Hinkletown Mennonite School


Hannah Jacke

8th Grade

Hannah Jacke is in 8th grade and attends Hinkletown Mennonite School where she enjoys playing the cello in the orchestra. Hannah lives with her parents, Bethany and Steve Jacke, and her older brother Daniel. She and her family go to Ridgeview Mennonite Church where she attends youth group and enjoys the games they play there. One of Hannah’s many interests is animals, both real and imaginary.

Hannah enjoys interacting with animals in many different ways. At home, Hannah takes care of two dogs, one bunny, chickens, and a small parrot. She also likes to take care of and hold the leopard gecko named Erza in the science classroom at school. Hannah especially likes to read books about animals, and she enjoys reading the book Wings of Fire because it is about dragons. She is a talented artist and likes drawing very detailed dragons, dogs, cats, and bunnies. Because she likes animals, Hannah wants to go to college to study zoology and get a job as a zoologist working with exotic animals.

Hannah is very loving and caring to people, she is a good student, and she will be good at working with animals or people in her future.

Written by: Joshua Welch


Paul Hurst

8th Grade

If a friend would ask Paul to work with him during free time, Paul would most likely say, “Sorry! I’m busy!” because Paul Hurst is very busy. He is busy with his family, Nevin and Melissa Hurst, and his three older sisters, Emma, Alarie, and Maddie. He is also very busy at Hinkletown Mennonite School with his many extracurricular activities.

Paul participates in seven extracurricular activities! He is musically gifted and therefore is part of senior band, Chamber choir, and worship team at HMS. His musical activities, senior band and Chamber Choir, meet once or twice a week. He plays saxophone and drums in senior band and sings tenor in Chamber choir. These musical activities are led by Mrs. Cunalata, the music teacher at Hinkletown. Paul also played his saxophone in Intermezzo Winds. He is also in worship team at his family’s church, Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community

Paul is also athletically gifted and plays volleyball, basketball, soccer, and track. His favorite out of these is basketball. In volleyball he is in center position, he was a shooting guard in basketball last year, and he plays midfield in soccer. In track last year, he ran a mile in 5 minutes and 49 seconds! Mr. Weaver, the gym teacher at HMS, coaches some of those sports. He commended Paul for being a good team player and always looking for ways to include his teammates. These sports usually meet three times a week, which keeps Paul very busy all year round.

In conclusion, Paul is a busy young man with many interests and abilities and a bright hope for the future. Hopefully one of these extracurricular activities will lead to a lifelong career for Paul!

Written by: Caeley Zimmerman