Gehmans Mennonite School


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