Girls soccer shuts out Columbus

soccer ballThis evening the Mid-Prairie Hawks defeated the Columbus Junction Wildcats 3-0. Mid-Prairie controlled the game from start to finish by maintaining possession and passing the ball well. Junior Ashley Miller led the scoring with 2 goals and an assist and junior Cassidy Bontrager rounded out the scoring with her first-ever varsity goal. Junior Renee Buckwalter also contributed an assist.
  
Coach Maya Kehr Yoder said, “Our team played solidly at every position tonight. That’s what makes this win so great–everyone contributed to achieve this success. Sophomore Ciana Carr continually broke up the offensive attacks and had an excellent game. Junior Anne Buckwalter has been anchoring our midfield and creating a lot of positive opportunities for us. Ashley Miller, Ballie Harris and Cassidy Bontrager’s hard work and persistence is really paying off for us in the final third–they’re finishing well. Honestly, I could name every single player on our team tonight–they all played an outstanding game. Our team is starting to find our groove and we’ll continue to improve.”
 

IMS Students Recognized in Letters about Literature Contest

Nick Yutzy, Alijah Beatty, Leslie Rios

Noah Bruns, Alijah Beatty, Leslie Rios

Iowa Mennonite freshmen Alijah Beatty, Noah Bruns, and Leslee Rios impressed Iowa judges with their letters about literature.

Last December the students submitted letters to the national Library of Congress Letters About Literature contest as part of a class project. After reading The Hobbit, all the freshmen wrote letters to J.R.R. Tolkien about how his epic novel changed their view of the world or themselves.

One hundred thirty-nine Iowa students in grades 9-12 submitted letters to the contest this year.

Bruns was among twenty-nine Iowa finalists, earning a certificate and feedback from the judges. Beatty and Rios were among four semi-finalists in Iowa and also received certificates recognizing their achievement.

Their hard work paid off. “I didn’t believe it at first,” said Bruns after receiving the certificate.

“I was surprised,” said Rios, “I didn’t think I would be one of four semi-finalists.”

“I’m very competitive, so it was exciting,” said Beatty.

This is the fourth year IMS students have participated in the contest.

For more information on the contest, visit the Library of Congress website, http://www.read.gov/letters/ or the Iowa Center for the Book, http://www.iowacenterforthebook.org/letters.

Chapel Wrap-Up {April 7-8 and April 15-18}

This week and last week’s Chapel theme was I AM Changed/Transformed…

Monday: Lee Ebersole led an object lesson using his guitar and tuning it to the piano, explaining that we as Christians should tune ourselves to God’s truth, followed by a devotional led by Marcus Miller.

Tuesday: Small Groups

[Wednesday-Monday] No School, Spring Break

Tuesday: Small Groups, time of prayer and fasting

Dick Swartzendruber

Dick Swartzendruber

Wednesday: Dick Swartzendruber shared his life story and changes during his life in times when God led in him in a new direction. Dick challenged students to remember that just as a friend who walks beside wouldn’t yell at us to communicate with us, God also doesn’t usually speak in a loud voice or grand production, but rather  a “whisper” as the Holy Spirit works.

 

Thursday: Angela Widmer and Megan Miller came to speak about Crooked Creek Christian Camp’s ministry and the idea of “Reclaiming Jubilee” that is the camp’s theme for the summer. They led students in some fun camp songs, shared about what it means to rest and observe Sabbath, and shared some stories of campers whose lives have been changed as a result of attending camp.

Megan Miller talks about what camp life has meant to her.

Megan Miller talks about what camp life has meant to her.

Fruit & Vegetable Reports

Students in Foods Class presented reports about Fruits & Vegetables this week. Each student chose a fruit or vegetable that they wanted to learn more about or taste and researched the history of it, how and where it is grown, how it is commonly prepared and it’s nutritional value. Each student brought a sample of their produce for the class to taste. After presenting, the class used several more common fruits to make Strawberry Banana Orange Julius for their lab. 

Drake Brezina & Justin Litwiller make an Orange Julius.

Drake Brezina & Justin Litwiller make an Orange Julius.


Madyson Bell talks aout the starfruit.

Madyson Bell talks about the starfruit.


 

Food Noah

Culinary Arts class is Treated to Tea!

Students in Culinary Arts class learned about a unique dining tradition during class time today in an “outside the classroom” experience. Nancy Halder welcomed the class to her home and treated them to tea, crumpets, scones with clotted cream &  jam, and tea loaf. Nancy also shared about English tea customs and recipes and explained some common misconceptions people may have about tea time. It was a relaxing and delicious morning! Special thanks to Nancy for her hospitality!Tea foodTea Nancy 1Tea table

Boys soccer win home opener

After struggling to score goals this season, IMS found the home nets to be friendly in a 12-2 win in the home opener. Playing against Mediapolis, IMS opened the scoring three minutes into the half after Jacob Schmieder sent a pass to Reggie Hostetler who turned the ball by the goalie.  Hostetler set up the second goal three minutes later sending an angling ball to Alex Kurtz who set the ball up for the Enrique Sanchez goal.  Minutes later, Spencer Schrock broke from the back, beat several defenders, then executed some nice combination play with Eli Gingerich, springing Schrock free in front of the goal, and the score. 

Eli Gingerich and Kobi Russom

Eli Gingerich and Kobi Russom

 

Enrique Sanchez

Enrique Sanchez

 

Kobi Russom

Kobi Russom

 

Reggie Hostetler

Reggie Hostetler

 

Spencer Schrock and Michael Hershberger

Spencer Schrock and Michael Hershberger

 

Alex Kurtz

Alex Kurtz

Alex Kurtz scored the next two goals in the next two minutes, using some deft dribbling to beat defenders and push the ball into the net. Eli Gingerich, Reggie Hostetler, and Kobi Russom on an assist from Sanchez scored the final three goals of the half for the 8-0 lead.

In the second half, a combination of Mediapolis hustle and a lapse in attention by IMS led to a Mediapolis goal nine minutes into the half. Kurtz quickly responded with his third goal of the night. Eli Gingerich notched his second goal of the night on an assist from Hostetler. Russom picked up his second goal on an assist from Enrique Mendoza. Not giving up, Mediapolis responded with a breakaway goal. With time running off the clock Kirby Shetler hit a shot from distance for the final 12-2 score.

IMS returns to action Tuesday, April 22 traveling to Burlington Notre Dame.