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Fall 2010 Vol. 17 No. 1

SPIRITUAL LIFE

- School Year Theme - Middle School & High School Highlights - Service Afternoon Stories

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ACADEMICS

- New Choir Director - Meet New Faculty & Staff - Gary Hull Coach of the Year - Library Fundraiser

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GIVING BACK

Employment

www.westernmennoniteschool.org/employment Boys Dorm Leader Bus Driver

For more information, contact WMS at (503) 363-2000, dorai@westernmennoniteschool.org, or go online.

One God. . e l p o e P One One Love.

- First Benefit Banquet Exceeds Expectations - New Auction Theme - Alumni & Reunion News

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Student Grant Impact “Thank you so very much for your generous support to make Christian education affordable for our children.” “Thank you so much for blessing our family by allowing our children to continue attendance at Western. May the Lord richly bless you for your generous gift.”

‘10-’11 School Spiritual Theme The high school Student Council gathered on campus for their annual retreat August 27-28 to brainstorm a spiritual theme for the upcoming school year. The students spent many hours in prayer, healthy discussion, and candidness about what God was doing in and through their lives personally. The leaders of the student body felt that the best aspect of the school was its unity and that through it God can work in and through us with his love. Out of verses John 4:7-12 and Ephesians 4:2-6 came the theme for our 2010-2011 school year: “One God. One People. One Love.” The student council felt the theme showed the direction that the student body was taking spiritually and encompassed the challenge that they want to present to their fellow students. They are excited about what God is doing in the school and think that He is going to be glorified. 1

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School-Year Emphasis Goals for 2010-2011

By Principal Dr. Darrel Camp

As the WMS faculty and staff embark on another incredible year of opportunities and experiences for our students, we are excited to announce this year’s spiritual theme: “One God. One People. One Love.” To learn more about the student-chosen theme, read ‘10-’11 School Spiritual Theme. (See left side bar.) This year, WMS is working hard to financially stabilize our school budget, implement a new convenient giving opportunity called the Pioneer Partner Program, and are preparing for our upcoming accreditation renewal. Pioneer Partner Program • The goal of the program is to help WMS establish a sustainable grant budget. For 41% of our families, attendance at WMS this year would not have been possible without a grant. • The WMS goal for the 2010-2011 school year is to find 1,000 partners. The suggested monthly amount is $25, but any monthly amount will make you a Pioneer Partner. • More information about becoming a Pioneer Partner is available at www.westernmennoniteschool.org/ pioneer-partners and through our Advancement Office.

Class of 1974 (23%) Arstein, Roberta & Chris Baker, Bob FF/S & Joan FF/S Beckler, Dennis & Karen Calhoun, Cindy Gorman, Melvena & Jerry Hooley, Gary & Lois Kauffman, Brent & Debbie McDonald, Lina & Robert Odegaard, Debbie & Phil Peachey, Gwen & Ed Reunion Donation Class of 1975 (11%) Baker, Mike & Patti Classen, Anita & Dale Livingston, Don & Luanne Springer, Eileen & Roger Steckly, Ron & Karen

Principal Dr. Darrel Camp F/S with students (L-R) Garret Eisenbrandt ‘14, Justin Goldsmith ‘14 and Jordyn Wright ‘14.

Accreditation Renewal • During the 2009-2010 school year, the faculty/staff worked on the selfstudy for the upcoming accreditation visit. Each member of the faculty/ staff participated on one of the committees. • During the 2010-2011 school year, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, in conjunction with the Mennonite Educators Association, will conduct a site visit of our program and campus. The findings of this visiting team will give WMS direction in making the school even more effective. I’m excited about the plans we have in place for the upcoming school year and the possibilities we can have with your help. Thank you for your support, and please continue to pray for Western, the students, parents, faculty, and staff.

Every Gift Matters

Class of 1976 (14%) King, Mike & Sandra Lau, Andy McGinnis, Larry & Tami Miller, Darrell & Peggy Rediger, Todd & Deb Walker, Carmen White, Darrel FF/S & Charlene Class of 1977 (5%) Reeser, Donald & Denise Stinson, Susan F/S & Craig

Your gifts may be deducted monthly through auto payment. A direct contribution authorization form can be downloaded online or can be picked up at the business office. More information at www. westernmennoniteschool.org/pioneer-partners or by contacting Zig Derochowski at (503) 363-2000, zderochowski@westernmennoniteschool.org.

Pioneer Partner Program

Class of 1989 (9%) Arredondo, Sabino & Kim Hershberger, Melika & Ross Nissly, Christopher & Angie Roth, Stephanie & Jeff Class of 1990 (8%) Arreola, Crystal & Gonzalo Pender, Michael & Heidi Swanson, Diana & Kevin Class of 1991 (2%) Fletcher, Wende & Brian Class of 1992 (3%) Wampole, Cheri & Chris Class of 1993 (6%) Nisly, Ryan & Melissa Obold-Eshleman, Christa & Stephen Schweitzer, Craig & Lisa Class of 1994 (0%) Class of 1995 (6%) Fitzpatrick, Trina & Jesse Mathis, Kenneth Stutzman, Kyle & Melodie Class of 1996 (2%) Kletzing, Jill & Nathan

Class of 1978 (7%) Hostetler, Doug & Erica Martens, Patt & Bruce Stutzman, Wayne & Pat

Class of 1997 (5%) Hess, Gale & Jeanie Ivanitsky, Alexander Moyer, Stephanie

Class of 1979 (12%) Aranda, Marcy & Leo Juss, Ginny & Malcolm Kauffman, Andy & Brenda Paulus, Marlin Wenger, Sharon & Dale Yoder, Carl

Class of 1998 (0%)

Class of 1980 (15%) Mast, Sheryl & Gerald Morton, Sandy Jo & David Porter, Dale & Carrie Royal, Richard & Mitra Battan Schultz, Charlene F/S & Paul FF/S Steckly, Ed & Cheryl Wideman, Marshall & Jackie Class of 1981 (9%) Mast, Katie & Ivan Plank, Lynette & Brian Sammons, Peter & Stephanie Snider, Rosie & Greg Class of 1982 (13%) Baker, Rick & Shira Boyack, Jeanette & Randy Ernst, Marla & Kenny Lee, Charles Roth, Sue & Steve Class of 1983 (9%) BreMiller, Donna & Aaron Hinz, Karyn & Richard Mack, Pam & Verne FF/S Miller, Barbara & Robert Class of 1984 (6%) Helt, Diana Blackstone F/S & Alan Hopkins, Steve & Ruth Li, Dinny & Sanjay

Join the select group of alumni, friends, parents, faculty and businesses in making Western’s ministry to students possible.

2009-2010 Donor Thank Yous

Class of 1985 (13%) Gutierrez, Tammy & Mario Korver, Kurt & Jane Martin, Rich F/S & Sandy Sturdevant, Cathie Jo & Darin Winters, Jr., Renee F/S & Dan Class of 1986 (8%) Corless, Krista & Mike Loyd, Lori & Greg Schrock, Allen

Class of 1999 (3%) Ivanitsky, Eric FF/S Stutzman, Rebecca Class of 2000 (2%) Cooney, Heather Class of 2001 (3%) Hochstetler, Chad Class of 2002 (0%) Class of 2003 (8%) Cheong, Teng Teng Gilliam, Robby F/S & Sara F/S Voegtlin, Natane Class of 2004 (5%) Caldwell, Bethany Schultz, Trevor Class of 2005 (0%) Class of 2006 (0%) Class of 2007 (3%) Cleland, Andrew Class of 2008 (0%) Class of 2009 (6%) Graduation Class Gift Gutierrez, Hayden Kreder, Gus Class of 2010 (0%) Class of 2011 (Current Seniors) (0%) Class of 2012 (Current Juniors) (1%) Bassett, Aliia Class of 2013 (Current Sophomores) (0%) Class of 2014 (Current Freshman) (1%) Kaufman, Jessica Kniola, Ashley

Class of 1987 (0%)

Class of 2015 (Current 8th Graders) (0%)

Class of 1988 (2%) Kauffman, Brenda & Tony FF/S

Class of 2016 (Current 7th Graders) (0%)

Class of 2017 (Current 6th Graders) (0%)

Faculty/ Staff Burkey, Lori & Lee Chambers, David Engle, Dave & Marj Friesen, Abbie Fritz, Darlene & Dennis Hall, Tammy & Jeff Hochstetler, Sheila & John Ivanitsky, Dora & Serge Kamilos, Dottie & Charles Kreder, Susie & Tim Layton, Kristin & Mark Mayo, Cheryl & Ken McCabe, Molly & Tim Nussbaum, Ray & Kay Rasmussen, Mark & Caroline Kurtz Rausch, Pat & Lisa Woodard, Chris & Jeanette Former Faculty/Staff Aeschliman, Merlin SB & Kathleen Beechy, John & Claudia Brubaker, Heidi & Simeon Hackman, Jeff & Rose Keener, Carl Kenagy Perez, Karen & Gabino Kennel, Willard Lanting, Esther Leichty, Rol & BJ Martin, Eric & Sue Marvin, John Metzler, Richard & Roxie O’Connor, Amanda & Michael Perth, Diana Schrock, Vera Shenk, Dorothy Showalter, Bernard & Miriam Swartz, Carl & Pam Trygstad, Carolyn & Roger Yoder, David Yoder, Lela & Edwin Zimmerly, Twila Friends of WMS Abernathy, Catherine Aldaco, Larry & Delores Alexander, Lee & Marguerite Applegate, Terry & Marilyn Baker, Dave & Jill Barnhart, Will & Cheeri SB Barnick, Ron & Darlene Bassett, Martin & Rhonna Bassett, Helen Beauchamp, Charles & Meloni Berkey, Jack & Inez Berkey, Doug & Luanne Birky, Karl & Ginny Blackburn, Michael & Kristine Bloedel, Rodger & Bette Bontrager, Robert & Beth SB Boone, Milton & Ella Mae Borntreger, Todd & Amy Boshart, Mary Boswell, Donna Brault, Cary Joseph Brenneman, Harley & Marolyn Brenneman, Clifford & Shirley Buschert, Russell & Janet Camp, Ron & Gloria Cannon, Jeanna & Dale Christenson, Larry & Cindy Chupp, Andrew & Dema Claassen, Gene & Dorene Coates, Donald & Deborah Collingwood, Ross & Allison Conrad, Mel Curry, Cliff & Delight Stone Dalke, Verle & Linda Davis, Kathryn & Paul Demitrius, Iseri ng’13 Derksen, Dennis & Vicki Detweiler, David & Martha Dirks, John & Judy Dorsing, Doug & Connie Dorsing, Les & Donna Dosher, Gayle Drawbond, Lois DuBois, Renai & James Effingham, John & Patty

Engel, Claud E. Farag, Mack & Denise Fretz, Beulah Fricke, Elmer & Myrtle Friesen, Carey & Janice Gansler, Neil & Patricia Garber, Melva Garber, David Garber, Robert Garber, Johnny & Cheryl Gascho, Timothy & Jean Geistweit, Sally Gettmann, Mona Gingerich, Letha Gingerich, Craig & Jana Good, Ernest & Ellen Goodrich, Robert & Annee Grasse, Alvin & Ruth Griffith, Mark & Judith Hagan, Darwin & June Haima, Fern Hamilton, Marvin & Jo Hamilton, Kent Hategekimana, Claver Havlinek, Steve Hays, David & Leanne Hess, Kathryn Heyerly, Goldie Histand, Phillip & Elizabeth Hochstetler, Harlan & Pauline Hochstetler, Paul & Ila Hollinger, Bob & Mary Jane Honan, Michael & Kathryn Hostetler, Ruth Imhoff, Maurice & Joan Janeba, Mark & Mary Lou Jantzi, Anne Johnson, Gertrude Johnson, Marvin & Julie Jones, M. M. & B. H. Kauffman, Joe & Elaine Kauffman, Ike & Vada Kauffman, Ray & Tina Kauffman, Elizabeth Kelly, Gordon & Shari Kelly, Kraig & Nansie Kenagy, Earl D & Ev Kennedy, Paula Kennel, Wilbur & Georgie Kennel, Vera Klaus, Dean & Deborah Knieling, David & Becky Kropf, Delwin & Lois Kropf, Lester & Ruth Kyck, Sharla Lang, Timothy & Debra Langworthy, Mike & Kathy Lapp, Floyd & Claudia Larsen, Allan Lee, Peter & Eva Lehman, L.A. & M. Lindsay, Jon Litwiller, Ron SB & Karen Losser, Pat & Tom Mansour, Nabeel & Jean Mansour, Steve & Rachel Marianos, Alma Martin, Fred & Jeri Martinez, Juan & Janice Maxwell, Keith & Valerie McCoy, Vena Mertes, Donald & Judith Meyer, Stanley & Sharon Miller, Earl & Grace Miller, Clara Miller, Les & Phyllis Miller, Wade & Kristine Miller, Jr., Floyd Monroe, Cliff & Laura Montgomery, Robyn Moustachetti, Diane Mueller, Lyman & Arlis Mullet, James & Belle Nice, Howard & Irene Nisly, Alvin & Wilma Nisly, Alvin & Sharon Nofziger, Willard & Bernita Nolt, Leonard & Karen Norman, Esther Nussbaum, Viola Oesch, Leona M. & H. Duane Ollek, Kenneth & Jetta Olson, Mark Papulski, Matt & Mary Parlier, Mathew & Rae Pekkola, Eric & Dorothy Penner, Joseph

Pruett, Ralph & Lorna Redford, David & Kathleen Reeser, Clarence & Ruth Reich, Carl & Marianne Rogness, Glenn & Vonnie Ropp, Violet Roupp, Ken Rowand, John & Sheila Salley, Stacy Sangster, Carolyn Schmucker, Bernice Schrock, Perry & Audrey Schultz, John & Dixie Seminary, Angelo Shenk, Byron & Ina Sherin, Bill & Gerry Showalter, Debra Shultz, Louise Simpson, Richard Skinner, Richard & Carole Skvortsova, Ludmila Slatter, Grace Smith, Duncan & Charlene Snow, Theresa Spingath, Janet & Kurt Stacey, Norman & Nancy Steckley, Norman Stenson, John & Lisa Stringer, Dennis & Carol Strong, Richard & Barbara Stubblefield, Francho & Katie Stubblefield, Fee & Julie Stutzman, Roger & Mary Stutzman, Doris Swartzendruber, Jackie & Warren Sweet, Robert & Clara Tate, David & Cheryl Thompson, Eric & Candyce Tocchini, Arcena Toews, Randall Tompkins, David & Ruth Tompkins, Mike & Candi Underwood, Don & Gretta Urbigkeit, Sedonia Van Hees, Donald & Patricia Van Voorhis, Brian & Meredith Verburg, William & Sylvia Voegtlin, Joseph & Florence Wallace, Pat Weeks, Graham & Patricia Weeks, Bob & Diana Wheldon, Douglas & Connie White, Paul & Helen White, Harold & Betty Williams, Vernell Willig, Lanette & Eddie Winters, Dan & Betty WMS International Club Yoder, Iris Yoder, Don & Kelly Zook, Delvin SB & Twila Businesses & Program Sponsors* 2BLD Hays Investments LLC Agape Ministries Black Sheep Advertising, Inc. Chase - Wamoola For Schools Corban University * Edward Jones * Evesham Wood Farmer’s Building Supply Farmer’s Feed & Pet Supply * Gerig Wood Design * Glass Magnum Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Heppner Chiropractic His Home Repair John L Scott WSL Johnson, Glaze & Co. Lcg Pence Construction, Inc. Les Schwab Tire Center - West Salem * Lincoln Store Lind Chiropractic Mennonite Foundation Mennonite Schools Council Mennonite Village * Olsson Industrial Electric Outback Hay Farms PageWorks Graphic Design Pc Enginering Inc Pietro’s Restaurant Group, Inc. PT Northwest Retirement Security, Inc. Rickreall Farm Supply

Rock of Ages Mennonite Home Roth’s West Salem Schrock Media Enterprises * Schultz Auction Service Springs At Sunnyview LLC Springs At Tanasbourne LLC Target United Way * V2 Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Vanguard Charitable Endowment W.D. Payne Wells Fargo * West Coast Bank Wilcox, Arredondo & Co * Your Space Storage Churches Albany Mennonite Church Bethel Baptist Church Fairview Mennonite Church Filer Mennonite Church Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship Logsden Neighborhood Church Pacific Covenant Mennonite Church Peace Lutheran Church Plainview Mennonite Church Portland Mennonite Church Salem Mennonite Church Western Mennonite Church Zion Mennonite Church Estates Gingerich, Jerry & Letha Kropf, Ivan Lind, Katie & Marcus

Key F/S – Current faculty or staff FF/S – Former faculty or staff SB – School board member ‘xx – Graduation year ng ‘xx – Nongraduate year Fall 2010

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Condolences To the families of…

Ken Shenk

3/2010

Mary Ann Sims

3/2010

Nancy Burkey

4/2010

former parent former parent former parent

Katie Brenneman 4/2010 friend of WMS

Chuck Reeser ‘53 5/2010 alumni

Former WMS Principal Clayton Swartzentruber Passes Away Clayton Laban Swartzentruber was born on May 16, 1928, and went to heaven on August 12, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise Risser Swartzentruber, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and his sister. Clayton earned a BA degree from Eastern Mennonite College, an MDiv from Goshen Biblical Seminary, and a PhD from Walden University.

Muriel Krehbiel ‘52 alumni 7/2010 Vira Lemons

The list below represents direct financial gifts received during Western’s 2009-2010 fiscal year.

former parent

Loren “Lynn” Kropf 8/2010

Class of 1950 (19%) Burck, Bonnie & Wallace Kaufmann, Ruth Roth, Rosana Stutzman, Leon & Luella

Clayton Swartzentruber FF/S 8/2010

Class of 1951 (27%) Kauffman, Bob & Arline Kenagy, Leroy & Olive Stutzman, Leon & Luella

parent

WMS Principal ’52-‘56

Myrna Roth (Ken) 9/2010 former parent

Gordon Horst former parent

5/2010

Fall 2010 Send correspondence, name changes, and address corrections to: Western Mennonite School, Attn: Charlene Schultz, 9045 Wallace Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304 Telephone (503) 363-2000 Email cschultz@ westernmennoniteschool.org

Class of 1952 (17%) Byers, Glen & Lila Hopkins, Violet & Rex Jantzi, Leo & Bonnie Stutzman, Berdella Class of 1953 (21%) Kennel, Delmar & Delores Reeser, Margery Slagell, Dorothy & Layman Class of 1954 (30%) Embleton, Merle & Inez Emmert, Marvin & Mabel Herr, Grace & Lowell Martin, Thelma & Emerson Nisly, Ruth Wolfer, Melvin & Caroline Yoder, Erma & William Class of 1955 (30%) Gresham, Sue Nofziger, Maynard & Mildred Ropp, Eldon & Doreen Snyder, Harold & Lyla Stout, Ada Wisseman, Ben & Ruth Class of 1956 (28%) Emmert, Cal & Bev Burkey, Sterling & Sherry Strong, Mary Lee & Sam Chupp, Shirley & LeRoy Headings, Mark & Mary Miller, Donna & Delmar Paulus, Diane & Millard Amstutz, Joyce & Willis Class of 1957 (22%) Bitikofer, Mel & Sarah

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Clayton will be missed by those whom he befriended, nurtured, and mentored, and by many whose lives he touched with his wisdom, humor, and life of service.

2009-2010 Donor Thank Yous

Thank you to the following people and organizations for giving to WMS during the 20092010 school year. Your contributions are making a difference in the lives of each student.

7/2010

He was a churchman, educator, Christian businessman, and a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He served as principal at Western Mennonite School from 1952-1956.

Donations made to the 2010 Benefit Auction will be listed in the next In Touch. There are many people who have donated in-kind and anonymous gifts that are greatly appreciated in addition to the following list:

Hershberger, Warde & Pat Kauffman, Darlene & Robert Miller, Maurice & Bonnie Roth, Don & Bonnie Siemens, Joann & David Slagell, Verdella & Maxton

Kauffman, Elvon & Lorraine Kennel, Sharon & Cecil Knox, Beverly & Wayne Nesselrodt, Sharon & Steven Rhodes, Charles & Wilma Snyder, Ivan

Kinnaman, Nancy & Les Lais, Dan & Amelia Nice, Gary & Esther Oyer, Janet & Gary Springer, Donna & Randy Stutzman, Marv & Judy

Class of 1958 (25%) Harshbarger, Larry & Rosella Heyerly, Bob Kauffman, Ruth Kauffman, Mary Ellen & John Kropf, Dorothy & Veldon Maust, Carol & Ron Nelson, Jewell & Les Snyder, Delbert & Lee SB

Class of 1962 (23%) Blackstone, Thelma & Roy Bowman, Elsie & Richard Custer, Barbara & Leroy Gingrich, Gale & Florence Kauffman, Arlene & Steve Kempel, Martyne & Ted Moyer, Sharon & Dale Russell, Susan Schweitzer, Jim & Carol Wolfer, Rod & Sally

Class of 1968 (17%) Beachy, Susan & Tim Coleman, Dorothea & Mike Estrada, Linda & Dennis Hickman, Rachel & Wayne Stauffer, Milo & Bonnie Stutzman, John & Jane Stutzman, Jerry & Sharon FF/S Yoder, Larry & Jean

Class of 1959 (36%) Bond, Glenn Byers, Rod & Marcia Clay, Sharon & Don Hall, Judy & Harold Horst, Oren Kropf, Richard & Karen Lehman, David & Vee Lind, Ken & Annie Miller, Judy & Cecil Miller, Marian & Dennis Miller, Truman & Ardys Schrock, Doris Stutzman, David & Donna Yoder, Marvin Class of 1960 (28%) Yoder, Marvin Arello, Jeanette & Nick Bitikofer, Irene & David Snyder, Ken & Mabel Gerig, Alta & Kenneth Yoder-Brubaker, Shirley & Kenton Yu, Arla & Mario Miller, Dan & Phyllis Bond, Ordena Oesch, Lois & Glen Hostetler, Derald & Melvena Class of 1961 (28%) Emmert, Duane & Linda Esch, Iris & John Hamblin, Myrna & James Jaques, Judy & Jim

Class of 1963 (18%) Armstrong, Bev & Larry Brubaker, Arnold & Donna Eichelberger, Gary & Shirley Eicher, Duane & Jan Gingerich, Mary & Lee Jenkins, Lola Martin, Karen & Richard Stauffer, Bryan & Judi Class of 1964 (11%) Brubaker, Donna & J. Roy Histand, Nancy & John Nofziger, Dan & Louise Rush, Marylin & Linwood Class of 1965 (14%) Boshart, Gene & Susan Burkholder, Carolyn & Don Dintaman, Darlene & Carl Eigsti, Ellen & James Marrs, Sharon & Richard Wagner, Cheryl & J. Lester Class of 1966 (5%) Brubaker, Dennis & Alice Hooley, Gary & Mim Class of 1967 (21%) Edwards, Barbara & Don Eshleman, Dianna & Leon Gerig, Ramona

Class of 1969 (10%) Ernst, Twila & Ron Miller, Jean & Gail Shank, Dave & Carol Stutzman, Lowell & Patty Class of 1970 (11%) Klempel, Marge & Tom Reeder, Becky & Ken Schrock, Jerry & Vevi Zook, Cliff & Loila Class of 1971 (7%) Gingerich, Rudy & Colleen Hershberger, Von F/S & Steve Miller, Julie & Wayne Showalter, Rick & Joyce Stutzman, Peg Class of 1972 (10%) Detrich, Donna & Bob Dibble, Linda & Robert Mengershausen, Bill & Karolyn Miller, Keith Neuschwander, James & LoraLee Class of 1973 (10%) Elliott, Chris Gransberg, Gwen & Doug Rediger, Kit & Kevin SB Talmadge, Peggy & Douglas Troyer, Rick & Joan

Pioneer Partner Program Explained

By Principal Dr. Darrel Camp F/S

As I look forward to another exciting year of opportunities and experiences for our students, I want to invite each of you to continue praying for WMS and seeking ways to become involved. Your involvement is critical in helping us offer an excellent education and providing an environment of Christian love and nurture. An exciting new way you can become involved this year is through the Pioneer Partner Program. The program’s goal is to help WMS set a sustainable grant budget. Grants are used to help families who believe in

Prayer Requests - School finances - Students (specifically their relationship with Christ) - School Board, Administration, Faculty and Staff - New students throughout the year and for next year

Christian education afford the cost of attending WMS. For the 2010-2011 academic year, 41% of our families require some type of grant. In the coming months, Western is anticipating 1,000 new Pioneer Partners. These are people who agree with the mission of Western and want to support WMS on a monthly basis, similar to how many of you already support missionaries. The suggested monthly amount is $25, but any monthly amount will make you a Pioneer Partner. I encourage you to go to our website or call for more information. I’m excited about the possibilities of

the Pioneer Partner Program and the upcoming school year. Please pray about how you can be involved at Western and counted as one of the 1,000 new Pioneer Partners today.

More info available at www. westernmennoniteschool.org/pioneerpartners, or by calling (503) 3632000.

Middle School Student Highlight <

Left image by Matthew John ‘15. Words in the artwork are written as follows:

“The Lord is my guide, my mentor, he gives me everything I need, so there is no point in coveting. If I or you follow him, you will find yourself in a quiet resting place away from all evil and sin, a happy place. Whenever I follow him, I go down the right path. He is my direction, my compass. I know my God and I will see him soon in Heaven.”

To Have Life

By Madeline Kreder ‘15 To have a life after this, one must end and rise again; To have a new life, one must start over and again; To have Christ, one must give away their sin.

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Alumni News

Scholarship Recipients (09-10)

• Emily Fahndrich ‘11 • Isaac Hess ‘12 • Eddie Peterson ‘11 • Calla Stinson ‘12 • Eli Velazquez ‘12 O.D. Kropf Scholarship ($250) • R.J. Polivka ‘11

School Calendar (see more events online) November 12-13, 18-20 Winter Drama 24 No Classes December 2 14 15 16

Grandparent’s Day MS Christmas Concert 7 pm Choirs at the Capitol HS Christmas Concert 7 pm

School Board - Merlin Aeschliman (Secretary) - Cheeri Barnhart - Beth Bontrager - Ron Litwiller (Chair) - Stan Oyer - Kevin Rediger - Lee Snyder - Delvin Zook

Know of a student who would benefit from WMS? Contact Cheryl Mayo at 503-363-2000 or at cmayo@ westernmennoniteschool. org. Also go to www. westernmennoniteschool. org/admissions for more information. 3

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Grateful for Opportunity to Attend WMS Anonymous High School Male ‘13 “Some of my goals for this school year are to become closer to God by growing in my faith, and the place that I feel like I can do that the best is at Western. I also want to grow in my character. I do this by allowing the teachers to challenge me and by building my knowledge and understanding in the topic or subject being taught or presented in chapel. I would also like to get involved in the school more by participating in school events, and also by representing it well outside of school through my actions everywhere I go.”

Christianity: Is it Real or Not? First WMS International Salutatorian Michael Cheong’s discoveries about a new religion

in the search for the university’s new president. Last year, Lacey tutored math and English at Chemeketa as a part of Willamette’s federal work-study program, and plans to do so again this fall. This summer, she toured Greece and Istanbul on a post-session classical rhetoric course.

everyone’s reasonable call. Also, when Christians are willing to follow God’s words in daily life instead of being a hypocritical person in religion, they will be rewarded in a way God thinks will fit for them. I think Christianity is real because it has undergone so much in history. If it is not real, it would not have so many supporters to worship God together wholeheartedly. Moreover, I think Christianity is real because even though I can’t see, I know God is always with me when I am

Lacey Polvi in Europe, where she studied in Greece and Turkey.

Class Reunions

1950-1960 - 50-60 Years

1950 - 60 Years By John Miller

In July, WMS alumni from the classes of 1950 through 1960 gathered for an evening to celebrate the 50-60 years since their graduation. Over 30 alumni responded to this invitation. The former library was set up for a banquet – hors d’oeuvres, white tablecloths, flower decorations, special lights, fine dishes and silverware – indeed a special occasion. The catered dinner was prepared and served by alumnus Julie Ropp Miller ’73 and her husband, Mark ‘71. Her daughter, Wendi Miller F/S, currently a teacher at WMS, also helped. Michael Cheong, Western’s first international student Salutatorian, speaking at his graduation last June.

Class Reunions By Pat Hershberger ‘57

If WMS international student Michael Cheong ’10 did not come to Western, he would not have learned about Christianity. Because he did come to Western, Michael has come to know Christianity to be true. While he does not claim to be a Christian, he continues to search based on what he has learned during high school. “As I have finished my final year at Western Mennonite School, and walk into a brand new college life, I would not have a better chance to know more about Christianity because my choice of college has no religion. However, I will keep my spiritual life I have learned at Western in my mind, so that later in my life, when others who have never had a chance to get in touch with Christianity ask me about it, I will have a general answer for them. I would tell them that Christianity is about worshipping the trinity for a spiritual guidance. When Christians put their faith into the one and only Son, His father will give his help to solve

On October 4, 2010, Lacey Polvi ‘09 was inducted into the Willamette Chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She finished her freshman year at Willamette University with a 3.88 GPA, is majoring in classical studies, and will be involved in leadership positions with Pi Beta Phi and Campus Ambassadors this fall. Also, she was a candidate for Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

2009

Faculty/Staff Scholarships ($230)

Lacey Polvi

There was no lack of conversation in learning the stories of friends’ lives to this point. Out of state alumni were two sisters, Pearly Mae (Craft) Mast ‘54 from Delaware, and Ellen (Craft) Overman ‘57 from Idaho. A big thank you to Charlene Schultz ’80 F/S, WMS Alumni Relations Coordinator, for initiating this event and treating everyone wonderfully.

Four of five living members of WMS’s first graduating class, 1950, gathered at the home of Pauline (Lind) ‘50 and Leo King in Salem on July 21. Ruth (Miller) Baugher ’50 was unable to attend.

WMS graduating class of 1950 at their 60th class reunion.

The group spent the day reflecting on their life journeys that have included involvement in pastoral and teaching ministries, cross-cultural missions, and various kinds of leadership in the church and community. Also, they talked about their continuing opportunities as (mostly or nearly) 80-year-olds completing life’s journey. Due to aging voices, they decided not to sing their class song composed by Lois based on the Class Motto: “Meet for the Master’s Use.” The Class of 1950 keeps in contact by a circle letter.

WMS graduating classes of 1950 through 1960 at their reunion.

Attending were: Freda (Roth) Schmidt ’50 – Towner, CO (husband Carl unable to attend); Rosana Roth ’50 – Hubbard, OR; and John Miller ‘50 and wife Doris – Leola, PA. Eldon Shetler FF/S, widower of [Lois (Roth) ‘50], and wife Helen also attended. Edwin, son of early teachers [Ernest FF/S] and Ida Bontrager FF/S, joined the group in the afternoon. The Kings provided hospitality and meals for the day with the help of daughter Joan (King) Troyer ‘73.

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For more information, go to www.westernmennoniteschool. org/creative-giving, or contact the WMS business office at (503) 363-2000, prausch@ westernmennoniteschool.org.

Marriages Patricia Hershberger ’05 to Ben Handrich ‘05 7/3/10 Ryan Steckly ’03 to Meggan McBride 7/10/10 Jessica Yoder ’02 to Jonathan Hubbard 7/24/10 Dave Chambers F/S to Lori Siemens 10/17/10

Births Gayle ’85 (Dugger) & Wendell Dick 1st & 2nd daughters: Madison Riley & Mackenzie Allison 6/4/08 Ryan ‘93 & Melissa Nisly 3rd daughter: Ashlynn Rose 3/18/10 Jessica Miller ‘08 1st son: Aiden Edward Joseph 4/16/10 Grandparents: Lynn ’60 and Janice Miller

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Larry Mast A lot of water has gone under the bridge (and some over it) since 1960-62 when I attended Western Mennonite High School. The spiritual emphasis at the school influenced me in a positive way and I thank God for that input. I believe those two years first placed the thought of mission work in my mind. Western alumni have joined me to serve in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Sierra Leone, West Africa. With few exceptions, my wife Helen and I have been involved in missions since we married in 1964. Some memory highlights include:

1962

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• Ontario, Canada – Two weeks after our wedding, we flew into Poplar Hill, a boarding school for Indian children. Helen taught school, and I worked on maintenance, building and logging. I especially enjoyed my winter job of hauling supplies to our remote mission station. We traveled over the frozen lakes and countryside pulling heavily loaded sleds with a D2 Caterpillar. • Salem, Oregon – From 1967-68 we worked at Western. I taught PE, then switched to maintenance, and Helen served in the kitchen and taught art and 9th grade health. • Alaska – Big, rugged and beautiful. A few native Aleuts responded to the Gospel message in our village of Port Heiden, and some of those still remain faithful to God today. • Yemen Arab Republic – From Alaskan blizzards we went to Arabian dust storms and 120º in the shade. In Muharraq, a small village on the edge of the Tahama desert, I kept the generators and Landrovers running and upgraded mission station homes and the medical clinic. • Mercy Ships – A collage of 31 countries and numerous ports for 26 years — living on a floating hospital ship with

Larry Mast holding Jeannette, a blind, mute and mentally handicapped girl.

400 other people devoted to bringing hope, healing, and God’s love to some of the poorest people in the world. My job while we lived on the ship was onboard renovations; and when we were in undeveloped countries, it was construction of houses, schools, and clinics ashore. My wife always enjoyed the sail and rough seas. I was always glad to see land!

in trouble through the voice of prayer. In Romans 5:8, it says, ‘But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ From this, I know that Christianity is created to worship Jesus Christ, to remind us that He has sacrificed for our sins, and we should (through this religion) put our faith in Him. Furthermore, the final reason I can tell that Christianity is real is because those who put themselves into this religion are ones who have joy, pleasure, and assurance from God, as I can tell by the people at Western. If Christianity is not a real thing, people who trusted in it would not have shown the same way

as they did. If Christianity is not a real thing, those who are with only the basic needs and yet engage in Christianity would not be spiritually fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, and therefore would not show the immeasurable joy given by God. From this assignment, I feel that fragments of ideas floating in my mind have formed together to make Christianity clear to me. This new thinking has led me to dig a little deeper into the facts and questions I have about Christianity, because I have figured out that it is both an interest and a thrill to know something I never knew about before in my life. I can put this kind of thinking into my life experiences and use it to broaden my horizons to influence others in a good way.”

• Canton, China – We sat across a restaurant table from several Christians, heard their stories of physical torture, and saw the scars on their faces. As previously arranged, our family left backpacks filled with Bibles under the table when we left. • Kobë, Japan – I wept while driving through this earthquake-shattered city, glad our small construction team could help rebuild. One highlight was taking communion with Japanese believers in a small church, and hearing them sing “Amazing Grace”, fifty years before we were at war.

Michael graduated in the spring as Western’s first international student Salutatorian, received the Math Special Achievement Award for the 2009-2010 school-year, and is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana.

By Elyssa Fahndrich ‘15 On September 28th and 29th, Western Mennonite School shipped 90 middle school and 160 high school students off to Bush Pasture Park to clear away blackberry bushes.

(L-R) John Wisseman ‘11, Hailey Reich ‘14, Janae Mansour ‘12

Wesley McCabe ‘13

• Lindale, Texas – Currently serving at the International Operations Center of Mercy Ships, more behind the scenes, but still a part to play. I fly to the ship for building projects as needed. We have no plans to retire as long as we’re in good health. Thank you, Western, for your powerful impact on my life!

Michael Cheong with fellow dormer Jenny Cho ‘11.

This wasn’t just a random act of kindness. A large donor gave a significant amount of money to the City of Salem to develop a rhododendron wall in place of the blackberry bushes, and the Pioneers were ready to help. Among the jobs available were lopping, raking, carrying, and then digging up the roots. The City of Salem staff was very impressed by the work ethic and effort shown by the students. Both the middle school and the high school worked extremely hard and the park was clear to prove it.

(L-R) Niko O’Neill ‘17, Drew Berkey ‘17

Students working hard on Fall Service Afternoon.

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13th Annual WMS Benefit Golf Tournament

By Sherry Hammack Every fall and spring, students at Western take a school day afternoon off to serve the local community. This past spring, small groups chose their service project, encouraging students and leaders to tailor their plans according to their group. For dorm leader Sherry Hammack FF/S, the freedom in choosing proved to be a challenge that, at the last minute, her group tackled with a bit of creativity. “My small group spent quite a bit of time discussing options and trying to decide on where to spend our service day. It seemed each idea we came up with fell through. So, we ended up deciding to pick up trash in the park. An unoriginal, but worthy service-day-task.

Handing out a “Wednesday Surprise” to strangers in downtown Salem.

When service day arrived, we piled into our cars with rain gear and a roll of trash bags. We got to the park and couldn’t find a scrap of trash. (Congratulations to the City of Salem for the tidiest park this side of the Willamette.) Unfortunately, our group was left with nothing to do. Or so we thought. “We should give people flowers or something to brighten their day,” someone suggested. “We can write notes,” another girl 5

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Small group members holding their flowers and balloons just before giving them away to bless others (L-R): Brittani Fontana ‘10, Calla Stinson ‘12, Kaari Toren ‘10, Kati Allard ‘12, Michelle Schultz ‘13, and Stacy Potter ‘10.

added. Before I knew what was happening, we decided to bless people in downtown Salem with flowers and balloons. Brittani and Kaari wrote inspirational and funny quotes, which Michelle and Stacy attached to helium balloons. Calla and Kati wrote over twenty encouragement cards each to students and staff at Western. The girls selected a potted flower plant, which they divided into small bundles and tied with little heart-drawn tags. As we walked the streets with over four-dozen bundles of flowers, the girls handed small bouquets to random passersby. “Happy Wednesday!” or “Here! Have a flower,” they would say. People looked confused at first, thinking we wanted money. Some asked if we were selling something, or if we were a new business. When we said we were just handing out flowers to brighten people’s days, people smiled and walked along with a little more spirit. Other people saw their friend get a flower and asked for their own. While we walked, we selected random cars to tie our ten balloons to. We selected a motorcycle for our cheetah-print balloon, which had a card with the definition of

Western’s 13th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, held at Chehalem Glenn, one of Oregon’s premiere golf courses, was a fun day of playing golf to support for the school’s athletic program. There were over 100 people that attended the four-person team scramble tournament. Winners were team Martinez/Martinez ‘90/Mullins/ Walther ‘01 with a score of 64.

Golfer checking his putt.

Prizes for the youngest golfer, age 11.

Aaron Hinton taking a swing.

“fierce” on it. One car received words from Roald Dahl: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Another balloon went to a little boy who lit up when Stacy placed the ribbon in his hands. Eventually, our supplies were gone, and we sat down for lunch at a local restaurant. Everyone was excited about our day and the looks on peoples’ faces as we served in a new way. “This is the kind of thing I wanted you guys to do all along!” I said, “I wanted you to think of something different, something only our group could do.”

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* Athletic Coach * * Benefit Auction * * Chapel Speaker * * Job Shadow Contact * * Writing * * Photography * Sign up online to volunteer at WMS. www.westernmennoniteschool.org/volunteers Or call Von at (503) 363-2000. Listed above are just a few options available.

The beautiful Chehalem Glenn Golf Course (Newberg, OR).

(L-R) Darrel White FF/S, Pierre Zook ‘11, & Justin Sherwood.

Tony Walther ‘01 learning his team won the tournament.

Benefit Auction Raises Over $100,000 The 38th Annual Benefit Auction last May was a fun-filled event, full of generosity, good fellowship, food and laughter. Thanks to those who gave, we raised over $109,000. There were exciting bidding battles among friends, alumni racing to the silent auction just before its closing, and bidders taking a break in the food court, refueling on taco salad or BBQ chicken dinner. Special project donations totaled $7,200 for student grants and $3,500 for updating student locker rooms. The highest purchased single item in the live auction was the utility trailer donated by LCG Pence, which brought in $2,900. Liberty Rock Products consented to sell more than one cascading rock fountain, making total purchases for the fountains $3,800. Alumni class gift competition results are as follows:

- Most money raised on auction day – Class of 1960 ($2,700) - Highest value of class gift (most money turned into class representative pre-auction) – Class of 1960 ($990) - Most creative class gift – Class of 1962 (Specialty BBQ)

Announcing the 39th Annual Benefit Auction theme:

Thanks to all the classes that contributed to the auction with fun and exciting items.

Western Around the

On behalf of the students, families, faculty and staff of Western Mennonite, we thank you for participating in the school’s largest fundraising event of the year. We pray that God blesses all of you, and we ask that you continue to lift WMS up in your prayers – that this may be a place where lives are changed and God is glorified.

World Celebrating our unique community

May 7, 2011

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First Annual Benefit Scholarship Banquet Exceeds Expectations, Raises over $50,000 “We think of service as picking up trash or doing yard work,” they explained. “It’s hard to think of something new.”

, KATU News

nn Emcee Steve Du

WMS friends rem

iniscing before the

banquet.

ing up auffer ‘01 catch Audra (Baker) St el FF/S nn Ke rd lla Wi h wit

By Abbie Friesen F/S

Emmy Awards.

WMS held its first annual Benefit Scholarship Banquet in September to support the school’s student grant program. With the help of students, parents and alumni, Western hosted the event for community members and businesses to learn more about the impact the school is making on today’s youth.

Speakers included alumni, students and parents of Western, giving testimony to the difference the school has made in their lives and in the lives of their children. (See below for a list of speakers.)

Emcee for the evening was KATU news anchor Steve Dunn, who has been involved in many charities throughout the Willamette Valley, and has won several Associated Press and

Distinguished Guest - Steve Dunn (Emcee) KATU News anchor

Guests of Honor - James Reeser ‘10 Former WMS Student - Jeri Martin Former WMS Parent - Julie Applewhite Parent of WMS Student - Tony Walther ‘01 Former WMS Student

Featured Musician - August Preuit ‘11 Current WMS Student 9

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In response to the message of lives being changed, Western raised over $57,000 for student grants, more than the typical amount for a first-time benefit banquet. “I’m so pleased with the turnout and the generosity of the community and new supporters,” reflected Event Coordinator Charlene

And as we sat in the window booth and looked out at an SUV with a yellow balloon floating from its windshield wipers, we imagined Jeri Martin, giving

testimony to her

sons’ experience.

Schultz ’80 F/S, “Seeing local people and businesses gather for the cause was wonderful, and the speakers’ testimonies about the impact of their experience at WMS were powerful.” Over 40 percent of the student population at Western receive grants to attend. The school relies on donors to support such students. Because of the generosity during the evening, Western will be able to educate students who couldn’t otherwise attend. Western Mennonite School thanks the table sponsors for making the event possible.

Table Sponsors - Bill & Jean Mansour - Brady & Martin - Corban University - Dan ’67 & Amelia Lais - David & Cheryl Tate - Dean & Debbie Klaus - Del ‘58 & Lee ’59 Snyder - Duane ’61 & Linda ’62 Emmert - Fee & Julie Stubblefield - Harold ’55 & Lyla Snyder - John ’51 & Erma Jantzi - LCG Pence Construction - Linwood & Marylin ‘64 Rush - Mack & Denise Farag / Arnie ’63 & Donna Brubaker

- Maynard ’55 & Millie Nofziger - Mennonite Village - Mike ’75 & Patti ’75 Baker - Oren Horst ‘59 - PageWorks Graphic Design - Ray & Tina Kauffman - Retirement Securities - Richard ’59 & Karen Kropf - Rock of Ages Retirement Home - Rodney & Dorothy Pimental - Roth’s – West Salem - Schultz Auction Service - V2 Dentistry - Wilbur & Georgie Kennel - Wilcox & Arredondo - Willow Creek Management

how the driver would react when returning from shopping. “I would be so excited if I found a balloon on my car!” Kati said.

Corrections Births: In the list of births, Gayle (Dugger) ’85 and Wendell Dick’s first and second daughters, Madison Riley and Mackenzie Allison, were not listed. They were born on June 4, 2008.

Our group didn’t work up a sweat, and we didn’t pull weeds or build anything, but we did serve our community. The time those girls put in making cards and hearttags and little bundles of flowers meant something to the people who received a Wednesday Surprise.”

choir teacher says goodbye By Abbie Friesen F/S

After five years of teaching and directing choral music at WMS, the beloved Russell Adrian FF/S said goodbye to Western in June to pursue his Masters degree in choral conducting. Upon his hire in 2005, Russell successfully continued the school’s tradition in choral music excellence, adding state competition awards each year, among other achievements (listed to the right). His passion for music has helped students learn and appreciate

music, including the singing of hymns in four-part harmony. “WMS has had a long line of outstanding choir directors, and one of my biggest fears was that I would not be able to continue to build the program,” Russell remarked. But the administration never worried about him. They appreciate all that he has done for the program and students. “Russell has been an exceptional choral director. The success is directly related to the intense, well-planned rehearsals,” commented Principal Darrel Camp F/S.

Russell Adrian, former Choir Director, in his final concert last spring at WMS.

wms welcomes new choir director And now, as Russell has said goodbye, the school welcomes his successor, Joel Hergert F/S. Joel hails from Vancouver, Washington, and has been living in Salem since he attended Corban University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and Piano Performance, Joel has gained experience through substitute teaching and other venues. He brings a passion for musical excellence and the technical skills required to continue building a competitive program. WMS is excited to have another wellqualified instructor for the position, and another teacher whom the students respect. “I was impressed. Joel related

Russell Adrian’s WMS Choir Achievements

well with the students, had a controlled pace of rehearsal, used solfège, and connected the music to the scriptures,” declared Russell. Darrel agreed, “When Joel interviewed for the position, he was well-accepted by the committee and students.”

Placed first at the state competition the last three years in a row (top three the past five years) Received gold awards each year at the Linfield Festival

Joel is also excited and ready to see the program thrive. He expects nothing less than what it was in the past, “It has been humbling to see the great work that has been done with the program and the high level of importance placed upon it. I expect this program to grow and the students involved to continue to develop their ability to learn and perform music at the highest level.”

Invited and sang with Willamette Valley’s premier ensemble, the Willamette Master Chorus, an opportunity given to only one high school each year.

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Hanna Won’s ‘10 Cornell Admissions Essay “More so than the actual melody, or the way singing makes me feel, what interests me most about being in a choir is the way the voices blend together as one entity. Just as liquid copper retains its distinct color even after it is formed by mingling with other materials, our distinct voices and pitches come together to make one whole sound without losing our unique characteristics. Another factor that appeals to me is how depending on the location, the very same voices can sound louder, softer, or more harmonious. For example, when singing at the local church, the acoustics inside the walls bounce the sounds in a more reverberating manner than when we sing at a nursing home. I enjoy the way our environment affects our voices as we adapt to our surroundings.”

Get in on the news.

Electronically. Sign up to receive the new WMS e-newsletter “E-Touch” at www. westernmennoniteschool. org/e-touch-subscribe, or contact Abbie Friesen at (503) 363-2000 ext 120, abfriesen@ westernmennoniteschool.org. See the first edition E-Touch at www. westernmennoniteschool. org/e-touch. 7

Fall 2010

meet new faculty and staff joel hergert

sherry buechner

renai dubios

choral music

food services

food services

background

duduzile dlamini

ben handrich

dorm - ivep

english

basketball coach gary hull regional coach of the year This past January, Gary Hull F/S was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. As the Northwest Sectional Coach of

I grew up in Vancouver, WA, and have been living in Salem since attending Corban University.

education I graduated from Corban College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance.

music experience As a musician, my primary instruments are piano and voice. I have been playing piano since the third grade and have studied from teachers such as Jennifer Garrett, Peggy Dougherty and Dr. Jean-David Coen. I also have studied voice, performing solos and musical theater in college and with the Willamette Master Chorus. I have had the privilege to teach music at both the secondary and elementary levels, and I also have experience teaching private piano lessons and directing vocals and pit orchestras in musicals.

Gary Hull, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, in the huddle with his players.

corrie larson

josiah muckey

dorm

facilities

josh peterson

amber wolf

dorm

dorm

09-10 High School Sports at a Glance (varsity teams)

Soccer - Girls

the Year for the 2009 season, Hull takes it in stride, “It’s a nice honor to be nominated and recognized. I’m humbled to be considered a part of the select group.”

Record: 7-8-1

Soccer - Boys

Volleyball - Girls

The NFHS is the national leadership organization for high school sports and fine arts activities. To recognize elite coaches in the Pacific Northwest, the NFHS works with the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA). The northwest section of the NFHS Coaches Association includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Record: 17-9-1 State appearance

Basketball - Girls Record: 5-21

Basketball - Boys

Record: 24-7 4th Place at State

Softball - Girls

Record: 10-12

Baseball - Boys

Record: 18-8 State appearance

Hull received the award in May at the OACA Awards Night held at the University of Oregon’s Casanova Center in Eugene, Oregon.

OSAA Awards

Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State: WMS Girls Basketball – 5th Place tie (3.72 GPA)

wms library fundraiser “ beans 4 books” The WMS Library “Beans 4 Books” fund raiser is now open for business! This year we are raising money to help purchase books for the library by selling coffee and specialty drinks. Several members of the Library Book Club have been trained as baristas and are donating their time to help with this project.

All-State Honors: Boys Basketball - 1st Team: Pierre Zook ‘11 - 2nd Team: Tayler Branch ‘10 Boys Baseball - 1st Team Infield: Luke Burkey ‘10 - 1st Team Outfield: Brad Hays ‘10

~ $5 coffee card buys $6 of coffee ~ $10 coffee card buys $12 of coffee

Coach Awards - NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year: Gary Hull F/S - Athletic Director of the Year: Gary Hull F/S

Students can purchase coffee after school each day and adults can purchase coffee throughout the day.

Sportsmanship Awards - Salem Basketball Officials Association - OSAA State Basketball Championships

Coffee cards can be purchased for $5 or $10. These would make wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts for your favorite students. All money raised will go to purchase books for the WMS Library.

Record: 13-3-1 State appearance

OSAA awards were found at www.osaa.org/awards.

Students and faculty/staff can help supply new library materials through the purchase of coffee, now available in the Academic Center /Library.

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Hanna Won’s ‘10 Cornell Admissions Essay “More so than the actual melody, or the way singing makes me feel, what interests me most about being in a choir is the way the voices blend together as one entity. Just as liquid copper retains its distinct color even after it is formed by mingling with other materials, our distinct voices and pitches come together to make one whole sound without losing our unique characteristics. Another factor that appeals to me is how depending on the location, the very same voices can sound louder, softer, or more harmonious. For example, when singing at the local church, the acoustics inside the walls bounce the sounds in a more reverberating manner than when we sing at a nursing home. I enjoy the way our environment affects our voices as we adapt to our surroundings.”

Get in on the news.

Electronically. Sign up to receive the new WMS e-newsletter “E-Touch” at www. westernmennoniteschool. org/e-touch-subscribe, or contact Abbie Friesen at (503) 363-2000 ext 120, abfriesen@ westernmennoniteschool.org. See the first edition E-Touch at www. westernmennoniteschool. org/e-touch. 7

Fall 2010

meet new faculty and staff joel hergert

sherry buechner

renai dubios

choral music

food services

food services

background

duduzile dlamini

ben handrich

dorm - ivep

english

basketball coach gary hull regional coach of the year This past January, Gary Hull F/S was named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. As the Northwest Sectional Coach of

I grew up in Vancouver, WA, and have been living in Salem since attending Corban University.

education I graduated from Corban College in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance.

music experience As a musician, my primary instruments are piano and voice. I have been playing piano since the third grade and have studied from teachers such as Jennifer Garrett, Peggy Dougherty and Dr. Jean-David Coen. I also have studied voice, performing solos and musical theater in college and with the Willamette Master Chorus. I have had the privilege to teach music at both the secondary and elementary levels, and I also have experience teaching private piano lessons and directing vocals and pit orchestras in musicals.

Gary Hull, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, in the huddle with his players.

corrie larson

josiah muckey

dorm

facilities

josh peterson

amber wolf

dorm

dorm

09-10 High School Sports at a Glance (varsity teams)

Soccer - Girls

the Year for the 2009 season, Hull takes it in stride, “It’s a nice honor to be nominated and recognized. I’m humbled to be considered a part of the select group.”

Record: 7-8-1

Soccer - Boys

Volleyball - Girls

The NFHS is the national leadership organization for high school sports and fine arts activities. To recognize elite coaches in the Pacific Northwest, the NFHS works with the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) and the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA). The northwest section of the NFHS Coaches Association includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Record: 17-9-1 State appearance

Basketball - Girls Record: 5-21

Basketball - Boys

Record: 24-7 4th Place at State

Softball - Girls

Record: 10-12

Baseball - Boys

Record: 18-8 State appearance

Hull received the award in May at the OACA Awards Night held at the University of Oregon’s Casanova Center in Eugene, Oregon.

OSAA Awards

Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State: WMS Girls Basketball – 5th Place tie (3.72 GPA)

wms library fundraiser “ beans 4 books” The WMS Library “Beans 4 Books” fund raiser is now open for business! This year we are raising money to help purchase books for the library by selling coffee and specialty drinks. Several members of the Library Book Club have been trained as baristas and are donating their time to help with this project.

All-State Honors: Boys Basketball - 1st Team: Pierre Zook ‘11 - 2nd Team: Tayler Branch ‘10 Boys Baseball - 1st Team Infield: Luke Burkey ‘10 - 1st Team Outfield: Brad Hays ‘10

~ $5 coffee card buys $6 of coffee ~ $10 coffee card buys $12 of coffee

Coach Awards - NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year: Gary Hull F/S - Athletic Director of the Year: Gary Hull F/S

Students can purchase coffee after school each day and adults can purchase coffee throughout the day.

Sportsmanship Awards - Salem Basketball Officials Association - OSAA State Basketball Championships

Coffee cards can be purchased for $5 or $10. These would make wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts for your favorite students. All money raised will go to purchase books for the WMS Library.

Record: 13-3-1 State appearance

OSAA awards were found at www.osaa.org/awards.

Students and faculty/staff can help supply new library materials through the purchase of coffee, now available in the Academic Center /Library.

Fall 2010

8


First Annual Benefit Scholarship Banquet Exceeds Expectations, Raises over $50,000 “We think of service as picking up trash or doing yard work,” they explained. “It’s hard to think of something new.”

, KATU News

nn Emcee Steve Du

WMS friends rem

iniscing before the

banquet.

ing up auffer ‘01 catch Audra (Baker) St el FF/S nn Ke rd lla Wi h wit

By Abbie Friesen F/S

Emmy Awards.

WMS held its first annual Benefit Scholarship Banquet in September to support the school’s student grant program. With the help of students, parents and alumni, Western hosted the event for community members and businesses to learn more about the impact the school is making on today’s youth.

Speakers included alumni, students and parents of Western, giving testimony to the difference the school has made in their lives and in the lives of their children. (See below for a list of speakers.)

Emcee for the evening was KATU news anchor Steve Dunn, who has been involved in many charities throughout the Willamette Valley, and has won several Associated Press and

Distinguished Guest - Steve Dunn (Emcee) KATU News anchor

Guests of Honor - James Reeser ‘10 Former WMS Student - Jeri Martin Former WMS Parent - Julie Applewhite Parent of WMS Student - Tony Walther ‘01 Former WMS Student

Featured Musician - August Preuit ‘11 Current WMS Student 9

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In response to the message of lives being changed, Western raised over $57,000 for student grants, more than the typical amount for a first-time benefit banquet. “I’m so pleased with the turnout and the generosity of the community and new supporters,” reflected Event Coordinator Charlene

And as we sat in the window booth and looked out at an SUV with a yellow balloon floating from its windshield wipers, we imagined Jeri Martin, giving

testimony to her

sons’ experience.

Schultz ’80 F/S, “Seeing local people and businesses gather for the cause was wonderful, and the speakers’ testimonies about the impact of their experience at WMS were powerful.” Over 40 percent of the student population at Western receive grants to attend. The school relies on donors to support such students. Because of the generosity during the evening, Western will be able to educate students who couldn’t otherwise attend. Western Mennonite School thanks the table sponsors for making the event possible.

Table Sponsors - Bill & Jean Mansour - Brady & Martin - Corban University - Dan ’67 & Amelia Lais - David & Cheryl Tate - Dean & Debbie Klaus - Del ‘58 & Lee ’59 Snyder - Duane ’61 & Linda ’62 Emmert - Fee & Julie Stubblefield - Harold ’55 & Lyla Snyder - John ’51 & Erma Jantzi - LCG Pence Construction - Linwood & Marylin ‘64 Rush - Mack & Denise Farag / Arnie ’63 & Donna Brubaker

- Maynard ’55 & Millie Nofziger - Mennonite Village - Mike ’75 & Patti ’75 Baker - Oren Horst ‘59 - PageWorks Graphic Design - Ray & Tina Kauffman - Retirement Securities - Richard ’59 & Karen Kropf - Rock of Ages Retirement Home - Rodney & Dorothy Pimental - Roth’s – West Salem - Schultz Auction Service - V2 Dentistry - Wilbur & Georgie Kennel - Wilcox & Arredondo - Willow Creek Management

how the driver would react when returning from shopping. “I would be so excited if I found a balloon on my car!” Kati said.

Corrections Births: In the list of births, Gayle (Dugger) ’85 and Wendell Dick’s first and second daughters, Madison Riley and Mackenzie Allison, were not listed. They were born on June 4, 2008.

Our group didn’t work up a sweat, and we didn’t pull weeds or build anything, but we did serve our community. The time those girls put in making cards and hearttags and little bundles of flowers meant something to the people who received a Wednesday Surprise.”

choir teacher says goodbye By Abbie Friesen F/S

After five years of teaching and directing choral music at WMS, the beloved Russell Adrian FF/S said goodbye to Western in June to pursue his Masters degree in choral conducting. Upon his hire in 2005, Russell successfully continued the school’s tradition in choral music excellence, adding state competition awards each year, among other achievements (listed to the right). His passion for music has helped students learn and appreciate

music, including the singing of hymns in four-part harmony. “WMS has had a long line of outstanding choir directors, and one of my biggest fears was that I would not be able to continue to build the program,” Russell remarked. But the administration never worried about him. They appreciate all that he has done for the program and students. “Russell has been an exceptional choral director. The success is directly related to the intense, well-planned rehearsals,” commented Principal Darrel Camp F/S.

Russell Adrian, former Choir Director, in his final concert last spring at WMS.

wms welcomes new choir director And now, as Russell has said goodbye, the school welcomes his successor, Joel Hergert F/S. Joel hails from Vancouver, Washington, and has been living in Salem since he attended Corban University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and Piano Performance, Joel has gained experience through substitute teaching and other venues. He brings a passion for musical excellence and the technical skills required to continue building a competitive program. WMS is excited to have another wellqualified instructor for the position, and another teacher whom the students respect. “I was impressed. Joel related

Russell Adrian’s WMS Choir Achievements

well with the students, had a controlled pace of rehearsal, used solfège, and connected the music to the scriptures,” declared Russell. Darrel agreed, “When Joel interviewed for the position, he was well-accepted by the committee and students.”

Placed first at the state competition the last three years in a row (top three the past five years) Received gold awards each year at the Linfield Festival

Joel is also excited and ready to see the program thrive. He expects nothing less than what it was in the past, “It has been humbling to see the great work that has been done with the program and the high level of importance placed upon it. I expect this program to grow and the students involved to continue to develop their ability to learn and perform music at the highest level.”

Invited and sang with Willamette Valley’s premier ensemble, the Willamette Master Chorus, an opportunity given to only one high school each year.

Fall 2010

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13th Annual WMS Benefit Golf Tournament

By Sherry Hammack Every fall and spring, students at Western take a school day afternoon off to serve the local community. This past spring, small groups chose their service project, encouraging students and leaders to tailor their plans according to their group. For dorm leader Sherry Hammack FF/S, the freedom in choosing proved to be a challenge that, at the last minute, her group tackled with a bit of creativity. “My small group spent quite a bit of time discussing options and trying to decide on where to spend our service day. It seemed each idea we came up with fell through. So, we ended up deciding to pick up trash in the park. An unoriginal, but worthy service-day-task.

Handing out a “Wednesday Surprise” to strangers in downtown Salem.

When service day arrived, we piled into our cars with rain gear and a roll of trash bags. We got to the park and couldn’t find a scrap of trash. (Congratulations to the City of Salem for the tidiest park this side of the Willamette.) Unfortunately, our group was left with nothing to do. Or so we thought. “We should give people flowers or something to brighten their day,” someone suggested. “We can write notes,” another girl 5

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Small group members holding their flowers and balloons just before giving them away to bless others (L-R): Brittani Fontana ‘10, Calla Stinson ‘12, Kaari Toren ‘10, Kati Allard ‘12, Michelle Schultz ‘13, and Stacy Potter ‘10.

added. Before I knew what was happening, we decided to bless people in downtown Salem with flowers and balloons. Brittani and Kaari wrote inspirational and funny quotes, which Michelle and Stacy attached to helium balloons. Calla and Kati wrote over twenty encouragement cards each to students and staff at Western. The girls selected a potted flower plant, which they divided into small bundles and tied with little heart-drawn tags. As we walked the streets with over four-dozen bundles of flowers, the girls handed small bouquets to random passersby. “Happy Wednesday!” or “Here! Have a flower,” they would say. People looked confused at first, thinking we wanted money. Some asked if we were selling something, or if we were a new business. When we said we were just handing out flowers to brighten people’s days, people smiled and walked along with a little more spirit. Other people saw their friend get a flower and asked for their own. While we walked, we selected random cars to tie our ten balloons to. We selected a motorcycle for our cheetah-print balloon, which had a card with the definition of

Western’s 13th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, held at Chehalem Glenn, one of Oregon’s premiere golf courses, was a fun day of playing golf to support for the school’s athletic program. There were over 100 people that attended the four-person team scramble tournament. Winners were team Martinez/Martinez ‘90/Mullins/ Walther ‘01 with a score of 64.

Golfer checking his putt.

Prizes for the youngest golfer, age 11.

Aaron Hinton taking a swing.

“fierce” on it. One car received words from Roald Dahl: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Another balloon went to a little boy who lit up when Stacy placed the ribbon in his hands. Eventually, our supplies were gone, and we sat down for lunch at a local restaurant. Everyone was excited about our day and the looks on peoples’ faces as we served in a new way. “This is the kind of thing I wanted you guys to do all along!” I said, “I wanted you to think of something different, something only our group could do.”

Want to help Western, but don’t have the cash?

Volunteer

* Athletic Coach * * Benefit Auction * * Chapel Speaker * * Job Shadow Contact * * Writing * * Photography * Sign up online to volunteer at WMS. www.westernmennoniteschool.org/volunteers Or call Von at (503) 363-2000. Listed above are just a few options available.

The beautiful Chehalem Glenn Golf Course (Newberg, OR).

(L-R) Darrel White FF/S, Pierre Zook ‘11, & Justin Sherwood.

Tony Walther ‘01 learning his team won the tournament.

Benefit Auction Raises Over $100,000 The 38th Annual Benefit Auction last May was a fun-filled event, full of generosity, good fellowship, food and laughter. Thanks to those who gave, we raised over $109,000. There were exciting bidding battles among friends, alumni racing to the silent auction just before its closing, and bidders taking a break in the food court, refueling on taco salad or BBQ chicken dinner. Special project donations totaled $7,200 for student grants and $3,500 for updating student locker rooms. The highest purchased single item in the live auction was the utility trailer donated by LCG Pence, which brought in $2,900. Liberty Rock Products consented to sell more than one cascading rock fountain, making total purchases for the fountains $3,800. Alumni class gift competition results are as follows:

- Most money raised on auction day – Class of 1960 ($2,700) - Highest value of class gift (most money turned into class representative pre-auction) – Class of 1960 ($990) - Most creative class gift – Class of 1962 (Specialty BBQ)

Announcing the 39th Annual Benefit Auction theme:

Thanks to all the classes that contributed to the auction with fun and exciting items.

Western Around the

On behalf of the students, families, faculty and staff of Western Mennonite, we thank you for participating in the school’s largest fundraising event of the year. We pray that God blesses all of you, and we ask that you continue to lift WMS up in your prayers – that this may be a place where lives are changed and God is glorified.

World Celebrating our unique community

May 7, 2011

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For more information, go to www.westernmennoniteschool. org/creative-giving, or contact the WMS business office at (503) 363-2000, prausch@ westernmennoniteschool.org.

Marriages Patricia Hershberger ’05 to Ben Handrich ‘05 7/3/10 Ryan Steckly ’03 to Meggan McBride 7/10/10 Jessica Yoder ’02 to Jonathan Hubbard 7/24/10 Dave Chambers F/S to Lori Siemens 10/17/10

Births Gayle ’85 (Dugger) & Wendell Dick 1st & 2nd daughters: Madison Riley & Mackenzie Allison 6/4/08 Ryan ‘93 & Melissa Nisly 3rd daughter: Ashlynn Rose 3/18/10 Jessica Miller ‘08 1st son: Aiden Edward Joseph 4/16/10 Grandparents: Lynn ’60 and Janice Miller

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Larry Mast A lot of water has gone under the bridge (and some over it) since 1960-62 when I attended Western Mennonite High School. The spiritual emphasis at the school influenced me in a positive way and I thank God for that input. I believe those two years first placed the thought of mission work in my mind. Western alumni have joined me to serve in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Sierra Leone, West Africa. With few exceptions, my wife Helen and I have been involved in missions since we married in 1964. Some memory highlights include:

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• Ontario, Canada – Two weeks after our wedding, we flew into Poplar Hill, a boarding school for Indian children. Helen taught school, and I worked on maintenance, building and logging. I especially enjoyed my winter job of hauling supplies to our remote mission station. We traveled over the frozen lakes and countryside pulling heavily loaded sleds with a D2 Caterpillar. • Salem, Oregon – From 1967-68 we worked at Western. I taught PE, then switched to maintenance, and Helen served in the kitchen and taught art and 9th grade health. • Alaska – Big, rugged and beautiful. A few native Aleuts responded to the Gospel message in our village of Port Heiden, and some of those still remain faithful to God today. • Yemen Arab Republic – From Alaskan blizzards we went to Arabian dust storms and 120º in the shade. In Muharraq, a small village on the edge of the Tahama desert, I kept the generators and Landrovers running and upgraded mission station homes and the medical clinic. • Mercy Ships – A collage of 31 countries and numerous ports for 26 years — living on a floating hospital ship with

Larry Mast holding Jeannette, a blind, mute and mentally handicapped girl.

400 other people devoted to bringing hope, healing, and God’s love to some of the poorest people in the world. My job while we lived on the ship was onboard renovations; and when we were in undeveloped countries, it was construction of houses, schools, and clinics ashore. My wife always enjoyed the sail and rough seas. I was always glad to see land!

in trouble through the voice of prayer. In Romans 5:8, it says, ‘But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ From this, I know that Christianity is created to worship Jesus Christ, to remind us that He has sacrificed for our sins, and we should (through this religion) put our faith in Him. Furthermore, the final reason I can tell that Christianity is real is because those who put themselves into this religion are ones who have joy, pleasure, and assurance from God, as I can tell by the people at Western. If Christianity is not a real thing, people who trusted in it would not have shown the same way

as they did. If Christianity is not a real thing, those who are with only the basic needs and yet engage in Christianity would not be spiritually fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, and therefore would not show the immeasurable joy given by God. From this assignment, I feel that fragments of ideas floating in my mind have formed together to make Christianity clear to me. This new thinking has led me to dig a little deeper into the facts and questions I have about Christianity, because I have figured out that it is both an interest and a thrill to know something I never knew about before in my life. I can put this kind of thinking into my life experiences and use it to broaden my horizons to influence others in a good way.”

• Canton, China – We sat across a restaurant table from several Christians, heard their stories of physical torture, and saw the scars on their faces. As previously arranged, our family left backpacks filled with Bibles under the table when we left. • Kobë, Japan – I wept while driving through this earthquake-shattered city, glad our small construction team could help rebuild. One highlight was taking communion with Japanese believers in a small church, and hearing them sing “Amazing Grace”, fifty years before we were at war.

Michael graduated in the spring as Western’s first international student Salutatorian, received the Math Special Achievement Award for the 2009-2010 school-year, and is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana.

By Elyssa Fahndrich ‘15 On September 28th and 29th, Western Mennonite School shipped 90 middle school and 160 high school students off to Bush Pasture Park to clear away blackberry bushes.

(L-R) John Wisseman ‘11, Hailey Reich ‘14, Janae Mansour ‘12

Wesley McCabe ‘13

• Lindale, Texas – Currently serving at the International Operations Center of Mercy Ships, more behind the scenes, but still a part to play. I fly to the ship for building projects as needed. We have no plans to retire as long as we’re in good health. Thank you, Western, for your powerful impact on my life!

Michael Cheong with fellow dormer Jenny Cho ‘11.

This wasn’t just a random act of kindness. A large donor gave a significant amount of money to the City of Salem to develop a rhododendron wall in place of the blackberry bushes, and the Pioneers were ready to help. Among the jobs available were lopping, raking, carrying, and then digging up the roots. The City of Salem staff was very impressed by the work ethic and effort shown by the students. Both the middle school and the high school worked extremely hard and the park was clear to prove it.

(L-R) Niko O’Neill ‘17, Drew Berkey ‘17

Students working hard on Fall Service Afternoon.

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Alumni News

Scholarship Recipients (09-10)

• Emily Fahndrich ‘11 • Isaac Hess ‘12 • Eddie Peterson ‘11 • Calla Stinson ‘12 • Eli Velazquez ‘12 O.D. Kropf Scholarship ($250) • R.J. Polivka ‘11

School Calendar (see more events online) November 12-13, 18-20 Winter Drama 24 No Classes December 2 14 15 16

Grandparent’s Day MS Christmas Concert 7 pm Choirs at the Capitol HS Christmas Concert 7 pm

School Board - Merlin Aeschliman (Secretary) - Cheeri Barnhart - Beth Bontrager - Ron Litwiller (Chair) - Stan Oyer - Kevin Rediger - Lee Snyder - Delvin Zook

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Grateful for Opportunity to Attend WMS Anonymous High School Male ‘13 “Some of my goals for this school year are to become closer to God by growing in my faith, and the place that I feel like I can do that the best is at Western. I also want to grow in my character. I do this by allowing the teachers to challenge me and by building my knowledge and understanding in the topic or subject being taught or presented in chapel. I would also like to get involved in the school more by participating in school events, and also by representing it well outside of school through my actions everywhere I go.”

Christianity: Is it Real or Not? First WMS International Salutatorian Michael Cheong’s discoveries about a new religion

in the search for the university’s new president. Last year, Lacey tutored math and English at Chemeketa as a part of Willamette’s federal work-study program, and plans to do so again this fall. This summer, she toured Greece and Istanbul on a post-session classical rhetoric course.

everyone’s reasonable call. Also, when Christians are willing to follow God’s words in daily life instead of being a hypocritical person in religion, they will be rewarded in a way God thinks will fit for them. I think Christianity is real because it has undergone so much in history. If it is not real, it would not have so many supporters to worship God together wholeheartedly. Moreover, I think Christianity is real because even though I can’t see, I know God is always with me when I am

Lacey Polvi in Europe, where she studied in Greece and Turkey.

Class Reunions

1950-1960 - 50-60 Years

1950 - 60 Years By John Miller

In July, WMS alumni from the classes of 1950 through 1960 gathered for an evening to celebrate the 50-60 years since their graduation. Over 30 alumni responded to this invitation. The former library was set up for a banquet – hors d’oeuvres, white tablecloths, flower decorations, special lights, fine dishes and silverware – indeed a special occasion. The catered dinner was prepared and served by alumnus Julie Ropp Miller ’73 and her husband, Mark ‘71. Her daughter, Wendi Miller F/S, currently a teacher at WMS, also helped. Michael Cheong, Western’s first international student Salutatorian, speaking at his graduation last June.

Class Reunions By Pat Hershberger ‘57

If WMS international student Michael Cheong ’10 did not come to Western, he would not have learned about Christianity. Because he did come to Western, Michael has come to know Christianity to be true. While he does not claim to be a Christian, he continues to search based on what he has learned during high school. “As I have finished my final year at Western Mennonite School, and walk into a brand new college life, I would not have a better chance to know more about Christianity because my choice of college has no religion. However, I will keep my spiritual life I have learned at Western in my mind, so that later in my life, when others who have never had a chance to get in touch with Christianity ask me about it, I will have a general answer for them. I would tell them that Christianity is about worshipping the trinity for a spiritual guidance. When Christians put their faith into the one and only Son, His father will give his help to solve

On October 4, 2010, Lacey Polvi ‘09 was inducted into the Willamette Chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She finished her freshman year at Willamette University with a 3.88 GPA, is majoring in classical studies, and will be involved in leadership positions with Pi Beta Phi and Campus Ambassadors this fall. Also, she was a candidate for Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

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Lacey Polvi

There was no lack of conversation in learning the stories of friends’ lives to this point. Out of state alumni were two sisters, Pearly Mae (Craft) Mast ‘54 from Delaware, and Ellen (Craft) Overman ‘57 from Idaho. A big thank you to Charlene Schultz ’80 F/S, WMS Alumni Relations Coordinator, for initiating this event and treating everyone wonderfully.

Four of five living members of WMS’s first graduating class, 1950, gathered at the home of Pauline (Lind) ‘50 and Leo King in Salem on July 21. Ruth (Miller) Baugher ’50 was unable to attend.

WMS graduating class of 1950 at their 60th class reunion.

The group spent the day reflecting on their life journeys that have included involvement in pastoral and teaching ministries, cross-cultural missions, and various kinds of leadership in the church and community. Also, they talked about their continuing opportunities as (mostly or nearly) 80-year-olds completing life’s journey. Due to aging voices, they decided not to sing their class song composed by Lois based on the Class Motto: “Meet for the Master’s Use.” The Class of 1950 keeps in contact by a circle letter.

WMS graduating classes of 1950 through 1960 at their reunion.

Attending were: Freda (Roth) Schmidt ’50 – Towner, CO (husband Carl unable to attend); Rosana Roth ’50 – Hubbard, OR; and John Miller ‘50 and wife Doris – Leola, PA. Eldon Shetler FF/S, widower of [Lois (Roth) ‘50], and wife Helen also attended. Edwin, son of early teachers [Ernest FF/S] and Ida Bontrager FF/S, joined the group in the afternoon. The Kings provided hospitality and meals for the day with the help of daughter Joan (King) Troyer ‘73.

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Condolences To the families of…

Ken Shenk

3/2010

Mary Ann Sims

3/2010

Nancy Burkey

4/2010

former parent former parent former parent

Katie Brenneman 4/2010 friend of WMS

Chuck Reeser ‘53 5/2010 alumni

Former WMS Principal Clayton Swartzentruber Passes Away Clayton Laban Swartzentruber was born on May 16, 1928, and went to heaven on August 12, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise Risser Swartzentruber, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and his sister. Clayton earned a BA degree from Eastern Mennonite College, an MDiv from Goshen Biblical Seminary, and a PhD from Walden University.

Muriel Krehbiel ‘52 alumni 7/2010 Vira Lemons

The list below represents direct financial gifts received during Western’s 2009-2010 fiscal year.

former parent

Loren “Lynn” Kropf 8/2010

Class of 1950 (19%) Burck, Bonnie & Wallace Kaufmann, Ruth Roth, Rosana Stutzman, Leon & Luella

Clayton Swartzentruber FF/S 8/2010

Class of 1951 (27%) Kauffman, Bob & Arline Kenagy, Leroy & Olive Stutzman, Leon & Luella

parent

WMS Principal ’52-‘56

Myrna Roth (Ken) 9/2010 former parent

Gordon Horst former parent

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Fall 2010 Send correspondence, name changes, and address corrections to: Western Mennonite School, Attn: Charlene Schultz, 9045 Wallace Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304 Telephone (503) 363-2000 Email cschultz@ westernmennoniteschool.org

Class of 1952 (17%) Byers, Glen & Lila Hopkins, Violet & Rex Jantzi, Leo & Bonnie Stutzman, Berdella Class of 1953 (21%) Kennel, Delmar & Delores Reeser, Margery Slagell, Dorothy & Layman Class of 1954 (30%) Embleton, Merle & Inez Emmert, Marvin & Mabel Herr, Grace & Lowell Martin, Thelma & Emerson Nisly, Ruth Wolfer, Melvin & Caroline Yoder, Erma & William Class of 1955 (30%) Gresham, Sue Nofziger, Maynard & Mildred Ropp, Eldon & Doreen Snyder, Harold & Lyla Stout, Ada Wisseman, Ben & Ruth Class of 1956 (28%) Emmert, Cal & Bev Burkey, Sterling & Sherry Strong, Mary Lee & Sam Chupp, Shirley & LeRoy Headings, Mark & Mary Miller, Donna & Delmar Paulus, Diane & Millard Amstutz, Joyce & Willis Class of 1957 (22%) Bitikofer, Mel & Sarah

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Clayton will be missed by those whom he befriended, nurtured, and mentored, and by many whose lives he touched with his wisdom, humor, and life of service.

2009-2010 Donor Thank Yous

Thank you to the following people and organizations for giving to WMS during the 20092010 school year. Your contributions are making a difference in the lives of each student.

7/2010

He was a churchman, educator, Christian businessman, and a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He served as principal at Western Mennonite School from 1952-1956.

Donations made to the 2010 Benefit Auction will be listed in the next In Touch. There are many people who have donated in-kind and anonymous gifts that are greatly appreciated in addition to the following list:

Hershberger, Warde & Pat Kauffman, Darlene & Robert Miller, Maurice & Bonnie Roth, Don & Bonnie Siemens, Joann & David Slagell, Verdella & Maxton

Kauffman, Elvon & Lorraine Kennel, Sharon & Cecil Knox, Beverly & Wayne Nesselrodt, Sharon & Steven Rhodes, Charles & Wilma Snyder, Ivan

Kinnaman, Nancy & Les Lais, Dan & Amelia Nice, Gary & Esther Oyer, Janet & Gary Springer, Donna & Randy Stutzman, Marv & Judy

Class of 1958 (25%) Harshbarger, Larry & Rosella Heyerly, Bob Kauffman, Ruth Kauffman, Mary Ellen & John Kropf, Dorothy & Veldon Maust, Carol & Ron Nelson, Jewell & Les Snyder, Delbert & Lee SB

Class of 1962 (23%) Blackstone, Thelma & Roy Bowman, Elsie & Richard Custer, Barbara & Leroy Gingrich, Gale & Florence Kauffman, Arlene & Steve Kempel, Martyne & Ted Moyer, Sharon & Dale Russell, Susan Schweitzer, Jim & Carol Wolfer, Rod & Sally

Class of 1968 (17%) Beachy, Susan & Tim Coleman, Dorothea & Mike Estrada, Linda & Dennis Hickman, Rachel & Wayne Stauffer, Milo & Bonnie Stutzman, John & Jane Stutzman, Jerry & Sharon FF/S Yoder, Larry & Jean

Class of 1959 (36%) Bond, Glenn Byers, Rod & Marcia Clay, Sharon & Don Hall, Judy & Harold Horst, Oren Kropf, Richard & Karen Lehman, David & Vee Lind, Ken & Annie Miller, Judy & Cecil Miller, Marian & Dennis Miller, Truman & Ardys Schrock, Doris Stutzman, David & Donna Yoder, Marvin Class of 1960 (28%) Yoder, Marvin Arello, Jeanette & Nick Bitikofer, Irene & David Snyder, Ken & Mabel Gerig, Alta & Kenneth Yoder-Brubaker, Shirley & Kenton Yu, Arla & Mario Miller, Dan & Phyllis Bond, Ordena Oesch, Lois & Glen Hostetler, Derald & Melvena Class of 1961 (28%) Emmert, Duane & Linda Esch, Iris & John Hamblin, Myrna & James Jaques, Judy & Jim

Class of 1963 (18%) Armstrong, Bev & Larry Brubaker, Arnold & Donna Eichelberger, Gary & Shirley Eicher, Duane & Jan Gingerich, Mary & Lee Jenkins, Lola Martin, Karen & Richard Stauffer, Bryan & Judi Class of 1964 (11%) Brubaker, Donna & J. Roy Histand, Nancy & John Nofziger, Dan & Louise Rush, Marylin & Linwood Class of 1965 (14%) Boshart, Gene & Susan Burkholder, Carolyn & Don Dintaman, Darlene & Carl Eigsti, Ellen & James Marrs, Sharon & Richard Wagner, Cheryl & J. Lester Class of 1966 (5%) Brubaker, Dennis & Alice Hooley, Gary & Mim Class of 1967 (21%) Edwards, Barbara & Don Eshleman, Dianna & Leon Gerig, Ramona

Class of 1969 (10%) Ernst, Twila & Ron Miller, Jean & Gail Shank, Dave & Carol Stutzman, Lowell & Patty Class of 1970 (11%) Klempel, Marge & Tom Reeder, Becky & Ken Schrock, Jerry & Vevi Zook, Cliff & Loila Class of 1971 (7%) Gingerich, Rudy & Colleen Hershberger, Von F/S & Steve Miller, Julie & Wayne Showalter, Rick & Joyce Stutzman, Peg Class of 1972 (10%) Detrich, Donna & Bob Dibble, Linda & Robert Mengershausen, Bill & Karolyn Miller, Keith Neuschwander, James & LoraLee Class of 1973 (10%) Elliott, Chris Gransberg, Gwen & Doug Rediger, Kit & Kevin SB Talmadge, Peggy & Douglas Troyer, Rick & Joan

Pioneer Partner Program Explained

By Principal Dr. Darrel Camp F/S

As I look forward to another exciting year of opportunities and experiences for our students, I want to invite each of you to continue praying for WMS and seeking ways to become involved. Your involvement is critical in helping us offer an excellent education and providing an environment of Christian love and nurture. An exciting new way you can become involved this year is through the Pioneer Partner Program. The program’s goal is to help WMS set a sustainable grant budget. Grants are used to help families who believe in

Prayer Requests - School finances - Students (specifically their relationship with Christ) - School Board, Administration, Faculty and Staff - New students throughout the year and for next year

Christian education afford the cost of attending WMS. For the 2010-2011 academic year, 41% of our families require some type of grant. In the coming months, Western is anticipating 1,000 new Pioneer Partners. These are people who agree with the mission of Western and want to support WMS on a monthly basis, similar to how many of you already support missionaries. The suggested monthly amount is $25, but any monthly amount will make you a Pioneer Partner. I encourage you to go to our website or call for more information. I’m excited about the possibilities of

the Pioneer Partner Program and the upcoming school year. Please pray about how you can be involved at Western and counted as one of the 1,000 new Pioneer Partners today.

More info available at www. westernmennoniteschool.org/pioneerpartners, or by calling (503) 3632000.

Middle School Student Highlight <

Left image by Matthew John ‘15. Words in the artwork are written as follows:

“The Lord is my guide, my mentor, he gives me everything I need, so there is no point in coveting. If I or you follow him, you will find yourself in a quiet resting place away from all evil and sin, a happy place. Whenever I follow him, I go down the right path. He is my direction, my compass. I know my God and I will see him soon in Heaven.”

To Have Life

By Madeline Kreder ‘15 To have a life after this, one must end and rise again; To have a new life, one must start over and again; To have Christ, one must give away their sin.

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Student Grant Impact “Thank you so very much for your generous support to make Christian education affordable for our children.” “Thank you so much for blessing our family by allowing our children to continue attendance at Western. May the Lord richly bless you for your generous gift.”

‘10-’11 School Spiritual Theme The high school Student Council gathered on campus for their annual retreat August 27-28 to brainstorm a spiritual theme for the upcoming school year. The students spent many hours in prayer, healthy discussion, and candidness about what God was doing in and through their lives personally. The leaders of the student body felt that the best aspect of the school was its unity and that through it God can work in and through us with his love. Out of verses John 4:7-12 and Ephesians 4:2-6 came the theme for our 2010-2011 school year: “One God. One People. One Love.” The student council felt the theme showed the direction that the student body was taking spiritually and encompassed the challenge that they want to present to their fellow students. They are excited about what God is doing in the school and think that He is going to be glorified. 1

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School-Year Emphasis Goals for 2010-2011

By Principal Dr. Darrel Camp

As the WMS faculty and staff embark on another incredible year of opportunities and experiences for our students, we are excited to announce this year’s spiritual theme: “One God. One People. One Love.” To learn more about the student-chosen theme, read ‘10-’11 School Spiritual Theme. (See left side bar.) This year, WMS is working hard to financially stabilize our school budget, implement a new convenient giving opportunity called the Pioneer Partner Program, and are preparing for our upcoming accreditation renewal. Pioneer Partner Program • The goal of the program is to help WMS establish a sustainable grant budget. For 41% of our families, attendance at WMS this year would not have been possible without a grant. • The WMS goal for the 2010-2011 school year is to find 1,000 partners. The suggested monthly amount is $25, but any monthly amount will make you a Pioneer Partner. • More information about becoming a Pioneer Partner is available at www.westernmennoniteschool.org/ pioneer-partners and through our Advancement Office.

Class of 1974 (23%) Arstein, Roberta & Chris Baker, Bob FF/S & Joan FF/S Beckler, Dennis & Karen Calhoun, Cindy Gorman, Melvena & Jerry Hooley, Gary & Lois Kauffman, Brent & Debbie McDonald, Lina & Robert Odegaard, Debbie & Phil Peachey, Gwen & Ed Reunion Donation Class of 1975 (11%) Baker, Mike & Patti Classen, Anita & Dale Livingston, Don & Luanne Springer, Eileen & Roger Steckly, Ron & Karen

Principal Dr. Darrel Camp F/S with students (L-R) Garret Eisenbrandt ‘14, Justin Goldsmith ‘14 and Jordyn Wright ‘14.

Accreditation Renewal • During the 2009-2010 school year, the faculty/staff worked on the selfstudy for the upcoming accreditation visit. Each member of the faculty/ staff participated on one of the committees. • During the 2010-2011 school year, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, in conjunction with the Mennonite Educators Association, will conduct a site visit of our program and campus. The findings of this visiting team will give WMS direction in making the school even more effective. I’m excited about the plans we have in place for the upcoming school year and the possibilities we can have with your help. Thank you for your support, and please continue to pray for Western, the students, parents, faculty, and staff.

Every Gift Matters

Class of 1976 (14%) King, Mike & Sandra Lau, Andy McGinnis, Larry & Tami Miller, Darrell & Peggy Rediger, Todd & Deb Walker, Carmen White, Darrel FF/S & Charlene Class of 1977 (5%) Reeser, Donald & Denise Stinson, Susan F/S & Craig

Your gifts may be deducted monthly through auto payment. A direct contribution authorization form can be downloaded online or can be picked up at the business office. More information at www. westernmennoniteschool.org/pioneer-partners or by contacting Zig Derochowski at (503) 363-2000, zderochowski@westernmennoniteschool.org.

Pioneer Partner Program

Class of 1989 (9%) Arredondo, Sabino & Kim Hershberger, Melika & Ross Nissly, Christopher & Angie Roth, Stephanie & Jeff Class of 1990 (8%) Arreola, Crystal & Gonzalo Pender, Michael & Heidi Swanson, Diana & Kevin Class of 1991 (2%) Fletcher, Wende & Brian Class of 1992 (3%) Wampole, Cheri & Chris Class of 1993 (6%) Nisly, Ryan & Melissa Obold-Eshleman, Christa & Stephen Schweitzer, Craig & Lisa Class of 1994 (0%) Class of 1995 (6%) Fitzpatrick, Trina & Jesse Mathis, Kenneth Stutzman, Kyle & Melodie Class of 1996 (2%) Kletzing, Jill & Nathan

Class of 1978 (7%) Hostetler, Doug & Erica Martens, Patt & Bruce Stutzman, Wayne & Pat

Class of 1997 (5%) Hess, Gale & Jeanie Ivanitsky, Alexander Moyer, Stephanie

Class of 1979 (12%) Aranda, Marcy & Leo Juss, Ginny & Malcolm Kauffman, Andy & Brenda Paulus, Marlin Wenger, Sharon & Dale Yoder, Carl

Class of 1998 (0%)

Class of 1980 (15%) Mast, Sheryl & Gerald Morton, Sandy Jo & David Porter, Dale & Carrie Royal, Richard & Mitra Battan Schultz, Charlene F/S & Paul FF/S Steckly, Ed & Cheryl Wideman, Marshall & Jackie Class of 1981 (9%) Mast, Katie & Ivan Plank, Lynette & Brian Sammons, Peter & Stephanie Snider, Rosie & Greg Class of 1982 (13%) Baker, Rick & Shira Boyack, Jeanette & Randy Ernst, Marla & Kenny Lee, Charles Roth, Sue & Steve Class of 1983 (9%) BreMiller, Donna & Aaron Hinz, Karyn & Richard Mack, Pam & Verne FF/S Miller, Barbara & Robert Class of 1984 (6%) Helt, Diana Blackstone F/S & Alan Hopkins, Steve & Ruth Li, Dinny & Sanjay

Join the select group of alumni, friends, parents, faculty and businesses in making Western’s ministry to students possible.

2009-2010 Donor Thank Yous

Class of 1985 (13%) Gutierrez, Tammy & Mario Korver, Kurt & Jane Martin, Rich F/S & Sandy Sturdevant, Cathie Jo & Darin Winters, Jr., Renee F/S & Dan Class of 1986 (8%) Corless, Krista & Mike Loyd, Lori & Greg Schrock, Allen

Class of 1999 (3%) Ivanitsky, Eric FF/S Stutzman, Rebecca Class of 2000 (2%) Cooney, Heather Class of 2001 (3%) Hochstetler, Chad Class of 2002 (0%) Class of 2003 (8%) Cheong, Teng Teng Gilliam, Robby F/S & Sara F/S Voegtlin, Natane Class of 2004 (5%) Caldwell, Bethany Schultz, Trevor Class of 2005 (0%) Class of 2006 (0%) Class of 2007 (3%) Cleland, Andrew Class of 2008 (0%) Class of 2009 (6%) Graduation Class Gift Gutierrez, Hayden Kreder, Gus Class of 2010 (0%) Class of 2011 (Current Seniors) (0%) Class of 2012 (Current Juniors) (1%) Bassett, Aliia Class of 2013 (Current Sophomores) (0%) Class of 2014 (Current Freshman) (1%) Kaufman, Jessica Kniola, Ashley

Class of 1987 (0%)

Class of 2015 (Current 8th Graders) (0%)

Class of 1988 (2%) Kauffman, Brenda & Tony FF/S

Class of 2016 (Current 7th Graders) (0%)

Class of 2017 (Current 6th Graders) (0%)

Faculty/ Staff Burkey, Lori & Lee Chambers, David Engle, Dave & Marj Friesen, Abbie Fritz, Darlene & Dennis Hall, Tammy & Jeff Hochstetler, Sheila & John Ivanitsky, Dora & Serge Kamilos, Dottie & Charles Kreder, Susie & Tim Layton, Kristin & Mark Mayo, Cheryl & Ken McCabe, Molly & Tim Nussbaum, Ray & Kay Rasmussen, Mark & Caroline Kurtz Rausch, Pat & Lisa Woodard, Chris & Jeanette Former Faculty/Staff Aeschliman, Merlin SB & Kathleen Beechy, John & Claudia Brubaker, Heidi & Simeon Hackman, Jeff & Rose Keener, Carl Kenagy Perez, Karen & Gabino Kennel, Willard Lanting, Esther Leichty, Rol & BJ Martin, Eric & Sue Marvin, John Metzler, Richard & Roxie O’Connor, Amanda & Michael Perth, Diana Schrock, Vera Shenk, Dorothy Showalter, Bernard & Miriam Swartz, Carl & Pam Trygstad, Carolyn & Roger Yoder, David Yoder, Lela & Edwin Zimmerly, Twila Friends of WMS Abernathy, Catherine Aldaco, Larry & Delores Alexander, Lee & Marguerite Applegate, Terry & Marilyn Baker, Dave & Jill Barnhart, Will & Cheeri SB Barnick, Ron & Darlene Bassett, Martin & Rhonna Bassett, Helen Beauchamp, Charles & Meloni Berkey, Jack & Inez Berkey, Doug & Luanne Birky, Karl & Ginny Blackburn, Michael & Kristine Bloedel, Rodger & Bette Bontrager, Robert & Beth SB Boone, Milton & Ella Mae Borntreger, Todd & Amy Boshart, Mary Boswell, Donna Brault, Cary Joseph Brenneman, Harley & Marolyn Brenneman, Clifford & Shirley Buschert, Russell & Janet Camp, Ron & Gloria Cannon, Jeanna & Dale Christenson, Larry & Cindy Chupp, Andrew & Dema Claassen, Gene & Dorene Coates, Donald & Deborah Collingwood, Ross & Allison Conrad, Mel Curry, Cliff & Delight Stone Dalke, Verle & Linda Davis, Kathryn & Paul Demitrius, Iseri ng’13 Derksen, Dennis & Vicki Detweiler, David & Martha Dirks, John & Judy Dorsing, Doug & Connie Dorsing, Les & Donna Dosher, Gayle Drawbond, Lois DuBois, Renai & James Effingham, John & Patty

Engel, Claud E. Farag, Mack & Denise Fretz, Beulah Fricke, Elmer & Myrtle Friesen, Carey & Janice Gansler, Neil & Patricia Garber, Melva Garber, David Garber, Robert Garber, Johnny & Cheryl Gascho, Timothy & Jean Geistweit, Sally Gettmann, Mona Gingerich, Letha Gingerich, Craig & Jana Good, Ernest & Ellen Goodrich, Robert & Annee Grasse, Alvin & Ruth Griffith, Mark & Judith Hagan, Darwin & June Haima, Fern Hamilton, Marvin & Jo Hamilton, Kent Hategekimana, Claver Havlinek, Steve Hays, David & Leanne Hess, Kathryn Heyerly, Goldie Histand, Phillip & Elizabeth Hochstetler, Harlan & Pauline Hochstetler, Paul & Ila Hollinger, Bob & Mary Jane Honan, Michael & Kathryn Hostetler, Ruth Imhoff, Maurice & Joan Janeba, Mark & Mary Lou Jantzi, Anne Johnson, Gertrude Johnson, Marvin & Julie Jones, M. M. & B. H. Kauffman, Joe & Elaine Kauffman, Ike & Vada Kauffman, Ray & Tina Kauffman, Elizabeth Kelly, Gordon & Shari Kelly, Kraig & Nansie Kenagy, Earl D & Ev Kennedy, Paula Kennel, Wilbur & Georgie Kennel, Vera Klaus, Dean & Deborah Knieling, David & Becky Kropf, Delwin & Lois Kropf, Lester & Ruth Kyck, Sharla Lang, Timothy & Debra Langworthy, Mike & Kathy Lapp, Floyd & Claudia Larsen, Allan Lee, Peter & Eva Lehman, L.A. & M. Lindsay, Jon Litwiller, Ron SB & Karen Losser, Pat & Tom Mansour, Nabeel & Jean Mansour, Steve & Rachel Marianos, Alma Martin, Fred & Jeri Martinez, Juan & Janice Maxwell, Keith & Valerie McCoy, Vena Mertes, Donald & Judith Meyer, Stanley & Sharon Miller, Earl & Grace Miller, Clara Miller, Les & Phyllis Miller, Wade & Kristine Miller, Jr., Floyd Monroe, Cliff & Laura Montgomery, Robyn Moustachetti, Diane Mueller, Lyman & Arlis Mullet, James & Belle Nice, Howard & Irene Nisly, Alvin & Wilma Nisly, Alvin & Sharon Nofziger, Willard & Bernita Nolt, Leonard & Karen Norman, Esther Nussbaum, Viola Oesch, Leona M. & H. Duane Ollek, Kenneth & Jetta Olson, Mark Papulski, Matt & Mary Parlier, Mathew & Rae Pekkola, Eric & Dorothy Penner, Joseph

Pruett, Ralph & Lorna Redford, David & Kathleen Reeser, Clarence & Ruth Reich, Carl & Marianne Rogness, Glenn & Vonnie Ropp, Violet Roupp, Ken Rowand, John & Sheila Salley, Stacy Sangster, Carolyn Schmucker, Bernice Schrock, Perry & Audrey Schultz, John & Dixie Seminary, Angelo Shenk, Byron & Ina Sherin, Bill & Gerry Showalter, Debra Shultz, Louise Simpson, Richard Skinner, Richard & Carole Skvortsova, Ludmila Slatter, Grace Smith, Duncan & Charlene Snow, Theresa Spingath, Janet & Kurt Stacey, Norman & Nancy Steckley, Norman Stenson, John & Lisa Stringer, Dennis & Carol Strong, Richard & Barbara Stubblefield, Francho & Katie Stubblefield, Fee & Julie Stutzman, Roger & Mary Stutzman, Doris Swartzendruber, Jackie & Warren Sweet, Robert & Clara Tate, David & Cheryl Thompson, Eric & Candyce Tocchini, Arcena Toews, Randall Tompkins, David & Ruth Tompkins, Mike & Candi Underwood, Don & Gretta Urbigkeit, Sedonia Van Hees, Donald & Patricia Van Voorhis, Brian & Meredith Verburg, William & Sylvia Voegtlin, Joseph & Florence Wallace, Pat Weeks, Graham & Patricia Weeks, Bob & Diana Wheldon, Douglas & Connie White, Paul & Helen White, Harold & Betty Williams, Vernell Willig, Lanette & Eddie Winters, Dan & Betty WMS International Club Yoder, Iris Yoder, Don & Kelly Zook, Delvin SB & Twila Businesses & Program Sponsors* 2BLD Hays Investments LLC Agape Ministries Black Sheep Advertising, Inc. Chase - Wamoola For Schools Corban University * Edward Jones * Evesham Wood Farmer’s Building Supply Farmer’s Feed & Pet Supply * Gerig Wood Design * Glass Magnum Harold’s Quality Auto Repair Heppner Chiropractic His Home Repair John L Scott WSL Johnson, Glaze & Co. Lcg Pence Construction, Inc. Les Schwab Tire Center - West Salem * Lincoln Store Lind Chiropractic Mennonite Foundation Mennonite Schools Council Mennonite Village * Olsson Industrial Electric Outback Hay Farms PageWorks Graphic Design Pc Enginering Inc Pietro’s Restaurant Group, Inc. PT Northwest Retirement Security, Inc. Rickreall Farm Supply

Rock of Ages Mennonite Home Roth’s West Salem Schrock Media Enterprises * Schultz Auction Service Springs At Sunnyview LLC Springs At Tanasbourne LLC Target United Way * V2 Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Vanguard Charitable Endowment W.D. Payne Wells Fargo * West Coast Bank Wilcox, Arredondo & Co * Your Space Storage Churches Albany Mennonite Church Bethel Baptist Church Fairview Mennonite Church Filer Mennonite Church Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship Logsden Neighborhood Church Pacific Covenant Mennonite Church Peace Lutheran Church Plainview Mennonite Church Portland Mennonite Church Salem Mennonite Church Western Mennonite Church Zion Mennonite Church Estates Gingerich, Jerry & Letha Kropf, Ivan Lind, Katie & Marcus

Key F/S – Current faculty or staff FF/S – Former faculty or staff SB – School board member ‘xx – Graduation year ng ‘xx – Nongraduate year Fall 2010

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Fall 2010 Vol. 17 No. 1

SPIRITUAL LIFE

- School Year Theme - Middle School & High School Highlights - Service Afternoon Stories

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ACADEMICS

- New Choir Director - Meet New Faculty & Staff - Gary Hull Coach of the Year - Library Fundraiser

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