Chapel Wrap-Up {October 13-16}

This week’s Chapel theme was “Got Expression?”

Monday: James Krabill, senior Executive of Global Ministries with Mennonite Mission Network spoke about different ways that God speaks to us–sometimes in dramatic ways and conversion experiences like Saul along the Damascus Road, and sometimes more like the Emmaus Story, realizing that God has walked with us in every situation we’re in, even if not seemingly dramatic experiences. James shared interesting stories from his life living in the Ivory Coast and challenged students to consider the ways Jesus is walking with them in every part of their lives.

Tuesday: Goshen College Parables, a traveling drama and music worship team shared parts of their “The Big Commandment: Loving God, Neighbor and Self” program.

Wednesday: Anya Slabaugh, a recent IMS graduate, shared about her summer experience with MMN’s Youth Venture program in Columbia. Anya challenged students to remember that even though you may have more resources than people in other parts of the world, you can still learn many things from others and building relationships with people from a different background is a life changing experience.

Thursday: Clergy Appreciation Day, where we welcomed area clergy and expressed our gratitude to them for their work in our community and area churches. We began chapel with the verse Philippians 4:8 and a song, then watched a video of students and faculty sharing what they appreciate about their pastors. Timothy Bender also shared a devotion based on Philippians 4:8. Timothy expressed his gratitude to the pastors  by explaining that the greatest sermon each of them has given has been their lives and their example and thanked them for showing students how to live out their faith and walk with them in their daily activities. He challenged students to think about their faith and to remember that a faith without an expression of it is useless and that we have to put our faith into practice for it to mean something.

Friday: No school, Student Work Day

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Goshen College Parables worship team.

 

Anya Slabaugh

Anya Slabaugh

 

Cassidy Bontrager, Breana Stout, Stasia Majerick, Anne Buckwalter, Renee Buckwalter

Cassidy Bontrager, Breana Stout, Stasia Majerick, Anne Buckwalter, Renee Buckwalter

 

Timothy Bender

Timothy Bender

 

Students greeting pastors

Students greeting pastors

 

Students greeting pastors

Students greeting pastors

Cross Country Runs at Waterworks Park

The Iowa Mennonite boys cross country team placed second as a team at the Waterworks Classic cross country meet hosted by Pekin in Fairfield Thursday night.  This is the first time Iowa Mennonite has beaten Winfield-Mt. Union in four attempts this year.  “This was our best performance as a team yet this year and our best placing as a team in four years.”  Three Mennonite men placed in the top ten.  Kirby Shetler was fourth in 16:29.  Levi Geyer was eighth in 17:50.  Noah Bruns has a great race placing ninth in 18:02.  Kobi Russom also ran extremely well placing thirteenth in 18:22.  Jim Wang was the team’s fifth runner placing twenty-fourth in 20:25.  Ryan Millikin of Pekin won the meet over his teammate Austin Farris in 16:02. 

 

BOYS    
  Individual Results  
4th Kirby Shetler 16:29
8th Levi Geyer 17:50
9th Noah Bruns 18:02
24th Jim Wang 20:25
     
  Team Scores  
1 Pekin 31
2 IMS 58
3 Winfield-Mt. Union 64
4 Van Buren 102

The Iowa Mennonite girls cross country team also had a very good night at the Waterworks Classic.  All three competitors had season best times on a full length course.  Seniors Riley Schmieder and Renee Buckwalter were both top five placing fourth and fifth in 16:07 and 16:18 respectively.  Buckwalter took over thirty seconds off her previous best time.  Liza Zanozina also ran her best race of her career to date.  She placed thirtieth in 22:57.  “It was great to see nearly everyone perform at their best tonight and to see their joy in their accomplishments.”   Gwynne Wright of Pekin won the race in 15:09 while her team took team honors with a stingy 19 points over Van Buren.  Iowa Mennonite was one of four schools not fielding a full girls team.     

GIRLS    
  Individual Results  
4th Riley Schmieder 16:07
5th Renee Buckwalter 16:18
30th Liza Zanozina 22:57
     
  Team Scores  
1 Pekin 19
2 Van Buren 88 

The Iowa Mennonite girls and boys cross country teams will compete in the 1A state qualifier meet hosted by Solon at Solon Nature and Recreation Area Thursday October 23.   The top three teams and ten individuals in each race qualify to advance to the state meet held in Fort Dodge November 1.  Come to Solon to show your support for your favorite runners. The girls race starts at 3:30 pm and the boys race at 4:00 pm.

Jim Wang, Kirby Shetler, Kobi Russom, Noah Bruns, Levi Geyer, Roman Slabach

Jim Wang, Kirby Shetler, Kobi Russom, Noah Bruns, Levi Geyer, Roman Slabach


Riley Schmieder & Renee Buckwalter

Riley Schmieder & Renee Buckwalter


Liza Zanozina finishing strong.

Liza Zanozina finishing strong.

IMS falls to Mediapolis on Senior Night

Back:  Doug Schmieder, Candi Schmieder, Corey Miller, Nancy Miller, Allen Brush, Janel Brush, Kim Wood, Ryan Brezina.  Front: Riley Schmieder, Hannah Miller, McKayla Brush, Demi Brezina

Back: Doug Schmieder, Candi Schmieder, Corey Miller, Nancy Miller, Allen Brush, Janel Brush, Kim Wood, Ryan Brezina. Front: Riley Schmieder, Hannah Miller, McKayla Brush, Demi Brezina

It was senior night for IMS on Tuesday night. Prior to the start of the varsity match, the four seniors, Demi Brezina, McKayla Brush, Hannah Miller, Riley Schmieder and their parents were recognized by the program and fans. The volunteers who help at the home games, and the student section were recognized as well. 

 
Despite playing some of it’s best defense of the season, IMS falls to 3A #8 Mediapolis in three sets. IMS had a tentative start while figuring out the powerful Mediapolis offense losing the first set 6-25. The second set was the highlight of the match. “Every single player had terrific defensive plays during that set! It helped demonstrate to the players the kind of team we want to be going into regional play-offs next week,” coach Shannon Miller stated. “We also started two freshman outside hitters due to Jess Bender’s injury. Avery Blauvelt and Alyssa Hershberger played well for their first regular season varsity match. Both contributed with hits and digs,” Miller noted. IMS kept the score close the entire second set, forcing the Bullettes to call a time out in order to seal the win. IMS continued strong play in the third set, but were unable to hold off the bigger Mediapolis team, losing 13-25. “We went into this match knowing it was going to be a challenge. We focused on things we can control on our side of the net and communication. I am very proud of our team tonight,” coach Miller affirmed. Natalie Graber was the statistical leader in three categories with seven kills, 12 digs, and three aces. Hannah Miller contributed 13 assists.
 
IMS plays English Valleys at North English Tuesday Oct. 21st at 7 pm in the first round of regional play-offs.

New Apparel Available

New apparel can be ordered here: http://team-shop.lidsteamsports.com/.  Here is the information you will need & apparel that is available:

IMS Apparel Store 10-14-2014

Child Development class visits Informed Choices

FCS Choices

Last week, students in Child Development class visited Informed Choices Medical Clinic where they learned more about fetal development, viewed an ultrasound, learned more about the dangers of STDs, and the importance of abstinence until marriage. Executive Director Rachael Owens did a great job sharing with students the mission of the clinic and the value of human life.

“It was interesting to see one of the facilities that helps women in a time of crisis and to understand more about the goals of the clinic. It is a great organization” said senior McKayla Brush.

IMS competes at Washington volleyball tournament

volleyball.In its last regular season tournament, the IMS volleyball team goes 2-2 beating Tri-County and Washington, while falling to Regina and Wilton. In the first match of the day against Regina, IMS started out strong in the first set with a .20 kill efficiency but ended up losing 16-21. Unable to sustain the energy from the first set, IMS also loses the second set 5-21. Next up for IMS were the Trojans of Tri-County. IMS took an early lead and never looked back winning both sets with scores of 21-10, 21-9. Hannah Miller and Riley Schmieder combined for 8 aces in the match. In the third match of the day, one with special importance for three IMS players from Washington, McKayla Brush, Demi Brezina and Alijah Beatty, IMS wins its first three set match of the season over Washington 23-21, 22-24, 16-14. “I am just so glad we won!” an excited Demi Brezina exclaimed. “The team achieved their statistical goals in the categories of hitting, passing and serving in this match. When a team does that, the results are usually positive,” coach Miller noted. In the semi-finals of the championship bracket, IMS succumbed to 2A Wilton 10-25, 21-25. Statistical leaders for the tournament: Natalie Graber 20 kills, Hannah Miller 37 assists, Demi Brezina with 21 digs and Riley Schmieder with 10 aces. IMS plays its last regular season match at Hillcrest Union Tuesday against the Bullettes of Mediapolis. It will be Senior night for the four seniors.