|AWANA year ends with celebration program|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
While snowy weather kept some from attending, local AWANA club members were recognized at a year-end program Wednesday, April 17 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 Holoke and includes Bible verse memorization, game time and story time.
Mac Macaulay led the group in prayer, and Dr. Darrell Tomky gave a spiritual message, encouraging the youth to trust in Jesus.
AWANA clubber Jesse Vasa presented an award to leader Jade Goldenstein as part of his Truth & Training program.
AWANA clubbers who were recognized at the April 17 end-of-year program are pictured from left, front row, Eduardo Solis, Emersyn Goldenstein, Rorey Schneller, Callum Mackay, Caiden Vowell, Caden Sporhase and Adison Goldenstein; second row, Ethan Schneller, Ashton Robles, Cooper Goldenstein, Tate Dille, Chase Johnson and Marysol Astorga; third row, Ximena Chavez, Llelitza Ochoa, Tristen Ferguson, José Astorga, Erick Marroquin, Rachel Krueger and Danielle Wilkening; and back row, Jaqueline Mosqueda, Alicia Astorga, Jessica Mosqueda, Crystal Astorga, Aaron Dominguez, Jesse Vasa, Cade Killin and Ethan Johnson.
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 Jesse Vasa received his second-book excellence award. Third-graders Tristen Ferguson and Cade Killin earned their first-book awards and alpha awards.
Sparks award winners were Cooper Goldenstein and Ethan Schneller, third-book awards; Adison Goldenstein and Tucker Keith, second-book awards; and Alexys Martin, Payton Ferguson and Caiden Vowell, first-book awards.
Cubbies awards went to Hannah Keith and Mickenzie Warner, third-book; Theoden Britton and Emersyn Goldenstein, second-book; and Callum Mackay and Rorey Schneller, first-book.
T&T attendance certificates were presented to Marysol Astorga, Rachel Krueger, Kota Widler, Danielle Wilkening, Alicia Astorga, Ximena Chavez, Riley Ferguson, Blanca Martinez, Darlee McMurrin, Bella Tori, Crystal Astorga, Kylie Brink, Osirys Martinez, Kassidy Porter, Sabrina Zink, Jaqueline Mosqueda and Jessica Mosqueda.
Also José Astorga, Tristen Ferguson, Ethan Johnson, Cade Killin, Tate Dille, Aiden Johnson, Erick Marroquin, Jesse Vasa, Luis Chafino, Logan Higgs and Dalton McMurrin.
Sparks participation awards went to Abigail Dille, Aspen Jagers, Evan Widler, Maddie Warner, Anna Hayes, Victoria Martinez, Chase Johnson, Caden Sporhase, Eduardo Solis, Riann Worley, Anastasia Drake, Kayden Porter, Edel Gonzalez, Ashton Robles and Jordan Martin.
Holyoke Enterprise April 25, 2013