OCHEC Capitol Day 2015


Capitol Day 2015 was a remarkable success!

As the organizers of the longest running capitol day in the nation, Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation (OCHEC) was thrilled to present Dr. Ben Carson as our keynote speaker at the event. In addition, we were privileged to have both Mike Farris and Tj Schmidt, from HSLDA, there to recognize the consistent stand for freedom by the homeschool community these past 30 years. Over 3,000 homeschoolers packed at least three levels of the Capitol rotunda.

At the rally, Governor Mary Fallin and Representative Mike Ritze both presented commendations of the homeschool community with the legislature formally recognizing the day as Home Educators’ Capitol Day. Later that evening over 600 people attended our celebration Gala. While many were either homeschool leaders or those who strongly support the homeschool community, some were there just to hear from Dr. Carson and were impressed as Mike Farris also spoke about how God has blessed the homeschool community.

Dr. Ben Carson

Gov. Mary Fallin

Rep. Mike Ritze

Michael Farris

Cindy Nicolai

TJ Schmidt

For those of you who were able to attend either the Capitol Day event or the gala later that evening, thank you for helping support homeschool freedom. It is your diligence in educating your children and your presence over the years at these events that have ensured homeschooling remains free in Oklahoma!

OCHEC Trustees enjoying the Gala!

  • Jerry & Susan Chrisman
  • Lloyd & Heather Grissom
  • Marcus & Lois Hulings
  • Fred & Cindy Nicolai
  • Sam & Tina Oliphant
  • Paul & Valerie Rose
  • Ron & Betty Smith
  • Dan & Dana Wilson
  • Robin & Julie Zwirtz