2014 OCHEC Homeschool Conventions

Two Great Conventions—Education & resources for parents, teens, and children, by Paul Rose, Trustee

  • Art and Photo Competitions: two hundred forty-one entries vying for prizes. The children’s artwork was outstanding!
  • Entrepreneur Marketplace: thirty-six businesses displaying and selling their wares. After attending a workshop on entrepreneurship, these young men and women stepped into the real world with their own booths and merchandise and created one of the busiest areas of the vendor hall.
  • Generation Joshua’s iObject: a fun and educational adventure for our teens, a gangster period mystery-murder was staged that required a grand jury to be formed for justice to be served.
  • Character Focus’ Astronomical Explorations: provided a welcome educational experience for children, allowing parents time to explore the vendor hall and attend speakers’ workshops.
  • Variety Shows: solos, ensembles, drama, and poetry performances by our students.
  • Support group leaders were honored and encouraged by a Leaders’ Luncheon, complete with door prizes.
  • Resources and Teaching: With over two hundred Vendors and Services, families were able to consult experts to find help with curriculum, enrichment, and supplies.
  • A variety of Speakers gave encouragement on how to begin homeschooling, teaching styles and helps, family strength, and discipleship.
  • The Mentor Booth with its ten year plus homeschool veterans provided a place to rest and visit and be encouraged in your homeschool adventure.

Over 1,700 families with an estimated 5,100 attendees came to the OCHEC Conventions. If you attended this year, thank you for coming and supporting OCHEC and homeschooling in Oklahoma. If you did not attend, you really missed out! Make plans now to attend next year!

Special thanks to our

TULSA CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Janice Ashley
Faithann Basore
Clint & Robyn Bishard
Shelley Boland
Carla Brueggen
Penny Burt
Jerry & Susan Chrisman
Kay Close
Debbie Firestone
Lloyd & Heather Grissom
Ron Hollis
Marcus & Lois Hulings
Marilyn Mason
Ana Osborn
Dawn Osborn
Patrick & Tracy Phillips
April Reeves
Paul & Valerie Rose
Tammy Slack
Cynthia Tibbitts
Clydene Williams
Celia Wilson
Dan & Dana Wilson
Natalie Wolf
Valerie Wright

OKC CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Todd & Wendy Abner
Faithann Basore
Todd & Kerri Bazzell
Jana Belcher
Shelley Boland
Carla Brueggen
Lori Coodey
Michelle Dugas
Jerry & Susan Chrisman
Valerie Ecton
Kristi Fairchild
Tamara Gelnar
Lloyd & Heather Grissom
Marcus & Lois Hulings
Mike Irwin
Dawn Kreger
Bill & Deanna LaPach
Cindy Nicolai
Sam & Tina Oliphant
Ashlee Phillips
Patrick & Tracy Phillips
Jenny Ranum
Amanda Reeve
Brandi Rego
Keith & Mary Shackleford
Lori Williams
Celia Wilson
Dan & Dana Wilson
Robin Zwirtz