HOME Graduation

Mark the occasion in a special way!

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Do you have a young adult who will be finishing their high school education in 2023? If so, HOME would like to invite you to participate in a very special graduation ceremony. Join us to mark this momentous occasion in the life of your child! 


HOME's graduation ceremony provides a great sense of accomplishment for each participating family. The event also provides encouragement for other homeschoolers to continue on through high school! 


In addition, the ceremony provides a wonderful way to include family and friends in a special celebration. Parents take part in the event, too, and will present the diploma to their child. 



  • May 20, 2023, at 2:00pm, Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester, Maine
  • Graduates and parents may present short speeches (2-3 minutes) about their homeschooling experience and future plans, if desired, following their diploma presentation. 
  • A video slide presentation of the graduates as they have grown up is presented as part of the ceremony. If you wish to participate in this way, please plan to send 8 - 10 pictures of your graduate by email or CD to hoverlock727@gmail.com, no later than May 8.
  • A reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony.  
  • Graduation apparel and diplomas can be ordered through the HSLDA Store. Please order navy blue or white graduation gowns for a HOME graduation ceremony.
  • Planning a special dinner following the event? For those who would like to continue their family celebration, consider making reservations at an area restaurant.                         


  • Please pre-register using either the online or mail-in form below, no later than May 8, 2023. Please include payment of $50 per family (graduate and up to five guests), and $7.50 for each additional guest (ages 3+). You may make your payment using the Donate button in the margin to the right.
  • A reception for graduates and registered guests will follow the ceremony.


GRADUATION KEYNOTE - You Were Made for Such a Time as This

Elizabeth Caruso


Congratulations and well done!  We are so excited for you as you transition from high school into adulthood.  We send you off confident, equipped and empowered to be all you were created to be.  Your future is bright, and your opportunities are endless! The world around you is crying out for men and women who will work hard and lead with purpose, integrity, truth, kindness, and the non-indoctrinated knowledge of our history, science, faith and family.  Whether you are entering the trades, workplace or college, you will make an amazing difference!                            


Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Caruso

Liz Caruso lives in Caratunk with her husband, 2 sons and golden retriever. She co-founded Somerset Homeschool Co-op in 2010, co-coached the robotics team into 2 state awards, and has homeschooled her sons into college. Her son Jeremy graduated with 11 college courses and is attending a Florida university with a scholarship. Her son Christopher is taking all early college classes for his junior and senior years and is tracking to enter college as a junior. Liz works part-time out of her home as the selectboard chair and as a Maine guide. During Liz's recent run for Congress in Maine’s CD2, she reinforced the need to encourage and empower the next generation of great leaders.


HOME Graduation Registration Form
Please print and fill out this form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form, no later than May 1 to participate in HOME's Annual Graduation Ceremony.
Form Graduation Registration 2022.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy - Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.


Congratulations, and God Bless You, Class of 2022!