March 2003 Letter from Home

No. 82

Covenant Home Curriculum Newsletter

March 2003


In this issue:

CHC Announcements

Covenant Families!
We want to hear from you!
If you have a newsworthy item about your family or pertaining to homeschooling in general, please contact us!


CHC News

CHC Students Are Excellent Writers!
The Nominations Keep Rolling In

Children and young people who write outstanding essays, book reports or other compositions, can be recognized as Covenant Laureates! Grade auditors may send the award along with our special tee-shirt that indicates student laureate status.

The criteria for winning: 

  • The paper should be a fairly major piece.
  • "Fairly major" probably means more than a page for younger children and considerably more for older children, depending on grade level.
  • A better than average insight and expression for grade level.
  • Good work throughout, spelling, grammar, neatness, expression, vocabulary, etc.

Grade Auditor Sheila Rice has nominated seven students who have sent her excellent examples of their writing. They are as follows:

  • Lisa Hofmeyer - 7th grade, book report on Booker T. Washington.
  • Clare Field - 7th grade, book report on Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen.
  • Andrew Rens - 6th grade, book report on Paddington Takes The Air by Michael Bond.
  • Ashley Forney - 8th grade, book report on Booker T. Washington.
  • Rober Forney - 7th grade, book report on The Odyssey.
  • Scott Forney - 5th grade, had two great book reports on two books, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil W. Frankweiler and The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.
  • Jonathan Forney - 3rd grade, also wrote a terrific book report on the book Brown Sunshine Of Sawdust Valley.


Ruth Green has nominated several students from four families for whom she grade audits. The are as follows:

  • Matthew Bowersox - 9th grade, book report on The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Gregory Williams - 8th grade, book report on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
  • Ian Rice - 6th grade, book report on Freddy The Detective by Walter R. Brooks.
  • Emily Walker - 10th grade, book report on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
  • Ian Walker - 5th grade, book report on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
  • Noah Walker - 4th grade, book report on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Also nominated by her grade auditor, Jane Dykema is:

  • Arielle O'Neill - 4th grade, book report on Theseus And The Minotaur.

Grade Auditor, Robin Boedeker, was very pleased with the writing skills of the following two students for their book reports on A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens:

  • Jessica Touchton - 12th grade.
  • Virginia Whealton - 12th grade.

Judy Erenz, grade auditor for the Sherwood family has nominated:

  • Kyra Sherwood - 10th grade, for her own well written short story. The piece for which she was given the award was a fantasy story which included descriptive narrative and a section of dialogue.

Academic Scholarships Awarded


Daniel Noonan, of Wisconsin, has been accepted by Wisconsin Lutheran College and has been awarded their Presidential Scholarship. Though he is quite certain he will be attending Wisconsin Lutheran as a math major, Daniel wants to keep his options open at this time.  Click here to visit Wisconsin Lutheran College.

North Greenville College has accepted Jessica Touchton and awarded her a full tuition academic scholarship. In the fall, Jessica will be one of the top ten incoming freshment at the college.  Click here to visit North Greenville College.


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National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Joshua W. Clark
Joshua plans to attend King College in
Bristol, TN majoring in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting as preparation for law school. He has also been accepted at the University of Tennessee, but prefers King College over UT.

Virginia E. Whealton
Virginia plans to attend Houghton College School of Music and major in violin performance. Houghton College has awarded Virginia their Excellence Scholarship as well as the Houghton College Merit Scholarship given to students who receive distinction as a National Merit Finalist.


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