SWIFTETTE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM EARNS SILVER AT STATE
Saturday, November 12, both Nazareth cross country teams competed at the state meet in Round Rock, Texas, and the Swiftettes made the medal stand as the second place team.
Caitlin Kleman was the top Nazareth runner, and she placed 6th as an individual with a time of 12:36. Following Kleman was April Schmucker who finished 14th with a time of 12:50. Shania Schacher finished 19th, and Amy Schilderink placed 71st followed by Blakely Gerber in 77th, Laci Backus in 81st, and Bree Cornett in 109th.
The Swiftettes were coached this season by Cassi Gartman and Eric Schilling. The alternates were Lexis Nieves and Hallie Kleman.
The Swifts competed to earn a 13th overall team place. Brady Robb finished first for Nazareth in 16th with a time of 17:37. He was followed by Slade Gerber in 76th and Tristan McLain in 80th. Other team members included Tristan Nelson, Bradyn Dyer, Tate Schulte, and Mike Schilderink.
The state runner-up Swiftettes
SCHULTE SIGNS FOR LCU
Friends, family, teammates, and coaches gathered Wednesday November 9th to support senior Allie Schulte as she signed her letter of intent to play basketball for Lubbock Christian University next fall.
The Lady Chaps, coached by Steve Gomez, are coming off of an undefeated season with a NCAA Division II National Championship.
“I want to thank everyone who came to support me Wednesday and throughout my career,” Schulte said. “I am excited for my future at LCU.”
Allie Schulte and her parents Rodney and Ramona
SWIFTS WIN BI-DISTRICT
The Nazareth Swift football team took the field for their first playoff game last Friday in Silverton against White Deer.
After a hard fought battle with many lead changes, the Swifts came out on top to earn the school’s first Bi-district championship since 2008.
The Swifts will continue their playoff run on Friday in the second round game against Knox City in Ralls at 8:00 p.m.
Seniors Tucker Huseman, Waylon Leavitt, and Jake Waldo
Brooke Ashton Parker, of Lubbock, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016 at the age of 25. She was born on January 12, 1991 in Lubbock. Brooke grew up in Dimmitt Texas surrounded by her childhood and now lifelong friends. She was active in basketball, baseball, ran track, and anything else she could be. She served as the mascot at Nazareth high school where she earned the “spirit queen” title. She was a fierce competitor and was determined to succeed at everything she put her mind to. Anything she did, she did with heart.
Brooke graduated with honors from West Texas A&M with her Bachelors and from San Angelo State with honors as well to obtain her Masters. She earned a 4.0 for both. Brooke worked at Lubbock Cooper ISD as an athletic trainer. Brooke’s dedication to her students was obvious. Her kind heart and compassion was shown to all. Student’s described her as a “life coach” and someone they could count on for quick humor, and a strong shoulder to cry on. She truly loved her job.
Brooke was a woman of strong faith and can only be described as a room changer with her ever-present smile, her abundant energy, and her contagious laughter. She was the “salt and the light.” There was never a stranger that entered her life that didn’t leave as a friend. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Brett Parker and his wife Brandi and Jackie Cornett and her husband Mike; brother; Bryce Parker; sisters, Bree Cornett and Brylee Parker; grandparents, Sandra Lewis, David Forbes, Jo Parker and Darla Hanson; as well as several extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenna and Don Cornett, Danny Lewis, Roy Parker and Anthony Hanson; and aunt, Debra Spain.
A celebration of life service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Southcrest Baptist Church with 1,500 people in attendance. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Brooke Ashton Parker scholarship fund at any Prosperity Bank location.
NAZARETH FFA MEMBERS ADVANCE TO AREA
32 students attended the District LDE contest in early November, and 8 teams qualified for the Area contest on Saturday, November 19 at WTAMU.
3rd – Ellen Schilderink, Brady Robb, Alee Christian, Teri Burnett
5th – Dylan Howell, Kim Chavira, Jake Gerber, Jacob Moroney, Hallie Kleman
Greenhand Skills – advanced to area
2nd – Eric Hill, Nathaneal VanDijk, Bradyn Dyer
Greenhand Quiz – advance to area
2nd – Molly Johnson, Amy Schilderink, Maddie Smith, Bradyn Dyer
4th – Yeraldy Gonzalez, Mckenna Sanders, Briana Huseman, Eric Hill
Senior Creed – advance to area
1st – Garrison Kleman
4th – Emily Hietschmidt
Radio Broadcasting – advance to area
2nd – Alee Christian, Dylan Howell, Teri Burnett
6th – Caitlin Kleman, Brady Robb, Lexy Ethridge
Public Relations – advance to area
2nd – Emily Hietschmidt, Bryson High Anna Huseman, Chandler Schulte
4th – Lexy Ethridge, Riley Durbin, Hattie Robb, Molly Johnson
Job Interview – advance to area
2nd – Ellen Schilderink
6th – Hydie Dyer
Greenhand Creed – advance to area
1st – Amy Schilderink
4th – McKenna Sanders
Senior Quiz – Advance to area
1st – Garrison Kleman, Faithe Huseman, Tate Schulte, Riley Durbin
5th – Bryson High, Kristi McAlsiter, Anna Huseman, Blakely Gerber
The top 2 teams in each event advance to area. Congratulations to all of these students and good luck to them as they compete on Saturday.