|DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING TEAM PLACES IN SAN ANTONIO
On Friday, February 12, the dairy judging team of five members earned third place overall as a team in a competition of 105 other FFA teams.
Sophomore Mike Schilderink led the team with his sixth place high individual. Ellen Schilderink followed behind him and earned seventh high over all.
“The San Antonio contest was more competitive than other ones have been,” Ellen said. “It was good experience for the team, and I hope it will help us in future more important competitions.”
Other members include Senior Lars Schilderink, Junior Lexy Ethridge, and Freshman Emily Heitschmidt. There were over 385 students competing.
Congratulations to all of these students and good luck to them as the rest of their judging season continues.
|After the competition, Mike Schilderink, Lexy Ethridge, Emily Heitschmidt, Ellen Schilderink, and Lars Schilderink pose with their individual and team ribbons.|
|Benefit Gala Hits High Mark
Last Saturday night, 122 attended the largest and most successful Benefit Gala ever held by the Home Mercantile Board of Directors. Patrons both young and elderly, from Nazareth and surrounding towns, purchased tickets and were seated at 14 tables that were beautifully decorated for the event by volunteers. Those attending enjoyed a sumptuous 3-course beef tenderloin dinner, followed by a dance.
Besides tickets for the Gala, support for the Home Merc also came through a Silent Auction and donations. In total, the event raised over $9,000, which will enable the refurbishing project for the wooden floor to begin in late March.
The HM Board offers a heartfelt “thank you” to all who supported and contributed to the Gala, especially to Nazareth Boy Scout servers and the meal cooks!
NHS Class of 2002 Alums and their wives enjoyed the Gala (l-r): Kai & Wendy Wilcox, Kade & Lacey Wilcox, and Blake & Robin Birkenfeld
Garrison Kleman performed piano songs at the Home Merc Gala.
Ag students have had a busy second semester up to this point with the variety of projects that have taken over the both the shop and classroom.
Both the girls and the boys are making a trailer to raffle off at the FFA banquet at the end of the year.
“This is my first year in ag, so I’ve never welded before,” Paige Gerber said. “It’s hard to learn, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a good project to work on, and it will help me next year.”
Different classes are busy working on wood and other welding projects. Eric Heitschmidt finished his bookshelf, and Tristan McLaurin completed his grill.
Eric HeitschmidtTristan McLaurin
|SWIFTS AND SWIFTETTES ADVANCE TO PLAYOFFFS
With district play complete, both Nazareth basketball teams are headed to the playoffs after an undefeated district run.
After a first round bye, the Swiftettes picked up a practice game against the Stratford Lady Elks whom they beat earlier in the season. They defeated the team again on Saturday with a fifteen point victory 51-36.
The Swiftettes’ first playoff game for the Area Championship will be played Friday at Caprock at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Silverton Lady Owls.
The Swifts, who also earned a bi-district bye, will have a practice game on Friday at Canyon Randall against Clarendon at 5:30 p.m.
While their first playoff opponent is not set, the Swifts will play for area on either February 25th or 26th.
According to boys’ Coach Nathan Branum, “It’s time to ‘Unite’ and make something special happen.”
|The Future of Nazareth Foundation
The foundation will be awarding grants to qualifying charities and public entities this year. For all those interested in applying come to an informal meeting at the Senior Citizens, Wednesday February 17 at 6:30 pm. We will go over the guidelines and deadlines in applying for the grants.