Hinkletown Mennonite School


Rachel Landes

8th Grade

“What is your personality type?” may be one of the first things that Rachel Landes will ask someone she meets. She is an eighth grader at Hinkletown Mennonite School. Her dad and mom are Chris and Dawn Landes, and they attend Habecker Mennonite Church. She has an adorable cat named Dobby and really likes to study personalities, draw, and write stories. Rachel’s personality type is INFJ and 4 wing 5, and one of her favorite past times is figuring out the personality type of everyone at school.

Rachel Landes is a great friend and is always there to give a personality test if someone is curious what their type is. She wants to make sure that everyone knows, though, that a person’s personality type does not define them, it is just what they most closely relate to. If someone ever wants to know more about personality types, Rachel will always be there to inform them, and tell them what their type is too. Her favorite personality type test is the Myers Brigg Test Indicator. Her second favorite is the Enneagram. Rachel can also give people a personality test herself.

Along with personality types, she also enjoys playing her instruments. Rachel says that people who are an INFJ and 4 wing 5 are very artistic, which is true in Rachel’s case. She loves to play the ukulele, piano, and the guitar. She has also written some songs and enjoys listening to music. Her favorite song is “Oceans” by Hillsong United. Like her personality type suggests, Rachel is not only good at music, she is also really good at art and loves to draw and paint.

Rachel hopes to use her talents in the future, where she might be an artist or musician part-time. She is a great friend and someone that people should definitely get to know.

Written by: Kirsten Hess


Kezia Burkholder

8th Grade

Kezia Burkholder is the artistic gymnast and maybe-ambulance paramedic who is in the eighth grade class at Hinkletown Mennonite School. Her parents are Christine and Durell Burkholder, and Kezia has three siblings. Currently, Kezia and her family are switching around churches, trying to find the one that is right for them. Kezia has a cat named Kit-Kat, though her favorite candies are Sour Patch Kids or Skittles. Some of her favorite things to do are gymnastics and art. Kezia is artistic and flexible, but her best quality is that she is able to deal with tough things.

Kezia does gymnastics and trains herself at home. She loves to contort herself into the different gymnastic positions. Gymnastics can be tough, but Kezia is able to persevere through almost any challenge it throws at her.

The same is true of her art. She likes to draw creatures, landscapes, and quotes with decorations and weird doodles around them. Kezia tries to make her drawings “look as weird as possible,” but even when attempting this, obstacles can arise. Kezia is able to continue on until her drawings are as good as she can make them.

This perseverance and ability to deal with tough things and situations are great qualities, and Kezia would use them well as an ambulance paramedic. Even though Kezia isn’t totally sure what she wants to be when she grows older, she thinks being a paramedic would be cool, and she would help save lives. With her cool head in tough situations, Kezia would be great at the job.

No matter what career Kezia pursues, her perseverance, cool head, and ability to deal with tough situations will take her far wherever she chooses to go.

Written by: Melina Beidler


Audrey Hoover

7th Grade

Meet Audrey Hoover, third daughter of Mr. Jason and Mrs. Jess Hoover. Audrey is a compassionate 7th grader at Hinkletown Mennonite School who attends Carpenter Community Church along with her parents and three siblings. Audrey is a very friendly, smart, and outgoing person who enjoys doodling, writing short stories, singing, babysitting, and participating in school plays. When she isn’t being creative, Audrey can be found on the soccer field or volleyball court passionately cheering her teammates on. Her favorite school subject is math, and she would love to travel to another country on a school mission trip. She does not have any plans for her future career, but shows signs of possibly becoming an aspiring actress or story writer.

Audrey loves the arts and cannot wait for this year’s school drama production. Audrey also loves singing, so she obviously does not get stage fright easily. She loves being onstage and practicing her many talents. Another possibility for a future career would be combining her love of acting and writing and becoming a screenwriter of movies or plays. She likes little kids, and along with her interest in authoring stories, she might one day become an accomplished children’s book writer.

As Dr. Seuss once said, “Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive more youer than you.” Although she has yet to decide what she wants to be when she grows up, there are many career options and opportunities to choose from when you are a girl with many talents. Like Dr. Seuss said, Audrey is Audrey no matter what, and no one can take that away from her.

Written by: Lucia Chase


Miles Rissler

8th Grade

Miles Rissler is the son of Bob and Debby Rissler. He has a loving family with two brothers, William and Benji. He goes to Hinkletown Mennonite School and he is in 8th grade there. He attends Bowmansville Mennonite Church every Sunday morning. His family has three cats, Chip, Boots, and Rain. On top of having cats, Miles also likes Guinea pigs; in fact Miles says that “they are the best animal in the world!” Miles’ favorite color is orange and his favorite food is fried chicken spaghetti with lots of unnecessary cheese. In Miles’ spare time he likes to play all types of video games.

Miles loves to play video games because it is good entertainment and he is very good at them. Some of his favorite games are Minecraft, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Super Mario Bros. His favorite game is Starbound. He also has a bunch of different gaming systems: the GameCube, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, a computer, and an Oculus. Another thing Miles likes to do on the computer is Scratch and other coding. Miles enjoys coding so much that he thinks that coding might be his future career.

After Miles graduates from 8th grade, he will be coming back to Hinkletown Mennonite School for the high school Venture Program. Then after that, Miles will try to head on to college to learn about coding in more detail.

Written by: Jason Cassel