May 17, 2017~Year 9, No. 40

Picture1.png8th Grade Class

Picture2.pngSenior Class


Baccalaureate Weekend

On Saturday, May 16, the eighth grade and senior students gathered with family, friends, and members of the community to attend the baccalaureate mass at Holy Family Catholic Church. The celebration included the seniors bringing mementos to the front and speeches from Junior Kamryn Schulte and Senior Tarah Hill.

Eighth Grade

Shelby Annen

Luke Betzen

Kaden Cleavinger

Kyanne Dunn

Derek Dyer

Tyler Espenson

Merry Gerber

Ryan Heitschmidt

Jayden High

Chance Hochstein

Grace Huseman

Emma Kleman

Grady McAlister

Aiden Moore

Kylee Moroney

Maggie Nelson

Tobin Pierson

Kagan Pillars

Kari Schulte

Tye Schulte

2017 Senior Class

Teri Burnett

Alexandra Christian

Alexis Ethridge

Isaiah Flores

Paige Gerber

Carlie Heiman

Tarah Hill

Tucker Huseman

Waylon Leavit

Shania Schacher

Ellen Schilderink

Abby Schmucker

Allie Schulte

Daniil Sirenko

Jake Waldo


Mile Relay Team Completes Season

On May 12, April Schmucker, Abby Schmucker, Shania Schacher, and Blakely Gerber competed in the mile relay at the state track meet in Austin.

“Even though our season didn’t end exactly how we wanted it to, it was a fun year, and I’m excited to see what next year brings,” April Schmucker said.

The team ran a time of 4:16, which is five seconds faster than they have ever run.  They placed sixth in a tough competition where a new state record was set.

Congratulations on an amazing season!


Mile relay team


Baccalaureate Speech: Junior Kamryn Schulte

I would like to start out by saying congratulations to the 8th graders. I am excited to watch each of you grow in high school. These next four years will be some of the best years of your life. The memories you make will last forever. Make sure you get involved in everything or one day you will look back and regret it. Don’t spend your freshman year hiding and being shy, get out there and make new friends. Real friends are hard to find but worth the search. Once you find them, keep them because they are the ones that get you through the hard times.  Most importantly, be the real you. You will be happier if you stay true to yourself whether you are an athlete, computer guru or a brilliant mathematician.

Now, to the class of 2017. I’m sad that I’m here today delivering this speech to you but at the same time I am excited to see you start the next journey in your life. You are very special to me and have left footprints that will be a source of inspiration and motivation. Your kind hearts and strong personalities will be remembered. You have been great role models that influence many to be the best that they can be.

E. E. Cummings once said, “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” Remember where you came from and the lessons that you learned. Stay true to your beliefs and never sacrifice who you are for anyone. Always keep your faith. James 1:6 says “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

I have no doubt in my mind that each of you will make a huge mark on this world, and I can’t wait to watch it happen. The dream you have can be achieved. It exists. It is real. It is possible. And it is yours.

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