2014 NICHE Graduation Ceremonies Saturday, May 31, 2014 First Assembly Church Des Moines, Iowa First Ceremony - 11:00 a.m. Second Ceremony - 3:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: February 1, 2014
2014 NICHE Graduation Speaker Norm Wakefield, the founder and executive director of The Spirit of Elijah Ministries, International. He and his wife Alma live in Bulverde, TX, and have four children (three married), who are walking with Jesus, and sixteen grandchildren. They began homeschooling in 1984 and are still involved in the homeschooling of their grandchildren. Norm has been a keynote and conference speaker at state and international homeschool conventions since 1992. God has given him a pastor/teacher's heart to teach how the gospel applies to all relationships and circumstances. His knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures coupled with his homeschool experience enables him to specifically speak to the many challenges homeschool parents, children, and young adults face on a daily basis. What makes Norm unique is that he speaks from his heart to the hearts of his listeners with a reliance upon the Spirit and presence of Jesus Christ. You'll find his graduation address biblical, practical, inspirational, and encouraging.
The NICHE graduation service is open to all homeschooled seniors of NICHE member families who adhere to the NICHE graduation participation guidelines. THE FEE FOR PARTICIPATION IS $90, WHICH INCLUDES THE CAP AND GOWN, DIPLOMA AND DIPLOMA CASE. Please note: The graduation service and diplomas do not indicate any official endorsement by NICHE or any other authority of the graduate’s status. Diplomas are issued and signed by parents. Our graduation ceremony is a complete package, designed for the exclusive use of our ceremony participants. All items are ordered specifically for our ceremony and may not be substituted with like items, ordered outside of our ceremony uses, or discounted for any reason.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2014 NICHE GRADUATION SERVICE MUST: 1) Be a child of a parent or parents with a current NICHE membership 2) Verify that the participant has been homeschooled for at least the 2013/14 school year 3) Confirm that the participant believes in Christ for his/her salvation or has received Christian training, 4) Affirms that the participant and family/friends attending agree to respect & honor the ceremony's Christian emphasis 5) Complete the 2014 Graduation online registration and submit payment of $90 by February 1, 2014 6) Submit additional program and ceremony items as requested by the graduation committee 7) Agree to attend the graduation rehearsal on the day of the graduation service 8) Agree to adhere to outlined appearance and deportment standards
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