|AWANA members celebrate successful year|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Local AWANA club members were recognized in the group’s year-end program Wednesday, April 25 at First Baptist Church in Holyoke.
AWANA is a non-denominational children’s ministry for preschool through sixth grade youth. It meets weekly from October through April in Holyoke and includes Bible verse memorization, game time and story time.
Book awards and participation certificates were presented by leaders of the Cubbies (preschoolers), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-6) clubs.
T&T fourth grader Alexeya Bohlender received her first and second book awards along with the Alpha and Excellence awards. Third-grader Jesse Vasa earned his first book award and Alpha award.
Sparks award winners were Cade Killin and Tristen Ferguson, third book and merit award; Allison Warren and Danielle Wilkening, third books; Asher Wright, Riann Worley, Shaylynn King, Cooper Goldenstein, Ethan Schneller and Ethan Johnson, second books; Adison Goldenstein, Miles Sprague, Levi Dille, Max Dirks, Ashton Robles, Brian Monreal, Caden Sporhase, Tucker Keith, Haley Woods, Chase Johnson, Dakota Widler, Jose Astorga, Maddie Warner, Trent Hodge and Wade Martin, first books.
Cubbies receiving awards were Gage Helgoth, third year; Hannah Keith and Mickenzie Warner, second year; and Abbie Dille, first year.
T&T attendance certificates were received by Valarie Allen, Serina Almeida, Alicia Astorga, Josie Brown, Riley Ferguson, Blanca Martinez, Nadia Monreal, Perla Olivas, Fantasia Ruybal, Rylee Schneller, Jillian Warren, Crystal Astorga, Alexeya Bohlender, Kylie Brink, Makenzie Martin, Osirys Perez, Kassidy Porter, Sabrina Zink, Andrea Becerra, Jaqueline Mosqueda, Jessica Mosqueda, Jaromi Olivas, Kylah Strecker, Reghan Worley, Bailey Hamaker, Autumn Higgs, Kaitlyn Kent, Tate Dille, Erick Marroquin, Wilson Mayfield, Eduardo Quintana, Jesse Vasa, Rylan Worley, Levi Wright, Luis Chafino, Logan Higgs, Wyatt Martin, Noah King, Cole LeBlanc, Jerrid Reitz, Zander Salyers, Christopher Ballard and Drew Stewart.
Sparks receiving participation awards were Payton Ferguson, Marysol Astorga, Karlie Martin, Joshua Wright, Eduardo Solis, Kayden Porter and David Santiesteban.
Holyoke Enterprise May 3, 2012