Chloe 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!
RAMSEY COMPLETES EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
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.
STATE CHAMPION DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING TEAM
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.”
Mike Schilderink, Lars Schilderink, Austin Heck, Brady Robb, Lexy Ethridge, Emily Heitschmidt, Ellen Schilderink
2nd GRADERS CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
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
STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR UIL STATE
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.
Jake 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.