Lititz Area Mennonite School


Nicholas Sciarrino

8th Grade

Nicholas is in 8th grade at LAMS. He is nice, outgoing, and smart. Nicholas says about his school, “I like LAMS because all the teachers are nice, and they help you if you ask for it.’’ His favorite subject is math because learning math comes easily to him, and he really enjoys it. He participates in the middle school worship team and helps to lead worship during chapel. He was on honor roll in the second quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. In his spare time, Nicholas watches Youtube, plays Minecraft, draws, and also plays with his younger sister and two cats. His greatest accomplishment so far was 8th grade PBL (project based learning) which was the middle school social studies and science fair. Nicholas hopes that he can get into a college to get a good job. When he grows up, he wants to be something that has to do with creativity, art, graphic design, or engineering. He attends the congregation of MBIC (Manheim Brethren in Christ). His favorite verse from the Bible is Joshua 1:9 which says this: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” One thing Nicholas would like to change about the world is that there would be no wars because there are many wars and not much peace, and God calls us to be peaceful.

Written by: Bryan Rhinier


Cole Martin

6th Grade

Cole Martin in 6th grade is a fun and active person. Cole  likes LAMS because he gets the chance to learn about Jesus. There are not many schools where you can do that. His favorite subject is gym because he likes to be active and not sit around. His favorite core subject is social studies because he likes the teacher. Cole does archery at LAMS and he plays baseball for ELCO.

Cole’s biggest accomplishment so far is getting a 248 in an archery tournament. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, shooting a bow,  practicing baseball, and riding a dirt bike when it is not wet. Cole decided to get into hunting, and it was his greatest decision because he now loves to hunt! One of his goals this year is to get a 260 in an archery tournament. As a long term goal, Cole wants to be a worker or even part owner of Martin Paving someday because he wants to work with his dad.

Cole’s role models are his mom and dad because they can work problems out, and they are successful in life. Cole goes to Ephrata Community Church and his favorite scripture 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.’” This verse stood out to Cole the first time he read it, and it has been his favorite ever since. Cole wants to change the world by putting wells everywhere that there is not a water source or only a dirty water source.

Written by: Noah Martin


Dalton Grube

7th Grade

Dalton Grube is in 7th grade at Lititz Area Mennonite School. He is a fun-loving and caring person. He likes LAMS because it has fun people you can be friends with. His favorite subject in school is Social Studies because he likes learning about the world’s geography, and he likes the teacher Mrs. Wall. 

Dalton did archery through the school’s program one year and flag football one year. In his spare time, he goes outside to build forts and play in the snow when it is snowing, plays with his dog and animals, goes hunting in hunting season, and enjoys going to Tin Roof.  

His greatest accomplishment in life was getting a 9-point buck. One goal that he would like to accomplish is getting better grades at school and getting a place on the honor roll this semester. 

After he graduates from middle school, Dalton wants to be homeschooled. When he is an adult, he wants to work with his dad in his business, be a policeman, or be in the military. His role models are his parents because they are caring and loving. 

He goes to Faith Journey Church and is in their youth group. His favorite verse is John 3:16 because it says that God sent his son to die for us because he loves us.

Written by: Eric Nolt


Miriam Martin

8th Grade

Miriam Martin is a strong-willed and God-fearing 8th grader. A few of her favorite things are the color yellow, the scripture passage Joshua 1:9, math, and tigers. Miriam has attended LAMS since elementary and plans to stay here for high school. She is a distinguished honor roll student and loves to learn. Miriam is in student council, LAMS theater, and volleyball.

She loves reading, acting, and practicing piano in her free time. Miriam goes to Meckville Mennonite Church and loves to help on the worship team here at school. Her role model is her mom because she is kind, loving, has a strong faith, and is perseverent. Miriam would like to be an actress when she grows up. She would like to work with Servant Stage or even on Broadway if it is the Lord’s will. She would like to go to an acting college to study performing arts, or possibly Harvard if she can get an academic scholarship.

She would love to play a lead character in any future theater opportunities she will encounter. Her greatest accomplishments are getting all A+’s in quarter one and getting one of the main parts in the middle school’s production Night at the Library here at LAMS. If she could change one thing about the world we are living in, she would like to change the fact that everyone is so harshly judgemental. She feels the world would be a better place if everyone would be more kind and accepting to each other. If she could tell the world one thing it would be to be considerate and kind to everyone, no matter what.

Written by: Harper Lee


Kenzie Koch

6th Grade

Kenzie Koch is in 6th grade at LAMS. She is a strong willed, smart, and kind person. She is very persistent and will not easily give up. Kenzie likes LAMS because we get to learn about God and talk about him without getting in trouble. She also likes that the teachers are so understanding. Kenzie’s favorite subjects are social studies and language arts. Kenzie likes S.S because Mrs. Wall makes it fun. She likes L.A. because she enjoys reading, and Ms. LeFever is nice and fun. Kenzie enjoys playing piano and volleyball. She also plays basketball at her church. In Kenzie’s spare time, she enjoys baking, playing piano, and reading. She also likes listening to music. Kenzie’s greatest decision was to accept Jesus into her life. Kenzie hopes to earn a place on distinguished honor roll this year. She would like to be a cake decorator for a future job. She enjoys making desserts that look like interesting things. Her role models are Jesus and Ms. LeFever. She looks up to them because they both have strong faith. Kenzie goes to Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, and sometimes Kenzie helps in the nursery there. She is also a part of a Kid’s Club. Kenzie’s favorite verse is Colossians  3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” One thing Kenzie would like to change in the world is expenses. She wishes they would go down, because many people can’t get an education because they don’t have the money.

Written by: Anna Buch


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