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1 t s a 00 tu 1 isi h 1 V t o Bo 2 30th Annual HEAV convention SAVE THE DATE June 5-7 2014 Quick Find Children & Children s Program page 11 Convention Schedule page 53 General Information page 10 Graduation Ceremony page 79 Convention Features page 4 Maps of the Convention Center and Exhibit Hall pages 49 & 52 Restaurant Locations page 13 Speaker Bios page 14 Used Curriculum Sale page 12 Workshop Descriptions page 23 Workshop Schedule-at-a-Glance pages 50 51 From Our Convention Director It is with great pleasure that the convention team welcomes you to the 30th annual convention. This year s theme is Home Education A Bountiful Harvest and we truly believe that if you persevere with your homeschooling your family will reap a bountiful harvest. As the convention team prayerfully planned for this weekend we were constantly reminded of how God supplies blessings well beyond our dreams. For instance not only are we hosting Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar this year but we have been blessed with the whole Duggar family Furthermore God has enabled us to bring to you our largest convention ever. We have more speakers more workshops more vendors and more attendees than ever before. We have also been blessed by an amazing team of volunteers (pictured on page 7) who have worked tirelessly since last August to make this convention a reality. We thank God for each and every one of you and we pray that you will be encouraged enriched and blessed by the convention. May God bless you with a bountiful harvest in your homeschool Blessings Lauren Table of Contents Cartooning Camp ................................................................................................................................................ 20 Children & Children s Program ........................................................................................................................... 11 Convention Center Maps..................................................................................................................................... 49 Convention Schedule .......................................................................................................................................... 53 Convention Team ................................................................................................................................................... 7 Don t Go It Alone...Let Us Help Year-Round ........................................................................................................ 8 Exhibit Hall Map .................................................................................................................................................. 52 Exhibitors by Product or Service ........................................................................................................................ 70 Exhibitors in Alphabetical Order ......................................................................................................................... 55 General Information ............................................................................................................................................ 10 Graduate Biographies .......................................................................................................................................... 80 Graduation Ceremony ......................................................................................................................................... 79 Miracle Mountain Ranch Schedule ...................................................................................................................... 21 Special Features ..................................................................................................................................................... 4 HEAV s Philosophy & Purpose............................................................................................................................... 5 Restaurant Locations ........................................................................................................................................... 13 Speaker Biographies ............................................................................................................................................ 14 Sponsors ................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Used Curriculum Sale .......................................................................................................................................... 12 Workshop Descriptions ....................................................................................................................................... 23 Workshop Schedule-at-a-Glance .......................................................................................................................... 50 Young Entrepreneurs .......................................................................................................................................... 75 Special Features...Something for Everyone at the Convention Think the Exhibit Hall is jus t a big bookstore Think again With live animals science demos a robotics expo chess championships--and more--the Exhibit Hall provides not just resources but inspiration View the schedule on page 53 for times and locations. PLUS --150 workshops on every imaginable homeschooling topic from practical nuts-and-bolts advice to inspiring heart-to-heart parenting concerns. Special tracks for dads teens and moms--or the whole family together--make this convention a true family event Exhibitor Demonstrations Demonstrations--onstage and off--may well be the highlight of the convention for many. (Did someone say ice cream ) Here s a sampling of what you will find n Simulated Milk Cow & Ice Cream Samples by Avery s Branch Farms n Marine Touch Tank by the Marine Science Consortium n A Demonstration by Matt Cox and His Dogs n Patriot Presentation by Colonial Williamsburg n Hands-On Exhibit by LEGO Education n And many more Hands-On Robotics Expo Inspire your children to love science technology engineering and math education. Bring them by to test drive a robot and earn a Driver s License Lots of hands-on opportunities demos and giveaways NASA iDESIGN Solutions and teams from VEX FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Challenge will all be there as well as the brand-new IQ Robot from VEX Robotics Young Entrepreneurs Be sure to visit this year s Young Entrepreneur s in booth 1216. Enterprising and eclectic this group of young businessmen and women run their own businesses that are unique diverse and successful. Homeschool Chess Championships Whether you re an experienced chess player or just beginning--or even just a spectator--you won t want to miss this fun morning of chess at HEAV s Fifth Annual Chess Championships Instrument Petting Zoo Music & Arts is sponsoring this hands-on feature that gives children a chance to hold--and try out--many different instruments. Two Lunchtime Movie Previews IndoctriNation A feature-length documentary this film a powerful depiction of God s desire to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Visit with Director George Escobar. Panel Discussions Three separate panel discussions will provide you with insight and experience from experts who have walked the same path you are. n Q&A for Parents of Struggling Learners Kathy Kuhl Judi Munday and Sarah Olbris. Moderated by Nathanael Miller. n Let s Talk About Courtship and Dating Michael Farris Kathie Morrissey and Israel Wayne. Moderated by Anne Miller HEAV president. n Fruit of the Harvest Israel Wayne Rachel Coker and Jonathan Lewis. Moderated by Rachel Seay Moss. Not sure which workshops to choose first The workshop choices are vast and coming to the convention for the first time can be overwhelming. Be sure to look for these tracks noted on the Schedule-at-a-Glance Beginners - Getting started is as easy as A-B-C when you have someone to guide you through those first steps. Find out everything you need to know from homeschool law basics to choosing curriculum. Of Interest to Men - From raising boys to financial planning there are workshops galore that are of special interest to dads--and moms too. Special Needs - Have a struggling learner at home A wiggle worm who can t sit still or a teenager who can talk a mile a minute but can t put pen to paper There s help for you from experienced moms. Teens - In addition to the Teen Track there are LOTS of options for young filmmakers aspiring writers young artists college-seekers and others. (And don t forget to check out the Miracle Mountain Ranch Teen Track on page 21.) And don t stop there The list above contains just a few of the topics available. The possibilities are practically limitless. Look for tracks on relationships art science preschoolers and many other subjects explores one of the most important and controversial issues in the history of mankind--the issue of education. Visit with Director Colin Gunn. Hero Using baseball as an engaging backdrop this film is 4 HEAV s Philosophy & Purpose HEAV s Philosophy... WebelieveGodgivesparentstheprimaryresponsibilitytoeducatetheirownchildren. Parentshavetherighttoeducatetheirownchildreninconformitywiththeirmoralandreligiousconvictions. Parentshavetherighttofreelychooseschools tutors co-ops orothermeansnecessarytoeducatetheirownchildreninkeeping with their convictions. Parentsashomeeducatorscanprovideahigh-qualityeducationthroughindividualizedinstruction. Parentalloveandunderstanding patiencetoteachuntilachildlearns andparentalawarenessoftheneedsofthewholechild are more important than teacher-certification requirements. Homeeducationprovidesthefamilywithexcellentopportunitiestostrengthenspiritualvalues growinpersonalresponsibility and develop leadership qualities in their children. ...and Purpose WehelpandencourageparentstofulfilltheirGod-givenrightsandresponsibilitiestoeducatetheirownchildren Provideinformationandadvicetohomeschoolingparentsregardinghomeeducationandfamilylife Support and protect the rights of parents to teach their children at home through legislative initiatives and contact with -- representatives in the Virginia General Assembly and United States Congress Educatethegeneralpublic educators andelectedofficials--throughpersonalcontacts themedia lectures seminars workshops conventions and newsletters--about the benefits of home education and about the Constitutional right of parents to educate their own children Provideinformationtohome-educatingparents thegeneralpublic themedia andelectedofficialsregardingtheVirginiaCode pending legislation and court cases as they relate to homeschooling Directinterestedparentstolocalhomeschoolsupportgroupsforsupportandencouragement and Assisthomeschoolsupportgroupsbyprovidinginformation resources leadershipworkshops andtrainingseminars. Home Educators Association of Virginia Anne Miller -- President Patrick Ryan -- Vice President Kevin Mulhearn -- Treasurer Linda Linder -- Secretary Rick Boyer -- Member Cherrie Moore -- Member Board of Directors Advisory Board Yvonne Bunn Lauren Bell Interim Executive Director Anne Miller All board members have agreed to the statements of purpose and philosophy of the Home Educators Association of Virginia. Virginia home educators are also served by an advisory board and by many other parents and students throughout the state who volunteer their time and resources. We are grateful for the time and effort they have given to this ministry. 5 A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors Be sure to stop by their booths in the Exhibit Hall and show your appreciation Sponsors Logos Bible Software Keynote Heritage Foundation Keynote Cornerstone Payment Systems Hospitality Suite Sprinter - EuroMotorcars - Bethesda Registration Mardel Welcome Bags Stone Mountain Consultants Registration W.H.E.E.L.S. (Medarva) Leadership Luncheon Herff Jones of Virginia Teen Track Regent University Leadership Luncheon NCG Insurance Leadership Luncheon iDESIGN Solution Robotics Expo Vex Robotics Inc. Robotics Expo Donors for the Hospitality Suite Chick-Fil-A (7125 Forest Hills Avenue Richmond) Costco (1401 Mall Drive Chesterfield) Sam s Club (9940 West Broad Street Richmond) Sam s Club (735 South Park Avenue Colonial Heights) Sam s Club (901 Walmart Way Midlothian) Target (7101 Forest Hills Avenue Richmond) Target (4521 S Laburnum Avenue Richmond) 6 HEAV s Convention Team The HEAV convention is organized by area with each area having a coordinator and numerous volunteers. The coordinators work directly with the convention director who works with the interim executive director who reports to the board of directors. Below is a list of many of the moms dads and young adults who have been a part of this year s convention team. HEAV Board of Directors Interim Executive Director Anne Miller Convention Director Children s Program Patty Randall Curriculum Doctors Cherrie Morre n Deb Plaster Exhibit Hall Cecil and Bonnie Morris Gary and Wendy Fish Graduation Canaan McAllister HEAV Tables Linda & Al Linder Sherry Brunner & Sarah Olbris Hospitality Madeleine Haggard Crystal Thompson Information & Security Tim and Sue Grimes Micah Miller n John Miller Information & Technology Sue Cline Dan Chambers n Melissa St. Mary Michael Dixon n Michael Grice Hotels Mimi Ames Keynote Veronica Landrum Luncheons Leadership Luncheon Yvonne Bunn Single Parents Luncheon Cherrie Moore Music Ann Miranda Office Office Manager Diana Un Finance Manager Carolyn Birney Administrative Assistant Anna Shealy Administrative Assistant Lora Howard Office Mobilization Ruth & Jason Cooper Joseph Miller Onsite Operations Khaliyah Barakhyahu Photography Joseph Miller n Christal Waite Lauren Bell Publications and Marketing Advertising Kathleen Lansing Advisor Anne Miller Director Maureen Bittner Editor-at-Large Laurie Sitterding HTML Editor Linda Mesibov Graphic Designer Susannah Miller Graphic Designer Sara Hemmeke Magazine Editor Mary Kay Smith Magazine Editor s Assistant Melissa Barnes Update Content Editor Karen Sweeney Update Manager & Copy Editor Kathleen Dillie Update Graphics & Layout Maya Barnes Update Writer & Editor Chris Update Writer & Editor Arielle Potter Web-Content Manager Alyssa Mulhearn Publicity Publicity Coordinator Melissa Kenney Publicity Coordinator Christie Russell Social-Media Manager Jennifer Covington Registration Chad & Becky Dennys n Denise Gunther Resources Yvonne Bunn Diana Un n Ann Miranda Restaurants Ann Hoopsick Signage Linda Linder Special-Needs Table Judi Munday n Sarah Olbris Workshops Speakers Samantha Lynch Johnson n n Kathy Kuhl Laura Down Speaker Hosts & Hostesses Ann & Earl Harrell Speaker Dinner Karla & David Sherman Tickets & Buttons Diane Abshier n Sara Hemmeke n Susannah Miller Used Curriculum Sale Phil Rigby Richie & Christie Underhill Sara & Paul Spencer n Michael King Volunteers Jennifer Jessen WE RE THANKFUL FOR THE ROLE EACH PERSON AND FAMILY HAS PLAYED IN THIS CONVENTION--MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL 7 Don t Go It Alone... Let Us Help Year-Round We re Here to Help Puzzled about which curriculum would work best for your child Wondering whether or not you can teach your teen to drive Unsure what the law requires or how to get started Let us help For the last 30 years Home Educators Association of Virginia has been here to help you educate your children at home. In addition to this convention we offer year-round help encouragement guidance resources counseling Homeschool Success Seminars and much more. Special-Needs Counseling A team of experts are on hand to help answer your questions. Visit them at the Special-Needs table in the Lobby. FREE Resources Sign Up at the HEAV Tables FREE Virginia Homeschool Update Stay in the know about events and happenings at museums and historic sites across Virginia and beyond Learn about contests discover cool sites that can help you in your homeschooling and enjoy the Parting Thought and other great features Protecting Your Rights... Our legislative team keeps up with all the public-policy issues that may affect your right to home educate. We monitor and initiate legislation track bills and work with legislators and key officials. We have an onsite lobbyist at the capital every year--and what we learn we share. If a legislative matter or a threat to our homeschooling freedoms arises that could affect Virginia s thousands of homeschool families we let you know through the Legislative Update. (You can sign up for free at the HEAV Tables or online at www.heav.org sign-up-for-free-resources.) FREE The Virginia Home Educator Keep abreast of what s happening in Virginia and enjoy the encouraging and instructive articles and resources in this free quarterly magazine. FREE Legislative Update Don t let a change in the law catch you by surprise The HEAV Legislative Update will keep you abreast of what s happening in Virginia and the nation. Since 1983 we have also served as your advocate with the Virginia Department of Education and in the General Assembly initiating and monitoring legislation and policies that could affect your rights as a homeschooling parent. Subscribe to these FREE resources at the HEAV Tables in the Lobby or Exhibit Hall or online at www.heav.org sign-up-for-free-resources. The Virginia Homeschool Manual Check out our Virginia Homeschool Manual-- the most complete single reference on home education in Virginia It will help you homeschool from preschool through high school college and beyond. Available at the HEAV Tables and online at www.heav.org. The Curriculum Doctor Is In Back by popular demand Look for the Curriculum Doctor booth in the Exhibit Hall and visit with the Curriculum Doctors Cherrie Moore Deb Plaster and Christal Waite who have been curriculum counseling for more than 25 years. They won t be selling anything...they re simply there to help you sort through the options Stop by to get personalized curriculum advice and if you like one of the Curriculum Doctors will even walk you around the Exhibit Hall to show you different options. Visit them at booth 701. Transcript Service Take the pain out of creating a high school transcript HEAV s transcript service helps with editing and advice and will automatically do the GPA calculations and format your transcript into the professional format colleges and employers want. Visit www.heav.org resources onlinehomeschool-transcript-service. Will You Help Us Continue HEAV is a member-supported statewide non- profit organization that operates from a biblical worldview and serves ALL homeschoolers regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs. By joining HEAV you help us continue to promote protect and support homeschooling throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Plus you get great member benefits--stop by the HEAV Tables or see our website for details. We couldn t do what we do without YOU Membership is just 35 a year Get FREE Convention...for Life Lifetime members receive FREE convention for a lifetime Lifetime memberships start at 750. Ask for more details at the HEAV Tables or visit our website. Visit us at the HEAV Tables across from Registration or in the Exhibit Hall or online at www.heav.org. 8 General Information Convention Name Tags The nametag you have received provides admission to the various areas of the convention. Nametags may not be transferred from one person to another. Lost nametags can be replaced at the registration area. Your nametag must be worn in plain view at all times. Access to the Exhibit Hall Used Curriculum Sale workshops and keynote sessions will be denied without your convention nametag. Exhibit Hall Please visit the Exhibit Hall and support the exhibitors through your purchases All across the country exhibitors are choosing not to go to conventions because it is too expensive with travel hotel meals booth costs etc. If you love the Exhibit Hall please consider purchasing from the exhibitors who serve you onsite. (Their presence also helps keep the convention affordable for you too ) Duggar Keynote Seating If you have Ballroom tickets you must be in line by 8 am for the morning keynote and by 12 30 pm for the afternoon keynote. SeaTINg afTer THeSe TIMeS IS NOT gUaraNTeeD. Cellular Phones and Pagers Please turn off or silence all pagers cell phones and other handheld personal devices during workshop sessions. Overflow seating with video stream is provided in room B-15 A-C. Those in line for video-stream seating will be directed to the Ballroom one half hour before the keynote start time if seats are available. Seats in the main Ballroom will be filled in an orderly fashion. You will not be able to save seats for family members so be sure to enter the Ballroom together. Stroller parking will be available Meals For your convenience the cafeterias located in both the upper and lower lobby of the Exhibit Hall Building will be open during convention hours. There are also two concessions stand in the Exhibit Hall. Please see the Restaurant Guide on page 13 for a list of restaurant locations and discounts. Food obtained outside the Richmond Center may not be brought into the building. near the ballroom for your convenience. A Full Convention nametag is required along with a keynote ticket to enter the Ballroom. CDs and MP3s Convention workshop CDs and order forms are available at the Resounding Voice booth located in the lower lobby of the Exhibit Hall Building. CDs are 7 each. Get the entire convention on MP3 for 69 onsite After convention the complete MP3 price is 99. (Exhibitor workshops the Duggars the IEW Essay Seminar and Miracle Mountain are not recorded.) Personal recording of any session is strictly prohibited. Volunteers Would you like to help out Stop by the Volunteer Table in the Lobby to see how you can help at the convention or become a part of HEAV s ongoing work. Volunteering is a wonderful way to bless others...and to be blessed Information & Security If you need information about anything including the surrounding area or need an escort to your car or medical care please go to the Information and Security Desk in the downstairs lobby of the Exhibit Hall Building. Graduation Caps gowns and souvenirs are available for purchase at the Herff Jones booth ( 111) located adjacent to graduation check-in. Babies For your convenience nursing mothers rooms are located in the Exhibit Hall Building (Room B-22) and at the front of the Exhibit Hall. Workshop Seating As you enter the workshop rooms please sit as far forward and toward the middle of the room as possible this will aid the hosts and hostesses in determining when the room is truly full. Children Children of all ages are welcome in workshops as well as in the Exhibit Hall and UCS. For this to work you must be considerate of others. SO PLEASE IMMeDIaTeLY LeaVe THE WORKSHOP IF YOUR CHILD BECOMES DISRUPTIVE IN ANY WAY--WHETHER WITH HAPPY SOUNDS OR THOSE OF DISTRESS. Parents of younger children are encouraged to sit near an exit and will be told to leave immediately if a child becomes noisy. All children must be supervised by an adult at all times. You will be given a free MP3 download if you must leave the workshop to attend to your child. Convention Evaluations The comments and suggestions you give play a major role in the shaping of next year s event. Please visit www.heav.org convention evaluations to fill out the questionnaire. You could win a FREE threeday convention registration with two nights at the Marriott Hotel or a FREE three-day convention registration See details online. Workshop Evaluations Please spend a few minutes completing each workshop evaluation and then drop your forms off in one of the black boxes provided throughout the Richmond Center. Your input is very valuable we read each evaluation carefully. Completed workshop forms received at the convention will be entered into a drawing for a FREE HEAV tote bag. Two winners will be chosen. Refund Policy No refunds or adjustments will be made at the convention. All refund requests had to have been postmarked by May 30 2013. No refunds are available after this date. Lost and Found A lost-and-found box is located at the Information and Security Desk in the lower lobby of the Exhibit Hall Building. Emergencies During convention hours emergency calls should be directed to 804278-9200. Emergency messages will be posted at the Information and Security Desk in the Exhibit Hall Building lobby. We have an EMT and security personnel on the premises during the entire convention. 10 Book-and-Bag Check For your convenience a book-and-bag check is available in the Exhibit Hall. Children & Children s Program We LOVE children Children of all ages may attend the workshops explore the Exhibit Hall and shop in the UCS with you. Please use discretion when allowing your child to accompany you to a workshop. If your child finds it difficult to sit through a presentation he or she may be happier in the Children s Program if there is room. In consideration of others--and so as not to render the recording of the session unusable--you will be asked to leave if your child or baby becomes noisy. (This includes happy sounds as well as those of distress. If you must leave the workshop the hostess will give you a voucher for a free MP3 download.) All children including teens MUST be supervised at ALL times while in the Richmond Convention Center. Children s Program Each year the Children s Program provides lots of fun--and learning--for children ages 5-12 whose parents are attending the convention. The program runs concurrently with convention workshops and children eat lunch with their parents. HEAV has planned its own twoday program entitled Heroes of the Faith. Join us for games crafts singing and Bible memory activities and experience a fascinating introduction to the true stories of Christian heroes of the faith We will also have a featured presentation by a master storyteller Cedric Saunders. Until the Children s Program is full there will be a limited number of spaces available for at-the-door registrations. For those parents with children in the program here is information to keep in mind A parent or guardian must check the child into and out of the program room. CHILDREN WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO ANYONE ELSE. If you would like another adult to pick up your child prior arrangement must be made onsite with the Children s Program coordinator. You may pick up your child at any time during the convention. Please note that children will eat lunch with their parents so the workers appreciate your promptness in signing out your child at lunchtime. Children registered for the Children s Program will be allowed to enter the Exhibit Hall with their parents during the lunch break and after the Children s Program closes each day. All children in the Richmond Convention Center MUST be supervised at ALL times. NEW Check in on Thursday To avoid delays Friday morning you may check in your child on Thursday June 6 from 2 to 4 pm at the Children s Program entrance. Parents who have a Friday-morning keynote time are strongly encouraged to do so. Friday s Schedule June 7 7 30 am 8 30 am 11 30 am NOON 1 00 pm 1 30 pm 6 00 pm 6 30 pm Children s Program opens for child sign-in Children s Program begins Parents begin signing out children for lunch break Children s Program closes for lunch break Children s Program re-opens for sign-in Children s Program resumes for the afternoon Parents sign out children for the evening Children s Program closes for the evening Saturday s Schedule June 8 7 30 am 8 30 am 11 30 am NOON 1 00 pm 1 30 pm 5 30 pm 6 00 pm Children s Program opens for child sign-in Children s Program begins Parents begin signing out children for lunch break Children s Program closes for lunch Children s Program re-opens for sign-in Children s Program resumes for the afternoon Parents sign out children for the evening Children s Program closes for the evening please remember of a we are in the heart so please be big city safetyminded. Parents 11 Used Curriculum Sale The Used Curriculum Sale is Located in Exhibit Hall D See Page 49 for Map For your convenience you may bring small purses wagons carts strollers and empty boxes and bags. With the exception of official UCS volunteers children must be supervised by an adult while exploring the UCS. Please do not bring in previously purchased items a package check will be available. Entrance into the Used Curriculum Sale Admittance to the UCS is only by colored pass (given to all pre-registered convention attendees) until the open shopping hours begin at 3 pm on Friday. Admittance time on pass is based on pre-registration date--the earlier you registered the earlier the time on your pass. Exception Volunteers may take advantage of early shopping on Friday from 9 to 10 am. After 3 pm on Friday shopping sessions are open to all registered convention attendees. Exhibitors may shop any time after 10 am. Thursday June 6 3 00 pm 7 00 pm Book drop-off Used Curriculum Hall Floor Plan Thinking Corner Friday June 7 (You must bring your colored entry pass to shop before 3 00 pm) 7 30 am 6 00 pm Book drop-off 9 00 am 10 00 am Volunteer shopping 10 00 am 3 00 pm Preregistered and exhibitor shopping 3 00 pm 7 30 pm Open shopping for all registered convention attendees 4 00 pm 7 00 pm Book pick-up (optional you must find your own.) From Loading Dock Saturday June 8 8 00 am 9 00 am Book drop-off 8 00 am 2 00 pm Open shopping for all registered convention attendees 4 30 pm 6 30 pm Book pick-up & gleaning GLEANING Items that are not sold and are designated for donation are available--free-of-charge--on a first-come first-served basis after 4 30 Entrance pm on Saturday. The loading dock will be available for the convenience of to Package Check Sale those organizations and individuals who choose to glean multiple boxes of items. Do not leave your books unattended while you retrieve your car. Parking is not permitted in the loading area. Cashiers NOTE All volunteers MUST bring their early-entrance Golden Ticket to get into early shopping. If you are a volunteer and don t have a pass Main Entrance please stop by the Volunteer Table located beside Registration. You will turn in your pass when you shop and you may only shop once before 3 pm on Friday. Example You are a volunteer and you have a Golden Ticket. You will be able to enter the sale at 9 am on Friday. You may shop as long as you like but you will turn in your Golden Ticket and you may not re-enter the UCS until 3 pm when all registered convention attendees may enter. If you are not a volunteer but are pre-registered and have a colored pass you do not have to enter at the time listed on your pass. You may enter to shop any time AFTER the time on your pass as long as you still have your pass. Example You have a pass designated for noon but have lunch plans. You may enter the UCS any time after noon and stay as long as you like. Games & Puzzles Teacher Ed. Teacher Res. Adult Non-Fiction Young-Adult Non-Fiction Children s Non-Fiction Videos Video Games Software Cassettes CDs Music CDs Child Bio. YA Bio. Foreign Language Art Drop-Off Unit Studies Poetry Area Maps Kits Science Manipulatives Language Manipulatives Math Manipulatives Drop-Off Pre-K Religion Curriculum Guides How-to Adult Fiction Young-Adult Fiction Children s Fiction Children s Fiction Easy Reader Picture Books Reference 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st K Bibles CHECK-OUT LINE HS Math HS Lang HS Gov t. HS Social Studies HS Science Used Curriculum Sale (UCS) Shopping Notes WearelocatedjustpasttheChildren sProgram(seethemaponpage49).Followthesigns. YoumustberegisteredfortheconventiontovolunteerorshopintheUCS. Weacceptcash personalchecks VISA andMasterCardaspayment.PleasemakecheckspayabletoHEAV. Pleasedonotleaveyourmoneyatthepackagecheck--takeitintothesalewithyou.Youmustpayforyourpurchasesbeforeyouleave the sales area. Availability quantity andqualityofmaterialsintheUCSdependsENTIRELYonthematerialsbroughtforresalebythehomeschoolers who participate. HEAV is NOT a supplier of these materials. We cannot guarantee what will be available nor the condition edition or usability of materials. CHECKMATERIALSBEFOREYOUBUY--ALLSALESAREFINAL--NOREFUNDS 12 Restaurant Locations Note All restaurants serve lunch but many close early. Restaurants marked with a serve dinner. Unless otherwise noted directions are walking directions starting at the intersection of 5th and Broad looking south toward the Hilton. 1. Caf Ole Mexican fare (M-F 11 am-2 30 pm) Very busy during business lunchtime come before noon or after 1 30 pm. 2 N. 6th Street 804-225-8226. Take 5th south three blocks turn left on Main then left on 6th. Caf will be on the left under the blue awning. 2. Chez Foushee (M-F Lunch 11 30 am-2 30 pm boxed takeout also available Th-Sat dinner 5 00 pm-9 30 pm Sunday brunch 11 am2 30 pm) 203 N. Foushee Street 804-648-3225. Take 5th south one block turn right on Grace located five blocks down on the right at the corner of Grace and Foushee. www.chezfoushee.com 3. Discovery Cafe Located inside the Library of Virginia lobby serving breakfast lunch (M-F 8 30 am-3 pm Sat 11 am-2 pm) 800 E. Broad Street 804-692-3808. 4. Geno s Deli Breakfast sandwiches subs wraps seafood soups salads coffee and drinks. Dine-in and carryout. (M-F 7 am-3 pm) 700 E. Main Street 804-864-2910. Go south on 5th three blocks to Main go left 2 blocks to 7th. From the corner of 7th and Main look for sign on the street. 5. Jerusalem Restaurant Taste of the Holyland. (M-F 11 am-9 pm Sat. 12 pm-8 pm) 106 N. 7th Street 804-771-1165. Take 5th south two blocks turn left on Franklin. Take Franklin two blocks turn left on 7th. 6. Mansion Five 26 Southeastern Cuisine 526 N. 2nd Street. (WF lunch 11 30 am-2 pm W-Sat dinner 5 pm-10 pm) 18% gratuity parties of 4 or more 804-266-2021 (Classy white table cloths glassware) Starting at the corner of 5th and Marshall go west on Marshall toward 2nd for 2 blocks take a right on 2nd. The caf will be on the left side of the street. Located behind the convention center area. 7. Meriwether Caf Sandwiches soups salads and hamburgers. (MF 10 am-3 pm) 804-698-7438. Go two blocks south on 5th take a left on Franklin go four blocks to 9th go right on 9th and left on Bank Street to the underground entrance to the Capitol. Caf is inside the Capitol. You must pass through security screening. 8. Olio Cafe Breakfast lunch catering (Espresso bar 7 30 am-2 pm Cafe 11 am-2 30 pm) Freshest local whole ingredients and the best European imported produce at affordable prices 600 E. Main Street 804-775-9597 (in the Main Street Centre Bldg.) 3 blocks south on 5th left on Main 2 blocks. 9. Pasture Southern plates (lunch M-F 11 30 am-2 30 pm dinner M-Sat 5 pm-10 pm) 804-780-0416 416 E. Grace Street. Go one block south on 5th right on Grace. 10. Perly s Breakfast and lunch options (M-F 7 am-3 pm Sat-Sun 8 am-3 pm). 111 E. Grace Street 804-649-2779. Take 5th south one block to Grace take a right on Grace. Go three and a half blocks. 11. Quiznos Box lunches subs soup salads. (M-F 7 am-3 pm) 707 E. Main Street 804-649-7800 South on 5th St. three blocks to Main go left two blocks. Inside the Meryll Lynch Bldg 1st floor. 12. Rays Dog House Window orders only. (M-F 12 pm-3 pm). 401 N. 1st Street two blocks west of the Convention Center. From the Convention Center head west on Marshall (opposite direction of the Marriott) continue west will be on the corner of Marshall and 1st. 13. Red Door Greek Italian and American cuisine eight kinds of spaghettini. (M-F only 10 am-8 pm) 314 E. Grace Street 804-6491588. Take 5th south one block turn right on Grace and continue for two blocks. 14. Sally Bell s Kitchen (M-F lunch only 11 am-2 pm). 1015 E. Clay Street (behind the Valentine Richmond History Center in the garden of the Wickham House) 804-649-9550. Wheelchair accessible. Starting at the corner of 5th and Marshall go 5 blocks east to N. 10th go left on N. 10th one block go right on E. Clay. 15. Steve s Restaurant American fare simple sandwiches and great sweet tea Good prices. (M-S 7 am -2 30 pm) 10 N. 5th Street 804649-3460. Take 5th south one and a half blocks located on the right. 16. Subway (Broad Street M-S 7 am-9 pm Sun 9 am-7 pm. 8th Street M-F 7 am-5 pm closed weekends.) Two Locations 321 E. Broad Street 804-649-7827 (closer--located on the corner of 4th & Broad streets--but best if you go in groups ) 30 N. 8th Street 804-6488782. Directions to 8th Street location Take 5th south two blocks go left on Franklin. Continue three blocks to 8th on the corner of 8th and Franklin. 17. Wall Street Deli (M-F 7 am-3 pm) Walk in or party trays and boxed lunches. Everything is made to order. 100 N. 8th Street 804-6433354 Take 5th south two blocks turn left on Franklin 3 blocks and left on 8th. 18. Driving Destinations W. Broad Street Shops at VCU Go right (west) on Broad approximately 1.5 miles shops will be on your left with Subway on your right. Tropical Smoothie Caf Five Guys Jersey Mike s Subs Extreme Pizza (take-out and delivery) Qdoba Mexican Grill and Cold Stone Creamery. There is a Bookmark Bistro serving Quiznos subs and Starbucks located inside the Barnes and Nobel VCU bookstore (under the parking deck between Harrison and Shaffer). 1. Gibson s Grill Breakfast lunch and dinner (Th-F 11 am-2 am Sat 5 pm-2 am). 700 E. Broad Street 804-644-2637. Take Broad east two blocks. www.gibsonsgrill.com 2. Penny Lane Pub (M-Sat 11 am-2 am) 421 E. Franklin Street 804780-1682. Take 5th south two blocks to Franklin on the corner of Franklin and 5th. www.pennylanepub.com 3. Kenn-Tico Grill Rustic Cuban food such as tamales and palomilla steaks. Lunch and dinner (M-Th 11 am-10 pm F-Sat 11 am-11 pm). 204 E. Grace Street 804-225-9216. Go one block south on 5th street and then right on Grace three blocks. Grills These grills do have a bar and some have evening shows. Hotel Restaurants & Offerings 1. Marriott T-Miller s Sports Bar (breakfast 6 30 am-10 am lunch and dinner 12 pm-midnight--later on weekends) Liberty Bar (afternoon and evening meals and refreshments offers the same menu as T-Millers but in a different setting) and a full-service Starbucks (6 am-6 pm). 500 E. Broad Street 804-643-3400. Convention attendees receive a 10% discount at all Marriott restaurants. 2. The Pavilion Caf (Crown Plaza Hotel 2nd floor) Breakfast lunch and dinner open seven days a week. Enjoy a view of the James River while dining. 555 E. Canal Street 804-788-0900. Walking directions Take 5th south to Canal (five blocks) and take a left entrance will be across the street. 3. Great American Grill (Hilton Garden Inn) Breakfast M-F 6 30 am10 30 am Sat-Sun 7 am-11 30 am lunch M-F 11 30 am-2 pm Sat-Sun 12 00 pm-2 pm dinner 5 pm-9 pm. 501 E. Broad Street (across the street from the Marriott) 804-344-4300. 1. Blimpie & Little Caesars (same building) 920 W. Grace Street 804-358-4116. NO delivery PICKUP ONLY. 2. Chanello s Pizza 2803 W. Broad Street 804-358-3800. 3. Domino s Pizza 111 N. Belvidere Street 804-644-3030. 4. Pizza Hut 800 W. Grace Street 804-359-5555. Open seven days a week 11am-12pm. 5 Peking Pavilion Restaurant 1302 E. Cary Street 804-649-8888. 6. Valentino s Italian Pizzeria (F 11am-3am Sat 12am-3am) 223 E. Grace Street 804-377-3333. No inside seating. Take 5th one block south take a right on Grace. Go two blocks. On the corner of Grace and 3rd. Pickup and Delivery Special Dinners (See Information Desk for information.) 13 Speaker Biographies Amanda Bennett n Unit Studies n www.unitstudy.com n Booth 802 Amanda Bennett--take one mechanical engineer add three bright and busy children and a loving husband and you have the formula for a best-selling author and popular homeschool speaker. Amanda has more than 90 books and two college graduates to her credit--one with a degree in veterinary medicine and the other with a business degree. Her third child began his college adventure in the fall of 2011. Amanda lives on a tree farm in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee with her husband of 32 years. Together they enjoy the view of life s ever-changing seasons. She is an avid photographer a wannabe quilter and a voracious reader as well as a forgetful cook with a top-of-the-line smoke detector. Most of all Amanda is a follower of Jesus Christ--forgiven loved and infinitely grateful. Marilyn Boyer n The Learning Parent n www.thelearningparent.com n Booth 821 Marilyn Boyer and her husband Rick are the parents of 14 children all homeschooled since kindergarten. Marilyn s message of hands-on heart-to-heart parenting has traveled the world through her books recordings and challenging and encouraging talks to homeschool parents. With three decades of experience Marilyn understands the needs of both homeschool children and parents. She has a rare ability to apply the practical truths of Scripture to the task of child-rearing ever mindful of raising sons and daughters who will have passion for the needs of the world around them and who will exhibit servant leadership in engaging the culture for Christ. Marilyn shows how learning is in fact simple natural and normal. She takes the mystery out of education and shows how God s plan is the answer for all the challenges of parenting in troubled times. For a double dose of inspiration and encouragement come hear Marilyn Boyer Rick Boyer n The Learning Parent n www.thelearningparent.com n Booth 821 Rick Boyer is a homeschooling pioneer and a man on a mission. Together with his wife Marilyn Rick has taught all 14 of his children at home since 1980. Today he takes his dynamic message of discipleship-based home education across America and around the world. The Boyers believe that Scripture gives a powerful model for the upbringing of children that when followed produces wise proactive Christian adults who achieve great works for the glory of God. Rick s unique blend of scriptural wisdom and sidesplitting humor always puts nervous beginners at ease while his three decades of hands-on experience provides the backdrop for practical application of biblical truths in day-to-day parenting. Through his earnest speaking style his several books on homeschooling and family life and his many audio recordings for children and adults Rick Boyer reaches hearts as well as minds. Come hear Rick share God s plan for raising a generation of giants for God Jonathan Brush n College Plus n www.collegeplus.org n Booth 607 Jonathan Brush is a first-generation homeschool graduate and a homeschool dad of five. He worked for almost 11 years in higher-education admissions including 9 years as director of admissions for a private liberal-arts college. Jonathan speaks to families and groups across the country helping students to recognize how to use their God-given gifts how to discover the unique opportunities now available in higher education and how to use those gifts and opportunities to build the Kingdom. Yvonne Bunn n HEAV n www.heav.org n Booth 729 Yvonne Bunn--HEAV s director of homeschool support and director of government affairs--works with HEAV s legislative team to protect and improve Virginia s homeschool laws. She also works with a network of local support groups to provide accurate up-to-date information to homeschoolers. Yvonne has developed a Homeschool Success Seminar series that she has shared at many homeschool conferences throughout Virginia and in a week-long series on the nationally syndicated Homeschool Heartbeat. On behalf of HEAV she coordinates HEAV s annual Day at the Capitol. Yvonne also spearheaded HEAV s efforts in the General Assembly to pass the first homeschool license plate in the nation. In 1992 she received Home School Legal Defense Association s Outstanding Service award. Yvonne has a degree in elementary education and taught high school prior to homeschooling for 18 years. Yvonne and her husband George have five children and twelve grandchildren. Timothy Chambers n Iguana Paint n www.timothychambers.com n Booth 600 Timothy J. Chambers cannot remember a time when he was not drawing or painting. He has built a career as a nationally recognized professional portrait and landscape painter author teacher and speaker. The combined influence of the artists that shaped Tim has a lineage that dates as far back as 1850 and includes a distinguished list of both American and European artists that honor the walls of grand historical museums in our country and abroad. These men and women of riveting artistic ability have passed on their knowledge and skills to the next generation and because they have done so Tim has been able to hone his own gifts and talents so that he too can pass on the gift of art to the next generation. 14 Speaker Biographies Rachel Coker n RachelCoker.com n www.rachelcoker.com n Booth 1216 Rachel Coker is a 17-year-old homeschool student who resides in Virginia with her parents and two sisters. She has a passion for great books and has been surrounded by them all her life. Her gift for writing became apparent at the age of 11 through a simple fiction writing assignment in school. She was signed with Zondervan in 2010 for her first youngadult fiction novel Interrupted released in March 2012. Her second novel Chasing Jupiter was released in December 2012. Rachel has a passion for ministering to and encouraging other young people to follow God s leading in their lives and she enjoys every opportunity to speak with young writers. n DianneCraft.org n www.diannecraft.org n Booth 725 Dianne Craft is a former homeschool mom who has master s degrees in elementary and special education. She has 25 years experience teaching bright hardworking children who have to work too hard to learn. She teaches parents across the country how to help their child learn faster and easier using therapies and strategies that are very effective while also being very inexpensive. Her workshops are very informative and often entertaining. Dianne is also a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) specializing in natural treatments for children with attention learning and behavioral issues. She is president of the educational consulting firm Child Diagnostics Inc. in Littleton Colorado. She has helped more than 3 000 families help their struggling learners become successful learners easily and inexpensively in the home setting. Dianne Craft Steve Demme n Math-U-See n www.mathusee.com n Building Faith Families n www.buildingfaithfamilies.org n Booth 1026 Steve Demme and his wife Sandra have been married for 32 years. They have been blessed with four sons Isaac 32 Ethan 30 Joseph 27 and Johnny 24. With God s help they have all been home educated. Steve addresses a variety of topics at homeschool conferences to encourage parents in their God-given responsibilities of raising and training their children for His glory. As a former math teacher who has taught all levels of math in public private and Christian schools Steve is also the author and founder of Math-U-See. After graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary he has served in full- or part-time pastoral ministry for many years and has served on the boards of Joni and Friends Christian Freedom International and Lifework Forum. Tom DeRosa n Creation Studies Institute n www.creationstudies.org n No Booth Tom DeRosa is an experienced science teacher and a committed creationist. He has incorporated both of these passions in the founding and the directing of the Creation Studies Institute a growing national creation organization whose chief focus is education. His wealth of experience in the public-school Christian-school and homeschool markets for more than 35 years has given him special insights into what really works in engaging young minds. He is an author and sought-out enthusiastic creation speaker who has a genuine love for the education of our next generation. n Booth 615 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar married in 1984 and have been blessed with 19 children ages 25 to 3. They have nine girls Jana Jill Jessa Jinger Joy-Anna Johannah Jennifer Jordyn-Grace and Josie and ten boys Joshua John-David Joseph Josiah Jedidiah Jeremiah Jason James Justin and Jackson. Two of Michelle s pregnancies have resulted in twins Jana and John-David and Jedidiah and Jeremiah. The oldest son Josh is married to Anna Keller and the couple brought Mackynzie Ren e into the world in October 2009. Josh s youngest sister Josie Brooklyn was born via emergency C-section two months later. They reside in northwest Arkansas in a 7 000-square-foot home the family built themselves. They are allowing God to dictate the size of their family by seeking His guidance. The Duggars desire is to make Christ known to others and to show that the Bible is the owner s manual for life. Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar n Institute in Basic Life Principles n www.iblt.org Steve & Annette Economides n Money Smart Family n www.moneysmartfamily.com n Booth 627 Steve and Annette Economides are homeschooling parents of five children as well as New York Times bestselling authors of three books that are helping families everywhere to get right on the money. Besides speaking at homeschool conventions they have been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America and in Good Housekeeping and People magazines. They are affectionately known as America s Money-Smart Family and are dedicated to encouraging families around the world to find creative ways to live within their means and to achieve goals they never dreamed possible. 15 Speaker Biographies Denise Eide n Logic of English n www.logicofenglish.com n Booth 227 Denise Eide homeschooling mother of four is the author of the multiple award-winning book Uncovering the Logic of English A Common-Sense Approach to Reading Spelling and Literacy and The Logic of English series of curriculum and learning materials. She is the founder and president of Pedia Learning Inc.--a company born out of her own experiences homeschooling children who struggled with reading and spelling--that is focused on improving English literacy worldwide through curriculum development books educational software and training. An educator speaker and curriculum designer who has worked in the field of literacy instruction since 1995 she is a nationally sought-after speaker for home-education and literacy events. In addition to public speaking Denise has taught a variety of classes for homeschool students at co-ops and offered training for homeschool parents in reading and spelling instruction. George Escobar n Advent Film Group n www.adventfilmgroup.com n Booth 606 George Escobar is co-founder of Advent Film Group whose movie Come What May has been seen by more than 3 million people. Advent s new films for 2013 include Hero The Screenwriters and Alone Yet Not Alone produced for Enthuse Entertainment. Escobar directed The Isaiah 9 10 Judgment for WND Films which became Amazon s 1 faith DVD for 35 weeks. Escobar has served as Vice President (Discovery) Executive Director (AOL Time Warner) and Producing Fellow (American Film Institute). He holds seven U.S. patents in technology and has taught filmmaking to over 1 000 students. Escobar and his wife Claire homeschooled their three sons from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Dr. Michael Farris n HSLDA n www.hslda.org n Booth 824 Dr. Michael Farris Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association was the founding president of each organization. He is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court eight federal circuit courts and the appellate courts of 13 states. Dr. Farris has been a leader on Capitol Hill for more than 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling religious freedom and the preservation of American sovereignty. At Patrick Henry College he teaches constitutional law and public international law and coaches PHC s Moot Court team which has won six national championships. A prolific author Dr. Farris has been recognized with the Salvation Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation and as one of the Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century by Education Week magazine. Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 14 grandchildren. n Grace and Truth Books n www.graceandtruthbooks.com n Booth 530 Dennis Gundersen is president and owner of Grace and Truth Books a Christian publisher of more than 60 books with a primary focus on reprinting 19th-century children s stories with a character-building emphasis. Beginning in 1984 Dennis served as senior pastor for 26 years at three Oklahoma churches and is currently devoting his time to writing publishing and conference speaking. He is the author of two books Your Child s Profession of Faith and Courtship or Dating So What s the Difference. Currently working on two more he is a frequent speaker at church conferences men s retreats and home-education conventions. He and his wife Naomi have been married since 1976 and have four sons. For relaxation he is an avid mountain climber cyclist and photographer. Dennis Gundersen Colin Gunn n ColinGunn.com n www.colingunn.com n www.nlpg.com n Master Books Booth 623 Colin Gunn is an award-winning film writer director and producer and an accomplished animator. His previous films include Shaky Town winner of the Best Political Film at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) and The Monstrous Regiment of Women which also won the Best of Festival award there. He most recently wrote codirected and produced the documentary IndoctriNation Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America winning first place in the documentary section of the SAICFF. He also acted as general editor of the new companion book also entitled IndoctriNation. Originally from Hamilton Scotland Colin is a homeschool father of eight and lives in Waco Texas with his wife and children. of a Parents big city please remember we are in the heart so please be safety-minded. 16 Speaker Biographies n JoyEDU n www.joyceherzog.com n Booth 804 Joyce Herzog has a passion for educating the next generation. Having graduated with straight A s Joyce quickly realized she was unprepared for the world at large. In the ensuing years the inadequacies of the American educational system were compounded by the wavering standards violence insufficient discipline and eroding values of our society. She realized that the same system that had failed her was also failing our next generation. To combat this onslaught she authored several books for parents and teachers. With more than 25 years teaching the learning disabled she received her doctorate in 1995. Joyce has pioneered programs and taught special education and learning disabilities curricula in several states. She has been speaking and writing for home educators--as well as working directly with many families on an individual basis--for more than two decades. Joyce Herzog n Learn Differently n www.learndifferently.com n Booth 626 Kathy Kuhl veteran homeschooler author and consultant helps parents help children. Kathy offers ideas encouragement humor and biblical insight for all parents but she has a special concern for parents of students who are struggling discouraged gifted--or all three The author of Staying Sane as You Homeschool Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner and the upcoming Encouraging Your Child she speaks internationally bridging the homeschool and specialneeds communities. She gives phone consultations and offers book reviews and tips in the Learn Differently Newsletter and on her website. She helps lead two homeschool groups in Northern Virginia is the mother of two amazing young adults and has been cool since she married Fred Kuhl in 1981. Kathy Kuhl Diane Kummer n HSLDA n www.hslda.org n Booth 824 Diane Kummer joined the staff of Home School Legal Defense Association eight years ago to help develop HSLDA s Homeschooling Thru High School program and website. As an HSLDA High School Consultant Diane regularly speaks throughout the country at homeschool conferences and high school symposiums where she shares from her experiences and her imperfect (but real) homeschooling days Diane writes a regular column for Homeschool Enrichment magazine brochures on high school topics and a monthly high school newsletter filled with helpful tips. She also reviews new resources and provides personal consultation to HSLDA members. Diane and her husband Tom homeschooled their two children from kindergarten through twelfth grade using a variety of teaching options. Virginia Largent n Acadamiacs n www.acadamiacs.com n Booth 602 Virginia Largent author and singer of more than 2000 educational songs appearing on acadamiacs.com has created the largest online library of musical educational material available in the world. She and her husband Steve founded the Virginia Beach School of the Arts in 1998 and have taught thousands of children. Virginia s purpose and calling is education and she has written numerous curricula. In addition to having taught piano and violin she has also been in the academic classroom instructing in reading French and music theory for more than 20 years. Acadamiacs.com has grown out of the merger of her love of music academics and the art of teaching. A popular university and convention speaker about the topic of music learning and the brain she is a 1990 honor graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory holding a Bachelor of Music in piano. Passionate about teaching Virginia believes that learning should always be FUN easy and fast Jonathan Lewis n Homeschool Enrichment n www.homeschoolenrichment.com n No Booth Jonathan Lewis 29 is a homeschool graduate and glad of it Taught at home from the last nine weeks of his first grade year through his completion of high school Jonathan later helped found Home School Enrichment magazine and currently serves as its editor. In May of 2011 Jonathan married a wonderful godly young lady--and homeschool graduate --following a courtship relationship. Together they have a passion to encourage other Christian families to follow God s plan for their lives. Jonathan believes that God is doing a great work through the modern homeschooling movement and he desires to encourage embolden and inspire moms and dads everywhere to train their children for the glory of God. Kathie Morrissey n Courtship Connection n www.courtshipconnection.com n Booth 703 Kathie Morrissey and her husband Alan have been married for 31 years and have eight children. Kathie is a committed homeschooling mom of 24 years. She is the founder of the Courtship Connection Character Corner as well as a popular speaker at homeschool conventions and support groups family seminars and mother daughter banquets. Her heart s desire is to help and encourage parents in raising godly children with strong Christian character. Her six eldest children have graduated and she continues to teach the three youngest children. 17 Speaker Biographies Judi Munday n His Place for Help in School n www.hishelpinschool.com n No Booth (Special-Needs Table in Lobby) Judi Munday earned her first M.Ed. degree in special education at the University of Illinois in 1968 and her second M.Ed. degree in learning disabilities in 1985 at Regent University. After several years of teaching children with learning disabilities in Christian and public schools she started her own business--His Place for Help in School--in 1999 with a heart to help special-needs students and their parents. Judi has presented numerous workshops at homeschool support groups and statewide conferences across the country. She also compiled and wrote the special-needs section for the Virginia Homeschool Manual published in 2003 and authored Teaching Your Special-Needs Child Teaching Strategies and Tools that Really Work and Writing a Student Education Plan. Judi offers diagnostic testing consults with parents in person or by telephone and maintains a website--www.hishelpinschool.com--where she provides practical research-based teaching strategies for homeschooling parents equipping and educating them to meet the challenges of teaching students with special needs. n Summit n www.summit.org n Booth 436 Dr. Jeff Myers president of Summit Ministries is one of America s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Dr. Myers weaves together biblical insight penetrating social commentary fascinating research and compelling stories to inspire audiences of teachers business leaders parents and young adults renewing their enthusiasm for passing the baton of godly faithfulness. Dr. Myers also teaches leadership courses at Bryan College in Dayton Tennessee in association with Bryan College and CollegePlus. Dr. Myers many books and video courses include Of Knights and Fair Maidens Playpen to Podium Secrets of Great Communicators Secrets of the World-Changers Secrets of Everyday Leaders For Such a Time as This and Handoff. Most recently Jeff authored Cultivate Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring. Jeff holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Denver. He and his wife Danielle have been married for 17 years and live in Colorado with their four children. Dr. Jeff Myers n The Testing Lady n www.testinglady.com n No Booth (Special-Needs Table in Lobby) Sarah Olbris and her husband Dwayne homeschooled their four children for 18 years. Sarah a graduate of Wingate College and NC State University has experience working with gifted average and special-needs children at the junior and senior high school levels. She has been testing homeschoolers and doing evaluations and portfolio assessments for more than thirty years. Her vast experience has led her to be a much sought-after speaker for homeschool groups and seminars. Her expertise was requested by Home Educators Association of Virginia when she was asked to write the section for their manual on testing and evaluations. In her spare time Sarah enjoys reading fictional literature cross stitching and completing logic puzzles. She also teaches higher-level math courses (pre-algebra through pre-calculus) to homeschooled students. She hopes that her years of experience will be beneficial for you as you glean information from her website. Sarah Olbris Andrew Pudewa n Institute for Excellence in Writing n www.iew.org n Booth 229 Andrew Pudewa is the founder principal speaker and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America he addresses issues relating to teaching writing thinking spelling and music with clarity insight practical experience and humor. His seminars for parents students and teachers have helped transform many reluctant writers and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students skills. Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a certificate of child brain development his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him the funny man with the wonderful words. He and his beautiful heroic wife Robin are parents of seven grandparents of three and educators to their two youngest children at home in Oklahoma s Green Country. n Professor Carol n www.professorcarol.com n Booth 903 Dr. Carol Reynolds became interested in homeschooling during her tenure as a professor of music history at Southern Methodist University from 1985 to 2006. After retiring and moving with her family to a ranch she began designing fine-arts curricula for high schoolers particularly homeschoolers. In 2009 she published an unprecedented multimedia course entitled Discovering Music 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music Arts History and Culture. She is now preparing a curriculum on America s artistic and cultural heritage. Dr. Reynolds has long been a popular speaker for arts and educational organizations such as the Dallas Symphony and the Van Cliburn Series. She designs teachers workshops and leads educational tours to Europe and Russia. Her new book The Homeschooling Edge A Professor s View on College Prep was released in 2011. She and her husband Hank have two grown children. Dr. Carol Reynolds 18 Speaker Biographies n Polyface Farms n www.polyfacefarms.com n No Booth Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer he returned to the farm full time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents ideas. Using relationship marketing through onfarm sales and metropolitan buying clubs Polyface Farm services more than 1 500 families 10 retail outlets and 30 restaurants with salad-bar beef pastured poultry eggmobile eggs pigaerator pork forage-based rabbits pastured turkey and forestry products. A sought-after conference speaker his humorous and conviction-based speeches are akin to theatrical performances often receiving standing ovations. Salatin holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively for magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer Acres USA and American Agriculturalist. Joel Salatin Cedric Saunders n Cedricrsaunders.com n www.cedricrsaunders.com n Booth 902 Cedric Saunders and his wife Bonnie began homeschooling in 1992 and have six children. Their four eldest have graduated and they currently homeschool their youngest two children. They presently serve as representatives for the National Black Home Educators (NBHE) in Baton Rouge Louisiana and are past board members for Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Cedric s passion is keeping history alive through developing and performing stories of men of character who have greatly impacted our world. He has performed for classrooms conventions corporations civic events and churches across the nation. As an ordained minister his stories are biblical historical and inspirational. Heidi St. John n HeidiStJohn.com n www.heidistjohn.com n Booth 501 Heidi St. John has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. They have seven children ages 1 to 20 and have homeschooled all the way through high school. A favorite conference speaker Heidi approaches homeschooling with humor and grace at events all across North America. Her passion to encourage homeschool moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you. n Apologia n www.apologia.com n Booth 129 Joe Tyler has worked in the information systems industry for 32 years and is the project manager for Apologia Educational Ministries. He and his wife Zan have been married for 35 years and have three homeschool graduates. The children attended college on a variety of scholarships. Ty 34 is married and enjoying a successful medical-device sales career John 31 is a married defense attorney. Elizabeth 24 produces the NBC evening news in Jacksonville Florida. When Joe and Zan began homeschooling the State Superintendent of Education threatened Zan with jail. In 1990 Joe was a founding board member of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) he currently serves as the chairman of the SCAIHS board. Joe is also on the board for Excelsior Academy--a large weekly homeschooling co-op. He has served as a PCA elder since 1984 and he enjoys teaching and speaking on parenting and marriage. Joe Tyler Zan Tyler n Apologia n www.apologia.com n Booth 129 Zan Tyler and her husband Joe homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school. When Zan began homeschooling in 1984 she was threatened with jail and after prolonged legal battles Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) in 1990 and served as its president for 10 years. A longtime speaker writer and homeschooling advocate Zan derives joy from encouraging homeschooling parents. She is the director of Apologia Press and has served as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org. The author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child s Potential she is also a popular columnist. Her articles appear in a variety of online and print publications including HSLDA s Court Report and she has appeared on NBC s Today Show with Katie Couric. Zan is also the South Carolina Ambassador for the Home School Foundation a ministry dedicated to helping homeschool families in need. Diana Waring n Diana Waring Presents n www.dianawaring.com n Booth 533 Diana Waring author of Beyond Survival Reaping the Harvest and the History Revealed curriculum published by AiG discovered years ago that The key to education is relationship. Beginning in the early 1980s Diana homeschooled her children through high school which provided real-life opportunities for her to learn how kids learn and to be mentored by educators whose focus was to honor the One who created all learners. With an international background--Diana was born in Germany has a university degree in French and is a lifelong student of world history--she has been enthusiastically received by audiences on four continents. 19 Speaker Biographies & Cartooning Camp Brian Wasko n Write at Home n www.writeathome.com n Booth 104 Brian Wasko started WriteAtHome in 2001 after 13 years of high school teaching in public private and homeschool support education. He earned an English degree and a secondary English teaching certificate from the University of Virginia in 1988. Mr. Wasko has also worked in part-time and full-time youth and family ministry. He has published several articles as a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Melanie and four homeschooled daughters. He is the owner and president of WriteAtHome and is solely responsible for all typos on the lessons and assignments. Mr. Wasko enjoys visiting conferences and support groups to present workshops on student writing and writing instruction. n Wisdom s Gate n www.wisdomsgate.org n Booth 820 Israel Wayne homeschooled graduate and homeschooling father of seven is leading his generation in defending the Christian faith and developing a biblical worldview. He is the author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship. Israel is a regular columnist for Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Quarterly published by Wisdom s Gate (www.WisdomsGate.org) where he currently serves as the director of marketing. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. Since 1995 Israel has been a popular conference speaker and frequent guest on national radio and television programs discussing home education and cultural issues from a biblical perspective. Israel s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including Time The Arizona Republic The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. Israel has also been the keynote speaker at various state homeschool conferences with over 5 000 attendees. Israel Wayne Dr. Kenneth R. Westcott n Developmental Vision Care n www.d-visioncare.com n Booth 503 Dr. Kenneth R. Westcott is a developmental optometrist in the Tidewater area. He received his doctorate in optometry from the Ohio State University where he focused his clinical training in developmental vision. Dr. Westcott is a member of several professional organizations including College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) American Optometric Association (AOA) Optometric Extension Program (OEP) and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). His community involvement includes offering free vision screenings and educational workshops. He is active in his local church as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Since the inception of his vision therapy practice nearly a decade ago the Developmental Vision Care team has helped to improve the quality of life for hundreds of children and their families. Cartoon Camp Daniel nuckols Thursday 2 00 pm 6 00 pm Friday 8 00 am NooN 1 00 pm 5 00 pm progress to learning the basic proportions of the average face front and profile. They will learn how to draw a cartoon face and rotate it at various angles until they will create a cartoon character Then they ll learn how to convey emotions in their cartoon characters and discuss what makes up certain facial features. Last but not least the students will learn (in a family-friendly way) to draw a proportional body--including the ever-emotive hand. Session 2 Movement Students will learn to breathe life into their cartoon character .by drawing movement. They ll also discover some of the creativity God used when He made the animal kingdom as they learn the basic techniques of how to turn any animal into a cartoon character. Perspective then takes a prominent role in this mathematical portion of the class and the focus turns to machines--how to draw them turn them into cartoons humanize them and bring them to life. Session 3 Inking and Lettering Dipping pens into real ink students will learn the various inking styles that cartoonists employ. Plus they ll learn the importance of writing how to make a good clean joke and discover the nine common gages that almost everyone finds funny. By the end of this last class students will learn how to draw a single-panel cartoon from premise through the frame. The final project for this class will be a single-panel cartoon incorporating all we have learned so far. Like to draw Maybe you have a knack for doodling or maybe you re just a visual person with a desire to learn. Here s your chance to learn how to create great cartoons with Dan Nuckols author of Cartooning for the Glory of God Learn new techniques hone your skills and get great personal tips from a professional godly artist whose cartoons have been featured in many publications including the Washington Post. Dan s vision is to inspire a generation of cartoonists who not only strive for excellence in their artwork but who endeavor to reach a lost world for Christ by using their cartoons as a powerful communicative tool to spread the Gospel. Session 1 Basic Shapes and Forms Beginning with the foundational aspects of art students will soon 20 20 Miracle Mountain Ranch Move That Mountain Camp You CaN move that mountain The Miracle Mountain Ranch speaking team--including Matt Cox and his dogs--brings passion and truth to seven action-packed sessions that are exciting intriguing and relevant Don t miss this two-day special camp for teens ages 13 and up. Matt Cox came to Miracle Mountain Ranch as a youth in 1976 and joined the staff in 1988. Matt has served as farmer program director director of equine ministries and executive director. His wife Jenni homeschools their five children and assists with classes. Both Matt and Jenni are alumni of the School of Discipleship. Mark Brenner is the chief financial officer at Miracle Mountain Ranch where he has been discipling young adults for 18 years. He is currently pursuing a bachelor s degree in religion from Liberty University. Mark and his wife Jen are both graduates of the School of Discipleship and have three children ages 11 to 15. Mark is passionate about helping others grow in the Lord through discipleship. Donnie Rosie has been with Miracle Mountain Ranch for 12 years first as a student and now as marketing director student adviser and instructor. After being homeschooled through high school he pursued a degree in business from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is married to his awesome wife Tonya. They have two sons George and Cole. Tonya Rosie graduated from Malone University with a B.A. in integrated social studies. Tonya married her husband Donnie in 2008 and joined him on staff at Miracle Mountain Ranch where she teaches several classes for the School of Discipleship. When not teaching Tonya is pursuing her master s in middle and secondary school instruction with a focus on social studies. Tonya and Donnie have two sons George and Cole. Donnie & Tonya Rosie Session 4 Commitment Focusing on a Commitment to God s Plan Despite the World s Pressures Matt Cox and his dog Casey Join Matt Cox and his dog as they take a look at how our commitments impact our relationships and motivate us to step out with confidence and passion. We will look at the pressures that most teens face in order to have a clear direction for their future. We will also explore God s perspective of commitment and learn how to make peace with following His will and not the world s expectations. Discover how you can live your life by faith--the stuff that moves mountains. Saturday Session 5 Responsibility Online and Off Donnie Rosie You are always marketing yourself--whether you intend to or not--so you need to understand how to act online and in public before you jeopardize your future. Learn how to be responsible build credibility and develop trust in relationships. Thousands of youth are throwing away opportunities because of their foolish actions. Your job and your relationships are at stake so develop a communication plan before you throw away your future. Session 6 Resolving Conflict in Relationships Your Turn to Love Mark Brenner Our world is all too often tearing itself apart. At the root of the problem are people like you and me who struggle to resolve conflict. As Christians we have been given the ministry of reconciliation and we ought to strive toward this goal. During our young-adult years we find that increasing amounts of relationship conflict are coupled with opportunities to learn the important skills of reconciling with others. A commitment to practice biblical conflict resolution will help to put you on a path to successful relationships with parents friends a spouse employers and--most importantly--will bring glory to God. Session 7 Excellence Discover True Success Matt Cox and his dog Casey Ever feel like a round peg living in a square-peg world How do you measure up Discover what true success is as we take an intimate look at the One who holds the scales. 21 Friday Session 1 Humility Strength Through Yielded-ness Matt Cox and his dog Casey Discover power and freedom by embracing the concept of servant-leadership and affecting your world through an attitude of humility and a learner s heart. You are called to impact your world. Join Matt Cox--and his dog--as we discover God s design for this calling. Session 2 Apprenticeship and Discipleship A Match Made in Heaven Donnie Rosie The people you work with have a profound impact on your life. This is why finding a quality apprenticeship program where discipleship happens is so important. Learn how apprenticeship is growing how it is a great model and what to look for in a mentor. Session 3 Leadership Lessons from Abe Lincoln Tonya Rosie Abraham Lincoln was a remarkable man during a perilous time in America. His leadership and character allowed him to move people--and eventually reunite a nation. God s plan for your life is no less remarkable in these perilous times in American history. We ll present lessons learned from Lincoln that will help you to lead YOUR generation. Visit us at BOOTH 513 22 Workshop Descriptions Special Convention Feature Special Convention Feature THURSDAY JUNE 6 2013 1 00 pm 5 00 pm 2 00 pm 6 00 pm 2 00 pm 3 00 pm FREE Introduction to Homeschooling Yvonne Bunn......................................................................................... E-10 A B C D Homeschooling is among the top 10 of more than 200 significant trends that will have an impact on future society says The Trends Journal world leader in trends analysis and forecasting. If you ve wondered what homeschooling is or who homeschools and why this fact-filled workshop will give you answers. From the history of homeschooling to the statistical results of the most recent nationwide study you will receive the information you need to decide if homeschooling is right for you and your family. SAT ACT Essay Strategies Andrew Pudewa .................................................................................................................... E-24 A B Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols ...................................................................................................................................................B-16 Developing a Plan for High School Diane Kummer ................................................................................................ E-11 A B C How do you plan a program for your high school homeschooler What subjects do you teach and when Do you follow a basic high school plan a general college-prep plan or a rigorous college-prep plan How do you evaluate credits Determine grades for a course What about the need for a transcript and diploma If you are just beginning to think about homeschooling during the high school years this seminar will help you organize your thoughts and begin laying the groundwork for a viable four-year plan. Lessons from the Making of IndoctriNation Colin Gunn ........................................................................................... E-21 B C Traveling around America in a yellow school bus Colin and his family wanted to find out everything they could about the public schools in America. They learned a lot but needed to formulate a convincing case to present to an audience that needs to be persuaded on the problems of public schooling. This seminar details the arguments they made in the film IndoctriNation. 3 30 pm 4 30 pm FREE How to Begin What You Really Need to Know Yvonne Bunn.............................................................E-10 A B C D Overwhelmed by friendly advice and tons of information This informative workshop will help you weed through all the things you ve heard and focus on what you really need to know to homeschool successfully Am I qualified How do I prepare Where can I go for help What things should I never do What are some secrets of success And more Don t miss this opportunity to get off to the right start. Record Keeping During High School Simplifying the Process Diane Kummer ........................................... E-11 A B C Why is documentation of high school course work important Keeping good records does not need to be time consuming or burdensome it will actually save you time and effort in the long run. Learn what when and how to track your student s progress through high school. IndoctriNation Q &A Colin Gunn ........................................................................................................................................ E-21 B C 5 00 pm 6 00 pm FREE Know the Law Notifying and Testing Demystified Yvonne Bunn ..................................................... E-10 A B C D Know your homeschooling rights--don t let the legalese confuse you In this workshop find out who is required to attend school what requirements you must meet in order to homeschool what test and evaluation options may be used whom you should notify and when what to do if you are homeschooling because of your sincere religious beliefs and what types of records you need to keep. Know your options before you begin High School Transcript Clinic Practical Tips and Helps Diane Kummer ...................................................... E-11 A B C Creating a high school transcript is an easy yet vital part of your child s high school records. In this interactive practical seminar you ll create a transcript that can be used as a pattern when designing your own. We ll guide you through transcript essentials evaluation of credit grading guidelines and scales and calculation of grade point averages (GPAs). In addition you ll receive sample transcripts depicting other formats for you to consider. Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 23 Workshop Descriptions Special Convention Feature See page 20 for more information. FRIDAY JUNE 7 2013 8 00 am NooN Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols ...................................................................................................................................................B-16 KEYNOTE A 8 30 am 10 am Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar .............................................................................................................................................B-21 A B C During both keynotes Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will share their testimony about their life their faith and their walk with the Lord as a family. Jim Bob and Michelle have a rich testimony of the ways God has worked in their personal lives and in their family by making one commitment at a time. Throughout their lives it is clear that effectiveness and fruitfulness have been the by products of following through in obedience each time the Lord made His direction clear. Don t miss this opportunity to hear the Duggars testimony. SESSION 1 9 00 am 10 00 am Equipping Kids to Plan Their Day the Easy Way Accountable Kids .............................................................................B-11 Do you ever feel as though you spend most of your day telling everybody what to do and how to do it--only to find much still left undone Learn how to release your child to manage his own day and responsibilities with a simple back-to-basics approach. You will discover tools and techniques that will not only get your home and school in order but will build family relationships develop character and teach teamwork--all while giving your children the satisfaction of personal accomplishment. Discover inner peace while regaining precious lost time so you can be free to enjoy your kids in the process 24 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions Mathematics Kindergarten to College the RightStartTM Way Right Start Math ..........................................................B-12 Teach your child how to think mathematically from preschool to college. Hear how RightStartTM lays an amazing foundation with the basics building and applying knowledge step-by-step. The middle school curriculum shows the student where and how to apply mathematics and then finish strong with VideoText s high school algebra and geometry curriculum. Standardized testing and the new Common Core standards will also be discussed. Lapbooking 101 Finding Christ Through Fiction ..................................................................................................................B-13 Lapbooks are a fun way to organize information to help your children remember what they ve studied. Learn all the ins and outs of creating lapbooks for any curriculum. In this workshop you will make a sample lapbook to take home for future reference. A Different Approach to Grammar Analytical Grammar Inc. .........................................................................................B-17 Are you tired of spending a huge amount of time on grammar and repeating the same concepts for years Do you feel nervous that your kids still really don t get it Robin will show you a way to teach grammar punctuation and usage--all the mechanical aspects of good writing--in much less time and with much less repetition. Your child will understand the structure of our language and how to punctuate it correctly and you will come away from this workshop with an awareness of grammar that you probably never had before--after only one hour Courting Dating Waiting and Parenting Knight s Book Knook ......................................................................................B-18 How do we prepare our children for the lifelong decision of finding the one Are there really any godly men and women out there or do we have to just settle for the best we can find How do we challenge our children to be patient while waiting It is never too early to start preparing our children and ourselves. Join Teresa Knight and two of her daughters as they share what God has done in their and others lives--and teach you how your teen can find peace in the waiting confirmation of the right one and purpose along the way. Teaching History the Way It Happened--In Order BiblioPlan for Families ..............................................................B-19 Why should we start history in the middle--with Columbus arrival in the West Indies or with the American Revolution BiblioPlan for Families well-ordered approach to history and literature allows students to follow history as it happened--in order from ancient times through the present. This seminar will help you understand how to integrate history with literature reading writing assignments geography study and hands-on history activities in a classical four-year Charlotte-Mason-styled approach. The entire family can enjoy history together with this chronological study plan. Parents will enjoy the easy-to-follow lesson plans and activities requiring minimal parental preparation. Worldview Training Teaching Your Children to Think like a Christian in a Non-Christian World Zan Tyler......................... E-10 A B The statistics are tragic and startling. Great percentages of children raised in evangelical homes are not continuing in their faith and beliefs as they reach adulthood. Some of the most important academic and practical training we can give our children is worldview training. In this workshop discover why Christian worldview training is absolutely crucial in our goal to teach our children to think biblically about all of life. We will also discuss the following questions Whatisworldview andhowdoesitservemychild HowcanIteachworldview--evenifIdon tunderstandit AtwhatageshouldIteachworldviewtomychildren CanIawardhighschoolcreditforstudyingworldview If we want to see true revival in our culture we must equip our children to become powerful thinkers leaders and communicators The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Andrew Pudewa ..............................................................................E-10 C D We ve all suffered it at one time or another frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end or perhaps now on the giving end there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include What to correct and how to give a grade How much help is too much Isn t the assignment clear enough Why don t students find their own errors Learn and avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration overcorrecting holding back help unclear assignments and over-expectation. Hands-On Learning Joyce Herzog .......................................................................................................................................... E-11 A Sure they like games Learn to keep them happy and learning Learning Accommodations Dr. Kenneth Westcott ............................................................................................................. E-11 B Many otherwise bright children struggle in their schoolwork each year or seem to be smart in everything but school. The American Optometric Association reports that at least 60% of these problem learners have undiagnosed vision problems that significantly affect their academic performance. Most startling nearly all of these children have perfect eyesight. Dr. Westcott will discuss how visual development impacts learning and tell you how to work around these visual problems in a homeschool setting. Q & A for Aspiring Writers Rachel Coker ............................................................................................................................ E-11 C In this interactive workshop 17-year-old published author Rachel Coker shares the inspiring story of how she received a contract from Zondervan one of the largest Christian publishing companies at the tender age of fifteen. With a lively question-and-answer format and plenty of audience participation Rachel seeks to share her experience and knowledge of fiction writing and the publication process with other aspiring authors. Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 25 Visit us at BOOTH 524 26 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions How to Start a Family Farm for Less than 5000 Avery s Branch Farms ................................................................E-21 A SeSSION 2 Beginning a debt-free business in sustainable farming six years ago during harsh economic conditions and with no background in agriculture has proven to be profitable and reproducible by those willing to work hard as a family. Our small family farm provides milk to families throughout Virginia beef poultry and pork for a growing customer base complimentary debt-free businesses for our young adult sons and incomes and internship opportunities for the members of the local community. A Legacy of Greatness Inspiring Your Kids to Become Today s Heroes Marilyn Boyer ............................... E-21 B C True stories of heroic people have always inspired children to dream big dreams and strive to be all they can be. The teaching of history is often neglected in modern schooling and our failure to appreciate our cultural heritage has undermined the freedoms for which our founding fathers sacrificed so much. It is crucial that you arm your children with exciting and inspiring truths about the men who made America a city on a hill for the rest of the world. The courage brilliance and self-sacrifice of those who pledged their lives their fortunes and their sacred honor are still powerful examples to young people today challenging them to greatness and showing them why they must reclaim the sweet land of liberty that is our American heritage. Teach your children to put God first in their lives and to reclaim our country s future by embracing the glory of her past Six Ways to Inspire Your Art Student Tim Chambers ......................................................................................................E-22 A Come for an encouraging and informative session for parents presented by professional painter author teacher speaker and founder of IguanaPaint.com Timothy Chambers. Tim will discuss the importance of art at home as well as tips on teaching art answering questions such as Why bother teaching art What age is best for learning What supplies do I need and where can I find them What can I do to facilitate my children s creativity What if I feel unqualified to teach art Is there help Can you offer practical tips on teaching at home A Q&A time will follow. Attendees receive helpful handouts including discounts for materials and art instruction. Raising Powerful Culture Warriors Through Film George Escobar .................................................................... E-23 A B If your child is interested in film and has been gifted with artistic creative and storytelling skills perhaps God is calling your child to became a filmmaker for Christ. Learn how to navigate successfully through the spiritual emotional financial and vocational front lines that you and your child will face. Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can t Sit Still Denise Eide ....................................................... E-25 A B Learn how to engage your active learners through movement as Denise shares her experiences teaching and parenting active children. Discover the natural kinesthetic components to reading and spelling and learn how to tap into those to enhance learning for your student. In this workshop we will learn active learning games develop an appreciation of the gifts of kinesthetic learners and learn how to utilize the kinesthetic gift while strengthening areas of weakness. Though this workshop will focus on reading and spelling the concepts are easily applied to other subjects. Each participant will receive a handout of games and ideas that can be used on Monday Miracle Mountain Ranch--Humility Strength Through Yielded-ness Matt Cox and his dog Casey ....... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. SESSION 2 10 30 am 11 30 am Conquering Corrupt Culture with Christian Communicators Andrew Pudewa .......................................................B-10 Conquering implies that we are in an extended campaign--a war--for the heart of our Christian society now corrupted by a continuous onslaught of relativism in thought art and morality resulting in a culture of death debt and despair. We as Christian homeschoolers must have more than just nice reasons to homeschool--it s not about academics it s about reclaiming Western Civilization for Jesus Christ and the choices we make every day have eternal significance as we strive to raise up a generation of young people who will be empowered to communicate the truth in a world of liars and lead their clueless peers through the coming crises. We have an immediate and urgent responsibility to raise up an army of culture warriors. Train Your Child s Photographic Memory Dianne Craft ................................................................................................B-15 A Many people think that some are just born with a photographic memory. But we now know that this amazing ability can be easily taught. Research shows that 50% of the population stores information more efficiently in their visual right-brain memory. In this workshop find out how to teach your children learning strategies that are taught at Cambridge University. These visual memory techniques work with all types of learners and can be an essential learning tool for a child who has an auditory processing glitch. Help your children get in touch with the smart part of themselves and they ll be forever grateful to you for it. It even works with adults Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 27 Workshop Descriptions A World-Changing Worldview Rick Boyer............................................................................................................................B-15 B It is not enough to read a book or take a course about worldview and agree with it. A truly Christian worldview one that defines a person s approach to every area of life is a matter of the heart more than the intellect. Scripture tells us that if we are in Christ we are new creatures. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. Our outlook on God humanity and the world around us must be determined by the practical application of Scripture to every situation. We are not to fit in with the culture around us but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Get equipped to train up sons and daughters who are not squeezed into the mold of the world around them but who are determined to be world-changers instead The Great Designer Tom DeRosa ............................................................................................................................................B-15 C One can only give God all the glory when studying the gift of life. The amazing intricate details the magnificent organization and the astonishing complexity with its highly interdependent structures all work together in harmony to accomplish a single purpose to make us see Him. Join Tom DeRosa--author popular speaker and trained Christian educator--as he makes connections with the Word of God and creation as he explains the language of life expressed in the DNA and metamorphosis of butterflies and much more. Witness how the theory of evolution when met head-on with life s testimony of an ultimate grand design will totally collapse and be left in ruins. Train Them Now for Spiritual Success at College Recon ....................................................................................................B-11 Recon is an entirely new college-preparation model of spiritual training for high school juniors and seniors. Created for Generation Y it includes a comprehensive one-semester Bible curriculum an interactive networking website and free online resources. Students will learn defensive and offensive strategies for life using jigsaw puzzles and trees to teach worldview. This first-in-the-nation model aims to reach international students for Christ who can then change the world when they return home. Suitable for parents and high schoolers. Defending the Dream Heritage Foundation............................................................................................................................B-12 What makes America great and is the American dream threatened David Azerrad brings a unique perspective to those questions. Canadian by birth David sees America s greatness as unique and believes our founding principles and free market system are the heart of what makes America a land of opportunity like no other. David will take on the Left s arguments that income inequality and one-percenters are the problem and he will refute the idea that bigger government redistribution is the answer. Gain a deeper understanding of the founding principles and good citizenship that will equip the next generation to protect the American dream. Spelling and Grammar and Latin Oh My Latin Road Phonics Road ...........................................................................B-13 A frequent lament of parents over the past several decades centers on the difficulties of teaching their children to spell as well as they read. What begins enthusiastically in kindergarten commonly deteriorates so that by about fourth grade a student reads okay cannot spell well and usually hates to write. Why don t students have the early foundations when reading programs and spelling workbooks abound in the marketplace Discover the troubling reasons for such a decline and learn how to gain back what has been lost. The Wright Way with A Beka Books A Beka .........................................................................................................................B-17 We know how full a mother s day can be. Where does homeschooling the right way fit in Learn tried-and-proven techniques developed over the years for teaching children with different learning styles while at the same time not neglecting a handicapped child or the everenergetic preschooler. Lights Camera Action Shatter Point Entertainment ..........................................................................................................B-18 So what does it take to make a film Could I complete one from start to finish in a month If it turns out to be pretty good what s the best way to get others to see it Do I have to get a filmmaking degree in order to make great movies And most importantly--how much does it cost to make a film Is there a starving college student discount or something We are so glad you asked. Teach Your Child Music Ebaru Publishing ViolinBook.com ..............................................................................................................B-19 A music education is a very special blessing that not only enriches a child s life by giving him special skills but also builds self-esteem fosters leadership development improves academic skills encourages creativity and enhances communication skills. Even a parent with little or no musical background can effectively teach music. This workshop with its many demonstrations introduces a fun and easy approach to incorporate music into your curriculum. Music bonds the family lifts the heart and is a wonderful way to give back to the community. Mother-Daughter Q & A Michelle Duggar and Daughters (Women-only workshop)..................................B-21 A B C This is a special time just for moms and daughters This is YOUR chance to get your questions answered as Michelle Duggar and her eldest daughters will give a short presentation and then respond to questions from the audience. The Q&A period will be moderated by Anne Miller. Notebooking and Multilevel Teaching Heidi St. John................................................................................................... E-10 A B Do you feel like your homeschooling has hit the wall Or maybe you have hit the wall You re not alone Have you been wondering how to get both your fifth grader and your sophomore excited about learning at the same time Heidi will teach you this wonderful skill using the show-and-tell approach. The St. Johns have been notebooking for several years and the result is that the children write more learn better and have a beautiful record of what they have learned at the end of the year. This is not a condemnation of workbooks--they do have their place--but rather it is an opportunity for you to discover a life-giving truly interactive way of learning. This is a very hands-on workshop. Heidi will walk you through several approaches to notebooking and as she does you will discover that there is a notebooker inside of you 28 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions Help Q&A for Parents of Struggling Learners Panel Discussion with Kathy Kuhl Judi Munday Sarah Olbris moderated by Nathanael Miller .............................................................................................................................................E-10 C D Have questions about teaching YOUR struggling learner Get answers from this panel of special-needs experts Deadly Weaknesses in the Strong Man Dennis Gundersen ............................................................................................ E-11 A Come along for an entertaining but challenging look at a bizarre and remarkable life--Samson s Learn why Samson failed big in relationships and--most of all--learn how to avoid Samson s mistakes This peculiar man (mighty and strong where it mattered least and weak where it mattered most--character ) makes for a fascinating story full of truths that fathers must pass on to their sons. How Do I Teach My Young Child to Have a Christian Worldview Zan Tyler ......................................................... E-11 B Teaching our children to think biblically is one of the most important gifts we can give them. And we shouldn t wait until the high school years to do this Come to this workshop to find out Whytheelementaryyearsaresoimportantindevelopingabiblicalworldview Howtoteachimportanttheologicaltruthstoyoungsters Howtotrainevenyoungchildrentoanalyzetheculture literature andmusic Howworldviewtrainingimpartslongevityandvitalitytofaith Choosing and Using Curriculum Joyce Herzog ................................................................................................................. E-11 C Confused about educational styles grade levels or what your learner can do independently Come and hear this before you spend your budget Understand your needs and avoid wasting money on materials that don t work. Dual Credit on Steroids Your First Year of College for Less than 1000 Jonathan Brush ................................E-21 A Who says you need to be in a classroom for an entire semester to earn college credit With Credit by Exam students earn college credit in more than 300 standardized subject exams commonly known as CLEP and DSST exams. This practical session will introduce you to the why the what and the how of Credit by Exam programs that allow students to earn dual credit saving you money and time while never setting foot in a college classroom. Attendees learn exam-specific study tips on the five general CLEP exams which represent the equivalent of the first year of college. Come discover the best-kept secret in higher education Visit us at BOOTH 816 Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 29 Workshop Descriptions When is Enough... Enough Finding Contentment by Living Like a King Steve and Annette Economides ............................................... E-21 B C Is the culture defining your family--where you live what you drive and which activities you choose There are four areas of your life where you can start taking control right now to rise above the cultural pressures and enjoy a vibrant family life full of the things you need and the relationships you desire. Can You Really Learn Art Online Tim Chambers .............................................................................................................E-22 A Art is purely a hands-on endeavor that requires a real live studio to learn right Professional artist and teacher Timothy Chambers used to think so...until he began teaching his own online courses two years ago. Armed with his own experience as a student apprentice and professional portrait artist and art teacher Tim discovered that much of art is a combination of cognitive and hands-on exercises all of which can be taught online in your home. Tim will show you the various courses offered at IguanaPaint.com where his students learn classic principles and what he calls serious instruction in the arts. Come join us for a great learning experience The Family That Stays Together Stays Together Steve Demme................................................................................. E-23 A B In this encouraging workshop Steve relates many positive experiences he and his wife have experienced raising their four sons. With plenty of humorous illustrations Steve shares tried-and-proven suggestions that have enhanced their family life. With God s help he is convinced there is hope for the family in the 21st century. Being the Homeschool Mom That They Need Amanda Bennett ............................................................................... E-25 A B No one ever said that being a mom was going to be easy and the added responsibility of being a homeschool mom can be overwhelming at times. What do your children NEED from you that will carry them through the bumpy road of life ahead How can you be that homeschool mom--the one that they need--and still stay fairly sane and enjoy this life of homeschooling With three kids in or finished with college Amanda has plenty of experience lessons to share and loads of encouragement for your journey. Miracle Mountain Ranch--Apprenticeship and Discipleship A Match Made in Heaven Donnie Rosie........... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. Visit us at BOOTH 812 30 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions LUNCH Special Convention Feature See page 20 for more information. NooN 1 30 1 30 pm 5 30 pm Hero Film Screening George Escobar .......................................................................................................................E-21 A B C Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols ...................................................................................................................................................B-16 KEYNOTE B 1 00 pm 2 30 pm SeSSION 3 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar .............................................................................................................................................B-21 A B C During both keynotes Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will share their testimony about their life their faith and their walk with the Lord as a family. Jim Bob and Michelle have a rich testimony of the ways God has worked in their personal lives and in their family by making one commitment at a time. Throughout their lives it is clear that effectiveness and fruitfulness have been the by products of following through in obedience each time the Lord made His direction clear. Don t miss this opportunity to hear the Duggars testimony. SESSION 3 1 30 pm 2 30 pm Dysgraphia When a Child or Teenager Won t Write Dianne Craft ................................................................................B-10 Do you have a child who seems to be allergic to a pencil If your child groans and fusses about writing or still writes reversals or has math papers that are hard to read because the numbers are lined up so poorly this workshop is for you These children are often thought of as sloppy lazy or unmotivated when they really have a writing glitch. They are using way too much energy for the writing process and can t get their thoughts down in writing because of a blocked learning gate. In this workshop you will be shown a daily exercise you can do with your child to get the writing into his automatic brain hemisphere and take the stress out of his writing system College the Smart Way CollegePlus .............................................................................................................................................B-11 Would you like a debt-free college degree Should a student learn his life purpose upon graduation If a student could earn a fully accredited degree with no debt in less than four years prepared and trained to enter the next stage of their life s journey...would it be worth it Find out how Learning Science at Home with Apologia Apologia .............................................................................................................B-12 Teaching science can seem like a daunting task especially at the upper levels. Come learn how you can break through the barrier of selfdoubt and provide a positive and successful science education for your child A God-Honoring Plan for Family Entrepreneurship Cornerstone Payment Systems ..............................................B-13 This workshop will introduce you and your family to straightforward ways to put your God-given talents to work. The session will show how Christian entrepreneurship will help to heal our economic crisis introduce practical God-honoring business principles provide marketing tips for maximizing the reach of the internet and provide a multi-generational economic plan for your family. How to Choose Just the Right Level for K-3 Readers BK Educational Services LLC ................................................B-17 To make steady progress in reading beginning readers need daily practice using books matched to their ability. In this workshop presented by Barbara Kurland M.S.Ed. take out the guesswork and learn clear and concise assessment procedures to determine your child s just right reading level and how to build a leveled book library to facilitate your child s progress. Handouts provided. Equipping Students for a Digital World Youth Digital........................................................................................................B-18 Parents realize that proficiency in technology is a must in the increasingly digital job market yet they are also eager to make sure their children avoid an unhealthy consumption of digital media. The good news is that it is possible to redirect children s love for technology into something creative and productive Learn the practical steps you can take to help transform your child from a consumer into a creator of technology. The Way You Wish You d Been Taught...Guaranteed Sonlight Curriculum ................................................................................B-19 Flexible faith-affirming and filled with great stories Do you want to create lifelong learners and equip students in how to think not just memorize facts Come and see how Sonlight Curriculum has done the planning for you and compiled all the tools you ll need to make this year a learning adventure for a lifetime. Real-Life Homeschooling Heidi St. John .......................................................................................................................... E-10 A B Let s face it. Homeschooling is challenging. Sometimes it can feel like an accomplishment just to take a shower and get the breakfast dishes cleaned up before dinner Most homeschool moms feel the pressure to provide a solid academic foundation--but there s so much more to homeschooling than academics The greatest accomplishment of your homeschooling is to nurture your children in the ways of the One who made them. REAL LIFE homeschooling is about getting real when it comes to the issues that are unique to homeschooling families it s about being reminded why we are homeschooling in the first place. It s about keeping our eyes on the goal of discipling our children. If you are on the edge of homeschool burnout if you are wondering why God has called you on this homeschooling journey or if you just need some honest encouragement this is one workshop you can t afford to miss Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 31 Workshop Descriptions Boys Will Be Men Rick Boyer ...............................................................................................................................................E-10 C D Eighty percent of the children labeled learning-disabled in school are boys. That s why wise parents understand that the confinement boredom and regimentation of school are things to be avoided if boys are to thrive. The key to understanding and cooperating with the drives God has built into boys is in recognizing that boyhood is preparation for the roles of family protector provider and leader that naturally and biblically fall upon men. We must understand that we are not raising boys but training future men if we are to make boyhood the exciting and profitable season of life that God intended it to be. Getting Kids Fired Up About Words Denise Eide ............................................................................................................. E-11 A Did you know that English spelling reflects both sound and meaning Mastering a language as complicated as English requires that you understand how words are formed. Learning the meanings of roots prefixes and suffixes will transform vocabulary development spelling and reading. You will not only discover how English words are built but you ll learn practical ideas for integrating this information into your homeschool. Take a new look at the structure of words learn how to introduce words found in history math and science and discover how fun learning vocabulary can be. You will leave this workshop inspired and hungry for more Each participant will receive a detailed handout that can be used with students of all ages. Training Character into Your Children Kathie Morrissey ............................................................................................ E-11 B Character is the most important fruit that parents can nurture in their children and is the foundation for academic learning. Discover how character is learned and how to establish a plan for teaching it to your children. Kathie will give several creative ways you can encourage your children to develop in this important area. After hearing this you will be motivated and full of ideas to use with your own children. Elementary Algebra Taught Concretely Steve Demme ..................................................................................................... E-11 C Instead of mere symbols on paper Steve creates a model using manipulatives to illustrate the central concepts of algebra--problem solving exponents squares square roots negative numbers basic operations with polynomials factoring trinomials and graphing lines. 32 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions Nifty Tricks Joyce Herzog ..........................................................................................................................................................E-21 A This workshop is filled with great ideas that will revolutionize HOW you teach and your effectiveness as you do so. See how to use graph paper to simplify the teaching of everything from printing and addition to perimeter and square root Learn ways to reuse any workbook instantly improve reading for some children make learning math facts fun and easy record progress and more Learning Styles Not Your Average Genius Diana Waring ........................................................................................ E-21 B C In this fast-paced easy-to-understand workshop you will distinguish three different grids that impact the unique way each person in your family learns--learning modalities (visual auditory kinesthetic) learning styles (Feeler Thinker Sensor Intuitor) and learning intelligences (interpersonal intrapersonal linguistic spatial math-logical bodily kinesthetic musical naturalist). Discover how to honor (not curse ) that wiggler in your midst how to create a rich atmosphere for learning that will attract every learner how to utilize your children s strengths to learn subjects that are hard for them and most importantly learn that God delights in the incredibly individualized mechanisms for learning inside each of us With this insight including new research on intelligences you will be able to adapt your teaching strategies AND choose your curriculum wisely. The Scoop on Tests for Teens Diane Kummer .....................................................................................................................E-22 A Are you in a quandary as to what tests your teens need to take during high school Do you know the array of possible tests--from college admissions tests to tests for college credit placement or military enlistment to tests necessary for certain scholarships to even career tests When should they be taken Where How can your teen prepare for them Come and receive answers to these questions. Laughter Is the Best Medicine Joe and Zan Tyler ......................................................................................................... E-23 A B In spite of this rocky start Zan and Joe have thoroughly enjoyed thirty-five years of marriage. They have experienced many joys and triumphs and weathered many storms. Along with the varied hats Joe wears in the home he is in charge of attitude adjustments and comic relief. Come enjoy a refreshing session of humor and encouragement as Joe and Zan share candidly about the ups and downs of married life (including their biggest fight ever) while focusing on the biblical principles that have served as the unshakable foundation of their marriage. Understanding and embracing the magnificent biblical vision of marriage is the key to a vibrant relationship. Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Business Israel Wayne..................................................................... E-25 A B Many Christian families are looking for ways to start a home-based business to promote family unity and to supplement or generate a fulltime income. While there are many advantages to this decision there are many pitfalls as well. Israel helps you to look before you leap and to succeed once you jump. Miracle Mountain Ranch--Leadership Lessons from Abe Lincoln Tonya Rosie .............................................. E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. SESSION 4 3 00 pm 4 00 pm 10 Marriage Myths That Will Steal Your Joy Heidi St. John ...............................................................................................B-10 How is the state of your union When was the last time you stopped and put your finger on the pulse of your marriage If you are struggling in your marriage or even if you re not this is a message of hope and encouragement that will remind you of what s important and help you stay on course as you navigate through the homeschool years with the man of your dreams. This is a 90-minute workshop that is geared toward the often-overlooked issues that tend to weigh down our marriages over time. FACT If your marriage is not a priority in your home (including your homeschool) then your family is at risk. Come and learn how to recognize the signs of weakness in your marriage and learn what defines a joy-filled marriage. Hint It doesn t have anything to do with your circumstances Getting Excited About Teaching Science Tom DeRosa .....................................................................................................B-15 A Our children should have every opportunity to know God as their Creator and Savior as they explore and discover the world around them. Be part of the adventure and see how exciting hands-on activities--through a new elementary science curriculum Investigate the Possibilities-- will make science enjoyable and at the same time offer a conceptual background for the future development in science. This curriculum has received excellent reviews from the critics at large and has been used by many homeschool co-op groups. Tom DeRosa co-author and professional and passionate educator will motivate and stir curiosity making science exciting to teach and pointing to Jesus Christ as our Creator. Raising G-Rated Sons in a R-Rated World Joe Tyler (Men-only workshop) .............................................................B-15 B Joe Tyler discusses the key issues we face as dads striving to instill a Christ-centered vision of purity in our sons. He addresses the cultural pressures on our young men and shares practical advice to counter the culture. Because of the frank and sensitive nature of this discussion we request that only men attend. Exposing the Wizard of Oz A Christian s Guide to History Diana Waring ............................................................B-15 C This workshop is the essential crash course for every homeschool parent. Discover insights from Diana s research behind the events of history. Share her wisdom for teaching history. Do you wonder Whom do I trust and what do I read to know real history Diana will equip YOU regardless of your curriculum to find your way through the challenges. She will lead you to a path you can follow in discovering treasures of history with your family. Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 33 SeSSION 4 Workshop Descriptions Classical Education for Real Kids Classical Conversations...........................................................................................................................B-11 Classical education is for real kids. Many believe that a classical education is an unnecessarily difficult and outdated approach reserved for gifted children. The truth is that the classical approach is simple yet profound. Using classical methods ordinary moms can give their children an exceptional education. Come discover the freedom and the joy of methods that capitalize on the way children naturally learn. College Preparation and the Homeschooled Student Regent University ......................................................................................B-12 This workshop by Michele Wilcher will cover the basics of college selection admissions financial aid homeschool transcripts and the various options for acquiring college credit while in high school. A college-planning calendar and check sheet will be included with other helpful handouts. Homeschooling the Bible and Technology Logos Bible Software ..................................................................................B-13 Affordability--Save money on books and resources for home study. Accessibility--Gather information efficiently and effectively on your Mac PC iPad iPod or Android. Attainability--Allow your students to gain knowledge of God s Word through self-guided research. Applicability--Meet kids right where they are in their technology-driven world Combining Classical Education Charlotte Mason and Unit Studies with a Biblical Perspective My Father s World ......................................................................................B-17 The myriad of homeschool choices can be overwhelming. There are so many opinions how can one navigate through it all Why not blend the best of each method Join My Father s World as we show you how to instill Christian values while integrating literature chronological history geography hands-on activities notebooks and timelines narration study of Greek and Latin roots nature studies and more. Enjoy short well-planned lessons in the morning with time to pursue individual interests in the afternoon. Breathing Life into Your Language Arts Total Language Plus ..........................................................................................B-18 Great literature CAN provide the motivation to learn language arts. While your students in grades 3-12 read novels they love they can develop stronger comprehension vocabulary spelling grammar writing and critical-thinking skills. Total Language Plus can bring fresh air to your language-arts program. Help For the Struggling Reader BJU Press Homeworks by Precept .............................................................................B-19 Is reading comprehension a problem Is your child having trouble matching symbols to sounds Is your child discouraged Find hope from someone who also struggled with dyslexia. Answering the What-Should-I-Do-With-My-Life Question Dr. Jeff Myers ......................................................B-21 A B C Personality tests and vocational aptitude tests can t tell you what you really need to know about your child s design. Dr. Myers shares practical ways to inspire purpose in your child by recognizing his motivated abilities and cultivating his God-given gifts. Homeschooled Heroes How They Did It Rick Boyer ................................................................................................. E-10 A B Many of the most important and best-educated people in history George Washington Abraham Lincoln Thomas Edison Benjamin Franklin and John Quincy Adams spent little or no time in school. Follow their experiences and learn how to educate your children for greatness Let s Talk About Courtship and Dating Dr. Michael Farris Kathie Morrissey Dennis Gundersen Israel Wayne Moderated by Anne Miller .....................................................................................................................................................E-10 C D Whether you are navigating the young-adult years now or you are looking ahead guiding your children to cultivate godly relationships is a primary focus. This panel discussion with four veteran homeschool parents and favorite conference speakers--Dr. Mike Farris Dennis Gundersen Kathie Morrissey Israel Wayne and Anne Miller--will both encourage you and get your questions answered Top Ten Tips for Successful Homeschooling Amanda Bennett ..................................................................................... E-11 A There are plenty of interesting ideas and methods for homeschooling that you read and hear about these days. After 18 years of homeschooling Amanda Bennett has collected her best tried-and-true tips and ideas to help you succeed. From teaching our children to read helping them through the maze of fractions and algebra and surviving driver s education and poetry the journey of homeschooling takes an abundance of love and patience. Join Amanda as she shares her best homeschooling tips along with plenty of encouragement and laughter to make the journey one of wonder and accomplishment for both the students and the parents. Teaching a Curriculum that Fits Your Child Marilyn Boyer ......................................................................................... E-11 B Scripture tells us to train up a child in the way he should go --not the way they should go. Each child is unique. He has his own fascinating blend of talents interests gifts and weaknesses. To help each of our children fulfill his life calling we must develop a specific plan for each child s training. Come and hear how Marilyn Boyer designed a life curriculum for each of her 14 very unique children. The Homeschooling Edge A Professor s View on College Prep Dr. Carol Reynolds ............................................ E-11 C As a professor Dr. Reynolds watched homeschooled students rise to the top of her classes. But why In this workshop she will analyze homeschoolers strengths share several cautions and discuss what parents and students can do to polish their children s homeschool edge. 34 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions When Arithmetic Doesn t Come Easily Kathy Kuhl ...........................................................................................................E-21 A How do you teach basic math concepts effectively to a child with learning challenges How do you help your child master math facts and move beyond What to do when it s here today and gone tomorrow Veteran homeschooler and math teacher Kathy Kuhl discusses working with children with difficulties in math and shares strategies you can incorporate into any math curriculum. Raising Real Kids for the Real World Steve & Annette Economides ...................................................................... E-21 B C Book-smart kids may do well in school but who will prepare them for the realities of life Becoming life smart is critical for real-world success. Steve and Annette Economides have been teaching life skills to children since 1995 in the areas of personal responsibility organization personal appearance attitude and work ethic. You can create an atmosphere of learning where everyday experiences are the vehicle to develop children into adults who excel in every area of life. Music Learning and the Brain Virginia Largent .............................................................................................................E-22 A Attendees to this interactive and fun workshop will discover what happens in the brain while singing and moving. Scientific studies and data will be cited proving why singing is the best way to learn academics. Action-packed audience participation makes this workshop informative motivational and FUN Motivating Reluctant Learners Joyce Herzog ................................................................................................................ E-23 A B Look inside his heart look back and see what happened. Then turn it around If you have one or more children who are reluctant to dig in and learn this workshop is for you Realize that you are not alone discover how it got this way and learn how to turn it around. Socialization Deception Jonathan Lewis ......................................................................................................................... E-25 A B No question is asked more frequently of homeschooling parents than the ever-popular What about socialization For years we ve been answering that question...the wrong way. In too many cases we ve surrendered to the world s system of values out of fear and intimidation without even bothering to stop long enough to think about what we re doing. In this provocative presentation homeschool graduate Jonathan Lewis will challenge your thinking and invite you to take a critical look at this whole issue of socialization. You ll come away with a better understanding of how the world thinks about socialization and how we ve been needlessly surrendering to the world s views. You might even end up with a new answer to the old question What about socialization Miracle Mountain Ranch-- Commitment Focusing on a Commitment to God s Plan Matt Cox and his dog Casey ......................... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. KEYNOTE C 4 30 pm 6 00 pm SeSSION 5 30th Anniversary Celebration History of Homeschooling in less then 5 Minutes Fun Giveaways Legislative Update No More Walking Away Why Kids Leave the Faith and What We Can Do About It Dr. Jeff Myers ........B-21 A B C Up to 80% of young people raised in Christian homes reject the faith by the time they reach their twenties. Dr. Myers reveals what the research says about why kids walk away from their faith and shows what you can do to help them hunger for truth and righteousness. KEYNOTE D SATURDAY JUNE 8 2013 8 30 am 10 00 am The Coming Attack on Homeschooling Dr. Michael Farris ..................................................................................B-21 A B C The first and second waves of attacks on homeschooling were essentially based on lies. You won t succeed academically. We proved them wrong. Your kids won t be socialized. We proved them wrong. The third wave is fundamentally different. It accuses us You will teach your kids that Christianity is the only true religion. This attack is true. Michael Farris examines the newest anti-homeschooling strategy of the legal elites explains how it will impact us today and tomorrow and outlines a plan of action. SESSION 5 10 30 am 11 30 am Box-Free Living Diana Waring .....................................................................................................................................................B-10 Rather than raising children to follow formulas and live according to somebody else s standards of behavior let s teach them using loving biblical discipleship and then have them follow me as I follow Christ. Rather than trying to force your home schooling to look like someone else s learn to hear from the Lord just what is best for your own family. Instead of falling victim to preconceived judgments from yourself or from others learn to find God s way for you in this home schooling journey. The depth of communication presented here is so valuable that pastors--who recognize the universal need for loving supportive healthy relationships--tell Diana this is her most important workshop Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 35 Workshop Descriptions Living in the Fiery Furnace Avoiding Homeschool Burnout Zan Tyler ....................................................................B-15 A The combination of great expectations and great demands that homeschooling places on parents often sets us up for an intense sense of failure and disappointment. Homeschooling doesn t always go according to our plans. Even when we are doing our best to follow God and love our families we can find ourselves in the fiery furnace. In this workshop Zan Tyler explores the causes of burnout and talks about ways to avoid them. She also explains what to do if you are already there--ready to throw in the towel and put your children on that appealing yellow school bus. This workshop contains many practical tips on streamlining your life but it also focuses on developing a powerful biblical vision of what you are ultimately trying to accomplish in the lives of your children through homeschooling--to sustain you through the hard times and difficult days. Our First Thirty Years of Homeschooling Rick and Marilyn Boyer ...........................................................................B-15 B Rick Boyer and his wife have been homeschooling since 1980. Starting out young and green in a time when only a handful of families were homeschooling Rick and Marilyn found few resources to help them in their journey. They had to blaze their own trail surviving such obstacles as skeptical grandparents hostile school authorities unhelpful curriculum publishers blizzards Indian attacks (just kidding)... The Boyers are still homeschooling today and now share their experiences around the world through their books and their speaking ministry. Rick will share some of the most profound lessons learned along the way including It s not schooling it s discipleship Life is the curriculum The kid is the can Socialization is for socialists George Washington survived without little league and many more Inside the Brain of a Hyperactive Homeschooler Israel Wayne .................................................................................B-15 C If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child you won t want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares the perspective of a homeschooling father who was once himself a hyperactive homeschooled child. You will receive practical and biblical insights into ADD ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child How to Save Western Civilization One Student at a Time Memoria Press...................................................................B-11 Martin Cothran editor of The Classical Teacher magazine discusses the consequences of an education system that has not only given up on the culture of the Christian West but is actively undermining it. What exactly is this culture and why is it important to pass it on to our children What is the role of homeschools in saving Western civilization Homeschooling the Bible and Technology Logos Bible Software ..................................................................................B-12 Affordability--Save money on books and resources for home study. Accessibility--Gather information efficiently and effectively on your Mac PC iPad iPod or Android. Attainability--Allow your students to gain knowledge of God s Word through self-guided research. Applicability--Meet kids right where they are in their technology-driven world America s First Principles How to Teach the Founding Heritage Foundation .........................................................B-13 The American founding is key to our country s history and politics. Civic education as such must instill in students a profound understanding and appreciation of our country s founding principles. Join The Heritage Foundation s David Azerrad for a crash course on how to make sense of the founding with a particular emphasis on the Declaration of Independence the Constitution and what our founding documents mean today. Cat & Dog Theology Cat and Dog Theology UnveilinGlory ..............................................................................................B-16 Your child can know reading writing and arithmetic but if they miss this they ve missed it all. Teach them to live passionately for the glory of God This seminar will highlight year one of UnveilinGLORY s brand-new Bible curriculum for grades 7-12 Cat and Dog Theology. WITS the Missing Pieces of the Writing Education Puzzle Write Minded Education Inc. ...............................B-17 WITS Writing Idea TileS are the patented multi-sensory manipulatives for learning lifelong writing skills. How communication standards are taught developmentally with WITS is explained in the workshop. Demonstrations show how vocabulary punctuation paragraphing sentences and the 5Ws relate to WITS . Participants will learn about manipulative research how WITS integrate into other programs and why the lessons promote critical thinking and confidence in writing. ADHD and Vision Unlocking the Mystery Dr. Ken Westcott .............................................................................................B-18 The diagnosis of ADHD can create more questions than it answers. Important research has found that undetected vision problems often elicit many similar signs. The eyes must effortlessly coordinate together to sustain the up-close demands of reading and writing. Children lacking these important visual skills often see clearly but avoid near tasks after only a few minutes. How attention develops and how to separate a treatable vision problem from true attention problems are discussed. Give Your Students the Winning Edge Liberty University ...................................................................................................B-19 This informational and practical workshop helps parents who want their students to receive college credit while completing a high school diploma. We will answer basic questions regarding dual enrollment. Next we will look at the Virginia high school graduation requirements and show you how you can align college classes to meet this standard. Finally we will answer your specific questions. 36 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 37 Workshop Descriptions Cultivating Kids Raising Children to Live Fruitful Lives Dr. Jeff Myers .........................................................B-21 A B C This generation of children has greater potential and opportunity than perhaps any generation in American history--and yet they re growing up in a culture of aimlessness and passive consumerism. As one of the world s leading authorities on youth leadership development and a homeschool dad Dr. Myers weaves together fascinating biblical insights penetrating social commentary and humorous personal stories to help you see your child s potential in a whole new way. The Busy Mom s Guide to Daylight Fitting Your Size 16 Day into a Size 10 Heidi St. John .......................... E-10 A B Wondering how to fit your size 16 day into a size 10 Have you ever experienced a series of days weeks or even months when you felt like you just could NOT get on top of all that you had to do Most moms struggle with finding a balance when it comes to homeschooling and staying on top of the rest of their days. 2 Corinthians 12 9 says My strength is made perfect in weakness. Homeschooling reveals weakness--it s true --and that s a good thing Homeschool mom if you re struggling with trying to do it all you will enjoy hearing some of Heidi s favorite tips for managing homeschooling and homemaking and still finding time to fit in other things --like alone time with your husband Learn how two words--BE INTENTIONAL--can make a huge difference in your ability to manage your home and your homeschool well. Heidi really loves to use acrostics and this is one of her favorites Child-Friendly Food Production Joel Salatin .................................................................................................................E-10 C D From backyard chickens to vermi-composting and vegetable production children can produce copious amounts of food for the family. Small animals and garden beds offer appropriate-sized production models where children can learn and thrive. Re-connecting to our ecological umbilical cord and cultivates a respect and awe for God s design. A passion for earthworms is certainly as valuable as a passion for soccer. How to Choose a Curriculum that Works for Your Child and for You Yvonne Bunn .......................................... E-11 A There is no one way to homeschool so that means you have lots of choices--maybe more than you want when it comes to curriculum After a stroll through the Exhibit Hall you can find yourself overwhelmed with more choices and questions than you ever dreamed you could have. What s the difference in a classical approach and a unit study approach What are living books Is a correspondence course best Does unschooling produce results Is high-tech homeschooling a good choice All too often parents tend to rely on what their friends are using but that may not be the best choice for their child s individual needs or his learning style. Through a directed series of questions you ll discover how to maneuver through the maze of choices and find the best curriculum for your homeschool. The Most Fascinating Discussion on Grammar in the History of the World Brian Wasko ............................... E-11 B There is perhaps no subject more intrinsically boring than grammar. Maybe that s why students don t get it and we hate teaching it. In this workshop you ll learn that grammar ain t isn t so hard and that it can actually (sometimes) be (sort of) fun (ish). Brian will answer the most common questions why we should teach it when we should teach it and how we should teach it. Plus you ll get to take the world s trickiest grammar quiz. But wait--there s more Brian will reveal the secret that guarantees your students will never make a grammar error in their writing again How can you pass that up Best Tools and Techniques for Young Film Makers George Escobar ......................................................................... E-11 C There has never been a better time--or worse situation--to be a filmmaker. Everything is in flux. Technology training and techniques are evolving more quickly than young filmmakers can absorb them. In this workshop we ll show you the film fundamentals that never change and how to use them as a foundation for all your future choices. Seeing Fractions Is Understanding Fractions Steve Demme .........................................................................................E-21 A Four out of five people don t understand fractions With one hands-on model Steve demonstrates how to do the basic operations and see where the formulas come from. The grand finale is how to convert a fraction to a decimal to a percent. Four Keys to Your Family s Financial Independence Steve and Annette Economides .................................... E-21 B C Just because don t have a six-figure income doesn t mean that you have to endure a life of deprivation. Steve and Annette will motivate you to action with their four keys to financial success--The Potential of Planning The Revelations of Research The Power of Persistence and The Authority of Attitude. They teach practical actionable ideas with dozens of tips that you can start applying today. You ll learn how to keep more of what you earn get out of debt and increase your enjoyment of everyday life. The Wrong Reasons to Teach Classical Music Dr. Carol Reynolds.............................................................................E-22 A People say classical music is good for our children --like a vitamin But music s role in Western culture goes far deeper. Let s consider and dispense with the wrong reasons to teach classical music and the wrong ways to teach it. Then we ll see why it belongs at the core not the periphery of our children s education. In fact if our children are to compete in the global economy effective training in music and the arts (right-brain whole mind) is a necessity Learn More Faster with Fun Joyce Herzog................................................................................................................... E-23 A B Learn strategies and approaches that will leave your students laughing and learning all the way through school. From helpful hints on teaching toddlers reading writing and history to training the teacher and simplifying both planning and record keeping there s something here that your family needs 38 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions What Students Should Learn Before They Launch Jonathan Brush ...................................................................... E-25 A B Why is it that nearly half of college graduates can t find a job What s missing What does a student need to learn between the ages of 16 and 22 to be prepared for real life Everyone focuses on academics but students need more than academic ability to be fully equipped for the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood. In this session Jonathan will guide you through the seven essential skills and abilities that are crucial for successfully launching into adulthood. Come learn how to maximize this unique time of life focus on the essentials and be prepared and equipped for extraordinary success Miracle Mountain Ranch--Responsibility Online and Off Donnie Rosie ........................................................... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. LUNCH 11 30 am 1 30 pm 3 30 pm 5 30 pm Film Screening IndoctriNation .......................................................................................................................................E-21 A B C Graduation ................................................................................................................................................................................B-21 A B C SESSION 6 1 30 pm 2 30 pm Identifying Your Child s Processing Problems Dianne Craft............................................................................................B-10 Many of us have a child or teenager at home who is bright and hard working but seems to have to work harder than he or should have to. During the school day parents may frequently hear their child or teenager say I m so dumb. I can t do anything. Could it be a blocked learning gate or is it a maturity issue Find out what red flags to look for to see if you should start interventions or if you can just wait for the maturity to come. Whether a child is struggling with just a learning glitch or has an identified learning disability like dyslexia dysgraphia or autism you can do interventions at home that will make learning easy for this child Home Educating with Babies and Toddlers and Loving It Marilyn Boyer ...............................................................B-15 A It s a blessing but it can be stressing Homeschooling with tiny ones around the house is a special challenge but one that many moms handle with great success. Come hear how Marilyn Boyer mother of 14 and a homeschooler with 22 years of experience makes her little ones a valuable part of the team (Note this session has some overlap with Hands-on Character Building so you may want to choose one or the other.) Helping Your Child Build a Good Conscience Dennis Gundersen ..............................................................................B-15 B What the Bible calls a good conscience is vital for our children to form during their youth Parents can strengthen a child s conscience so the child becomes an adult of strong convictions and is compelled away from sinful living and towards righteous choices even when parents are not present. To quote 1 Timothy 1 5 is the goal of your instruction a good conscience A practical plan for reaching that goal is the subject of this workshop. History via Scenic Route Diana Waring ...............................................................................................................................B-15 C Are you tired of force-feeding history to your children Does history make them yawn Or do you have one of those hungry-for-history type students who would devour far more than you could ever dream up to provide Diana Waring will take you on an extraordinary learning adventure as she shares with you how to make the facts come alive and the learning go deeper Join Diana for her sit-on-theedge-of-your-chair-in-suspense history approach--using literature music art science cooking and more--that has captivated homeschoolers across five nations. Making Literature Meaningful Analytical Grammar ...........................................................................................................B-11 So a student reads a book maybe takes a quiz or two perhaps writes a book report. Is that it Do we just check that box and move on If so why What s the point How do you teach literature anyway Robin Finley has lectured and written on this subject for more than three decades. Her belief that Western literature is really one big long argument which she calls the eternal argument goes a long way toward answering these questions. With lots of humor and examples from literature she ll give you a framework that makes reading learning and teaching literature a much more meaningful endeavor. How Art Can Transform Your Child s Future Creating a Masterpiece ..........................................................................................B-12 Train your child s mind and abilities Being entertained by television Facebook and electronic games affects children s lives more than you might guess. What would happen if you introduced your children to many different styles of creative media and let them experiment Come find out how to inspire creativity and self-motivation in your child. Various media options are available to your children through art and you will be encouraged as you see them bloom as secure positive and enthusiastic individuals. Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 39 SeSSION 6 Workshop Descriptions How to Map Your Child s Development and Have a More Organized Child Family Hope Center ......................B-13 Have you ever wanted to open up your child s brain and look around What if you were able to understand exactly why each of them have different personalities and skills Carol Newell of the Family Hope Center takes you on a tour of a normal healthy child s brain and teaches you how to evaluate your own child s neurological development. You will be able to introduce simple exercises and techniques into your daily routine to strengthen areas in which your children may be struggling and learn strategies and secrets that can finally unlock some of the mysteries that have held your children back in their learning or behavior. Experience Excellence in Writing Institute for Excellence in Writing ...........................................................................B-16 Come and discover award-winning Excellence in Writing a method of teaching composition that really works. Using this program students of all ages will learn to write stories reports and essays with style. This workshop will give you an overview of the program and show you how you can get started. How to Build Lifelong Learners Math-U-See ...........................................................................................................................B-17 Come see how to teach math using a skill-based multi-sensory approach from counting to calculus. Teach your child to understand math and build a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Rosetta Stone Homeschool Foreign Language Curriculum Rosetta Stone Ltd. .................................................................... B-18 Experience firsthand the power of Rosetta Stone Homeschool. We ll explore how this program provides students with a rich interactive and engaging language-learning experience while giving parents the tools and resources needed to track and manage student progress. Find out why Rosetta Stone is homeschool s 1 foreign language curriculum. Come join us for this interactive language-learning experience Speech and Debate Demonstration NCFCA..............................................................................................................................B-19 Top NCFCA students will demonstrate a debate and a variety of speeches. The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills addressing life issues from a biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God. Visit us at BOOTH 1221 40 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions The Homeschooling Father Dr. Michael Farris ............................................................................................................ E-10 A B Even busy executives with 10 children like Dr. Michael Farris can and should take part in homeschooling--not just in teaching but also in supporting their wives. Fruit of the Harvest Israel Wayne Rachel Coker and Jonathan Lewis Moderated by homeschool graduate Rachel Moss ..................................................................................................E-10 C D Get valuable insight from this panel discussion with homeschool graduates (and conference speakers ) who have walked in the same shoes your children are. Rachel Coker Jonathan Lewis and Israel Wayne will share their experiences growing up in a homeschooling family. The Ice Age and God s Word Tom DeRosa ............................................................................................................................ E-11 A Does the book of Job one of the oldest books of the Bible give testimony of ice and snow that was present during an Ice Age Can you make the connection between the worldwide flood of Genesis and the conditions for an Ice Age Were there giant creatures roaming the earth after the flood Do you know how the Tower of Babel is directly connected to the migration of people and animals during the time of the Ice Age Let Tom DeRosa answer these questions and many others he has witnessed much of the Ice Age evidence in the many fossil trips he has taken for more than 20 years having led approximately 10 000 people down the Peace River and through the famous Bone Valley fossil beds. College Knowledge and Finances Steve and Annette Economides ............................................................................... E-11 B Steve and Annette Economides raised five kids and all of them have gone to college without student loans or massive tax-sheltered savings accounts. In this presentation Steve and Annette share the multiple strategies they ve given their kids to achieve excellent grades and great test scores which have led to huge scholarship awards and grants. These are tried and true methods for getting an excellent education and staying out of debt--all taken from their book The MoneySmart Family System Teaching Financial Independence to Children of EVERY Age Our Father Who Art in Heaven Steve Demme ..................................................................................................................... E-11 C Steve shares his own experiences as the father of four young men along with insights into restoring the hearts of fathers to children and vice versa. Also included are stories of famous sons and their faithful fathers from David and Solomon to Ken Ham and his dad. Unit Studies Powerfully Simple Tools Amanda Bennett .................................................................................................E-21 A Have you been wondering about unit studies Do you want to learn what they are and how they are used in homeschooling Come join Amanda Bennett author of the popular Download N GoTM and Passport Geography series and learn the basics of this highly effective educational tool. Considered a unit-study expert by some and a funny down-to-earth mom by others Amanda is the author of more than 90 books a popular conference speaker and wife and homeschooling mom of three. With a degree in engineering she has learned about homeschooling the hard way--practicing on her children and remembering that a sense of humor is an important homeschooling survival skill. The Self-Contained Home Joel Salatin............................................................................................................................... E-21 B C Opt out was the mantra of the early homeschooling movement. The next permutation of that theme is to opt out in other areas and what better way than to retrofit our homes into water-energy-food generation stations--to pull the plug so to speak A bountiful harvest awaits us when we harness sunshine water carbon cycles and technology-integration right where we live. Why patronize the system any more than necessary Guerrilla Filmmaking Colin Gunn ..........................................................................................................................................E-22 A The documentary film genre is one of the most powerful tools for cultural influence for fighting evil and for building an informed citizenry. New technologies and market opportunities have opened the door for some highly successful approaches and variations on the documentary format that will allow Christian filmmakers to bring important messages to the world. Learn the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking from award-winning director Colin Gunn. Talk with Me How Conversations Stimulate Learning Zan Tyler........................................................................... E-23 A B In the traditional school environment students have an average of eight to ten individual interactions with their teacher each day. In your homeschool these verbal interactions can number in the hundreds and thus greatly enhance the education your children receive at home. Zan Tyler shares how the simple free tool of conversation can help your children replace boredom during lessons with a motivation to learn. Discover why parents make the best teachers and capitalize on these strengths. Explore ways to minimize conflict in your home and promote camaraderie and enthusiasm instead. Identify simple but profound ways to replace drudgery in learning with stimulating academics. Conversation is key Getting Back on Track How Do I Get it All Done Kathie Morrissey ................................................................... E-25 A B Have changes in your circumstances--sickness a new baby moving etc.--caused you to get off track Or perhaps you are just struggling to get it all done everyday get your kids back in line and get your homeschool running smoothly again. Where do you start How do you sort through distractions and get back to where you know you should be Kathie will give helpful ideas and insights to encourage you and help you as you strive to get back on track. Miracle Mountain Ranch--Resolving Conflict in Relationships Mark Brenner ............................................... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 41 Visit us at BOOTH 629 42 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Workshop Descriptions SESSION 7 3 00 pm 4 00 pm Kids and Teenagers with Focus Attention Issues Dianne Craft ......................................................................................B-10 Do you have a child who has to work too hard to stay focused on a task Does his pencil become paralyzed when you leave the room for a few minutes Does he seem lazy and unmotivated Many times these kids suffer from mood swings temper tantrums spaciness sleep problems anxiety and sensory processing problems. Often they also have stomachaches leg pains allergies and bedwetting. These do not need to be part of a child s life. It is easy to correct these conditions at home and dramatically affect your child s learning day. Dianne is a nutritionist who specializes in helping parents find natural ways to help their children and teenagers who work too hard to focus. Building Godly Character with Older Books Dennis Gundersen ................................................................................B-15 A When we began our homeschool journey in the early 1980s many experienced parents told us The older books from the 19th and 18th centuries and even before are so much better and richer in content Find as many as you can and use them in your homeschooling As we asked ourselves why this is the case it became increasingly clear that many of the books Christians wrote in those eras for the education of their children were based on biblical thinking and a biblical view of children. Come hear what we have learned in almost three decades about why older books are so often richer in content making a more lasting impact when it comes to character building. Not only will your family be enriched by a deeper acquaintance with literature from past centuries but you will learn how to make wiser selections for your family from among today s children s literature. Finding Strength in Our Convictions Jonathan Lewis......................................................................................................B-15 B Our convictions define us and help give us strength to persevere in times of trial. Where conviction falters commitment wavers. But teaching your children at home is too vital an undertaking to ever waver or consider giving up. If you want your commitment to home education to be above the eroding waves of question and doubt come along with homeschool graduate Jonathan Lewis as he lays out a comprehensive philosophy of Christian home education. This session is dedicated to helping each of us forge strong convictions that will fire our resolve strengthen our vision and inspire us with God s help to never give up never give in never surrender never quit Please be considerate Immediately leave workshops if your child becomes noisy. You will receive a free MP3 of the workshop. 43 SeSSION 7 Workshop Descriptions Sibling Squabbles in the School Room Kathie Morrissey ...............................................................................................B-15 C Sibling rivalry and squabbling are things we all deal with every day. It can be very frustrating as well as discouraging and it s important that we teach our children how to respond to conflict God s way. Don t let the arguing and strife disrupt your school days Discover some of the most common causes of sibling squabbles and learn about some practical solutions to the problem. Three Keys to Great Art Education Artistic Pursuits Inc..................................................................................................B-11 Discover simple keys to unlock your child s God-given talents in visual arts. Your child can excel in visual arts with encouragement and teaching methods that address both the expressive and technical aspects of art. Learn how to give your child a great art education at home by focusing on awareness creativity and well-timed instruction in the basic principles of art. If You Use Crummy Words People Will Think You re A Creep Word Build by Dynamic Literacy .......................B-12 People judge you by the words you use. English is huge and complex and in this presentation you will learn strategies that take advantage of its structure to make it easier to teach and to learn. If we approach that structure through morphology not only can we learn but we can have fun doing it Reading comprehension is the single most important skill a person can develop because it applies to all subject areas. The key to reading comprehension is a strong vocabulary. This presentation will offer some concrete examples of how morphology can give students the tools they need to grow their vocabularies exponentially Feel free to bring your second- through twelfth-grade kids Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist The Medical Transcription Service ...................................................B-13 In this step-by-step guide to medical transcription learn the difference between medical transcription and medical billing and coding. Learn medical transcription simply and cost-effectively and avoid expensive and common mistakes. You will learn about marketing your business easily operating capital and grants and everything you wanted to know about pricing collections equipment computers and software transcription equipment electronic files business taxes professional organizations networking employees vs. subcontractors growing your business throughout the U.S. how to get hands-on work experience work for services and much more. Dr. Berard s Auditory Integration Training Moore Auditory Integration Training .................................................B-16 Cheri Moore a certified Berard AIT practitioner and special-education teacher will provide an overview of Dr. Guy Berard s Auditory Integration Training program as well as characteristics of auditory processing dysfunctions. This nationally recognized program has helped people of all ages with hearing loss tinnitus dyslexia ADD ADHD autism and Down syndrome. Worldwide clinical research led the FDA to approve AIT thus it is covered by most insurance companies. Virtual in-home visits enable the successful facilitation of AIT and visual motor training. Trail Guide to Learning Series GeoMatters .............................................................................................................................B-17 Come hear about the Learning Series a complete curriculum that offers easy-to-use activity-based learning reflecting the proven educational principles of Dr. Ruth Beechick and Charlotte Mason. Beginning with real books Trail Guide to Learning Series uses a natural approach to teaching that helps develops strong thinking skills Responsibility Online and Off Donnie Rosie ........................................................................................................................B-18 We are always marketing ourselves--whether we intend to or not--and so are our children. Navigating the growth of cell phones social media and constant connectivity is a challenge and thousands of youth are throwing away opportunities because of their foolish actions. We need to teach them how to act online and in public before they jeopardize their futures. Gain insight on how to teach them to be responsible build credibility and be an influence for good with these new technologies. A New Way to See Words Logic of English................................................................................................................................B-19 Have you always believed English is illogical and inconsistent In this workshop your understanding will be transformed Award-winning author Denise Eide will reveal phonograms and spelling rules that explain 98% of English words. No longer will you need to tell your children that is an exception when they misread or misspell a word. We will learn TherulewhichexplainsthetwosoundsforCinaccentanddescribesmorethan6 000words ThreeoftheninereasonsforasilentfinalE Whymanymath-andscience-mindedkidsstrugglewithreadingandspelling WhywedropthesilentfinalEinservicingbutnotinserviceable andmuchmore You will leave wondering why someone didn t tell you this in kindergarten Busy Mom s GuideTM to Romance Heidi St. John ........................................................................................................... E-10 A B What comes first the marriage or the math lesson Most moms have felt the pull and pressure of trying to balance their marriages and their commitment to motherhood. Homeschooling adds a new dynamic to the pressures of motherhood--but it doesn t mean you need to let your marriage suffer In fact it s never been more crucial to strengthen the core of your family. Your marriage comes first In this workshop you ll learn several key ingredients to balancing your love life with language lessons--and how you can become the most romantic homeschool mom on the block Heidi s workshop will challenge the way you view your marriage and inspire you to seek God s heart as you model a strong healthy marriage for your children. This is Heidi s favorite topic so bring a note pad and fasten your seat belts It s time to put the real back in your homeschool 44 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop 1 2 3 4 5 Visit us at BOOTH 1120 Workshop Descriptions Cutting Your Grocery Bill in Half Steve and Annette Economides .........................................................................E-10 C D Do you need to be an extreme couponer spending hours clipping and filing coupons to gain maximum savings at the grocery store Frugal shoppers and NY Times best-selling authors Steve & Annette Economides say No They ll share how they feed a family of five for just 350 per month as well as multiple ways you can save beyond clipping and sorting coupons. Just implementing a few of their many strategies will have a huge impact on your food budget The History of the Homeschooling Movement Israel Wayne......................................................................................... E-11 A Over the past 6 000 years homeschooling has been the primary form of education for nearly every culture worldwide. Compulsory government schooling has only been around in America since about 1840 but it is so pervasive that for most parents public schooling is all they have ever experienced. The modern-day homeschooling movement has taken America by storm with nearly two million students being home educated nationwide. Learn about the origins of the rebirth of home-based learning and discover God s purposes and plans for the future of the homeschooling movement. Ten Dumb Things Young Writers Do Brian Wasko ........................................................................................................... E-11 B This workshop focuses on the most common mistakes young writers make. We dip our toes into some grammatical issues but the workshop focuses on simple principles of good writing. We examine common problems like redundancy telling instead of showing and modifier dependence. Values in Art Tim Chambers ...................................................................................................................................................... E-11 C Join Timothy Chambers in this hands-on session to learn about the importance of values in art. Just as a clear set of values is essential in life recognizing values in art is critical to producing good drawings and paintings. Tim will guide parents through a sample art lesson to illustrate how he teaches values to his students. You ll have a fun and relaxing time as you take off the parent cap for a moment and enjoy being a student as Tim leads you step-by-step through a valuable exercise you can teach your children at home that will pay great dividends in their artwork. You ll have a chance to see Tim s teaching from a student s view. All materials are supplied so reserve your space early You Want to What Confessions of a Homeschooling Dad Joe Tyler ..........................................................................E-21 A When Joe Tyler s wife Zan recommended homeschooling in 1984 he thought she was crazy. In this session Joe shares his experiences in his homeschool-dad journey from skeptic to raging fan. Moms will learn techniques for thriving in their homeschool classrooms with a reluctant principal and Dads will be encouraged to jump in with both feet and enjoy the experience. WARNING In this session dads may become so enthusiastic that they may even become teachers Now That We Can Teach Em What Will We Feed Em Joel Salatin.......................................................................... E-21 B C While education choice has steadily gained credibility and status in our culture food choice is suffering from a tyrannical food inquisition. Why is local-integrity food so expensive Why can t you get raw milk for your children This session will expose the food orthodoxy of the USDA and FDA for exactly what it is--an assault on liberty and personhood. Who owns the child was the cry 30 years ago. Today it s Who owns my body What good is the freedom to educate if we can t choose the fuel for our brains and bodies to function normally Exploring Hymns and Their Role in Home Education Dr. Carol Reynolds.............................................................E-22 A Families may have hymnbooks on the shelves but how often are they used in teaching subjects like history and poetry There are even math and geography lessons hidden in hymnals Dr. Reynolds will show parents how to take this overlooked resource to enrich their home education and restore traditions that once were common in the Christian home. Incorporating Storytelling in Your Homeschool Cedric Saunders ........................................................................ E-23 A B The acronym SOW SEEDS is used to discuss the basics of storytelling. Both young and old enjoy excellent stories. This dynamic tool can be used to teach about fascinating historical characters or to liven up an otherwise drab subject. From our own homeschool of six children to an auditorium of 600 I have used this tool to teach and to entertain. It is also useful in teaching our special-needs children. A variety of subjects are addressed including presentation techniques economical costumes and props the importance of using original source documents and more. The Apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 3 6 I planted Apollos watered but God gave the increase (NKJV). Storytelling plants the seed but God causes the increase. Important Pit Stops During High School Diane Kummer......................................................................................... E-25 A B For preventative maintenance during the high school years learn what important to-dos and deadlines to keep in mind. Major pit stops will include information about various tests benefits and sources of outside classes college search and application tips alternatives to traditional college and career and post high school paths. Miracle Mountain Ranch--Excellence Discover True Success Matt Cox and his dog Casey..................... E-24 A B See page 21 for more information. 46 Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshop Visit us at BOOTH 129 48 Convention Center Maps 49 Workshops This is a tentative schedule subject to change. Thursday June 6 2 00 6 00 pm Jim BoB & michelle DuGGaR scheDule-aT-a-Glance Room B-10 Ballroom Building DR. mike faRRis DR. Jeff myeRs Friday Session 2 10 30 11 30 am Conquering Corrupt Culture by Raising Christian Communicators Andrew Pudewa isRael Wayne Friday Session 3 1 30 2 30 pm 11 30 am 1 30 pm LUNCH Dysgraphia When a Child or Teenager Won t Write Dianne Craft 1 00-2 30 pm Friday Keynote A 8 30 10 00 am Friday Session 1 9 00 10 00 am ROOMS E 10 A-D 2 00 3 00 pm Introduction to Homeschooling Yvonne Bunn 3 30 4 30 pm How to Begin What You Really Need to Know Yvonne Bunn 5 00 6 00 pm Know the Law Notifying and Testing Demystified Yvonne Bunn FREE BEgiNNER SESSioNS B-15 A Ballroom Building Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshops Duggar s Video-Stream Seating Duggar s Video-Stream Seating Duggar s Video-Stream Seating Train Your Child s Photographic Memory Dianne Craft A World-Changing Worldview Rick Boyer Duggar s Video-Stream Seating Duggar s Video-Stream Seating 1 00-2 30 pm 1 00-2 30 pm B-15 B Ballroom Building B-15 C Ballroom Building The Great Designer Tom DeRosa Duggar s Video-Stream Seating B-11 Ballroom Building Equipping Kids to Plan Their Day the Easy Way Accountable Kids Right Start Math Train Them Now for Spiritual Success at College Recon Defending the Dream Heritage Foundation College the Smart Way CollegePlus Leadership Luncheon Marriott Salon G H I with Heidi St. John 11 30 am - 1 15 pm B-12 Ballroom Building ROOM E-24 A B 1 00 5 00 pm SAT ACT Essay Strategies Andrew Pudewa ROOM B-16 2 00 6 00 pm Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols SpECiAl CoNvENTioN FEATuRES v Learning Science at Home with Apologia Apologia A God-Honoring Plan for Family Entrepreneurship Cornerstone Payment Systems How to Choose Just the Right Level for K-3 Readers BK Educational Services LLC B-13 Ballroom Building Lapbooking 101 Finding Christ Through Fiction Spelling and Grammar and Latin Oh My Latin Road Phonics Road The Wright Way A Beka B-17 Ballroom Building A Different Approach to Grammar Analytical Grammar Inc. B-18 Ballroom Building Courting Dating Waiting and Parenting Knight s Book Knook Teaching History the Way It Happened--In Order BiblioPlan for Families KEyNoTE A B-21 A B C Ballroom Building Keynote Speakers The Duggar Family Lights Camera Action Shatter Point Equipping Students for a Digital World Youth Digital The Way You Wish You d Been Taught...Guaranteed Sonlight Curriculum KEyNoTE B 1 00-2 30 pm B-21 A B C The Duggar Family B-19 Ballroom Building Ebaru Publishing ViolinBook.com Teach Your Child Music ROOM E-11 A B C 2 00 3 00 pm Developing a Plan for High School Diane Kummer 3 30 4 30 pm Record-Keeping for High School Simplifying the Process Diane Kummer 5 00 6 00 pm High School Transcript Clinic Practical Tips and Helps Diane Kummer pREpARiNg FoR HigH SCHool v B-21 A B C Ballroom Building Mother-Daughter Q&A with Michelle Duggar and Daughters E-10 A B Exhibit Hall Building Teaching Your Children to Think Like Christians in a Non-Christian World Zan Tyler The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Andrew Pudewa Joyce Herzog Notebooking and Multi-Level Teaching Heidi St. John Real-Life Homeschooling Heidi St. John E-10 C D Exhibit Hall Building Special-Needs Panel Discussion Help Q&A for Parents of Struggling Learners Boys Will Be Men Rick Boyer E-11 A Exhibit Hall Building Hands-On Learning Learning Accommodations Dr. Kenneth Westcott Deadly Weaknesses in the Strong Man Dennis Gundersen How Do I Teach My Young Child to Have a Biblical Worldview Zan Tyler Choosing and Using Curriculum Joyce Herzog Getting Kids Fired Up About Words Denise Eide Training Character into Your Children Kathie Morrissey E-11 B Exhibit Hall Building E-21 A B C Hero Movie Preview George Escobar ROOM E-21 B C 2 00 3 00 pm Lesson from the Making of IndoctriNation Director Colin Gunn ROOM E-21 B C 3 30 4 30 pm IndoctriNation Q&A Director Colin Gunn FilmmAKiNg v E-11 C Exhibit Hall Building Q&A for Aspiring Writers Rachel Coker Elementary Algebra Taught Concretely Steve Demme E-21 A Exhibit Hall Building How to Start a Family Farm for Less than 5000 Avery s Branch Farms Dual Credit on Steroids The First Year of College for Less than 1000 Jonathan Brush When is Enough...Enough Finding Contentment by Living Like a King Steve & Annette Economides Nifty Tricks Joyce Herzog E-21 B C Exhibit Hall Building A Legacy of Greatness Inspiring Your Kids to Become Today s Heroes Marilyn Boyer Six Ways to Inspire Your Art Student Tim Chambers Raising Powerful Culture Warriors Through Film G. Escobar Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can t Sit Still D. Eide Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols (Begins 8 00 am) Learning Styles Not Just Your Average Genius Diana Waring E-22 A Exhibit Hall Building ExHiBiT HAll HouRS THURSDAY 5 pm 9 pm FRIDAY 9 30 am 8 pm SATURDAY 9 30 am 6 30 pm v Can You Really Learn Art Online Tim Chambers The Family That Stays Together Stays Together Steve Demme Being the Homeschool Mom That They Need Amanda Bennett Dan Nuckols The Scoop on Tests for Teens Diane Kummer Laughter is the Best Medicine Joe & Zan Tyler Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Business Israel Wayne E-23 A B Exhibit Hall Building E-25 A B Exhibit Hall Building Teen Tracks B-16 Ballroom Building Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols Cartooning Camp Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols 50 E-24 A B Exhibit Hall Building Miracle Mountain Ranch (Begins 8 00 am) Discipleship Camp Matt Cox and his dog Casey Humility Strength Through Yielded-ness Apprenticeship and Discipleship A Match Made in Heaven Donnie Rosie Leadership Lessons from Abe Lincoln Tonya Rosie Dianne cRafT sTeve Demme Joel salaTin anDReW PuDeWa heiDi sT. John Diana WaRinG Saturday Session 5 10 30 11 30 am Box-Free Living Diana Waring colin Gunn Saturday Session 6 1 30 2 30 pm 11 30 am 1 30 pm LUNCH sTeve & anneTTe economiDes Saturday Session 7 3 00 4 00 pm Kids and Teenagers with Focus Attention Issues Dianne Craft Friday Session 4 3 00 4 00 pm 10 Marriage Myths That Will Steal Your Joy Heidi St. John Friday Keynote C 4 30 6 00 pm Beginners Of Interest to Teens Men Special Learners Exhibitors Workshops Room B-10 Ballroom Building Saturday Keynote D 8 30 10 00 am Identifying Your Child s Processing Problem Dianne Craft Getting Excited About Teaching Science T. DeRosa Raising G-Rated Sons in an R-Rated World Joe Tyler Exposing the Wizard of Oz A Christian s Guide to Teaching History Diana Waring Classical Education for Real Kids Classical Conversations College Preparation and the Homeschooled Student Regent University B-15 A Ballroom Building Living in the Fiery Furnace Zan Tyler Home Educating with Babies and Toddlers Marilyn Boyer Building Godly Character with Older Books Dennis Gundersen B-15 B Ballroom Building Our First Thirty Years of Homeschooling Rick & Marilyn Boyer Helping Your Child Build a Good Conscience Dennis Gundersen Diana Waring Finding Strength in Our Convictions Jonathan Lewis B-15 C Ballroom Building Inside the Brain of a Hyperactive Homeschooler Israel Wayne How to Save Western Civilization One Student at a Time Memoria Press History Via the Scenic Route Making Literature Meaningful Analytical Grammar Sibling Squabbles in the School Room Kathie Morrissey Three Keys to Great Art Education Artistic Pursuits Inc. B-11 Ballroom Building Homeschooling the Bible and Technology Logos Bible Software Combining Classical Education Charlotte Mason and Unit Studies with a Biblical Perspective My Father s World Breathing Life intoYour Language Arts Total Language Plus Help For the Struggling Reader Ballroom Building Logos Bible Software Single Parents Luncheon in the Marriott Hotel Restaurant 11 30 am 2 00 pm B-12 Homeschooling the Bible and Technology America s First Principles How to Teach the Founding Heritage Foundation How Art Can Transform Your Child s Future Creating A Masterpiece If You Use Crummy Words People Will Think You re A Creep Word Build by Dynamic Literacy B-13 Ballroom Building How to Map Your Child s Development and Have a More Organized Child Family Hope Center The Medical Transcription Service Work at Home as a Medical Transcriptionist B-16 Ballroom Building Cat & Dog Theology Cat and Dog Theology UnveilinGlory Experience Excellence in Writing Dr. Berard s Auditory Integration Institute for Excellence in Writing Training Moore Auditory How to Build Lifelong Learners Math-U-See Rosetta Stone Homeschool Foreign Language Curriculum Rosetta Stone Ltd. B-17 Ballroom Building WITS the Missing Pieces of the Writing Education Puzzle Write Minded Education Inc. Trail Guide to Learning Series GeoMatters BJU Press Homeworks by Precept Answering the What-ShouldI-Do-With-My-Life Question Dr. Jeff Myers Homeschooled Heroes How They Did It Rick Boyer Let s Talk About Courtship and Dating Panel Discussion KEyNoTE C B-21 A B C Ballroom Building Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeff Myers No More Walking Away Why Kids Leave the Faith and What We Can Do About It HEAV s 30th Birthday Celebration B-18 Ballroom Building ADHD and Vision Unlocking the Mystery Dr. Kenneth Westcott Give Your Students the Winning Edge Liberty University KEyNoTE D B-21 A B C Ballroom Building Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Farris The Coming Attack on Homeschooling Miracle Mountain Ranch Responsibility with Modern Technology B-19 Ballroom Building Speech and Debate Demonstration NCFCA A New Way to See Words Logic of English B-21 A B C Ballroom Building Cultivating Kids Raising Children to Live Fruitful Lives Dr. Jeff Myers The Busy Mom s GuideTM to Daylight Heidi St. John Child-Friendly Food Production Joel Salatin 3 30 pm 5 30 pm Class of 2013 Graduation Ceremony The Homeschooling Father Dr. Michael Farris E-10 A B Exhibit Hall Building The Busy Mom s GuideTM to Romance Heidi St. John Cutting Your Grocery Bill in Half Top Ten Tips for Successful Homeschooling A. Bennett Teaching a Curriculum that Fits Your Child Marilyn Boyer E-10 C D Exhibit Hall Building Homeschool Graduate Panel Discussion Fruit of the Harvest Steve & Annette Economides E-11 A Exhibit Hall Building How to Choose a Curriculum that Works Yvonne Bunn The Most Fascinating Discussion of Grammar in the History of the World Brian Wasko The Ice Age and God s Word The History of the Homeschooling Tom DeRosa Movement Israel Wayne College Knowledge and Finances Ten Dumb Things Young Writers Do and How to Avoid Them Brian Wasko Values in Art Tim Chambers You Want to What Confessions of a Reluctant Homeschool Dad Joe Tyler Now That We Can Teach Em What Will We Feed Em Joel Salatin Exploring Hymns and Their Role in Home Education Dr. Reynolds Incorporating Storytelling in Your Homeschool Cedric Saunders The Homeschooling Edge A Professor s View on College Prep Dr. Carol Reynolds When Arithmetic Doesn t Come Easily Kathy Kuhl E-11 B Exhibit Hall Building Steve & Annette Economides E-11 C Exhibit Hall Building Steve & Annette Economides Raising Real Kids for the Real World E-21 A Exhibit Hall Building Seeing Fractions Is Understanding Fractions Steve Demme Four Keys to Your Family s Financial Success Steve & Annette Economides E-21 A B C IndoctriNation Film Colin Gunn Best Tools and Techniques for Young Film Makers G. Escobar Our Father Who Art in Heaven Steve Demme Unit Studies Powerfully Simple Tools Amanda Bennett The Self-Contained Home Joel Salatin Guerrilla Film-Making Colin Gunn Music Learning and the Brain Virginia Largent Motivating Reluctant Learners Joyce Herzog The Socialization Deception Jonathan Lewis Dan Nuckols E-21 B C Exhibit Hall Building E-22 A Exhibit Hall Building The Wrong Reasons to Teach Classical Music Dr. Carol Reynolds Learn More Faster with Fun Joyce Herzog What Students Should Learn Before They Launch Jonathan Brush Donnie Rosie E-23 A B Exhibit Hall Building Talk with Me How Conversation Stimulates Learning Zan Tyler Getting Back On Track How Do I Get It All Done Kathie Morrissey Cartooning Camp Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols (Ends 5 00 pm) E-25 A B Exhibit Hall Building Important Pit Stops During High School Diane Kummer Commitment Focusing on a Commitment to God s Plan Matt Cox and his dog Casey Exhibit Hall Building Teen Track E-24 A B Responsibility Online and Off Resolving Conflict in Excellence Discover True 51 Relationships Mark Brenner Success Matt Cox and his dog Casey Exhibit Hall Map 52 Convention Schedule Workshops & Exhibits 1 30 pm 1 00 pm 2 00 pm 2 00 pm 2 00 pm 2 00 pm 3 30 pm 3 30 pm 3 30 pm 5 00 pm 5 00 pm 5 00 pm 9 00 pm 7 30 am 8 00 am 8 00 am 8 30 am 9 30 am 8 30 am 9 30 am 9 00 am 10 30 am 10 30 am 11 30 am 11 45 am 11 30 am 1 00 pm 5 00 pm 6 00 pm 3 00 pm 3 00 pm 3 00 pm 4 30 pm 4 30 pm 5 30 pm 6 00 pm 6 00 pm 9 00 pm Thursday June 6 Denotes FREE sessions Registration Begins SAT ACT Essay Strategies Andrew Pudewa Cartooning Camp Dan Nuckols Introduction to Homeschooling Yvonne Bunn Developing a Plan for High School Diane Kummer Lessons from the Making of IndoctriNation Colin Gunn How to Begin What You Really Need to Know Yvonne Bunn Record Keeping for High School Diane Kummer IndoctriNation Q&A Colin Gunn Know the Law Notifying & Testing Demystified Yvonne Bunn High School Transcript Clinic Diane Kummer Exhibit Hall Premiere Exhibit Hall Closes Registration Begins Cartooning Camp Miracle Mountain Ranch Children s Program Exhibit Hall Hours Keynote A-- Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Chess Championship Workshops--Session 1 Workshops--Session 2 Exhibit Hall Demonstrations Lunch Break Movie Premier Hero Leadership Luncheon Cartooning Camp Workshops & Exhibits Friday June 7 (continued) 1 00 pm 1 30 pm 3 00 pm 3 00 pm 4 30 pm 5 30 pm 2 30 pm 2 30 pm 4 00 pm 6 00 pm 6 00 pm Keynote B-- Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Workshops--Session 3 Workshops--Session 4 Duggar Family Book Signing Keynote C & 30thAnniversary Celebration-- Dr. Jeff Myer Exhibit Hall Closes Registration Begins Children s Program Keynote D--Dr. Michael Farris Exhibit Hall Hours Miracle Mountain Ranch Workshops--Session 5 Exhibit Hall Demonstrations Lunch Break Film IndoctriNation Single Parents Luncheon Workshops--Session 6 Workshops--Session 7 FREE Exhibit Hall Shopping Register at the door. (UCS is not included.) 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(UCS is not included.) Children s Program See page 11 for a complete schedule. Friday June 7 Saturday June 8 Friday June 7 7 30 am 8 30 am 1 30 pm 7 30 am 8 30 am 1 30 pm 11 30 am 6 30 pm Open for Child Sign-In Program Hours Program Hours Open for Child Sign-In Program Hours Program Hours Saturday June 8 11 30 am 6 00 pm Visit us at BOOTH 439 53 Exhibitors in Alphabetical Order Exhibitors in Alphabetical Order Booth Exhibitor 107 A Beka Academy P.O. Box 17600 Pensacola FL 32522 800-874-3592 www.abekaacademy.org info abekaacademy.org 122 A Beka Book P.O. 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(Medarva) 8700 Stony Point Parkway Suite 100 Richmond VA 23235 804-775-4500 www.medarva.com jpitesenbarger stonypointcs.com 1111 The Widow s Friend 363 Carriage Drive Southbury CT 06488 www.psalm16.6 sbcglobal.net Booth Exhibitor 1017 Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center 9275 Barnes Road Toano VA 23168 757-566-2256 www.wcrc.info wcrc wcrc info 820 Wisdom s Gate Ministries P.O. Box 374 Covert MI 49043 800-343-1943 www.wisdomsgate.org wisgate wisgate.com 610 WordBuild by Dynamic Literacy P.O. Box 690 Keswick VA 22947 888-698-8597 www.dynamichomeschool.com support dynamicliteracy.com Booth Exhibitor 1231 Words 2 Remember 4 Kids 25 Coolidge Road Andover MA 01810 978-475-4833 www.words2 remember4kids.com vicky workds2 remember4kids.com 628 Worldview Academy 1010 W.Texas Avenue Midland Texas 79701 800-241-1123 www.worldview.org registrar worldview.org 621 Write Minded Education Inc. P.O. 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Sam s Club Sequential Spelling (Wave 3 Learning Inc.) Tell Me More Homeschool Edition Foreign Language Learning The Potter s School Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett WriteAtHome Inc. Youth Digital Clothing Generational Heritage Sam s Club College Alpine Ministries Belhaven University Bluefield College CollegePlus Elim Bible institute Lees-McRae College Liberty University Liberty University School of Law Miracle Mountain Ranch Missions Patrick Henry College Pensacola Christian College Regent University University of Virginia Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia Virginia Baptist College 70 Visit us at BOOTH 613 Exhibitors by Product or Service Exhibitor Financial Booth Exhibitor 109 213 98 818 Avery s Branch Farms The Medical Transcription Service Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise Opportunities Virginia529 Classical Academic Press Homeschool Spanish Academy Latin Road Phonics Road Memoria Press Rosetta Stone Ltd. 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Picture This Ministries Professor Carol Young Musicians of Virginia 602 606 303 1229 231 717 1112 1008 600 207 113 513 331 212 903 813 313 Full Program A Beka Academy 107 A Beka Book 122 A TutorSoft Interactive MATH 1 201 Acadamiacs.com 602 Accelerated Christian Education 1116 ALERT Academy 203 Alpha Omega Publications 712 American School 99 1207 Belhaven University BJU Press Homeworks by Precept 1221 BK Educational Services LLC 1021 Boy Scouts of AmericaHeart of Virginia Council 223 Calvert Education Services 1121 520 Christian Light Education Classical Conversations 819 GeoMatters 1125 Landmark s Freedom Baptist Church 1022 Latin Road Phonics Road Laurelwood Books USED and NEW Curriculum Liberty University Liberty University School of Law Memoria Press MOPS International My Father s World Rainbow Resources LLP Rod and Staff by Gospel Gems Saxon Homeschool Sonlight Curriculum The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation The Marine Science Consortium The Medical Transcription Service The Potter s School Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett Virginia Baptist College Westminster Academy Write Minded Education Inc. Zondervan Booth Exhibitor 1019 411 225 224 913 907 720 215 226 326 922 727 815 213 1213 802 1108 718 622 1120 408 1125 Healthy Living Booth Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise Opportunities 98 Samaritan Ministries International 817 Sam s Club 1214 Sue Gregg Cookbooks 311 439 Virginia Soaps & Scents High School A Beka Academy 107 127 A Education Services Advent Film Group 606 Alpha Omega Publications 712 Applied Inspirations LLC (Learn by Doing Kits) 340 303 Artistic Pursuits Inc. Avery s Branch Farms 109 Belhaven University 1207 Classical Conversations 819 Everyday Education Janice Campbell 532 611 Gospel for Asia Herff Jones of Virginia 111 Lamp and Quill Bible Curriculum 429 Liberty University 225 National Christian Forensics and Communications Association 119 Geography Bright Ideas Press GeoMatters Foreign Language Bilingual Books Inc. 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Enjoy 71 Exhibitors by Product or Service Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor 529 903 215 510 409 307 922 233 1213 314 1105 400 813 612 1003 408 902 821 Constituting America Diana Waring Presents Finding Christ Through Fiction Good Steward Books Grace and Truth Books Greathall Productions Jim Weiss Audio Heritage Foundation Home School in the Woods Inheritance Publications Kids Love Publications Memoria Press Nest Discount Distributors Professor Carol Shatter Point Entertainment The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Vision Forum YWAM Publishing Zoe and Sozo Publishing Booth Exhibitor 614 533 618 920 530 504 629 1005 511 707 913 525 903 1115 727 1124 1129 310 403 Booth Exhibitor Tracey Tutor Reading & Spelling WordBuild by Dynamic Literacy Write Minded Education Inc. WriteAtHome Inc. Booth 1109 610 622 104 Positive Action Bible Curriculum Professor Carol Rainbow Resources LLP Recon Rosetta Stone Ltd. Seton Testing Services Sonlight Curriculum Tell Me More Homeschool Edition The Potter s School Cat & Dog Theology UnveilinGLORY VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math Well-Planned Day & Home Educating Family Magazine Young Musicians of Virginia History American Heritage Girls BiblioPlan for Families Bright Ideas Press Cedric Saunders Character Concepts Boyers Language Arts Analytical Grammar Inc. 1003 BiblioPlan for Families BK Educational Services LLC 1021 725 Dianne Craft MA CNHP Discovery Toys 1230 Everyday Education Janice Campbell 532 Excellence in Writing 229 Greathall Productions Jim Weiss Audio 504 JoyEDU 804 207 Lamplighter Publishing Latin Road Phonics Road 1019 Laurelwood Books USED and NEW Curriculum 411 LEGO Education Seating Area B 205 Progeny Press Sequential Spelling (Wave 3 Learning Inc.) 406 The Circe Institute 330 1103 The Critical Thinking Co. The Eternal Argument 402 The Logic of English 227 Total Language Plus 410 Math A Education Services 127 A TutorSoft Interactive MATH 1201 602 Acadamiacs.com Discovery Toys 1230 DIVE - Digital Interactive Video Education 335 Seating Area B LEGO Education Math-U-See Inc. 1026Odyssey Learning Games 209 Right Start Mathematics 333 Saxon Homeschool 326 ShillerMath 427 627 Steve & Annette Economides Teaching Textbooks 526 1103 The Critical Thinking Co. VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math 1105 72 Exhibitors by Product or Service Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor 203 1107 611 1018 510 1203 1111 613 606 1006 109 332 105 223 Cards by Christine Championship Chess Character Corner Courtship Connection Chesapeake Children s Therapy Center Child Evangelism Fellowship of Virginia Classical Academic Press Creating a Masterpiece CurrClick.com Developmental Vision Care Doorposts Eastover Retreat Center Family Foundation Fisherman s Supply Christian Bookstore Generational Heritage Heaven s Family Booth Exhibitor 904 425 703 1102 1107 336 231 524 503 609 221 1101 1106 617 1018 Booth Exhibitor Booth Missions ALERT Academy Child Evangelism Fellowship of Virginia Gospel for Asia Heaven s Family Recon The Family Hope Center The Widow s Friend Train Up a Child Other Advent Film Group Alpine Ministries Avery s Branch Farms Biltmore Estate Bows by Lisa Luann Boy Scouts of AmericaHeart of Virginia Council Heritage Foundation 629 Home School Foundation 1232 Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) 824 JM Cremp s The Boys Adventure Store 910 Knight s Book Knook 120 113 Lifetouch Miller Pads and Paper 915 Miracle Mountain Ranch Missions 1210 MOPS International 907 The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy 816 Odyssey Learning Games 209 Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise Opportunities 98 ParentalRights.org 810 Picture This Ministries 212 Queen Homeschool Supplies Inc. 100 Samaritan Ministries International 817 Behind 1215 Segway of Richmond Seton Testing Services 307 SimplyFun 414 Steve & Annette Economides 627 436 Summit Ministries T.E.A.C.H. 426 The Circe Institute 330 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 727 The Marine Science Consortium 815 The Medical Transcription Service 213 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine LLC 905 1111 The Widow s Friend VideoText Interactive Homeschool Math 1105 Vision Forum 1124 W.H.E.E.L.S. (MEDARVA) 724 Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center 1017 820 Wisdom s Gate Ministries Worldview Academy 628 Young Musicians of Virginia 813 Youth Digital 435 Planners & Organizers Accountable Kids Apologia Conquered by Love 222 129 1015 Visit us at BOOTH 99 R Visit our booth Ask about our convention special Visit us at BOOTH 303 www.artisticpursuits.com 74 Exhibitors by Product or Service Exhibitor Booth Exhibitor The Old Schoolhouse Magazine LLC 905 Well-Planned Day & Home Educating Family Magazine 400 Sports - P.E T.E.A.C.H. Preschool Artistic Pursuits Inc. 303 Character Concepts Boyers 821 Chesapeake Children s Therapy Center 1102 Doorposts 609 804 JoyEDU Lamp and Quill Bible Curriculum 429 Miller Pads and Paper 915 MOPS International 907 Odyssey Learning Games 209 Positive Action Bible Curriculum 529 Ready-Made Preschool 312 427 ShillerMath Sonlight Curriculum 922 1103 The Critical Thinking Co. Tracey Tutor Reading & Spelling 1109 Unit Studies American School Boy Scouts of AmericaHeart of Virginia Council Diana Waring Presents Booth Exhibitor GeoMatters 426 Greathall Productions Jim Weiss Audio Home School in the Woods 99 Kids Love Publications My Father s World 223 Progeny Press 533 Shatter Point Entertainment Booth Exhibitor Booth 1125 Tapestry of Grace 301 Total Language Plus 410 504 Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett 802 1005 YWAM Publishing 1129 707 720 Used Books 613 205 Train Up a Child 1115 Young Entrepreneurs See the businesses of tomorrow today Ten young bright innovative teens who run their own businesses will have booths in the Exhibit Hall. Be sure to visit them at booth 1216. Creations By Missy Michaela Dove This unique line-up includes purses made from recycled jeans and jean skirts stationery sets crafted from photos and handmade lanyards and key chains. All proceeds from these sales will go towards the owner s September 2013 mission trip to Romania. Toservehim19 yahoo.com Solid Rock Creative Design Marco Guarino SRCD is a creative-design company that specializes in corporate and small business websites photography and commercial video production. www.solidrockcd.com contact solidrockcd.com Science & Technology Alpine Ministries 1006 Apologia 129 Applied Inspirations LLC (Learn by Doing Kits) 340 408 Bright Ideas Press C & A Scientific 1024 DIVE - Digital Interactive Video Education 335 304 Exploration Education Science Home School Astronomy 404 iDESIGN Solutions Robotics Expo JM Cremp s The Boys Adventure Store 910 Knight s Book Knook 120 Seating Area B LEGO Education NASA Langley Robotics Expo Nature Friend Magazine 1020 Science Through the Eyes of a Child (STEC) 716 The Marine Science Consortium 815 Vex Robotics Inc. Robotics Expo Valerie s Bird Nest Necklaces Valerie Pors These lovely bird s nest necklaces made with silver-plated wire and freshwater pearls are a specialty sold at local craft fairs and festivals and at two local stores--The Barn Swallow and the Ivy Corner Garden Center Gift Shop. Solid Rock Studios Marco Guarino Solid Rock Studios is a Christian-based recording studio and production facility that offers a full line of services for the uprising artist including preproduction recording editing mixing mastering vocal overdubs composing and in-studio video shoots. www.solidrockrs.com contact solidrockrs.com Rachel Coker Rachel was signed with Zondervan in 2010 for her first young-adult fiction novel Interrupted released in March 2012. Her second novel Chasing Jupiter was released in December 2012. Don t miss her workshop A Q&A for Inspiring Writers on Friday. www.rachelcoker.com Virtually Indestructible Toy Guns Glenn Hannold These specially handcrafted wood guns--a childhood favorite--are designed to hold up under rough play. glenn pascomputing.com bhannold earthlink.net Hannah Everly Designs Hannah Coker After struggling to find modest skirts for a ballroom dancing class 14-year old Hannah Coker started her own business more than a year ago selling custom-made skirts online. She has sold more than 100 skirts to customers all over the United States. www.etsy.com shop HannahEverly hannaheverly hotmail.com Special Needs Accountable Kids Brain Balance Achievement Center of Richmond Calvert Education Services Chesapeake Children s Therapy Center Conquered by Love Dianne Craft MA CNHP Discovery Toys JoyEDU Learn Differently Moore Auditory Integration Training Nest Discount Distributors ShillerMath Tracey Tutor Reading & Spelling WordBuild by Dynamic Literacy Write Minded Education Inc. 222 1208 1121 1102 1015 725 1230 804 626 719 525 427 1109 610 622 Doll Clothes of Yore Emily Marsh Handmade historical doll clothing in 11 different time periods from Medieval to the 1940 s are the perfect way to attire an 18-inch doll such as those from American Girl. www.yoreclothes.com yoreclothes ntelos.net Ellie s Things Ariel Overgaard Choose from an eclectic variety of necklaces bracelets cross necklaces keychains yummie homemade fudge and drawstring backpacks with homeschool and Christian slogans Young Musicians on Wheels (YMOW) Brianna Downs This soon-to-be nonprofit company provides inspiration to those sick or in need by traveling door to door delivering intimate musical performances at bedsides hospitals nursing homes special-needs programs and community events. briannajdowns gmail.com Good Time Granola Emmy Spargur We prepare package and sell a variety of handcrafted all-natural granolas from our own recipes. richelle va-soaps.com 75 Visit us at BOOTH 1208 Visit us at BOOTH 403 visit online We-Choose-Virtues.myshopify.com 77 Graduating Class of 2013 Mercedes Celia Abrego Kaycee Lynn Adams Victoria Nicole Allgeier Jason Theodore Bachert Hananyah David Baggott Gabriel Melchizadek Bane Regina Maria Bapple Dy Lan Dior Marquis Barr Matthew Scott Basinger Hannah Karen Bass Kathryn Virginia Bass Haywood Ambrose Baugh II Hannah Jane Berry Summer Dawn Blevins Christina Brittany Bloom Christy Anna Driscoll Elon Kareema Durant Boden Durham Eanes Ariel Iman Edwards Valencia Victoria Edwards Jasmine Christine Ellis Mary Allison Ellis Taylor Louise Evans Megan Eileen Farish Joshua Aaron Finley Martha Molly Frances Fish Avery Anne Fitzhugh-Austin Guy Mathew Frederick Jr. Christopher Andrew Fry Shavonne Diamond Kidd Rachel Elizabeth King Samuel-Joseph Marvin Klein Joel Klopfenstein Bradley Peter Knudsen Anna Marie Lane Isaiah Richard-Austin LeBlanc Jason Mohr Lee Kyle Michael Leevy Sidney Lee Lemon Emma Ruth Leppke Ryan Elijah Linser Kevin John Lorow Cameron Austin Marshall Jordan Andrea Martin Madison Alexander Martin Rebecca Jane Martin Emily Ann Masters Moriah Alva McAllister Esther Juliette McCullough Michaela Ren McDaniel Jessica Paige Reynolds Dori Ann Richardson Julie Joan Richardson Shannon Marie Richey Mikaela Bryell Robinson Taylor Anne Roose Joseph Andrew Ruck Laralyn Paige Rutledge Brittany Loren Sanderson Allison Brooke Scheidegger Matthew Austin Schuh Abigail Joy Shelton Asa Michael Addona Skinner Christian Maria Smith Dorothy Blair Smith Joshua Lyle Sprung Sheridan Marie Stanley Caleb Eric Steckmann Melody Mae Stein Bryan Edward Stokke Nicholas Winfrey Fuller Emily Katherine Bolles-Martens Peter Edmund Fulton Sara Courtney Bowden Ann Morgan Gaston Maria Giuliana Brooks Taylor Monet Brooks Sophia Rene Geron Kayleigh Rena Gilroy Autumn Yasmine Allease Buggs Caleb Shane Goins Amanda Dorothy Bunch Tristin Dale Goodman Abigail Catherine Burns Sarah Michelle Burrows Rachel Elizabeth Button Merritt Alexander Card Mary Katherine Carraway Michaela Anne Carroll Noah Robert Carroll Tyler James Chisholm Alexandra Rashelle Clements Ashby Nelson Clements Lauren Ann Clugston Jonathan Isaac Collins Maria Eleni Comas Alexander Ryan Compton Francesca Sartor Cortazzo Rachel O Dea Covert Hannah Kathleen Cray Benjamin Thomas Croushorn Patrick Sinclair Daugherty Wyatt Coleman Daves Morgan Elizabeth Dean Rachel Maria Denison Heidi Marie Deutsch Joanna June Dixon Maiya Nicole Drennen Sarah Mary Griffin Jacob Luke Griles Morgan Avery Haddock Christina Grace Hamilton Starr-Lorene Hope Hamilton Jonathan David Harrison Alexander Wesley Hazelworth Jacob Michael Headley Elizabeth Sue Hevener Henry Walsh Hinnant Jack Taylor Hippchen Katie Nicole Howard Ashton Taylor Howell Renee Suzanne Huggins Colleen Elizabeth Ingraldi Summer Rayne Jackson Winter Rose Jackson Joshua Josiah Jefferson Brandon Mills Johnson Daniel Edward Jones Loveona Jenee Jones Shawn Rachon Jones Susan Kathleen Jones Braxton Wade Kemp Jennifer Elizabethanne Kemp Amber Elizabeth Stoltzfus Christopher Garrett McGowan Tyler Paul Stoltzfus Gabriella Faith McLemore Gavin Lee Stone Daniel Robert McNamara Christina Michelle Mertz Annaliese Lauren Mesibov Angela Ada Miranda Caleb Ryan Monfreda Lucie Kendall Moore-Harris Raven Marie Morris Emily Lynn Mulhearn Amanda Nicole Novak Victoria Elaine Oberlin Laura Ann O Dorisio Susanna Lee Olson Jeremiah Tyler Osborne Laura Chandler Osborne Rachael Naomi Patteson Katelyn Elizabeth Peters Susanna Grace Phaup Jesse Alexander Powell Rebecca Lynn Powell Gina Roseanna Presho Rebekah Lynne Pritchard Alannah Pascale Quetel Andrew Robert Raha Shane Alan Stone Christina Grace Struzzieri Kimberly Anne-Joy Suits Daniel Lawrence Tate Aryka Ja Nice Thornton Nikina Brianna Trusty Alexander Cristiano Vazquez Kathryne Isabella Vazquez Christopher Michael Vertefeuille Kevin Joseph Vincent Molly Anne Walkuw Hope Elizabeth Wallcraft Patrick Wayne Waller Connor Jacob Weisman Kelsey Rene West Maria Grace White Hayley Elizabeth Williams Erin Amanda Yunghans Isaac Peter Zabel Ayo Zahra Michelle Lauren Zischke Ashley Dawn Zook Graduation Ceremony Graduation Ceremony Greater Richmond Convention Center Richmond Virginia Saturday June 8 2013 3 30 pm n Piano Prelude .................................................................................................................................................. Bethany McAllister Welcome......................................................................................................................................................................Anne Miller Processional Pomp and Circumstance (please remain seated) ..................................................................... Bethany McAllister Presentation of the Colors ....................................................................................................................................... ALERT Team Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem Invocation ............................................................................................................................................................... Dr. Jeff Myers Special Musical Presentation............................................................................................................................................ Soli Deo Recognition of Parents ................................................................................................................................................Anne Miller Commencement Address Not by Power ............................................................................................................... Dr. Jeff Myers Presentation of Diplomas .....................................................................................................................Parents of 2013 Graduates Assisted by Anne Miller president and Patrick Ryan vice-president Presentation of the Class of 2013 Hymn ...........................................................................................................................................................To God Be The Glory Benediction ................................................................................................................................................................Patrick Ryan Retiring of the Colors .............................................................................................................................................. ALERT Team Recessional (please be seated)........................................................................................................................ Bethany McAllister Piano Postlude................................................................................................................................................. Bethany McAllister Please stand To God Be the Glory To God be the glory great things He hath done So loved He the world that He gave us his Son who yielded His life an atonement for sin and opened the lifegate that all may go in. Refrain Praise the Lord praise the Lord let the earth hear His voice Praise the Lord praise the Lord let the people rejoice O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son and give Him the glory great things He hath done Great things He hath taught us great things He hath done and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son but purer and higher and greater will be our wonder our transport when Jesus we see. (Refrain) Words by Frances J. Crosby Music by William H. Doane published 1875 79 Graduate Biographies Mercedes Celia Abrego Fredericksburg Virginia I have been homeschooled since the fourth grade. My future plan is to go to makeup artistry school. I love to play piano. I m on the adult youth and kids worship teams at my church. My favorite passage of scripture is Psalm 91. I m engaged to be married on September 28 of this year. I have been truly blessed with the greatest parents and brother that I could have ever asked for. God has brought me so far in life and I m really excited to see all He has in store. Kaycee Lynn Adam Smithfield Virginia I have been homeschooled since the fourth grade. My special interests have included nine years of competitive gymnastics hunting and spending time with friends. I have attended summer mission trips with my church for the past six years. I will further my education at a local community college until God gives me direction for my life. Cape Charles Virginia Born in Truro England on January 10 1996 I am a Navy brat. We have lived all over Pennsylvania California Virginia Beach and now the Eastern Shore. I am a competitive shooter competing across the country with an AR-15 1911 .45 and a 1903A3 Springfield. Shooting has provided wonderful friends great lessons and a huge responsibility. I am currently dual enrolled for my second semester at Eastern Shore Community College. My life includes lots of volunteering with the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the American Legion and the local nursing home. I look forward to transferring as a sophomore to Old Dominion University in the fall of 2014. North Chesterfield Virginia Most people call me Teddy everybody calls me Theodore some Jason and others well other things--Teddio Tedward Teddyballgame among twenty-some other nicknames. I ve homeschooled my whole life except for one day I also played CVHAA Patriots baseball for six years and loved it I ve studied my Bible much more than calculus yet I love math chemistry and physics. I hope to play college baseball at the school to which the Lord leads me where I will actively pursue my goal of becoming a Major League Baseball player. However my top goals are to seek the Lord and to be the best example I can be to everyone around me. Victoria Nicole Allgeier Jason Theodore Bachert Hananyah David Baggott Cartersville Virginia Hananyah is the third of six homeschooled children in his family. He is first and foremost a lover of Jesus. Hananyah asked Jesus into his heart at the age of three and he has been following Him ever since. In addition to his academic studies Hananyah has pursued music as a pianist a singer and a violinist. He recently completed a four-and-a-half month internship at the Fredericksburg Prayer Furnace where he has been ministering to the Lord in music and pursuing a lifestyle of intimacy with Jesus intercession and works of justice. He plans to continue on staff at the Prayer Furnace. Gabriel Melchizadek Bane Henrico Virginia I have been homeschooled for 12 years. My special interest is in mixed martial arts where I have a recommended black belt. I also enjoy mountain climbing hiking camping canoeing fishing archery hunting snowboarding and swimming. I have received the Gold Medal of Achievement in the Royal Rangers where I am a junior leader for the Discovery Rangers. I look forward to enlisting in the Navy with the intention of becoming a Navy SEAL. Fredericksburg Virginia I m 18 years old and the tenth of 10 children. I ve been homeschooled for as long as I can remember. I was a competitive cheerleader for four years and went to work camp with my church youth group in 2010. I ll be attending Germanna Community College for two years then transferring to either Mary Washington University or Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue a nursing degree. I m very excited to see where life takes me. Regina Maria Bapple Dy Lan Dior Marquis Barr Washington DC It is wonderful to come from a place of uncertainty into clarity as if the puzzle pieces of life are being put together piece by piece in front of you but it s up to each person to do what is right for himself. My decisions--my actions--will determine my future. All the stressing pressing and testing--all the hard work--has paid off. I m happy to be blessed with life and talent and people who care to make a difference in my life. I m praying knowing that God will show me the way of my future...my path...my purpose I am ready to graduate Cumberland Virginia I have always been homeschooled. My hobbies include hunting fishing and camping. Music has always been a part of my life. I play drums with our praise and worship team at my church. I am currently employed at Basinger Brothers. There are several options I m considering for the future. I m still waiting for clear direction from God. My goal in life is to have wisdom and understanding. I thank God for my family and for the special young lady He has put in my life. Matthew Scott Basinger Hannah Karen Bass Midland Virginia I ve always been homeschooled and until now debate competition has given my life purpose. My name is Hannah as you may already know--if not please pay better attention --and I believe that life is like a pizza. It goes round and round. Our job is to eat into the middle. Every so often we encounter pepperoni sausage or maybe just maybe... bacon. The longings of my heart include the color of darkness (not in a depressing way) swimming and Jesus. I love to travel the world and I fully intend to rule it one day. God bless America. 80 Graduate Biographies Kathryn Virginia Bass Midland Virginia Throughout my high school years I have striven to be a shining star in the midst of a dark sky. I look forward to continuing in this endeavor through college and the rest of my life by working to end modern-day slavery and encouraging others to also change the world by living their lives fully for God s glory. I enjoy public speaking drama singing photography archery practice and spending time with people. I hope to attend Regent University in the fall where I will earn a psychology degree with plans to go into counseling. Richmond Virginia As an 18-year-old I am blessed to have received a terrific homeschool education from my favorite role models my parents. Since kindergarten homeschooling has provided me the opportunity to work at my own pace studying subjects not offered in alternate settings. I have had the privilege of participating in Boy Scouts theater karate soccer basketball and swimming. Initially I plan to attend John Tyler Community College and then transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University. My long-term goal is to pursue a degree in law. I find solace for my life in my favorite Bible verse Philippians 4 13. Haywood Ambrose Baugh II Hannah Jane Berry Emporia Virginia I have been a homeschooled student from the second grade through graduation. I spent my junior and senior years as a dual-enrolled student at Southside Virginia Community College. I was able to earn 27 credits toward my future degree in criminal justice criminal psychology. While at Southside I was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I also participated in soccer dance classes and church drama productions I became interested in art and travel as well. I received my underwater scuba certification while in Bermuda and attended a mission-oriented tour to Israel. I will travel to Guatemala on another mission trip. Soda Springs Idaho I have always been homeschooled. I participated in softball and lacrosse during my high school years. I am also an active member and past president of my 4-H group. In 4-H I show poultry and dairy meat goats. I plan to attend the College of Southern Idaho and major in veterinary technology in the fall. Summer Dawn Blevins Christina Brittany Bloom Stafford Virginia I have been homeschooled since fifth grade and am so excited to begin this new journey in my life I plan to attend Germanna Community College and eventually graduate with a transfer degree going on to complete my baccalaureate degree at another school. Over the years I have fallen in love with every aspect of theater particularly musical theater...from the thrill of being on stage to the magic that happens offstage. I want to pursue this passion God has given me. He has a plan for me and I cannot wait to see what it is North Garden Virginia We started homeschooling when I was in the fourth grade and it has been such a wonderful experience. I have learned so much from our farm life and from helping in our home. A strengthening verse for me is Philippians 4 13 which has helped me through these high school years. I enjoy knitting cooking and playing soccer. I will continue at Piedmont Virginia Community College in the fall to work toward a degree in nutritional science. Emily Katherine Bolles-Martens Sara Courtney Bowden Camden North Carolina I am a Charlottesville Virginia native and I currently live near the North Carolina beaches. In high school I have enjoyed tutoring English language learners training my dog to be a therapy dog and working at Chick-fil-A. I have been homeschooled all my life and I am exceedingly thankful for the endless energy my parents have devoted to my education and for the opportunities I have been provided. I will attend Toccoa Falls College this fall and major in teaching English as a second language. My goal is to travel and use that skill as a ministry overseas. Maria Giuliana Brooks Hayes Virginia Life is an adventure Mine started out in Italy and ended up in Virginia where I moved at the age of two. I am a pastor s daughter and the only teachers I have known are my mother and father. I love the Lord more than life itself. One day I hope to travel the world and follow God s will for my life. For now I want to take a break from school and try to figure out my passion. I m so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. They are my true inspirations. (Love y all ) Fort Washington Maryland I have been homeschooled from ninth grade through twelfth grade. In this environment I received one-on-one instructions that enabled me to concentrate and learn more quickly without distractions. My special interests are writing short stories and poems swimming playing basketball with my brother and sister and doing exercises. I participated in a community-outreach program that feeds the homeless and single women and their children. I love to travel. I have traveled to many parts of the United States with my family. My goal is to be an inspiring writer of plays and movies. Taylor Monet Brooks Autumn Yasmine Allease Buggs Highland Springs Virginia For the majority of my schooling including all of my high school years I have been homeschooled. During my senior year I worked as a nanny and as a nursery worker for a homeschool co-op. I enjoy designing and sewing my own clothes singing playing my ukulele painting and drawing. The Lord has certainly had his hand in my life sending the people I ve needed just when I ve needed them. I hope to go on to study nursing possibly even getting to go abroad and be a nurse in other countries...as the Lord wills. 81 Graduate Biographies Amanda Dorothy Bunch Chesterfield Virginia I was homeschooled for part of my freshman year of high school but then went back to public school until the middle of my junior year when I found out I was pregnant. Instead of dropping out of school I decided to graduate early so I completed two years of high school in one year of homeschooling. I want to study to be a dental hygienist when I go to college my college of choice is Virginia Commonwealth University. Mechanicsville Virginia Nine years of homeschooling changed me. It helped me discover my love for the humanities and it allowed me to reach beyond age limits as I interacted with people from all walks of life. Because of homeschooling I traveled on a service trip to China I began to row for River City Crew and I had countless opportunities to serve others in my community for Christ. As I look forward to the next stage of my life I am excited to apply all that I learned through homeschooling to the possibilities of the future. Fredericksburg Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. Music and dance are my main interests having begun ballet when I was five I enjoy trying different styles of dance. Through my church I have learned piano and sanctuary bells and I am a member of the youth choir having participated in several choir and bells concerts along the East Coast. I am also active in our church s drama ministry. I enjoy working at Chick-fil-A with my friends and family. After graduation I am going on a mission trip to Peru and then I will attend Germanna Community College. Abigail Catherine Burns Sarah Michelle Burrows Rachel Elizabeth Button Midlothian Virginia I am 17 years old and have always been homeschooled. Math is my favorite subject and I love to read. I play baseball and umpire for Chesterfield Little League. I also play basketball for the Woodlake Association and swim for the Woodlake swim team. I am part of the handbell choir at Chesterfield Baptist my home church. Aside from my studies I work at Wendy s where I am currently a manager-intraining. I plan to continue my studies in business at John Tyler Community College. Merritt Alexander Card Powhatan Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. My special interests are bow hunting fishing and baseball. I have played in the baseball homeschool world series twice and have also attended a college baseball camp. I plan to continue playing baseball. I have also been on two mission trips with my youth group and will be a part of a third this summer. One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 8 37-39 Raleigh North Carolina I have been homeschooled since the fifth grade. Because I lived in Virginia from the time I was four years old until last summer I wanted to come back to Virginia to graduate. My special interests include photography singing and traveling. I have been blessed to participate in mission trips to Guatemala and Italy and I also took an educational trip to Canada. My plan is to attend Liberty University this fall. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Timothy 4 12. Mary Katherine Carraway Michaela Anne Carroll Chesterfield Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. I have been working as a caterer at King s Korner for almost a year. My special interests include photography ice skating horseback riding and working with children. I am very active in our church youth group. I have participated in youth mission trips and outreach programs with the church over the past four years. I am planning to go into the study of zoology after I graduate. I love many Bible verses but a couple of favorites are 2 Peter 3 9 and 1 John 3 1-3. Chesterfield Virginia I ve been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I play guitar in a pop-punk band called Penguin Juice. I also play guitar at my church and have been doing so for almost a year. I have worked with my church youth group and have led worship for our Wednesdaynight youth Bible studies both with a team and by myself. My special interests include playing guitar writing comic books and singing. My goal is go to Liberty University to get a degree in worship leadership with a minor in youth ministry. My favorite Bible verse is 1 Timothy 1 12. King George Virginia I have been homeschooled since sixth grade and have been dual enrolled at Germanna Community College for the past year. During my senior year in high school I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Since I was 15 years old I have worked at our local library and I have met a lot of people there. I have been accepted into the Presidential Leadership Program at Christopher Newport University in Newport News Virginia for fall 2013. My intended major is psychology. Noah Robert Carroll Tyler James Chisholm Alexandra Rashelle Clements Suffolk Virginia I have been homeschooled for most of my education and I ve thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorite subject is literature. Some of my interests and hobbies include photography reading traveling and blogging. I plan to finish my associate s degree at Tidewater Community College and then continue on to get my bachelor s degree in English. 82 Graduate Biographies Ashby Nelson Clements Buena Vista Virginia I have been homeschooled my entire life. I recently earned the Awana Citation Award and have been an Awana leader for four years. I also teach Sunday school and vacation Bible school. I am part of a team preparing for our third mission to the Navajo Reservation. I was named defensive player of the year in soccer. I also enjoy music especially with my siblings. I have been active in Generation Joshua for six years. A member of the Virginia Junior Angus Association I am interested in raising Black Angus cattle. My greatest desire is to serve God with all of my life and to be prepared to go wherever he calls. Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled for five years and have attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College. My favorite high school experience was traveling to Europe as a student ambassador with People to People Ambassador Programs visiting Greece France and Italy. I will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall majoring in forensic science and chemistry with the hope of studying abroad. I have been playing the piano for 10 years and would like to refine my skills by continuing my lessons with a music professor. Lauren Ann Clugston Jonathan Isaac Collins Alexandria Virginia Jonathan has been homeschooled since the third grade. He enjoys learning about history and math. He has been actively involved in his church youth group throughout his middle and high school years including several short-term mission trips to Kentucky West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He is a Special Olympiad with Down syndrome who plays soccer basketball and track. He enjoys music dancing movies and video games. He plans to attend community-based work training for the next two years. Maria Eleni Comas Suffolk Virginia I have been homeschooled during my high school years. I will be attending Liberty University in the fall. I hope one day to help young girls in crisis through counseling. I want to thank my family for their guidance throughout the years and Niko for helping me pursue my dreams. Warm Springs Virginia I have been homeschooled since second grade. Having been in Scouts since kindergarten I earned my Eagle Scout this past year and am now an assistant scoutmaster in my troop. In trying to learn advanced networking and programming I hope to get a job in security or writing games. Alexander Ryan Compton Francesca Sartor Cortazzo Arlington Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. As a junior I began a dual-enrollment program at Northern Virginia Community College. My hobbies include track snowboarding and anything active. Fitness is a passion as well as a priority in my life. Over the past year I have been raising a lab puppy for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and I have enjoyed every day of it. My future plan is to move to Kentucky join the ROTC Army program and major in criminal justice at Western Kentucky University. I strongly look forward to the next chapter in my life and hope to influence others as well as better myself. Rachel O Dea Covert Chester Virginia Excitedly I am graduating but I know learning never ends and new adventures are ahead. Along with finishing school I have enjoyed working at the YMCA teaching swimming lessons and working with the Learn to Swim program. I also spend time pet sitting and taking care of my own two dogs. My plans for the future include continuing to work at the YMCA and taking classes at the local community college. My favorite Bible verse is Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever (Psalm 23 6 ESV). Midlothian Virginia Hannah is an outgoing 16-year-old who has already finished one year of college. She is the oldest of six children. She has a passion for martial arts. She is a second-degree black belt and an assistant instructor through Martial Arts World. She is looking forward to continuing her education in order to teach special-needs children. Hannah Kathleen Cray Benjamin Thomas Croushorn Rixeyville Virginia Along with my two brothers and sister I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. My pastimes are camping hiking and climbing. In 2012 I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Technology and the mechanics of things have always intrigued me after I graduate from high school I plan to get a degree in mechanical engineering. My dream job is to design and build cars for Ferrari or a similar corporation. Nonetheless wherever I go and whatever I do I know that God is there to guide me (Proverbs 3 1-12). Patrick Sinclair Daugherty Amelia Virginia I have been homeschooled for 12 years. My education has had Jesus Christ in the midst of it. Homeschooling has allowed me the opportunity and encouragement to pursue my music. I currently play the guitar keyboard and violin. I ve been on the worship team at my church for three years. During my homeschool days I have also been able to do mission work in Mexico and Nicaragua. This fall I will be attending Liberty University majoring in criminal justice. I look forward to starting a music outreach for children one day. 83 Graduate Biographies Wyatt Coleman Daves Cartersville Virginia Being homeschooled since kindergarten has given me the opportunity to pursue the interests I love and to build life skills such as carpentry plumbing and electrical work. Since I live near the James River I spend much of my time fishing I am also an avid hunter. Last year I went on my first foreign mission trip helping to build an adobe church in San Jose Nicaragua. Although I have worked in construction for the past few years this summer I will be working at a local dairy. I have plans to become a lineman with Dominion Virginia Power. Morgan Elizabeth Dean Gloucester Virginia Through the last ten years homeschooling has enabled me to make regular visits with my therapy dog to the Peninsula Cancer Institute an experience that has had a profound impact on my long-term career aspirations. Similarly I ve benefited from the Langley Air Force Base shadowing program an opportunity in which Major Dr. Richards has allowed me to observe multiple eye surgeries. Dual-enrollment success has given me confidence that I ll transition well to Christopher Newport University in the fall. I m thankful these experiences have enabled me to grow closer to Christ and to direct my studies toward a career as an ophthalmologist. Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. During my senior year I was dual enrolled at John Tyler Community College. My interests include volleyball and competitive swimming. I have also been on a mission trip to Romania and I plan to serve in Panama this summer. I will attend either James Madison University or Virginia Tech this year. My favorite verse is Truly I tell you if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17 20 NIV). Rachel Maria Denison Heidi Marie Deutsch Chesterfield Virginia Praise God for leading me to this milestone As the youngest of four I am blessed to have been homeschooled since birth. I ve attended Classical Conversations for eight years and now have nine college credits without attending community college. Throughout high school I ve been involved with speech and debate TeenPact and The Family Foundation. In my spare time you ll find me singing spending time with friends or reading. I hope to attend Liberty University to pursue a degree in nursing. Afterward I d like to pursue medical missions--perhaps with Mercy Ships. I shall follow wherever the Lord calls me. Joanna June Dixon Midlothian Virginia Homeschooled from kindergarten through high school my experience has included various co-ops tutors and Chesterfield Christian Academy. In my senior year I participated in the dual-enrollment program at John Tyler Community College. During high school I devoted much of my time to sports including soccer volleyball and basketball. I earned the All-Conference Award for 2011 and 2012 in basketball. I enjoy music the outdoors friends and family. I will attend Liberty University in the fall with the aim of studying athletic training or nursing. Portsmouth Virginia Being the oldest in a large military family has presented a number of challenges but Maiya has met them head-on with cheerfulness and enthusiasm. She has been homeschooled from the beginning enjoying a number of volunteer opportunities from assistant teaching in a homeschool co-op to making delicious homemade cupcakes to raise money for the Crisis Pregnancy Center in South Hampton Roads. She currently teaches piano and enjoys baking delicious treats especially her famous cupcakes. Walking by faith she is seeking God for His plan for her life. Her favorite verse is Matthew 5 16. Maiya Nicole Drennen Christy Anna Driscoll Chesapeake Virginia Hi I m 18 and I ve been homeschooled my whole life. I m very grateful for the parents God gave me. They took time to make sure I had a solid understanding of school--and how I should live--and provided a place for me to play sports by creating Hampton Roads Homeschool Sports. I enjoy playing piano by ear and being artsy but soccer has been my favorite hobby. I was recruited by different colleges and decided to accept a scholarship from Virginia Wesleyan. I plan to study dental hygiene and work for a children s dentist. Columbia Maryland I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. During my freshman and sophomore years of high school I was interested in a nursing career. I thank my father for helping me discover my true calling of graphic arts. My special interests include krav maga (an Israeli form of martial arts) and playing football. I have traveled to Israel with my family and I look forward to returning to do my time in the Israeli defense force. I hope to be able to serve the Lord wherever He chooses to send me in the coming years. Williamsburg Virginia I have been homeschooled all my life. I participated in Classical Conversations for my freshman and sophomore years of high school. During my junior and senior years I was dual enrolled at Rappahannock Community College where I earned 36 college credits and have been accepted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. My hobbies include golf fishing and eating steak. My passions are music and playing the guitar. I ve given lessons and been a guitarist in two Christian bands and my church s praise band. Elon Kareema Durant Boden Durham Eanes 84 Graduate Biographies Ariel Iman Edwards Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled my entire life. As part of being a well-rounded student I participated in a dual-enrollment program where I earned 10 college credits. I also participated in local homeschooling art classes. My interests include making jewelry and writing songs using my guitar. I was also inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars. My future plan is to go to college and study graphic design. Valencia Victoria Edwards Portsmouth Virginia I am blessed to have been homeschooled from preschool through grade 12. Throughout my homeschool years I have been active in Awana and 4-H and I have participated in various church activities. In 2007 I was a Virginia state finalist in the National American Miss pageant. I plan to study biology in order to help cure disease and environmental science in order to help maintain God s creation. The earth is the Lord s and the fullness thereof the world and they that dwell therein (Psalm 24 1 KJV). Newport News Virginia Jasmine Ellis is a creative self-motivated person who strives to give her best to our community. She will be following a path in the medical field to become a gynecologist. Her accomplishments include Girl Scout gold silver and bronze awards a mixed martial arts blue belt academic honor roll with an advanced studies diploma playing various percussion instruments seven years of piano with two Guild awards and two years of marching band as third bass drum. She volunteers four hours a week at Riverside Hospital in surgical prep. Her hobbies are fingernail painting playing cards and reading. Jasmine Christine Ellis Mary Allison Ellis Beaverdam Virginia I have been homeschooled from second grade through twelfth grade. I was dual enrolled at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College during my junior and senior years. I enjoy playing piano archery and raising and showing livestock with my 4-H club. I am president of Three Rivers Livestock Club where we not only work with our animals but also do a lot of community service. I hope to be a veterinarian and help all types of animals large and small. I am also proud to be a member of Zeta Gamma a local chapter of a homeschool honor society. Alexandria Virginia I have been homeschooled for three years my sophomore junior and senior years. My special interests include music reading cooking and helping my family. I love to write in my journal. I attend church most Sundays and have volunteered with small children at our community center. I truly believe the Lord has helped me get through this time in my life. Homeschooling has helped me in so many ways. I am grateful to my parents for never giving up on me. I look forward to my future and hope for success. Woodbridge Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. One of my interests is photography particularly portraits and landscapes. Some of my photography work has earned blue ribbons at county and state fairs. I even earned a Best in Show award for one work displayed at the Prince William County Fair. I also enjoy writing and am working on a mystery chapter book. I have performed many hours of volunteer work with early-elementary children and particularly enjoy that age group. I plan to continue my studies through online learning. Taylor Louise Evans Megan Eileen Farish Joshua Aaron Finley Dale City Virginia I am sixteen and I have been homeschooled my entire life. I like to play sports hang out with friends and family and play piano. I plan to study criminal justice at Pensacola Christian College in the fall then continue my education in law and music. My goals in life are to finish college get married and serve God in everything I do. My life s verse is Have I not commanded you Be strong and of good courage do not be afraid nor be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1 9 (NKJV) Norfolk Virginia I began my education at home at the age of two when my family moved back to the United States. The fourth child of five I had a truly amazing childhood growing up in a small town in Tennessee. I was always involved in some form of scouting through the ninth grade. At that time I made the Hampton Roads Homeschool Sports varsity soccer team. I am passionately Catholic and extremely involved in my local parish. My plans for the future include studying at a local college and pursuing my dream of traveling around the world. Ad majorem Dei gloriam--to the greater glory of God. Gainesville Virginia I have been homeschooled from the third through twelfth grade. I enjoy reading and studying Bible prophecy. Because of my love for reading I contributed to the review process of a manuscript that eventually became a children s mystery book titled The Picaresque of Imagine Purple and published by Tate Publishing. My hobbies include making jewelry and singing and I sing frequently at my local church. I also hold a first-degree level six black belt in tae kwon do. Chesterfield Virginia Having attended private school for elementary and middle school I have come to appreciate the blessing homeschooling has provided me through high school. My activities as a volunteer at my local karate studio and at church provided social opportunities to round out my high school experience. I achieved honor roll throughout high school while balancing karate training where I have a double black belt in two forms of karate. I plan to attend Virginia Tech in the fall to study mechanical engineering. 85 Martha Molly Frances Fish Avery Anne Fitzhugh-Austin Guy Mathew Frederick Jr. Graduate Biographies Christopher Andrew Fry Alexandria Virginia God has graciously and abundantly blessed Christopher. Christopher is a man of high integrity and character. He is an athlete scholar and leader. He loves science technology and math and plans to pursue electrical engineering in college. Christopher s parents brother and extended family pray for God s richest blessings on him and his future as he seeks to honor God with his life. Our prayer for Christopher is Micah 6 8-- He has shown you O mortal what is good. And what does the Lord require of you To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6 8 NIV). Christiansburg Virginia First of all I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me parents who wanted me to have a first-class education. Secondly I would like to thank my parents for homeschooling me from kindergarten through high school. My hobbies include soccer basketball reading and photography. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My current plan is to go to New River Community College and pursue a two-year degree in science then transfer to Virginia Tech for a degree in human foods nutrition and exercise which would lead into my career choice sports medicine physical therapy. Nicholas Winfrey Fuller Peter Edmund Fulton Poughkeepsie New York I was born in Newport News Virginia but currently live in New York. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I am currently taking a college course entitled Bible Manuscript Evidence. I enjoy reading fencing and outside activities. My plan is to start working for a friend s tree business so that I can provide for a future family. I hope to work with my church to reach the surrounding area for the Lord. Ann Morgan Gaston Aylett Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I have studied piano since I was 6 years old at 14 I began guitar lessons. At 10 years of age I became a teacher s aide in the children s program at church also assisting as a puppeteer in that ministry at age 16. I enjoy playing music at our church s summer teen camp. I love soccer and art particularly with the media of pencil and charcoal. I am pursuing further education at a junior college in Virginia majoring in business administration with arts as a minor. My favorite Bible verse is Job 19 25-27. West Point Virginia Sophia chose to come home for school beginning with middle school feeling the Lord had called her to it. Her choice has changed her family making it all the better for it. She is an amazing young woman with a heart for serving others especially young women. She has participated in her church worship team for the last five years and has helped with and led Bible study. She has been dancing since she was three. Her interests are guitar dance serving others reading and knitting. She plans to attend Thomas Nelson Community College in the fall. Sophia Rene Geron Kayleigh Rena Gilroy Hopewell Virginia I have been homeschooled since I was in the sixth grade. My hobbies included dancing at Ann Witt School of Dance and working with preschoolers at Colonial Heights Baptist Church where I attend church and work in the children s department. I will be attending local college and then furthering my studies at Liberty University in order to become a teacher. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29 11. Glen Allen Virginia I have been homeschooled my entire life. In my sophomore junior and senior years of high school I participated in several music and ministry internships. I have also been on several mission trips to Nicaragua and Long Island Bahamas. My special interests include music and soccer. My favorite verse is 1 John 4 4. Caleb Shane Goins Tristin Dale Goodman Chester Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. Since then life has been busy with Boy Scouts and karate but now that I have graduated I can t wait to start college following in my father s footsteps and enrolling in Stayer University for computer programming. I hope to remain a good influence for my younger brothers Shawn and Nicholas. Listen my son to your father s instruction and do not forsake your mother s teaching (Proverbs 1 8 NIV). Triangle Virginia I was homeschooled from preschool through twelfth grade and dual enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College. I will attend Shenandoah Conservatory working toward a B.M. degree in piano performance. I studied piano for twelve years and enjoy accompanying playing in various ensembles and competing. I was blessed to have placed first in Omega Psi Phi s Talent Hunt Competition and to have performed in the finals of the Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts. I enjoy theater singing and studying music theory. I am the oldest of six in a loving Christian family. I look forward to seeing how God will work next in my life Sarah Mary Griffin Jacob Luke Griles Amelia Virginia I have had the privilege of being homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I participated in Classical Conversations from the eighth to the eleventh grades and have been concurrently enrolled in John Tyler Community College for my senior year. I look forward to serving God in the ministry throughout my life. May all glory be to God One of my favorite Bible verses is Philippians 2 5-18. 86 Graduate Biographies Morgan Avery Haddock Chesterfield Virginia I began homeschooling in the seventh grade after my family and I moved to Virginia from Florida in 2007. I have been a part of a local homeschool co-op and am very self-motivated working two jobs while completing my homeschool workload. My special interests all revolve around outdoor activities such as fishing hunting weaponry and riding my motorcycle. My plan for the future is to enlist in the military and become a police officer. Gloucester Virginia I was three when I told my mom I wanted to be a doctor. I learned a lot when my sister got ill. I learned to change her IVs and give her medications in injection form. This just made it all the clearer that I want to be a surgeon and help others live. I have been taking classes at Rappahannock Community College for a year now and I plan to continue at RCC earning my associate s degree in nursing and then continuing my studies to become a doctor. And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not (Gal. 6 9 KJV). Gloucester Virginia I have been homeschooled all my life. In April 2010 I was diagnosed with lymphoma since then I have fought for my life and studied hard. With the help of my mother and siblings I have been able to finish my studies and with the help of Dr. Owen and my nurse Teresa I ve been able to live to see this day. I am going to Dominion School of Hair Design after which I hope to earn a B.S. in agriculture. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30 5 NKJV). For this I thank my Lord and Savior Gainesville Virginia I began homeschooling in the first grade and it has been a tremendous blessing in my life. I thank my parents for all their sacrifice and love. My passion is dance. I am a member of the Gainesville Dance Center and have won many team awards as a part of that dance company. Recently I won a scholarship to the Monsters of Hip Hop convention. I plan to attend Northern Virginia Community College later I will transfer to continue my studies in dance. Christina Grace Hamilton Starr-Lorene Hope Hamilton Jonathan David Harrison Alexander Wesley Hazelworth Bristow Virginia Alexander has been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. He has excelled in all of his studies--not only in his homeschool classes but also in his college studies. Alexander has a gift of understanding computers and technology. His aunt calls him her personal help desk. He is currently pursuing a degree in information technology and is employed as a computer operations technician in the IT department of a Virginia college. White Stone Virginia I live on Windmill Point on the Northern Neck of Virginia and I have been homeschooled my whole life. I enjoy kayaking target shooting woodworking video gaming and blacksmithing. During my senior year I have been dual enrolled at Rappahannock Community College for several courses. I am a member of Irvington Baptist Church and Mu Eta Sigma a national math honor society I am also vice president of the Nu Kappa chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society. I plan to attend The College of William and Mary this fall and I appreciate all God s blessings Richmond Virginia I feel very blessed to have been homeschooled my whole life. Being homeschooled has not only given me the opportunity to have a closer relationship with my parents and siblings but it s allowed me the freedom and time to pursue interests in which I believe God has given me special talents. I am an avid reader and hope to become a published author one day soon. I am also a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do. My plans for the future are to pursue a business degree and then to open my own martial arts school. Jacob Michael Headley Elizabeth Sue Hevener Henry Walsh Hinnant Beaverdam Virginia I ve been homeschooled from first through twelfth grade. During my junior and senior years I worked with Eight Days of Hope rebuilding homes after natural disasters. I ve played nine years of baseball and four years of football and I have worked for a construction company an organic farm a tree farm and a landscaping company. My hobbies include fishing hunting and mudding. I am seeking the Lord s will for my future and I hope for a path that will provide a solid base on which to build and raise a family. I hope to show the love of Jesus Christ in everything I do. Glen Allen Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. During my senior year I earned a black belt in tae kwon do. I also study the art of hapkido. I enjoy playing guitar and drums. I have a special interest in digital film production and cinematography. In the future I plan to study visual arts specializing in film production. Ruckersville Virginia Approximately seventeen years ago a child was born to a young(ish) couple. As the child grew and her lungs developed she soon found that screaming would not earn her her way forever. She quickly learned however that arguing--while not necessarily any more effective than shrieking--carried its own pleasures. Her parents on the other hand did not find this an especially attractive trait and eventually encouraged her to pursue competitive debate through the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. While the now-teenager has been involved in other activities most have dwindled away to allow time for argu--er--debating. She plans to major in government at Regent University. 87 Jack Taylor Hippchen Katie Nicole Howard Graduate Biographies Ashton Taylor Howell Smithfield Virginia Ashton s family began homeschooling in 1998 when she was three years old. In the summers of 2007-2009 she was accepted to and attended the University of Virginia s Summer Enrichment Program attending as the only homeschooled student for two of the three summers. She also was part of a pilot program in the Virginia Community College System. The course was the first and only college-level online class designed specifically for homeschoolers. She plans to attend Tidewater Community College and transfer to the University of Virginia to pursue a degree in sports medicine. Richmond Virginia I m eighteen years old and have been homeschooled for twelve years. Currently I participate in three choirs and I enjoy reading ballroom dancing and figure skating. In the fall I plan to attend a community college and then transfer to a university to complete a degree in elementary education. Renee Suzanne Huggins Colleen Elizabeth Ingraldi Yorktown Virginia I am seventeen years old and I have been homeschooled from the beginning of my formal education. I am so thankful that God led my parents to educate me at home and that they have persevered. I would also like to thank my siblings (particularly my brother Sam) for all of the assistance they have given me through high school. I love playing mandolin and fiddle and listening to bluegrass and Irish music. I also enjoy writing sketching and sewing. In the words of Peter Fleming I don t know what the future holds--but I know Who holds the future. Clinton Maryland I am a 17-year-old Messianic Jew and besides attending a performing arts high school for two years I have been homeschooled all my life. I would like to study music and nursing at Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida. I play violin and I love to sing the praises of God because He is just good I have an awesome family awesome friends and an awesome congregation. Baruch Atah Adonai--Blessed are You Lord Clinton Maryland I am a 16-year-old Messianic Jew and have been homeschooled most of my life. I will most likely study criminal justice at Southeastern University in Florida hoping to join the FBI one day. I play violin piano and guitar and I love to write worship songs. Out of the many amazing opportunities that I have been afforded I thank God most for the opportunity to serve and worship Him with all my spirit soul and body. Mi Chamocha Adonai--Who is like You Lord There is none Summer Rayne Jackson Winter Rose Jackson Joshua Josiah Jefferson Henrico Virginia Joshua Josiah Jefferson has been homeschooled for his junior and senior years. Joshua is an Eagle Scout and is in the Who s Who Among Outstanding Students in America. He enjoys scouting sports music playing percussion computers and spending time with family. He plans to obtain a degree in computer technology and animation animatronics. Psalms 91 is his life guide. His favorite verse is He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] (Psalm 91 1 AMP). Chesterfield Virginia I have been homeschooled from the fifth grade through twelfth grade. My special interests include writing novels and short stories playing video games reading and watching sports. I plan to continue my studies and pursue a degree in liberal arts. Waynesboro Virginia Home educated since the seventh grade Daniel volunteers in numerous community plays Meals on Wheels Bible Bees at regional and national levels local soup kitchens and with packaging blankets and toiletries for Christians in Pakistan. He recorded and produced an informational video for the Hispanic community. Daniel completed missionary work in Haiti building cement block houses for those who had lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. He desires God s lordship in every area of his life and plans to obtain his degree in missions religious studies in order to provide--both for those who are Christians and those who are not--resources that point them to Jesus as their Savior. Brandon Mills Johnson Daniel Edward Jones Loveona Jenee Jones Midlothian Virginia I have been homeschooled from sixth grade to twelfth grade. During high school I have taken college preparatory classes. My favorite things to do are working on computers cooking and cake decorating. I enjoy writing short stories and drawing. During my junior and part of my senior year I have volunteered at the Clover Hill Library in Chesterfield County. I am now employed there as a library page. I also love working with my church youth group attending youth rallies and participating in game nights and lock-ins. I plan to obtain a major in a computer-related degree. Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled from tenth through twelfth grade. After graduation I plan to return to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to work with my father. I enjoy swimming and plan to attend a school of performing arts to pursue acting and writing. Shawn Rachon Jones 88 Graduate Biographies Susan Kathleen Jones College Park Maryland Susie has been homeschooled throughout her primary and secondary school experience. She loves ballet dancing and hopes to join a company in the near future. Presently she is studying in the Royal Academy of Dance. She performs liturgical dance at her church. Her career goal is to be a professional ballet dancer. Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled from first grade through twelfth grade. During my senior year I accepted a job at Panera and also got accepted into Virginia Commonwealth University. This fall I plan to study business and strive for management roles within Panera. My special interests include photographing concerts playing in my worship band and spending time with loved ones. I have participated in numerous mission trips and currently I m planning a Mission Richmond week. My favorite verse lately has been Psalm 46 10. Many say graduation is another chapter in your book but I think this is another book altogether. Fredericksburg Virginia Being the youngest of seven homeschooled children an entrepreneur and a caretaker for my eight pets gives me a unique perspective on life. Besides my regular studies I enjoy participating in Christian Youth Theater Generation Joshua and Civil Air Patrol. I love meeting people learning languages and representing conservative American values. After I graduate I would like to study foreign diplomacy. I love my Lord and desire to serve Him and glorify His name in whatever career He leads me to. Braxton Wade Kemp Jennifer Elizabethanne Kemp Shavonne Diamond Kidd Richmond Virginia I attended the Richmond public school system from first grade to fifth grade. I have been homeschooled since sixth grade. I plan to attend cosmetology school in Richmond in the fall. My special interests include baseball soccer and doing hair. I love studying the Bible. I have been studying Spanish for two years which will be used in my ministry. I plan to continue to reach out in the community to help many get to know Jesus Christ and His Father. My favorite Scripture is John 3 16. Newport News Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In sixth grade I began studying the violin. Since then I have grown significantly in my musical ability. Last year I played as principal violinist in the Liberty Academy of the Arts Youth Orchestra and as a second violinist in the Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra. God has blessed me in many ways through music and I plan to continue my musical career by studying music education in college. Virginia Beach Virginia I have lived my whole life in Virginia Beach Virginia a rarity for a military family. I ve accumulated 48 credits through College Plus during the past two years of my homeschool (K-12) career. When not bruising my brains I heartily played varsity soccer basketball and baseball with Beach Breakers. In my free time I still play the keyboard and guitar and create stop-animation movies. I enjoy spending my summers at Camp Hope Haven as a counselor and maintenance guy. What godly adventures lie ahead Call (Jeremiah 33 3) Believe (John 3 16) Confess (1 John 1 19). Rachel Elizabeth King Samuel-Joseph Marvin Klein Joel Klopfenstein Forest Virginia I was born at home near Chattanooga Tennessee. Since then we ve lived in Canada southern Illinois and Virginia. I ve been home educated since kindergarten and have been involved in Awana since I was four. I m currently in my third year of varsity Awana and I enjoy working with the Cubbies and Puggles as a leader-in-training. I enjoy photography working on the computer and traveling. We recently got to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza Egypt and it was awesome Newport News Virginia Being homeschooled since third grade has been an amazing experience It has taught me to think critically to navigate popular culture and thought and to seek knowledge and love learning--enabling me to pursue far-flung interests such as music writing language technology and medicine. It has also taught me self-discipline facilitating the transition into the college setting. Next year I will complete an A.S. degree at Thomas Nelson Community College after which I plan to transfer to the College of William and Mary to study medicine. I hope to use these studies to do mission work in Africa and the Middle East. Bradley Peter Knudsen Anna Marie Lane Reva Virginia I have been homeschooled since second grade when we moved back from Malaysia. I m interested in science and art and I love music. I live on a farm in Madison County where I enjoy taking care of lots of animals. My favorite Bible verse is John 14 27. My prayer is that God uses me fully. My dream is to help in Africa in children s ministry. McKenney Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. From the age of four I have played soccer and softball with the Tri-Cities Home Educators Association. My other sporting activities are karate weight lifting and basketball. My favorite subject in school is math. After graduation I intend to pursue a career in plumbing. One of my favorite Bible passages is Let not mercy and truth forsake thee bind them about thy neck write them upon the table of thine heart So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man (Proverbs 3 3-4 KJV). Thanks Mom and Dad 89 Isaiah Richard-Austin LeBlanc Graduate Biographies Jason Mohr Lee Hampton Virginia I have been homeschooled my whole life by the best teacher ever my mom. I have been a dancer with the show choir Chi Alpha. We went on missions to maximum-security prisons and saw hundreds come to know Jesus as Savior. I have been a member of the FIRST organization (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) and have built wired and seen robots that can play basketball throw frisbees and climb to great heights. I will be a graduate of the Governor s School of Science and Technology with a certificate in criminal justice. I look forward to seeing what God has planned for me. Fairfax Virginia I have been homeschooled from fourth through twelfth grade. During my high school years one of my interests has been participating on the AIM (Autodidactic Intelligent Minors) Robotics Team. I ve also enjoyed volunteering at the National Air and Space Museum and being a part of mission outreach in Peru at the Refuge of Hope. Living abroad in Europe the Middle East and various states within the United States has allowed me to travel which is something I enjoy. I have fun playing the guitar hanging out with my little brother Brandon and gaming. My future plans include continuing my education and pursuing a career in computer forensics. Kyle Michael Leevy Sidney Lee Lemon Elkton Virginia I have been homeschooled for the past nine years from third through twelfth grades. I have enjoyed the flexibility of being homeschooled. I am a very active member of Bear Lithia Baptist Church where I play the piano sing and teach a Sunday school class. Baking and painting are two of my favorite activities. In the fall I plan to attend Appalachian Bible College to study elementary education. Midland Virginia God has richly blessed me. I enjoy horseback riding and ride on a competitive American Interschool riding team. I play volleyball and am very active in my church. I am active in 4-H and have enjoyed being raised on our family farm. I have been dual enrolled at Lord Fairfax Community College for the past two years. I am looking forward to attending Cedarville University in the fall to earn a nursing degree. My desire is to serve the Lord here or overseas wherever He calls me to go. I cannot wait to see what He has planned for me. Woodbridge Virginia I have been homeschooled since I started school oh so long ago. I have grown up playing many different sports but baseball has always been my favorite. I went on a mission trip to Costa Rica in 2010 where I made many friends that I still have today. I have also had the blessing of having an amazing youth group throughout my high school years and I am now a leader of the youth group. I plan on continuing to pursue Christian ministries during and after college. Richmond Virginia Kevin grew up in Ohio which he still calls home. Family moves have allowed him opportunity to experience both public and Christian school and many years of homeschool. For two years He has been dual enrolled at Baptist Bible College. He plans to continue his education with them in the fall as he prepares to be a youth pastor. He has served the Lord though youth group music ministry and other student leadership roles. He has earned the Citation Award Awana s highest level of achievement. Kevin enjoys baseball and working at Chick-fil-A. His favorite verses are Psalm 98 4-9. Virginia Beach Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. During my senior year I took several dual-enrollment classes at Liberty University. My special interests include soccer history and Bible apologetics. I will be participating in my first foreign mission trip this summer building houses in Mexico. I hope to be able to serve the Lord not only on a foreign mission field but in the mission field of my everyday life. Two of my favorite Bible verses which inspire me are Joshua 24 15 and Hebrews 12 1-3. Mechanicsville Virginia I have been homeschooled since seventh grade. During my senior year I was dual enrolled at a community college and have earned several college credits. I have participated in many homeschool activities but my true interest lies in the mission trips I have been able to take with my church. In 2011 I traveled to China and worked with students. In 2012 I was able to go to Kathmandu Nepal and help host vacation Bible school for missionary families. I will be attending Liberty University in the fall and majoring in international business with a minor in Chinese. Emma Ruth Leppke Ryan Elijah Linser Kevin John Lorow Cameron Austin Marshall Jordan Andrea Martin Madison Alexander Martin Petersburg Virginia I have been an avid ice-hockey goaltender since the age of four. I was given a scholarship to attend Ontario Hockey Academy in Cornwall Canada when I was 15. I lived and attended school there for two years while developing my skills on the ice. My senior year I lived on Long Island New York while playing for a junior-level hockey team. This led me to complete my high school education online with Whitmore High School. I live by and firmly believe I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4 13 ESV). 90 Graduate Biographies Rebecca Jane Martin Chesterfield Virginia Jane attended classes at Westminster Academy Chesterfield Christian Academy and John Tyler Community College. She also competed as a Junior Olympic gymnast and played volleyball for Spirit a local volleyball team Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association (CVHAA) and VEER a travel volleyball team as well as competing in triathlons. She will be attending Liberty University this fall majoring in nursing. Her life verse is I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me (Gal 2 20 NIV). Emily Ann Masters Hampton Virginia I have had the privilege of being homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Oklahoma City with my cousin to train and work with In the Gap. I worked with kids in public school teaching character lessons and Bible clubs. I am not sure what the Lord has in store for me just yet but am willing to do and go where God leads. I would like to thank my parents and grandparents for the impact that they each have played in my life and for pushing me to do things I thought I could never do. Sevierville Tennessee I am 15 and have been homeschooled all my life. During high school I took multiple CLEP tests to earn college credit. I plan to apply this credit toward a hospitality degree which will be useful as I continue working in my family s vacation rental business. I enjoy reading writing history music and chocolate. Most of all I want to follow God s command to Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved a worker who has no need to be ashamed rightly handling the word of truth (2 Timothy 2 15 ESV). Moriah Alva McAllister Esther Juliette McCullough Fairfax Virginia My senior-year verse proclaims For by You I can run upon a troop And by my God I can leap over a wall (Psalm 18 29 NASB). Having been homeschooled my entire life I have many interests including flute photography parkour apologetics and children s ministry--primarily with Child Evangelism Fellowship. As a middle kid in a family of eight I prefer to be in the thick of things and enjoy staffing for large events such as wedding receptions Do Hard Things conferences and the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. I love biology and hope to go into the creation-science field at Pensacola Christian College. Colonial Heights Virginia I have been homeschooled all my life which has allowed me to work at my own pace and has forced me to set my own goals and work to accomplish them. Two years ago I went on a mission trip to Italy and will be going to Africa on a mission trip this summer. As to my future plans I am not sure what God has in store for me but I am praying for His leadership for my life. I would like to thank my parents for their love and dedication to me. My favorite verse is 1 Timothy 4 12. Michaela Ren McDaniel Christopher Garrett McGowan Chester Virginia I have been homeschooled since the second grade and it s been a blessing. I would especially like to thank my parents for homeschooling me all these years and--most of all--thank my personal Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this lifetime opportunity of being home educated. The last few years I have helped my dad with his irrigation business. The Lord at this current time has not yet shown me what He would like me to do in the future but I am trusting in Him to lead me. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart (Proverbs 3 5 KJV). Gabriella Faith McLemore Hampton Virginia I am greatly blessed that God led my parents to homeschool me from preschool through high school. I have participated in Awana since age three and received my Citation Award in May. I also enjoyed going on three tours--to Atlanta New Orleans and Nashville--with my church youth choir. I love working with kids and am an assistant Sunday school teacher. During my junior and senior years I was dual enrolled with Thomas Nelson Community College and completed 24 college credits. I plan on transferring to James Madison University this fall to pursue a career in pediatric occupational therapy. Montpelier Virginia Daniel grew up as the youngest of six entirely homeschooled children. As a young teenager he grew to love swimming music children s ministry and science. He joined a YMCA swim team and eventually became like an older brother to the 100-plus swimmers. Musically inclined he taught himself guitar ukulele and bass guitar and currently uses his talents to play with the worship team at his church. His love for God and children has compelled him to teach with Child Evangelism Fellowship for six years. He aspires to earn a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University or wherever God leads him. Daniel Robert McNamara Christina Michelle Mertz Palmyra Virginia I have been homeschooled since the first grade. During high school I have been involved in a number of activities including Shotokan karate National Novel Writing Month and Mandelbrot math competitions. I have also volunteered in my community at the University of Virginia Health System the Virginia Discovery Museum and Immanuel Lutheran Church. In addition I enjoy knitting photography and running. I will be majoring in nursing at Longwood University in the fall and I hope to travel in the coming years. 91 Graduate Biographies Annaliese Lauren Mesibov Newport News Virginia Providing opportunities through homeschooling God has given me a passion for music. He has provided six years of classical vocal training including opportunities to participate in the Peninsula Children s Chorus (Bel Canto singers and Bel Canto vocal jazz ensemble) in the worship team at my church and in the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) classical voice competition. I will pursue a music degree this fall. My favorite verse is The Lord is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation. This is my God and I will praise him my father s God and I will exalt him. (Exodus 15 2 NET). Angela Ada Miranda Henrico Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I enjoy rock climbing playing soccer going to church hanging out with my friends and ballroom dancing. I ve been to China and Nepal on mission trips with my church. I m interested in mission work for the future. I have already taken two classes at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and will attend there in the fall. My favorite Bible verse is I Timothy 4 12. Williamsburg Virginia I have been homeschooled for a total of four years. In my senior year I have taken courses through The Potter s School and have earned 18 college credits through Liberty University dual enrollment. I plan to study business administration in finance through Liberty University Online. I believe that I can do all things through him who gives me strength (Philippians 4 13 NIV). I enjoy sports and country music. I d like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ my parents my brother and sister my grandparents and my family and friends for supporting me. Richmond Virginia I am 16 years old and have been homeschooled since my freshman year. I am beyond grateful to my parents for allowing me to look beyond a classroom and learn through life experience as opposed to the monotony of a public school setting. With the freedom I have been given I have been able to discover my love for music and I have also had the ability to discover myself. I am going to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in the fall in order to pursue a career in counseling. I may not have gone the conventional route but I do have a plan. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29 11. Caleb Ryan Monfreda Lucie Kendall Moore-Harris Raven Marie Morris Keene Virginia I have been homeschooled from preschool through twelfth grade. During my junior and senior years I attended Piedmont Virginia Community College where I earned seven college credits. My special interests include filmmaking crafts cooking biking farming and writing. I ve entered several writing contests and won many prizes. One of my prizes was a trip to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada. My homeschool experience was a lot of fun. Yorktown Virginia I have been homeschooled from third grade through twelfth grade. My interests include writing singing playing sports making crafts and hanging out with my family and friends. I am looking forward to getting married one day and having a family of my own. Also I hope to become a cosmetologist and to be able to run my own salon from home. My favorite chapter of the Bible is Psalm 23. King George Virginia I am blessed to have parents and a family who love me and have supported me. Helping my family with my special brother Thomas has taught me patience compassion and unconditional love. It is through him that I have developed a love for working with children. I have served for six years in my local Awana program. I interned with Generations of Virtue in 2012 and have recently surrendered to full-time ministry in the mission field of the Lord s choosing and timing. My plan is to attend Virginia Baptist College in 2014 after completing Bible Institute. I claim Jeremiah 29 11. Fredericksburg Virginia I am 18 the last of six children and homeschooled my entire life. Over the course of my education God has blessed me because homeschooling offered so many unique opportunities. Throughout high school I have been involved in my church s youth choir hand bells and drama team. Performing in countless musicals plays and murder mysteries has been my creative outlet and one of my biggest passions. I also enjoy playing guitar and have been pursing my love for photography. I plan to attend Germanna Community College in the fall to complete my general education courses and then enroll at Virginia Commonwealth University to earn a B.A. in photography. Emily Lynn Mulhearn Amanda Nicole Novak Victoria Elaine Oberlin Laura Ann O Dorisio Newport News Virginia I am 17 years old the eighth of ten children. I have been homeschooled my entire life. During my senior year I had the opportunity to spend almost nine weeks in Oklahoma City Oklahoma serving with a program called In the Gap. While there I taught Character First classes in the public schools and helped with after-school Bible clubs. I enjoy running going to the beach playing my fiddle and piano and spending time with my family After graduation I plan to work for my dad in his appraisal business until God leads me elsewhere. 92 Graduate Biographies Susanna Lee Olson Fredericksburg Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I am the seventh of nine children in my family who have graduated with HEAV. I plan to attend Germanna Community College this fall prior to completing my studies for culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University. I enjoy volleyball soccer baseball and dancing. I love playing music being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I am very thankful to God for allowing me to be homeschooled all my life and for teaching me more about how to love Him and others. Jeremiah Tyler Osborne Hurt Virginia I have been homeschooled from third through twelfth grade. I have been involved with various ministries at church including working in children s ministries leading the teen band and being a member of the praise and worship team for the church. I am currently interning with our music pastor to work in the area of music ministry. I plan to further my education to be able to serve the Lord through music ministry. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 27 1. Midlothian Virginia I have been homeschooled from fifth through twelfth grade. I have been a straight-A student throughout high school. I have studied ballet tap jazz and pointe since the age of two. After graduation I am attending John Tyler Community College to study nursing. Laura Chandler Osborne Rachael Naomi Patteson Charles City Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Homeschooling has enabled me to explore different aspects of my interests as they have surfaced. I enjoy sketching and painting is what inspires me Photography has also been one of my interests. Capturing moments on camera is something that brings fulfillment. My greatest interest is astronomy. I have always been drawn to gaze at the universe above me. Katelyn Elizabeth Peters Culpeper Virginia I m grateful to my parents for educating me at home. I m planning on attending community college then getting further education elsewhere. I d like to join the Air Force to become an on-site psychiatrist or a prison substance-abuse counselor. I have a heart for the homeless hopeless fatherless. This spring I went on a mission trip to Tanzania Africa. Panama is next My dream is to fill up my passport pages and spread the word to all the nations. The safest place to be is in the center of God s will--right in the eye of the storm. Amherst Virginia Susanna Phaup has been home educated for 10 years and is graduating from high school with an A.S. degree in general studies from Central Virginia Community College granted in December 2013. She has enjoyed soccer shot gunning horseback riding krav maga Civil Air Patrol and helping in the recent presidential election. Highlights of her accomplishments include achieving a Virginia State Junior Shotgun championship and becoming Cadet Commander of the Lynchburg Composite Squadron and Deputy Commander of the 2013 Virginia Wing CAP Encampment at Ft. Pickett. Her future plan is to pursue a bachelor s degree in physical therapy. Shacklefords Virginia I am 16 years old and I have been homeschooled all my life. I love to ride and take apart and fix dirt bikes. I have been riding them since I was six. Also I am in the Civil Air Patrol. My grade is Cadet Chief Master Sargent. Aside from my achievements in CAP I am an Eagle Scout. Although I am proud of my achievements they would not have been possible without all those who have supported me. I would like to thank them all. Shacklefords Virginia I have been homeschooled all my life and have enjoyed the many challenges and adventures it has brought. I volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol and have worked two years with the Youth Conservation Corps. I enjoy free climbing many water sports and photography. I am grateful to my family for all their love and support. I look forward to seeing where life takes me. Susanna Grace Phaup Jesse Alexander Powell Rebecca Lynn Powell Gina Roseanna Presho Powhatan Virginia I enjoy spicy food time with family and skate boarding. I have proven to be a good organizer and motivator. I am planning to develop my supervisory skills and pursue a management career. My Christian faith has brought me through rough times and built me into a stronger person. My four brothers and three sisters were also homeschooled and since I am the youngest I am the last one to graduate. I will hold fast to my convictions as I journey through what life has in store for me and I look forward to the future. Mechanicsville Virginia I have been homeschooled for 13 years in addition to taking classes at Arete Christian Academy. I ve been dancing and playing piano since I was four and have been a ballet teacher s assistant for the past three years. At 12 I started ballroom dancing. I m now a teacher and part of the leadership team with the Dovetail Group. I m also a part of the Greater Richmond Choirs. This fall I will be attending J. Sargent Reynolds and then transferring to Liberty University to receive my degree in health science. After that I will follow the Lord wherever He leads me. Rebekah Lynne Pritchard 93 Graduate Biographies Alannah Pascale Quetel Prince George Virginia I started homeschooling in the seventh grade while living overseas as part of a Marine Corps family. My education has been influenced by the many countries we visited and lived in including seven years in Japan Lithuania and Panama. I joined a church youth group and a local community theater troupe in Panama. Once back in the U.S. I began swimming competitively ballroom dancing playing guitar and piano and singing in local talent shows. I joined a local church and became active in the music ministry. I ve participated in missions within the U.S. and have often been called to lead youth ministry classes which I greatly enjoy. Andrew Robert Raha Newport News Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade with the exception of fourth grade. During my junior and senior years of high school I was dual enrolled at Thomas Nelson Community College where I earned 35 college credits. My special interests include playing and refereeing soccer and volunteering for the Virginia War Museum. I am currently employed by Regal Cinema and I am looking forward to the path that the Lord has for my life. Jessica Paige Reynolds Dori Ann Richardson Midlothian Virginia I attended the homeschool program during my last year of school. I was working at a local veterinarian s office while finishing my schooling. My interests are my friends and my animals. I plan to attend a local college this year to pursue my goal of being a school teacher. Henrico Virginia I am from a large family and homeschool has been a part of my entire life. I am a volunteer at the Gayton Public Library. I ve been a part of The Great Dance ministry at Third Presbyterian Church and am part of The Daughters of Zion girls choir. I will be studying English and history when I go to college. I want to excel at my writing and use this skill for the Lord. I m eagerly seeking God s plans for my future. Jeremiah 29 11-14 assures me that He knows--and that He will reveal--His plans for me when it s time. Henrico Virginia I have been home educated my entire life. I am number three of seven children and have an identical twin. My interests are singing ballroom dancing hanging out with friends and participating in our church outreach. I have danced and taught dance with Barefoot Living Ministries for eleven years and love discipling young children at church and on the mission field. I hope to work in some capacity with children in the future. Most of all I love to serve my Father in heaven and I strive to please Him. I plan to attend J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and then transfer to Liberty University. Jeffersonton Virginia I am 17 years old and have been homeschooled for the past 11 years. Some of my interests include spending time with family and friends going on mission trips and being a Sunday school teacher for the sweet children in my church. My college goal is to earn a degree in nursing. I especially want to thank my parents for giving me such a wonderful education. I love you both I hope one day to be a godly wife and mother. A verse that has meant so much to me is Psalm 73 25-26. Saint Charles Maryland Being homeschooled from kindergarten through high school has truly been a blessing to me and to my family. I was able to discover my passion for helping others through volunteering and missions work including my ministry offering free babysitting services to single moms and low-income families. My special interests include sewing photography reading and writing. I started my first novel in my junior year and I dual enrolled at my local community college during my senior year to pursue a degree in early childhood education. I plan on spreading the Word of God through my career field and continually being a living example of His Word. Julie Joan Richardson Shannon Marie Richey Mikaela Bryell Robinson Taylor Anne Roose Richmond Virginia I m an outgoing-ish introvert whose passions are the fabulous art of singing and the spicy pursuit of writing. I ve spent the past five years being homeschooled and I dream of going to Colorado and attending New Life School of Worship every day. Some of my finest pleasures through high school have been testing myself in a recording studio and discovering the ministry Ransomed Heart. My highest hope is for God to draw His people closer to His heart through personal encounters allowing Him to be Himself in a way that shows them who they truly are. Joseph Andrew Ruck Lynchburg Virginia I have been homeschooled my whole life. I ve been a gymnast for the past three years and I do a variety of other sports. I m thinking of attending Liberty University in the future to study business or engineering. My favorite Bible verse is A man s heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16 9 NKJV). Laralyn Paige Rutledge Bumpass Virginia I left public school after the sixth grade because I wanted to get an education that wasn t hostile to Christian beliefs. I enjoy Christian music street witnessing going on mission trips archery and hunting and my huge fat cat. I became an emergency medical technician last year and volunteer at the Lake Anna rescue squad. I studied tae kwon do for five years and received a black belt in August 2012. I am looking forward to furthering my education at Liberty University. My favorite verse is I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4 13 NKJV). 94 Graduate Biographies Brittany Loren Sanderson Richmond Virginia I have been homeschooled since the middle of my tenth grade year through twelfth grade. While I have been homeschooled I have taken honor and AP courses that I wasn t offered in public school. My special interests include singing theater basketball cheerleading softball and art. I volunteer in the church and community. I love serving the Lord and helping others. My favorite verses are Psalm 1 Philippians 4 6-7 and 1 Chronicles 16 11. Allison Brooke Scheidegger Gloucester Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. During my senior year I volunteered as a seamstress for the Historical Clothing Services at the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation. I love books and reading. I am planning to attend Patrick Henry College to continue my study of literature. Matthew Austin Schuh Chester Virginia I have been homeschooled my junior and senior years. Before that I attended West End Christian School where I played JV and varsity basketball and soccer coached the elementary basketball team and was awarded the citizenship award. I enjoy sports traveling and video games. My highlights have been watching from the stands at Busch Stadium as Albert Pujols hit his 2 000th career hit on my sixteenth birthday and getting Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant s picture and autograph. My goal for the future is to work in the video game industry and become a video game designer. Charlottesville Virginia From being loud and goofy with her friends and family to expressing herself in various roles in community theater--be it as a spunky little girl venturing Into the Woods or as a sixteen-going-on-seventeen young lady in The Sound of Music--Abbey thoroughly enjoys anything and everything dramatic. Meanwhile God has also given her a heart for people--especially children. She plans to pursue a nursing career specializing in pediatrics or obstetrics at George Mason University or James Madison University. She is absolutely thrilled to see what God has planned for her future and cannot wait for her exciting story to unfold Abigail Joy Shelton Asa Michael Addona Skinner Gloucester Virginia Asa enjoys the biological sciences physical fitness and the outdoors. His hobbies include wearing hats visiting old people playing guitar and extricating himself from social predicaments. He is finishing an associate s degree at Rappahannock Community College and hopes to attend The College of William and Mary. Lexington Park Maryland Christina was homeschooled from first through twelfth grade. During her junior and senior year she dual enrolled in Cedarville University. Throughout her high school years Christina has been very involved in piano music teaching students and competing in local and state competitions. In addition to music Christina is also interested in literature and travel. She has received music and academic scholarships from Samford University and Cedarville University. She plans to major in piano pedagogy when she begins college this fall. One of her favorite Bible verses is Psalm 16 5-9 Christina Maria Smith Dorothy Blair Smith Bridgewater Virginia I am 18 years old and I have been homeschooled since kindergarten with my mom sister and dad. My favorite subjects are science and learning foreign languages. Playing the guitar and Airsoft-rifle battles with my cousins are some activities I enjoy. I have been in a co-op for the last three years and I have been working part-time since I was 13 on my family s paper route. In the future I plan to go to Blue Ridge Community College and take science courses. Williamsburg Virginia I am 18 and have been homeschooled my whole life. I enjoy playing basketball ballroom dancing photography reading and music. I play several instruments mainly the guitar. I have enjoyed being a part of a small group at church through which I was able to go on several mission trips to Washington D.C. North Carolina and Nicaragua. I either play bass guitar or help in the sound booth at our student services on Sunday mornings. I have a passion to be with children and to serve and help them but do not know yet where the Lord will lead me next. Joshua Lyle Sprung Sheridan Marie Stanley Bowling Green Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten and for the past year I have been dual enrolled at Germanna Community College. My special interests include acting singing and dancing and I have been on the senior elite team at Dance in the Light Studio for the past two years. Christian Youth Theater in Fredericksburg has also been a huge part of my life and I was blessed to be able to participate in 14 different productions. I would like to thank my parents my family and God for helping me make it through high school. Caleb Eric Steckmann Stafford Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten. In the fall I plan to continue my education at community college and then transfer to a four-year school to pursuit either a civil or mechanical engineering degree. I enjoy swimming with a local summer swim team biking and getting a group of friends together for an afternoon of ultimate Frisbee . Before beginning college I have the opportunity to be part of a mission team from our church. We will be traveling to the Tibetan area of China. 95 Graduate Biographies Melody Mae Stein Quinton Virginia Melody has been both a homeschooled and dual-enrolled student for her formal education years. She has had many opportunities during these years both nationally and internationally that have been exceptional and life-changing. With her hard work and persistence she plans to continue her undergraduate and graduate studies in harp performance. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who ll decide where to go (Dr. Seuss). Fredericksburg Virginia During his 13 years of homeschool Bryan has accomplished many things. He is a champion power-napper able to fall asleep at the first sign of homework. An avid procrastinator Bryan enjoys the school subjects of recess and naptime and has a deep appreciation of the culinary arts. In addition to his outstanding humility Bryan appreciates all of the other blessings God has placed in his life including his parents sister and friends. While he doesn t know what area of higher education God is calling him to Bryan knows that he will be used to glorify Him no matter where he is placed. Bryan Edward Stokke Amber Elizabeth Stoltzfus Hillsville Virginia I am 18 years old and have been homeschooled since eighth grade. To be more accurately defined I am a daughter of the King a maiden of His kingdom. It has been a privilege learning at home and the Lord has been my greatest Teacher. I find it an honor being a daughter in my father s household serving my family. I desire to be found in the center of God s will and will trust in His leading for my life. I love little children playing music the Word journaling being involved in discipleship ministry and my family. Prospect Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I am very excited to see what God has in store for me in the future. I enjoy almost any sport but especially basketball baseball and volleyball. I played basketball for seven years at New Life Academy while also playing in volleyball and softball leagues. I have gone with my church on our annual West Virginia mission trip for the last seven years. I enjoy staying busy and hanging out with friends. Tyler Paul Stoltzfus Gavin Lee Stone Chester Virginia I have been homeschooled from seventh through twelfth grade and due to my dedication and hard work I am graduating two years early. My special interests include hunting competitive bass fishing and my church s youth group. I am involved in mission outreaches locally and look forward to the opportunity to travel abroad. I will continue my studies in the fall at John Tyler Community College where I will attend for two years before transferring to Virginia Tech where I hope to be a part of and excel on their competitive bass-fishing team while continuing to serve the Lord. Chester Virginia I have been homeschooled since my sophomore year. During my senior year of high school I was dual enrolled at John Tyler Community College where I earned 18 credits. My special interests include playing baseball training for mixed martial arts and being involved in my church s youth group. I have been actively involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past four years as well as mission outreaches with my church locally and abroad. It is with great anticipation that I will be attending Liberty University in the fall where I will be afforded the opportunity not only to continue my education but also to continue serving my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Midlothian Virginia By the time you ve come to my name in the S s you might be pretty bored while sitting in this auditorium but since you re reading this I might as well regale you with my life story. I have been playing soccer and swimming on Woodlake swim team since I was five years old. While I ve been homeschooled since kindergarten I studied at John Tyler Community College for my senior year. I am eager to attend JTCC for its nursing program. God has blessed me so much. Thanks family for all your support God is good Shane Alan Stone Christina Grace Struzzieri Kimberly Anne-Joy Suits Ashburn Virginia I m a second-generation homeschool graduate and granddaughter of HEAV board member Cherrie Moore. I have always homeschooled--at the table in my room or on the back of Levi my show horse ( All My Daddy s Money ). An accomplished equestrian I received numerous scholarships to Virginia Intermont for equine business management however I have accepted a position as a vet tech intern--a door God opened for me--with faith in the plans I know He has. I wish to thank my parents my grandparents and Amanda Abernethy my riding instructor and mentor. You always show true horsemanship My favorite verse is Matthew 19 26. Windsor Virginia The second of seven children I have enjoyed being homeschooled from the beginning through two years of dual enrollment at Belhaven University. I will graduate with 24 credits that I hope to apply to a degree that will further a career in media. My interests have been many and varied including NRA youth shooting the National Latin Exam pro-life activism Generation Joshua filmmaking and missions. In 2010 I was lead gaffer and sound tech as well as motion graphic artist for The Child a documentary that explored the state of parental rights in America. My favorite verse is James 3 17. Daniel Lawrence Tate 96 Graduate Biographies Aryka Ja Nice Thornton North Chesterfield Virginia I attended Chesterfield County Public School for the first six years of my formal education. Curricula from both Time 4 Learning and Penn Foster High School were selected to guide me during my homeschool experience. My special interests include singing making jewelry and playing volleyball. My favorite scripture is 1 Peter 5 7 because it helps me to see that God cares for me. In the future I hope to continue my education in the medical field so that I can support myself while helping others get to God and His Son. Nikina Brianna Trusty Chesapeake Virginia I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I feel that homeschool has helped me keep a closer relationship with God which I would not change for anything. My special interests include dancing singing acting modeling and playing soccer. I would like to say to my grandmother Geneva Trusty who has passed away I made it and I am more than a conqueror I also would like to say thank you to my close-knit family for pushing me for not giving up on me and for encouraging me along the way. To God be the glory Williamsburg Virginia I am 17 years old and an avid musician. I play seven instruments and recorded a Christmas album this past winter. (The Noise Noise Noise by Jacob and Alex is available on iTunes Google Play and Spotify.) I will be attending Regent University in the fall majoring in Christian ministry in order to work toward my goal of starting a church. My pastimes include reading (a lot of Shakespeare) cooking gaming technology and studying the Bible. I also dress pretty sweetly. Williamsburg Virginia I have been homeschooled since kindergarten am 18 years old and love reading and playing the piano as well as writing. I plan to major in English however I will take a gap year after graduation to work full time and write a novel. Richmond Virginia I began homeschooling in sixth grade when I lived in New England. My family moved to Virginia two-and-a-half years ago. The warm weather is perfect for my favorite hobbies skateboarding cycling kayaking and camping. I am an active member of Boy Scout Troop 845 in Richmond and hope to earn my Eagle award this year. I completed high school this spring and am now enrolled in classes at John Tyler Community College. My plan is to explore different career options there and possibly go on to a certificate program or a four-year college. Alexander Cristiano Vazquez Kathryne Isabella Vazquez Christopher Michael Vertefeuille Kevin Joseph Vincent Molly Anne Walkuw Manassas Virginia I have been homeschooled all my life from kindergarten through twelfth grade. My favorite subject is history. My interests include photography movie editing filming and computers. I thank God for everything He has done in my life. Praise the Lord Richmond Virginia I have always been home educated. Sports music culture and community service have been a huge part of my life and have impacted me permanently. I have been employed at Chick-fil-A since I was 14. I am currently dual enrolled at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in the pre-nursing program and I volunteer at St. Mary s Hospital. I enjoy family outings especially camping. I intend to continue my education with a goal of becoming a registered nurse. Everything I am and ever will be is because of God s love for me and the love and support of my family. Hope Elizabeth Wallcraft Radford Virginia I ve been homeschooled all my life and have enjoyed every moment of it. Travel is exciting to me I ve visited Arizona Colorado Florida Georgia Missouri and Vermont. I hope to travel the world someday I love English and enjoy writing fictional stories in my spare time. I m also an animal lover and aim to be a veterinary technician for my future career. My hobbies include creating artwork--especially cartoons--and playing the piano and drum kit. The biggest goals of my life are to love my neighbors as myself and to love God above all else. Williamsburg Virginia I have been homeschooled from first grade through twelfth grade. During my free time I volunteer at both Dream Catchers and Heritage Humane Society. I believe that if everyone would volunteer to a cause close to them the world would be a better place. I am a vegetarian and an advocate for animals. My special interests include drawing playing my guitar and photography. I plan to make photography my career. I enjoy turning life into art. I thank God and my parents for my happy enriching childhood full of exciting adventures and loving support Williamsburg Virginia I have been homeschooled my entire life. My dad was in the military which provided me with some amazing opportunities. When I was 14 my family moved to Aviano Italy and then a year later I earned the opportunity to travel to the Middle East and study ancient and biblical history. I play viola and piano which has given me the opportunity to participate in numerous orchestral ensembles and in my church worship band. I will be attending Hillsdale College in southern Michigan and I plan to pursue a double major in economics and international business. My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29 11. Patrick Wayne Waller Connor Jacob Weisman 97 Graduate Biographies Kelsey Rene West Chesapeake Virginia I ve been homeschooled my entire life save one year at a private school. During my high school years I attended a co-op at my church. I hold a second-degree black belt in Chutoku ryu karate at Savior Martial Arts where I am also currently employed. I enjoy singing playing my ukulele and cosplaying. I plan to attend Tidewater Community College in the fall before transferring to Regent University to major in animation. North Chesterfield Virginia I am a 17-year-old who has been homeschooled since kindergarten spending my senior year earning credits through John Tyler Community College. My schooling included many co-ops and classes as well as a variety of volunteering work and team sports. I am the youngest of three siblings and love spending time with my family extended family and friends. My plan is to take a year off to firm up college plans hoping to major in the field of health and fitness. This gap year will include a mission trip to Honduras full-time work in the Richmond area and career exploration. Maria Grace White Hayley Elizabeth Williams Midlothian Virginia I have been homeschooled this year as a high school senior. I was actively involved in community service work as well as a part-time job. My interests include horseback riding fashion reading and outdoor activities and I have played field hockey and lacrosse for my schools. I am looking forward to college in the fall Warrenton Virginia I have been homeschooled off and on for a total of seven years. I have enjoyed swim team and playing on the local volleyball team. I have also enjoyed being a vocalist and keyboardist on our youth group s worship team for nearly three years. After five years of piano lessons I have decided to pursue studies in music education and nursing. With a nursing degree I hope to become a medical asset on the mission field using this life to further God s kingdom. Soli Deo gloria. Erin Amanda Yunghans Isaac Peter Zabel Ayo Zahra Gloucester Virginia I have been homeschooled from second through twelfth grade. My interests include soccer Civil Air Patrol 4-H Shooting Sports dirt bikes and camping. I am thankful for God s Word I plan to take welding classes at Rappahannock Community College. Marbury Maryland Being homeschooled for the majority of my education has been a great honor and blessing. I have developed skills that I never would have imagined through the grace of God and unwavering support from my family and friends. My favorite verses Lamentations 3 23-24 speak of God s loving-kindness constantly renewed morning by morning this is such an encouragement for me as I continue in my endeavors. I know that the love of Christ will be with me as I attend culinary school this fall and will continually bless me as I enter into this next stage of my life. Wherever the Lord may lead I know there is nothing but opportunity waiting. Michelle Lauren Zischke Bumpass Virginia Having been homeschooled from the beginning I have had the privilege of helping with fifth and sixth grade Sunday school and playing violin at church. Several highlights of high school included being chosen for the Fine Arts Summer Academy s dance ensemble The Great Dance ballroom exhibition team and winning first and eighth place in swim championships. Looking to the future I hope to attend Belhaven University and pursue a career in physical therapy. Mom and Dad thank you for being a godly example and putting countless hours of thought and preparation into homeschooling me. To the Z-5 siblings thanks for being there to make my life exciting. Ashley Dawn Zook Pamplin Virginia Here we are at last--graduation day I have been homeschooled from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Thank you Mom During that time I have been on mission trips to Haiti and West Virginia. My interests include volleyball basketball riding horses music and photography. I play piano for my worship team at church. I have been blessed to be surrounded by people who love the Lord. My favorite verse is Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46 10 NIV). My future plan is to serve Jesus with all my heart. I would also like to be a physical therapist assistant but we shall if that is what God has planned. 98 99 100