THREE TEAMS BATTLE AT STATE
On Monday, May 16th, six of Nazareth’s tennis athletes took the courts in College Station. They earned their way to the state tournament last month at regionals and finally had the chance to finish the season.
After a few hours of rain delay, Slade Gerber and Troy Gerber won their first match against a team from Knippa, 6-0, 6-3. However they fell short in the semi-finals against the eventual state champions from Wink, 0-6, 6-2, 1-6.
Christen Damron and Kamryn Schulte were the next to play, and they lost a hard fought battle in two sets, 4-6, 3-6, to a team from Iredell.
Allie Schulte and Deborah Van Dijk won their first match against a Slidell team 6-1, 6-2, but they also fell to the eventual state champions from Utopia, in the semifinals, 4-6, 3-6.
Christen Damron & Kamryn Schulte
Deborah Van Dijk & Allie Schulte
Slade & Troy Gerber with Coach Taylor Schulte
Bands Make Great Music
Last Thursday, over 200 grandparents, parents, students, teachers, and supporters gathered in the New Gym to enjoy a Spring Concert by NISD’s 5th, 6th and combined Jr High/ High School bands. Those who gathered were delighted by the amazing progress made by the younger musicians over the course of the school year. The 5th Grade band performed the following songs: “March Militaire”, “American Patrol”, “Kum Bah Yah”, and “1812 Overture”. The 6th Grade band performed three pieces including “Mambo No. 5”, “Big Band Bop”, and “Amazing Grace”. Additionally, the Jr. High/High School Band showed great poise and musical range in working through their 30-minute concert. They performed the pieces as follows: “A March on the King’s Highway”, “Wildwind Overture”, “Medieval Legend”, “Into the Storm”, and “The Gladiators”. One student from each group was awarded the outstanding band student award, Mary Nelson for 5th, Trent Gerber for 6th, and Lars Schilderink for Jr High/High School. Additionally, three seniors, Lars Schilderink, Rodrigo Pena, and Dustin Kern, each received a scholarship from the band booster club. Clearly, our school and community owes tremendous gratitude to the school music teacher, Mr. Frederickson, for his ability to work with and teach skills to students of different ages.
The 5th Grade Band prepares to perform.
FFA CONVENTION Nazareth had 21 members and 4 guests attend the Area 1 FFA convention. The chapter were represented by Garrison Kleman and Teri Burnett in the talent contest in which they placed 4th. The students competed in the various speaking contests. Garrison Kleman placed 2nd in Ag policy and 10th in Exempt Speaking, Emily Heitschmidt placed 9th in Exempt Speaking and Faithe Huseman placed 8th in Animal Science. Lars Schilderink placed first with his record book and will compete at the state level in June. Roxanne Wilhelm competed in the John Justin Award where she placed 2nd. Nazareth FFA has had a great year and they will get to celebrate all of the success on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapter banquet held in the Community Hall.
CASTRO COUNTY 4-H EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
District Contest Results
Sterl and Jack Welps 1st Jr Health
Dayson Schacher 1st Intermediate Beef
Molly Johnson & Kari Schulte 2nd Intermediate Health
Ryan Heitschmidt 1st Intermediate Open
Grady McAlister, Jayden High, & Tye Schulte 1st Intermediate Safety
Advancing to State:
Anna Huseman & Sara Wall 2nd Sr. Health
Eric Heitschmidt 2nd Sr. Open
Kristi McAlister & Bryson High 3rd Sr. Safety
Their success makes a total of eight presentations by fourteen youth with all placing in the top three!
Farewell Party in Honor of Chris and Becky Samford, Sunday, May 22nd from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Home Merc. Come out and wish them well.
ACTS Amarillo invites You to join us for a faith filled weekend this summer that will give you a generous encounter of God’s grace:
Women’s Retreat—June 9-12, 2016, Teen’s Retreat—June 23-26, 2016 & Men’s Retreat—August 11-14, 2016
Nazareth Community Blood Drive Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Community Hall Every eligible donor who presents to donate in May will receive a free t-shirt, and a chance to win one of two cruiser bicycles (valued at $250 each)! Photo ID or Donor ID card required. Must be at least 17 years old; 16 year olds may donate with signed parental consent. Ask about giving Auto Reds to maximize your donation!
The 2016 German Festival is Saturday, July 9. If you are unable to work at this year’s festival, please call Judy Kleman 945-2328 or Gwen Schmucker 945-2454 before June 1. Scheduled day to clean the hall is set for Monday, June 27, at 6:30pm