2021 Graduate Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We have had a few issues in the past with not receiving electronic registrations that were sent for the Graduate Recognition.  We have an updated website, and we are fairly confident that this should no longer be a problem.  We want to make sure, however, that there are no registrations that get lost.  For this reason, we would like to have both an electronic submission and a hard copy submission from each graduate.

We are asking you to either:

  • fill out and submit the electronic Graduate Questionnaire at the bottom of this page, and also go to the linked PDF questionnaire, print and fill it out, then mail it to NCHEA, 2610 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE 68512; OR
  • click on the linked Word questionnaire, save on your computer as prompted, fill it out and email it to graduates@nchea.org, then also print it and mail the hard copy to NCHEA, 2610 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE.

We know this is an extra burden, but we want to make sure all graduates are listed in our program and are able to participate in the recognition.  If, for any reason, you are unable to send us an electronic registration, then please mail us a hard copy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

January 2021

Dear 2021 Graduate:

The Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) 2021 Recognition of homeschool graduates will be held Friday, March 12, 2021, during the evening program of the NCHEA Conference & Curriculum Fair (C&CF). The C&CF is held at Indian Hills Community Church, 1000 So. 84th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Participation Questionnaire and Pre-registration Deadline

If you are planning to attend/participate in the NCHEA’s 2021 Recognition, please complete and return the graduate questionnaire ASAP.  Please list on the questionnaire, family members and invited guests who will be attending the graduate recognition. Please e-mail the completed questionnaire to graduates@nchea.org and mail a hard copy to NCHEA, 2610 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE 68512.   See notice above concerning how to submit this information.

The parents’ C&CF pre-registration and this questionnaire must be received by February 1, 2021, due to printer deadlines, etc.

Required Rehearsal

If you are going to participate in the Recognition, you and your parents must be in the auditorium by 5:00 PM for a brief rehearsal.  Upon arrival, please check in at the Conference registration table.

Graduate Recognition Appearance Standards

The Recognition and the participating graduates are representatives of home education. In keeping with this formal occasion, the NCHEA requests no immodest dress.

You must agree to abide by the NCHEA appearance standards in order to participate in the Graduate Recognition. If you do not follow the guidelines, you will not be able to participate in the Graduate Recognition.

*Guidelines for Graduate Recognition Dress Code *

Our goal in setting forth these guidelines is to provide guidance as we all strive to be good stewards in regard to our personal Christian testimony and that of the NCHEA. The goal of the NCHEA Graduate Recognition is to bring honor to God for the work that He has done in the lives of home educating families.  We request that the dress of the graduates reflect Christian modesty and that it does not distract or detract from this important occasion. Please follow the guidelines below when selecting your attire.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Lenzen at 402-423-4297.

*For men:*

The general fit/fabric of the outfit needs to conform to modest Christian standards. Young men should wear a collared dress shirt and dress pants with a belt. A jacket and tie is appropriate, but not required. Undergarments should NOT be visible.

 *For women:*

The general fit/fabric of the outfit needs to conform to modest Christian standards. Dresses and skirts should be at least knee length, shoulders should be covered with no strapless or spaghetti strap tops, no plunging necklines with cleavage revealed, no deep plunging backlines with more than half the back exposed, no bare midriffs, undergarments should NOT be visible, and clothing should NOT be transparent.

 *Unacceptable Attire:*

The following attire is not acceptable: tee shirts; athletic wear; tank, halter, or jogging tops; shorts; baseball caps; sneakers; extremely casual or beach footwear.


To participate in the Graduate Recognition, the graduate’s parents must complete the Family pre-registration for the C&CF on the NCHEA website, www.nchea.org, or by mailing the C&CF registration form and fees payable to the NCHEA to:  NCHEA, 2610 Winchester South, Lincoln, NE 68512.

Whether you or your family plan to attend the Conference or not, the Family pre-registration fee is required. The fee is needed to cover expenses of the Recognition. Graduate’s parents may receive a syllabus.

Covid 19

Graduates, their families, and guests are requested to comply with Covid-19 guidance in effect at the time of the conference in the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. The city of Lincoln and Lancaster County may have precautions that differ from other parts of the state of Nebraska. The NCHEA asks your courteous cooperation with the official position. The most current Lincoln guidelines will be posted and available.


Graduates participating in the Recognition may invite guests in addition to immediate family members to attend the Recognition.  Guests will be admitted after 6:30 PM when the Curriculum Fair closes. Non-paying guests will not receive a C&CF program/syllabus.

Please inform your invited guests that they will not be permitted to attend any other C&CF activities, e.g. the exhibit hall, workshops, etc. unless they have paid the C&CF admission fee.

NCHEA officers are looking forward to this event and extend their sincere congratulations as you complete your studies!!


Kathleen Lenzen
2610 winchester South
Lincoln, NE   68512
402-423-4297 after 7:00 pm