OCHEC Homeschool Convention


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

  • Art and Photo Competitions: two hundred entries vying for prizes. The children’s artwork was outstanding!
  • Entrepreneur Marketplace: thirty-one 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 iCOMMAND: a fun and educational adventure for our teens, multiple world crisis situations involving The White House, The State Department, and The Department of Defense 
  • Character Focus’ BOOT CAMP: provided a welcome educational experience for children, allowing parents time to explore the vendor hall and attend speakers’ workshops.
  • 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 1,400 families with an estimated 3,600 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


Janice Ashley
Todd Bazzell
Shelley Boland
Carla Brueggen
Penny Burt
Noah Cleveland
Kay Close
Debbie Firestone
Lloyd & Heather Grissom
Katie Hatfield
Ron Hollis
Marcus & Lois Hulings
Marilyn Mason
Michaela McCloskey
Cindy Nicolai
Dawn Osborn
April Reeves
Paul & Valerie Rose
Tammy Slack
Cynthia Tibbitts
Rosanna Ward
Clydene Williams
Celia Wilson
Dan & Dana Wilson
Natalie Wolf
Valerie Wright


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