April 27, 2016 ~ Year 7, No 125

Picture1Chloe Birkenfeld (front of stage, just to the left of the conductor) played in the Violin I Section last Sunday at Spring Concert performed by the Amarillo Youth Preparatory Strings, under the direction of Danica Ahedo, at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.  Chloe, a 4th Grader at Nazareth, is the daughter of Alan & Heather Birkenfeld.  Allen & Stephanne Dobmeier’s granddaughter, Sophia Hall (daughter of Shane & Kim Hall) also performed at the Spring Concert with the Amarillo Youth Sinfonia (Violin II).  Congratulations youth musicians and parents!




Nazareth Scout Master Bruce Schulte stands with Tyler Ramsey and his mom, Tracy. The trio were inspecting Tyler’s finishing touches on his Eagle Scout project, which consisted of removing old and damaged walls in the 20′ x 18′ storage room for Holy Family Food Pantry, then rebuilding the interior walls with new insulation and plywood wall boards. The project will be submitted to the council in Plainview to satisfy Tyler’s requirements for Eagle Scout status.



Last week, six students travelled to Stephenville, with stops along the way to practice judging before their state competition on Thursday morning April 21st. Their hard work all season long paid off when they were named the best judging team in the state!

Lars Schilderink was 4th high individual, and  Ellen Schilderink placed 7th overall as an individual.
Other team members include Emily Heitschmidt,  Lexy Ethridge, Brady Robb, and Mike Schilderink. The team will compete at nationals next school year in Indianapolis.

“Making nationals for the second consecutive year is a great opportunity,” Ellen Schilderink said. “The constant sibling rivalry between my brothers and I made for an interesting year. We could not have such a successful judging season without the help of Mr. Heck.”

Picture3 Mike Schilderink, Lars Schilderink, Austin Heck, Brady Robb, Lexy Ethridge, Emily Heitschmidt, Ellen Schilderink




Spencer Acker – Son of Dwight & Felice Acker

Jentri Birkenfeld – Daughter of Alan & Heather Birkenfeld

Ethan Brockman – Son of Marcus & Celina Brockman

Madison Brockman – Daughter of Mitchell & Lindsey Brockman

Brooklyn Neri – Daughter of Andre Aleman & Samantha Neri

Emily Durbin – Daughter of Curtis & Leigh Durbin

Michael Fulkerson – Son of John & Angela Fulkerson

Zachary Huseman – Son of Scott & Cindy Huseman

Erick Lopez – Son of Emigdio Lopez & Carla Medina

Alexa Martinez – Daughter of Joe & Janie Martinez

Luke Moore – Son of Joshua and Christina Moore

Miles Nelson – Son of Brady & Ann Nelson

Kilin Olivas – Son of Veronica Gonzalez

Lexi Ramaekers – Daughter of Brian & Peggy Ramaekers

Daniel Schacher – Son of Derrick & Tausha Schacher



Several students competed at the Regional Academic Meet last Friday in Levelland, and 11 students qualified for the state competitions in Austin.

Kennedy Raphelt – 1st in Literary Criticism  (2nd place team- Kennedy, Lexis Nieves, Faithe Huseman, Kamryn Schulte)

Emily Dyer – 1st in Feature Writing

Katherine Fulkerson – 2nd in Spelling
(1st place team – Katherine Fulkerson, Roxanne Wilhelm, Hannah Hill, Kristi McAlister)

Kelsey Espenson – 2nd in News Writing

Abby Schmucker – 3rd in News Writing

Allie Schulte – 4th in News Writing & 2nd in Headline Writing

Carly Wilhelm – 3rd in Ready Writing & 6th in Social Studies

Tarah Hill – 3rd in Prose

Kinzi Cleavinger – 6th in Prose

Teri Burnett – 8th in Prose

Tobie Peterson – 6th in Poetry

Deborah VanDijk – 6th in Computer Applications

Lexi Huseman – 7th in Informative Speaking
The top three individuals as well as the top overall team advance to state.


Picture5Jake Waldo receives a $100 check donated by Peoples Bank, for earning 4th Place at Ogallala Commons Youth Entrepreneur Fair, with his business, Get Powdered.  Marcus Brockman, Branch President at Peoples Bank in Nazareth, presented the check.  Jake continues to hone his entrepreneurial skills–his powder-coating business marks the second enterprise that he has started as a teenager.


Future of Nazareth Foundation will be hosting a community meeting Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30pm in the Senior Citizen Building. We are inviting everyone to come and have refreshments with us. At the meeting we will announce the (5) $5,000.00 grant winners. All these grants are given to an organization that will use it to improve their buildings or facilities, which we all use at some time. The committee will explain how we think we can get the endowment to grow and ideas we have in mind for the rest of the year. We want to show everyone numerous ways they can donate to the Foundation. Without your help, it will be hard for us to continue giving out these grants. This is part of what keeps our great community going.


Everyone is invited to celebrate the 2016 May Crowning Ceremony, on Sunday, May 1st at 3:00pm along with Youth Mass. This year’s May Queen is Carly Wilhelm. All former queens are invited to a reception at the Holy Family Inn starting at 4:00pm. This year marks the 72nd celebration of the honorable tradition for Holy Family Church.


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