Gehmans Mennonite School


Katara Nolt

8th Grade

Katara, a student at Gehmans Mennonite School, is athletic and outgoing. She makes friends easily and loves being outside. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks, riding bikes, taking pictures, drawing, listening to music, and playing sports. She especially loves basketball.

Katara belongs to Living Water Mennonite Fellowship. Her favorite classes in school are Phys. Ed., because she loves sports, and science, because she enjoys studying stars and galaxies. Her favorite colors are blue and black, and her favorite foods are ice cream, steak, and French fries.

Katara is in Yearbook and wants to do sports in ninth grade. After she graduates, she plans to become a landscaper and then maybe a teacher. If there is something she could change in this world, it would be abortion and world hunger. Katara is an energetic, fun-loving girl and makes for a really good friend.

Written by: Olga Prikhodko


John Martin

8th Grade

John is an awesome classmate. He is an energetic, fun-loving 14-year-old. At school John’s favorite periods are gym, because we play basketball, and lunch. His favorite food is wings. Currently he has a part-time job at Little Stream Auto Accessories where he installs running boards, roof racks, hitches, and other auto accessories. He also weed whacks for a local church’s graveyard. However, next spring his younger brother is going to take over.

Some things John enjoys doing are fox and deer hunting. This year his goal is to shoot a fox. He also enjoys playing basketball. One of John’s hobbies is collecting old stamps. John is a member at Fairview Mennonite Church which is located in PA. John looks up to his parents because they are godly examples to him.

Written by: Jedric Martin


Tyler Hoover

8th Grade

I would like you to meet Tyler Hoover. He goes to Gehmans Mennonite School, which is located in Denver, PA. He is in eighth grade. Even though he is a quiet guy, he is still fun to be around. Some of his hobbies are biking, reading, and drawing. When Tyler has free time, he enjoys reading and biking. Another thing he likes is chocolate candy.

One thing Tyler likes about school is P.E. His P.E. teacher is Mr Sensenig. His favorite sports are soccer and baseball. In soccer he is a good defense player. In baseball he plays third base. For the last several years, he played on the Royals team.

His favorite class is science because it is very interesting. His teacher’s name is Miss Rissler. When Tyler graduates from Gehmans Mennonite School, he might go on to attend high school at Terre Hill Mennonite High School. After that, his plans are to possibly get a job in construction.

Tyler is also involved in his church, which is called Pequea Mennonite Church. His parents are Harlan and Lois Hoover, and he has three younger siblings. If Tyler could change anything in the world today, he would try to end abortion. Two people he admires are his parents.

Tyer is a great guy, and I think you would enjoy meeting him someday!

Written by: Carson Horst


Courtney Zimmerman

8th Grade

Courtney is in eighth grade at Gehmans Mennonite School. If you would walk through the halls at our school on any given day, you would probably hear Courtney laughing with her friends.

If I were to describe her in several words, I would say she is fun to be with, a loyal friend, talkative, crazy at times, quiet until noon, awesome laugh, tall, and athletic. Courtney is the daughter of James and Louise Zimmerman. She has one brother and five sisters with whom she loves to be with. Her favorite things about school are hanging out with friends, playing any sport, and making and eating delicious food in Home Ec. class. After she graduates, she plans to homeschool and play basketball or volleyball for her homeschool team. She spends most of her free time playing outside with her siblings, drawing, or running.

Courtney regularly attends church at Churchtown Mennonite Church with her family. her favorite hobbies are riding four-wheeler, walking, and running. The best food that she has ever had is French Fry Overload Pizza. One of her favorite classes in school is gym class because she said, “I just LOVE playing sports.” If Courtney could change anything in the world today it would be world hunger and abortion. Her greatest accomplishment today is getting 4th place in a three on three tournament in basketball.

If you ever get the chance to talk to Courtney Zimmerman, you definitely should. She is super fun to hang out with and is a great friend to have.

Written by: Abby Weaver


A.J. Hostetter

8th Grade

If you come into Gehmans Mennonite School, you will hear A.J. laughing with his friends. A.J. is a great guy to be around, and I am sure you would enjoy getting to know him.

A.J. Hostetter is 13 years old and is the youngest in a family of six. He attends Faith Mennonite Fellowship. He also goes to Gehmans Mennonite School. A.J.’s favorite food is buffalo chicken dip, and his favorite sports are baseball and basketball.

One thing he enjoys doing inside of school is Bible Quizzing. You get to compete with other schools, and at the end of the year you get to go to Black Rock Retreat. He also enjoys hanging out with friends and playing sports. A.J.’s favorite class in school is P.E.

A.J. has many hobbies. One of his favorite hobbies is sports. When he gets home from school, he likes to play a competitive game of basketball with his brother. Another hobby is hanging out with friends and family.

A.J. believes in Jesus Christ as his savior, and becoming a Christian is one of the most important things in his life. He admires his mom and dad for raising and leading him in a Christian life. He believes there should be no more riots and no more abortions.

A.J. has many great characteristics and talents. I am sure if you would get to know him you would enjoy his friendship.

Written by: Brodrick Smucker


Lillian Sensenig

8th Grade

Lillian Sensenig, or Lily as she is more commonly known, is a big part of the 8th grade class at Gehmans Mennonite School. Her contagious laugh and humor make the day seem to go a little faster. Her outgoing personality brightens the class’s mood on any given day. Lily’s classmates described her as dramatic, talkative, and athletic. Her favorite class is either art or gym. Her favorite style of music is alternative. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing or playing video games. Lily’s favorite part of school is the bus ride, where many interesting conversations take place.

Lily is the daughter of Harry and Lisa Sensenig, and she has two sisters, Veronica and Madeline, as well as a brother-in-law, Marshall. She attends Cornerstone Mennonite Church. If she could change anything in the world, it would be world hunger. After graduating 8th grade from Gehmans, she plans on doing a year of high school at home. Lily’s dream job is to be a video game programmer.

I hope you all get to meet Lily at least once, because if you do, I know you all will agree with me that she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Written by: Emily Shirk


Elliott Martin

8th Grade

Elliott Martin is a fun energetic young man that enjoys his time in 8th grade at Gehmans Mennonite School. If you were to come to GMS, you would see him smiling and having a great time with his friends. He has a very friendly and kind personality.

Elliott has two younger brothers and one older sister. His favorite subject is Language Arts because he enjoys learning how to properly write sentences. His most enjoyable time of the day is Phys. Ed, like most other boys. He likes soccer the most out of all the sports. During his free time he greatly enjoys riding his mini bike. Elliott is a member at Heritage Mennonite Church. One thing he wishes he could do is get Bibles in every language and hand them out to whomever would accept one. When Elliott graduates from school, he would enjoy working on a farm because he thinks it will be fun to drive tractors and all the other excitements that come along with animals. Elliott admires his parents because of how they guide him as he grows to become a man. Elliott says, “I admire my parents because they are good examples for me.”

Elliott is always patient and kind no matter what day it is. He always has a smile on his face and enjoys talking and spending time with his friends. Elliott is a great friend!

Written by: Joshua Landis


Kaylene Martin

8th Grade

If you would happen to walk into 8th grade at GMS on any random day, you could be sure to find Kaylene in the center of a hilarious, energetic conversation. She is someone I would describe as funny, artistic, friendly, and bubbly. Her favorite parts about school include art class, friends, and Phys. Ed. She is very talented in drawing and has created some amazing pieces of art. She also enjoys taking part in sports such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball. She is involved in the yearbook committee in which she takes pictures for her school’s yearbook. She has one sister and three brothers. She lives in Denver and attends Heritage Mennonite Church. Some of her hobbies include baking, cooking for her family for supper, drawing, painting, and watching movies with her family. If she could eliminate some things in her society it would be abortion, smoking, and drug abuse. Her greatest accomplishment so far, she states as, “accepting Christ as my savior.” She admires her mom because she’s kind, loving, and generous. She also admires artists for their ability to make real life drawings. Her favorite food is French fries and her favorite animals are bunnies. She has a hard time picking her favorite movie but some of her top ones include Tangled and Miracles from Heaven. After she graduates 8th grade, she plans to attend Terre Hill Mennonite High School and she would like to take art class while in high school. After she’s out of school she would like to work at a cafe or clothing store. Another dream of hers would be to go on mission trips with her youth leaders. In conclusion, Kaylene is a person I’m proud to call my friend. If you ever happen to meet her you won’t soon forget her.

Written by: Katara Nolt