April 8th~Year 7, No 13

Nazareth Wins District UIL

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Junior Morgan Nelson writes feature.

Nazareth High School added more trophies to their collection after winning district UIL with 490.66 points. Elementary and junior high also won their UIL district meets. UIL participants traveled to Springlake-Earth on March 24 to compete in their academic events. The students were introduced to a new district this year which consisted of Amherst, Lazbuddie, Kress, and Springlake-Earth. The top three of each event advances to Regional. Thirty two Nazareth participants will compete at Regional UIL on April 24.

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Kamber Higgins and Hannah Hill review their poetry pieces with poetry coach, Jeanie Birkenfeld.

Calculator Applications

2nd place team

Lars Schilderink 3rd

Logan Schulte 5th

Computer Applications

Deborah VanDijk 3rd

Current Issues and Events

1st place team

Carlie Heiman 1st

Laci Backus 2nd

Madi Samford 3rd

Kamryn Schulte 4th

Informative Speaking

Lexi Huseman 1st

Faithe Huseman 4th

Persuasive Speaking

Garrison Kleman 1st

Literary Criticism

2nd place team

Natalie Schulte 3rd

Hannah Hill 6th


2nd place team

Tommy Russell 2nd

Lars Schilderink 5th

Cole Kleman 5th

Number Sense

1st place team

Abby Schmucker 1st

Tommy Russell 3rd

Allie Schulte 5th


2nd place team

Ethan Schulte 4th

Cole Kleman 6th

Social Studies

Garrison Kleman 2nd


Hannah Hill 1st

Kamber Higgins 2nd


Tarah Hill 1st

Mackenzie Gerber 2nd

Kinzi Cleavinger 3rd

Spelling and Vocabulary

1st place team

Katherine Fulkerson 1st

Paige Gerber 2nd

Roxanne Wilhelm 3rd

Ready Writing

Carly Wilhelm 1st

Faithe Huseman 2nd

Hattie Robb 5th


1st place team

News Writing

Kelsey Espenson 1st

Abby Schmucker 2nd

Allie Schulte 3rd

Feature Writing

Taylor Damron 1st

Payton Robb 2nd

Morgan Nelson 4th

Editorial Writing

Abby Schmucker 1st

Morgan Nelson 2nd

Hattie Robb 4th

Headline Writing

Paige Gerber 1st

Carlie Heiman 2nd

Allie Schulte 3rd

Olen Gerald Schulte

Olen Schulte

MAY 30, 1957 – APRIL 4, 2015

          Olen G. Schulte, 57, of Nazareth, Texas passed Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Nazareth. Olen was born on May 30, 1957 to Ray and Martha Schulte. He was one of twelve children. He married Barbara West of Groom on May 24, 1986 and together they had three children. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed rodeos and stock shows and helping family and friends with their show animals. He loved making people laugh with his stories and quick wit.
Olen is survived by his loving wife, Barbara of Nazareth, 2 daughters, Keli Schulte of Lubbock and Macee Huseman and husband Evan of Nazareth, 1 son, Landon Schulte of Nazareth, brothers, Marvin Schulte and wife Darlene, Kenny Schulte and wife Cince, Clyde Schulte and wife Lisa and Bob Schulte and wife Beverly all of Nazareth, sisters, Bernita Hoelting and husband Bill, Vera Ramaekers and husband Rex all of Nazareth and Sheryl Schulte of Dimmitt, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Olen is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Martha Schulte, 3 brothers, Howard Schulte, Wayne Schulte and Leon Schulte and 1 sister, Raelene Hoelting.
Memorials may be made to the Nazareth Cemetery Fund, PO Box 100, Nazareth, TX or to a favorite charity. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at this funeral on Tuesday, April 7th, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth with burial following.

Nazareth Historian Christena Stephens


                  Christena Stephens, our Community Intern and now Apprentice for all things Historically Nazareth, is giving a talk at the West Texas Historical Association 92nd Annual Meeting Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas Friday, April 10, 2015, from 8:30 am to 9:45 am entitled: “How Mortality Records Can Provide a Historical Picture of a German Community”.  Anyone may attend this talk.  She has been diligently preparing the new Book for Holy Family Cemetery and recently sent this report of some of the activities she’s involved in with our Nazareth History: read and archived 1,990 pages of materials, collected 421 death certificates, restored 214 photographs, took and contributed 161 photos, and so far our Nazareth History archive has accumulated 534 pictures because of her efforts. 

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