Lititz Area Mennonite School


Blaise Culp

8th Grade

Blaise Culp is the March student of the month at Lititz Area Mennonite School. One of the things that Blaise really likes about LAMS is the overall environment and the people. In academics, Blaise says that geography is definitely his favorite subject for many reasons, but especially because he thinks maps are cool and he finds them intriguing. Following that thought, a goal that Blaise would like to achieve in life is to visit at least six out of the seven continents. Blaise also competes in many sports at LAMS including  soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track. Some of his other hobbies and interests are juggling, ping-pong, playing the piano, and video games. The church he currently attends is LCBC, and his favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 which says: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Blaise’s plan after graduating 8th grade at LAMS is to attend Warwick High School.  Following graduation he wants to pursue a career in either sports or some kind of video editing. Blaise would say that his role models in life are his parents because they took care of him growing up and he looks up to them. Blaise says that accepting Jesus in his heart when he was younger was, and is, definitely his best decision in life. If Blaise could change one thing about the world, it would be to have people communicate well even when they disagree and not resort to violence to make their point. He thinks something needs to be improved on in that regard, and he would like to do something about it.

Written by: David Stoltzfus


Madison Bills

7th Grade

Madison Bills is a fun, talkative, bubbly, responsible, and quirky 7th grader at Lititz Area Mennonite School. Madison likes LAMS because it feels like a safe environment because the people and teachers are kind and caring.

Her favorite subject in school is social studies because the teacher is fun and because when you start learning a topic, you work with it until you know it well, and then you move on. 

At school, Madison participates in basketball, the worship team, and track. She won the MVP award in basketball and got 2nd place in the 400-meter dash at a track meet. She plays soccer for the PMG soccer league. 

Madison’s hobbies are basketball, singing, and soccer. The best accomplishment in her life so far is getting 1st place in the Hershey Cup with her soccer team. She is planning to go to Warwick for high school. 

After high school, Madison wants to get a job doing something with hair styling. Her role models are her parents and her Aunt Roxanne. Madison attends Grace Church, Lititz where she helps with childcare for the little kids. 

Her favorite verse is Psalm 46:5: “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”

Written by: Mariah Nolt


Kaleb Zimmerman

6th Grade

Kaleb Zimmerman is in 6th grade and is a kind young man who is also very athletic. He likes LAMS because of the nice people and because it is a Christian school where he can spend more time with God and learn more about God. Kaleb likes science because of his grades and his teacher. He also likes science because of the experiments and just having a lot of fun with friends. Kaleb enjoys soccer and football, and participated in both of those activities in school, as well as middle school choir. Kaleb really enjoys soccer, and he has played it his whole life. Kaleb participated in track and field and got first place on the running long jump. He also participated in the Lititz soccer team, which won first place in the league, and now he is also January’s student of the month! Kaleb enjoys fishing and hanging out with friends. He also enjoys hunting and recently shot his first buck with his dad! He will always remember this milestone because shooting his first buck feels like an accomplishment. Kaleb hopes to get good grades this year and move on with middle school. He also wants to become better at soccer because, after he graduates high school, he hopes to become a soccer player in bigger leagues. Kaleb’s role models are his dad (who helps him improve in his hobbies) and Christiano Ranaldo, a professional soccer player like he hopes to someday become. Kaleb goes to church at LCBC. His favorite verse is Romans 14:8 because it reminds him that God is always with him wherever he goes. Kaleb believes the world would be a better place if there were more Christian churches all around the world so that more people can learn more about God.

Written by: Carson Sommers


Katie Zimmerman

8th Grade

Katie Zimmerman is a fun, loving, and energetic 8th grade girl with a big heart for God. She likes social studies class because she enjoys learning about the past events in history, the teacher, and the environment. 

Katie is very involved in her school’s student council and worship team; she also enjoys participating in the theater program. Katie enjoys playing card games, doing crafts, singing, and drawing, and she sees her faith in Christ as her greatest accomplishment and decision in life. 

Someday, Katie thinks it would be interesting to be an entrepreneur in a dog treat making business, and she says she would call it “Paws-itivity!” After middle school, Katie plans to pursue homeschooling and attend a co-op. Her role model is Sadie Robertson because she’s “on fire” for God and is empowered to help people. Sadie Robertson is also a writer, and Katie’s favorite book by her is Live. 

Katie attends White Oak Church of the Brethren and participates in service work through the Manheim Project every year. Her favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 6:18 which says, “and I Will be a father to you and you shall be Sons and Daughters to me says the Lord Almighty.” 

If she were to make the world a better place, Katie would fix how the fast fashion industry works because it creates a vicious cycle that ends up polluting the earth.

Written by: Kyra Lefever


Abigail Wilbert

6th Grade

Abigail Wilbert is in 6th grade, and she likes LAMS because she likes to be with her friend, doesn’t have to worry about bullying, and it is a friendly environment. Her personality is kind, quiet, fun, funny, and she likes to spend time with her family. Her favorite subject is Social Studies because the teacher is nice, and she gives out candy. This year, Abigail plans to play basketball and participate in the middle school drama. Her hobbies are video games, crafting, and playing with Legos. Her favorite movie series are How To Train Your Dragon, Pirates Of The Caribbean, and Star Wars. Her favorite color is aqua, and her favorite food is Cowboy Casserole. Abigail is on a swim team over the summer and has won some ribbons as well as a trophy for best improvement. One of her goals is to get a 1st place ribbon for swimming. In her free time she likes to read, watch TV, and play Sea Of Thieves with her Dad. Abigail has two sisters named Ada and Leah. Her parents are Barlet and Randy Wilbert, and their family has a rottweiler named Bella. If Abigail could change something about the world, she would like to change people bullying others because if it keeps going, people could get seriously hurt. Her dream job is working at a dog shelter someday. Her role models are her parents and her grandmother because they always tell her to keep going and never give up. Abigail attends Mount Zion Baptist Church, and her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall have everlasting life.” Once she graduates from 8th grade at LAMS, Abigail is planning to go to Warwick for High School.

Written by: Sierra Buckwalter


Coleson Hoover

7th Grade

Coleson Hoover always has a smile on his face. He is a 7th grader at Lititz Area Mennonite School, and he has two younger brothers and two younger sisters. 

Coleson’s future plans are to go to Schaefferstown Mennonite School. For a future job, he wants to become an electrician. His favorite subject in school is social studies because he enjoys learning about the history of the world and the history of the U.S.  

Coleson takes part in LAMS student council, and is on the archery team. Coleson enjoys building things and taking things apart, hunting, four-wheeling, being outdoors, watching Philly sports, and hanging out with friends. He also hopes to shoot his first deer this year!

Coleson’s biggest accomplishment in his life so far is making it to the state finals at Penn State for archery. The biggest decision of his life has been accepting Jesus into his heart. His role model is his dad because he never gives up, and because Coleson and his dad enjoy similar things. 

Coleson goes to Hammercreek Mennonite Church. His favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” He likes this verse because he believes God is always with us.

One thing Coleson would change about the world is for people to love and not hate.

Written by: Jeriah Miller