October 5, 2016~Year 9, No. 10


The town and people of Nazareth, including the students, parents, teachers, and fans, were kept busy September 26-30 with fun activities that made up the 2016 Homecoming Week.

With a different theme for each day, students and staff participated by dressing up in outfits including ’Merica Monday, Texas Tuesday, Wilderness Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Football Friday to show their school spirit. High school students participated in the annual painting of the streets by decorating the road in front of the school with spray painted names. Tuesday night, the students played in a powderpuff volleyball game, where the girls were the players and the boys served as cheerleaders, referees and team coaches.

Thursday night began with a big crowd at the Home and School’s chili supper followed by the parade led by the Nazareth Swift Band that brought all the fans to Swift Stadium for the Homecoming Pep Rally. The exciting night consisted of many cheers and dances from high school and junior high cheerleaders as well as the younger girls who attended cheer camp in August. Former Spirit Queen Roxanne Wilhelm was home to crown the 2016 Spirit King and Queen, Waylon Leavitt and Carlie Heiman.

Before the game on Friday the Homecoming court processed the field. Freshman Maddie Smith, sophomore Chandler Schulte, and junior Kinzi Cleavinger were members of the court and the senior candidates were Tarah Hill, Abby Schmucker, and Allie Schulte. Voted by high school students, Abby Schmucker was announced 2016 Homecoming Queen and was crowned by former queen Morgan Nelson.

The Swifts fought for a victory over the Kress Kangaroos 66-8 to bring an end to the special week.

picture1Maddie Smith, Kinzi Cleavinger, Abby Schmucker, Tarah Hill, Allie Schulte, and Chandler Schulte

picture2Jake Waldo and Abby Schmucker

picture3Waylon Leavitt and Carlie Heiman

picture4High School students on Throwback Thursday

picture5Nazareth Swifts and the Kress Kangaroos


Class of 1986 Reunion

picture6The Nazareth High School graduating class  of 1986 gathered at the home of Brian and Peggy Ramaekers on Saturday evening, October 1, to reconnect and look back on their high school memories.

Fourteen out of the twenty-four classmates were present at the reunion. Above, the pictured class members include: Brian Ramaekers, Randy Leavitt, Robert Birkenfeld, Billy Steffens, Bruce Huseman, Kyle Schacher, Frank Huseman, Theresa Wilhelm Mullen, Debbie Schmucker King, Gail Birkenfeld Hooks, Elaine Verkamp Irion, Kelly Schilling Gerber, Annette Schmucker Loflin, and Ramona Heiman Schulte.



Nazareth had 29 runners compete at the Canyon cross country meet on Saturday October 1. The high school competed against 1A-4A and Jr High competed against all classifications.

Varsity Girls – 5th place team
Caitlin Kleman – 10th
Shania Schacher – 23rd
April Schmucker – 24th
Blakely Gerber – 36th
Amy Schilderink – 48th
Laci Backus – 50th
Bree Cornett – 69th

JV Girls
Emily Heitschmidt – 62nd
McKenna Sanders – 104th

Jr High Girls – 6th place team
Kyanne Dunn – 13th
Maggie Nelson – 14th
Makenzy Corrales – 52nd
Merry Gerber – 79th
Grace Huseman – 96th
Kari Schulte – 127th
Addie Dyer – 129th
Alex Schacher – 141st
Kylee Moroney – 160th
Shelby Annen – 179th

Varsity Boys – 9th place team
Brady Robb – 11th
Slade Gerber – 46th
Tristan McLain – 57th
Tristan Nelson – 60th
Brayden Dyer – 63rd
Tate Schulte – 76th

Jr High Boys
Ryan Heitschmidt – 17th
Tobin Pierson – 45th
Grady Mcalister – 71st
Landry Kleman – 140th

Congratulations to the runners and good luck as they compete at district in Plainview on Tuesday October 11.


Nazareth Education Foundation Fundraiser and Steak Dinner

Saturday October 8, 2016

Nazareth Community Hall

Social Hour: 6:00 p.m.

Steak Dinner: 6:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

$100 ticket includes: 2 steak dinners and an entry in the reverse raffle drawing

Top Prize $1,500.00

**Reverse drawing – Cash prizes given for every 25th ticket drawn**

**Silent Auction closes at 9:00 p.m.**

Steak Dinner only: $20 Adults and $10 children (12yrs & under)


Contact: Justin and Kandal Wethington 683-8611        Leroy and Jenny Schulte 945-2306

Jordy and Maegan Rowland 570-8751                 Joel and MaryBeth Gerber 945-2297

Mark and Heather McLarty 945-5478                  Ricky and Crystal Backus 945-2253

K’Lynn Gerber 647-6057                                       Wendal Huseman 367-1566

Alan and Heather Birkenfeld 570-6327               Keith and Kim Birkenfeld 679-9642

Codi and Cassie Cleavinger 240-3384                 Marty and Tisha Gerber 336-8521







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