Lititz Area Mennonite School


Malachi Allen

8th Grade

Malachi Allen is in 8th grade at LAMS, and is athletic, kind, committed, loyal, and caring. He loves hanging out with his friends and playing sports for LAMS because he is both athletic and competitive. Malachi participates in LAMS soccer and basketball, making it onto the all-tournament team last basketball season.

His favorite subject in school is math because he loves seeing a problem and finding the solution, and he is very good at it. Last year, Malachi served as a 7th grade representative on the LAMS middle school student council.  He has achieved a distinguished honor roll record for all four quarters of 7th grade, which he considers one of his biggest accomplishments!

Malachi’s hobbies are soccer, basketball, fishing, and listening to music. He plays club soccer for PMG Raptors, and is hoping to play college soccer in the future. 

After completing school, Malachi would like to go into law enforcement. Malachi has two main role models: his dad and famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo because he strives to be like both of them. 

He attends Cocalico Community Church where he volunteers with the 1st through 4th graders. Malachi’s favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

 His ultimate goal is to end all bullying because all people should treat others with respect.

Written by: Ethan Martin


Malea Burkholder

7th Grade

Malea Burkholder is in 7th grade at LAMS. She has a strong personality and is not afraid to make a point, especially when it’s something she believes in!  Malea likes that at her school, God is in the center and that LAMS gives a faith-based education. Malea enjoys social studies because she likes history and learning why we should never repeat some things that had a negative effect on the world. She also loves having Mrs. Wall as her social studies teacher! Malea loves to sing and is in middle school drama productions. She also plays girls’ basketball. In her first year of playing basketball (as a 5th grader), Malea earned the “hustle” award. In her second year, she earned the “defensive” player award. In her free time, Malea enjoys playing with her dog and writing songs. Malea feels that her greatest decision in life so far is when she accepted Jesus into her heart. She also hopes to read the whole Bible by 2024. Malea is possibly going to Manheim Central for high school. After she graduates high school, she wants to go to college to become a second grade teacher. Her role model is Mrs Kambic because she encouraged Malea to become a future teacher. Malea goes to Manhiem Brethren in Christ where she sings on the worship team, attends youth group, and helps in the nursery. If she could change something in the world, Malea would make it possible for kids in schools all around the world to get a Bible in their language and have at least one free meal a day. She thinks this would be a good change because then everyone would have the opportunity to learn about Christ, and kids who don’t have enough food would not go hungry.

Written by: Chloe Martin