELEGRAM) — DALLAS — The day Michelle Zeledon’s parents informed her they would begin home schooling, she thought her life was over.

What about homecoming? she asked. And prom? What about everything that makes high school high school?

Zeledon, 17, of Arlington, certainly did not picture herself at a downtown Dallas hotel Saturday night, wearing a long plum-colored dress, her hair swept up, ready to spend the night dancing at her prom.

“I will admit I was not happy. I worried I would miss out and just sit at home all the time,” said Zeledon, who began home schooling more than a year ago. “But that didn’t happen.”

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