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Class of 2017

Alumni News

Malerie Plank ’04 is now pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa. Here is a Q&A she had with EMU. Malerie was a 2007 nursing graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).

Summer Sports Previews


The IMS softball team is looking to improve its 7-11 record from last year and are relying on their returning letter winners to lead the way.  Calli Shaw, senior shortstop, led the team in hits and RBI.  Her slugging percentage was over .700 and included 7 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs.  Avery Blauvelt, junior catcher, earned 2nd team all-conference honors last season.  She batted .345 and slugged .600, hitting 6 doubles, 1 triple and 2 home runs.  She threw out 9 runners attempting to steal.  Rubye Ney, sophomore centerfielder, had a team-high .462 batting average and on base percentage of .541.  Hannah Harris, junior, will take the pitcher’s mound once again.  She struck out 48 batters and hit over .300 with 6 doubles.  Rounding out the starting lineup includes juniors Alyssa Gonzales, right field, Rachel Miller, 2nd base, Joya Schrock, left field, sophomore Suzanna Yoder, 3rd base and freshman Mia Graber, 1st base.


The IMS baseball team returns 11 letterwinners from last years team. We are looking forward to having a lot of guys with varsity experience and also having guys step into bigger roles for us this year. Senior Drake Brezina returns this year after being an all-conference pick last season looking to improve on an outstanding year last year. Seniors Nick Yutzy, Noah Bruns, and Cambridge Hathaway will all contribute in the outfield this year. Cole Yoder and Caleb Yoder also return as infielders and pitchers for IMS. IMS will rely on their 6 seniors to help lead the team to a successful season. Cole Ours, Reggie Borntrager, and Blake Bontrager are all returning starters for IMS as well.  We are excited to see sophomore Trevor Leyden playing in the infield this year and stepping into a bigger role. The SEISC conference will be very competitive again this year as it will be the second year that teams will play every team in the north division and the south division. The IMS baseball team is looking forward to improving their record from a year ago this summer.

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Into The Black: A Ten Year Celebration Friday June 9 at 7:30PM.

The Annual IMS Golf Tournament Saturday June 17 at the Kalona Golf Club. Register to play or sponsor at our event site. Come out and receive great player’s gifts, a round of golf with other supporters of IMS and lunch catered by Freeman Foods. 

Summer Camps We have many camps happening this summer including creative and visual arts as well as our sports camps and drama camp. Check out our website for more information and online registration forms.

Into The Black: A Ten Year Celebration

Friday June 9 in Celebration Hall the entire community is invited to attend this end-of-year fundraiser event that will celebrate the fine arts at IMS through many alumni performances, marking the ten year anniversary of Celebration Hall. In between the performances, meals will be presented through short vignettes that will be auctioned off. Check out the Facebook event page here.  See the list of performances here.



The Annual IMS Golf Tournament will be held on June 17 at the Kalona Golf Club. Register here to play or to be a sponsor.


IMS Homecoming & Family Weekend will include many activities for IMS alumni, their families, and the community. There will also be time and space for classes to gather. IMS classes ending in the years of 2 and 7 are scheduled to meet. Please contact the Office of Advancement if your class plans to gather and/or you need assistance.


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