|TWO NAZARETH PLAYERS HONORED
This week’s honorees in the news are Allie Schulte of the Nazareth Swiftettes and Tyler Ramsey of the Swifts. In articles and photographs in the Amarillo Globe News these two players were highlighted as crucial to the winning season for both teams.
Allie Schulte, daughter of Rodney and Ramona Schulte, is a junior guard scoring game points that led the Swiftettes to victory after victory, such as 23 points in the recent win over Amherst. Coach Schilling praised her leadership on the court, saying: “The way she’s able to score a lot of different ways, and the way she involves everybody else in the game, makes defenses have to worry about others, not just her.” In commenting on the recent wins, Schulte said: “The team played really well, with solid defense and limiting the opponent’s scoring.” She also complimented NISD athletics by saying, “It builds character and discipline.”
Tyler Ramsey’s sport’s history was highlighted in the news article by Lee Passmore stating: “Few Texas Panhandle boys players have been a part of as many victories over the last four years as Nazareth point guard Tyler Ramsey. He was part of the Nazareth team that reached the state tournament two years ago as a sophomore, and he has helped the Swifts continue their tradition since taking over as a starter last season.”
The honor noted that Ramsey is the team captain averaging seven points per game but is unselfish and a great team player in setting up plays that allow other players to become high scorers.
Most of the attention in recent years has been on the super-successful Swiftettes with their 20 state championships, but due respect was given to the Swifts in developing a winning tradition of their own with six state titles. “It doesn’t really matter what our ranking is, but we know that being at Nazareth means something,” Ramsey said. “Everything we do as a team has a meaning. Tradition is a big part of what motivates us at Nazareth.” Besides noting the NISD history, Ramsey honored his grandfather, Joe Drerup, as being his personal hero.
|STUDENTS ARE SUCCSSFUL AT SHOW
Last week, many Nazareth FFA students were well represented in the Fort Worth Stock Show.
Lexi Huseman placed 7th with her shorthorn, and Kaci Kleman placed 8th in the same class, putting them both in the sale. Aubrie Durbin placed 9th with her steer and made the sale.
Chandler Schulte won reserve WOPB with her Chester barrow and also made the sale. Grace Huseman placed 4th with her Duroc barrow. Sara Kleman placed 6th with her York. Briana Huseman placed 6th with her cross, and Bradyn Bullard placed 9th with his cross.
Congrats to all of the students!!
|Kaci Kleman and her steer, Frosty.|
|Keep on Fishing by Father Jim Schmitmeyer
In a famous passage from the Bible, St. Paul wrote, “If God is for us, who can be against us? What can ever separate from the love of God?”
|Nazareth Knights of Columbus members were hard at work at their biennial Consignment Sale last Saturday. It was a beautiful day with large crowds, and the guys working the concession stand sold over 250 lbs of sausage.|
| Words will never be able to express our gratitude for all the many ways you have shown support to our family through this journey. From donations, gifts, cards, benefits, food, and most importantly your prayers, you have shown what a wonderful community full of amazing people you truly are! We are beyond blessed to have each and every one of you as part of our journey. God will never give us more than we can handle and we are glad to have you by our side. Again, we greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness….please continue to stay #tatumtough!
Travis, Shawna,Shaylin, and Tatum
|NAZ NEWS AND EVENTS:
1) The Future of Nazareth Foundation will be awarding grants to qualifying charities and public entities this year. Interested in applying? For info, please come to an informal meeting at the Senior Citizens, Wednesday February 17 at 6:30pm. We will go over guidelines and deadlines in applying for the grants.
2) The American Legion Auxiliary and the 4-H are teaming up to once again make blankets for the Veteran’s Home in Amarillo. We will be making the blankets in the Legion Hall, starting at 2pm on the February 21st. All community members that would like to join us and make a blanket or two are more than welcome. We will also accept any donated fleece! Thank you.
3) Notice to all Nazareth residents: The offices of Mayor – Marlon Durbin and Councilman – Virgil Huseman will expire in May 2016. Anyone interested and eligible (must live within city limits) can file an application in the City Hall from until February 19, 2016.