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SA Events - 2010/2011

Spring Banquet - Under the Big Top

Surrounded by backdrops of clowns, weigh lifters, elephants, and giraffes, close to 40 Midland students, faculty and friends enjoyed this year's spring banquet. The students enjoyed a wide variety of food from cheesecake to crackers and grapes to gruyere. One table feature a chocolate fountain and a full selection of items for dipping.

As videos of Cirque de Soleil and Dumbo the Flying Elephant played across the screen, the high schoolers took pictures, visited the food tables, shared funny stories, and had their pictures drawn by a professional caricature artist.

Thanks to the SA staff and Mrs. Murrill for another great banquet! (put your mouse over the gallery below to display the captions)


Christmas Banquet

This year's Christmas banquet took place on Dec. 12 at the New Theatre Restaurant, featuring a romatic comedy entitled Sylvia.

The play revolves around a marriage and a dog. The husband, Greg, finds an abandoned dog, Sylvia, and brings her home. The wife, Kate, quickly finds that she has been relegated to the back seat as Sylvia becomes the new love of Greg’s life. Man’s best friend is not always the wife’s best friend…and so the battle begins.

New Theatre Restaurant
9229 Foster
Overland Park, KS 66212

Olympics Masquerade

The Student Association hosted a 2010 fall Mock Olympics Masquerade party on Saturday night, November 6. Between 35 and 40 students attended, with each class asked to dress up in the colors/ outfits from their assigned country:  










Broken Arrow Retreat

Midland’s high school students, faculty, and friends spent three sun-filled days at Broken Arrow at the end of August. During this annual event, students elected class officers, participated in water sports, class competitions, and basketball, ate lots of good food, and enjoyed daily spiritual lessons from Pastor Kochenower.

Mrs. Murrill, SA President Kirbi Yelorda, and other SA officers spent an extra day at Broken Arrow preparing for the big event, and were there to welcome the bus (and flotilla of cars) when it arrived.

Class events included the mile run, sand sculpture, basketball, shot put, 50-yard dash, and many others. In somewhat of an upset, the Freshmen class won the tug-of-war, thanks in part to having 15 class members pulling on the rope. At the end of the competition, the Seniors of 2011 were in first (see photo below), with the surprising Freshman of 2014 in second, only 15 points back.

Seniors are Class competition winners

West Lenexa’s Pastor Kochenower presented worship each evening, using the Bible stories of Jonah, Naaman, and Gideon to share God’s word. On Thursday night, more than a dozen students competed in ten different lay-it-on-the-line events, all designed to narrow down the competitors until only one brave winner remained standing. Amid great applause from the audience, Pastor Kochenower presented the Championship belt to Matt Zacharias.

Special thanks go to Pam DeCamp, Karen Pretzl, and Ashley MacEwen for providing all the meals during the week – having enough food for one teenage boy is hard enough;  making sure there’s enough for an entire high school comes close to miraculous!

Be sure and check out the Video tab for several videos from the retreat.