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- Alumni Weekend 2013
Midland welcomed 30-40 alumni and former staff back to Midland for Alumni Weekend, October 11-13. There were joined by many current staff and students, friends and family.

For the first time, Midland will have a 15-year honor class (1998) with the classes of 2003 and 2008 also being honored. In addition, the classes of 1993, 1988, and 1983 will be recognized as Honorary Classes.

2013 Honor Classes

15-year Honor Class (1998)
 Mary Murrill

Melissa Larson (President), Daisy Ornopia (Vice-president), Carrie Purkeypile (Secretary), Christopher Sauder (Treasurer), Gina Jacob (Pastor), Michael Murrill (Sgt. at Arms), Kristy  Loften (Marketing), Stephanie Speake (Hot  unch), Joel Lucky (Fruit Sales), Anthony Darrell, Gregory Hallock, Jonathan Kruger, Charles Long, Peter McHenry, Daniela Prieto, Jared Scholz, Michael Smith

10-year Honor Class (2003)

Sponsor: Teresa Seltman

Elizabeth Kern (President), Katreisha Stamper (Vice-president), Rachel Gorell (Secretary), Josh Renk (Treasurer), Jarrod Purkeypile (Pastor / SA President), David Jones, Jr. (Sgt. at Arms), Trenton Russell (Fundraising), Joshua Christian, Michael Long, Michael Moss II, Marcus Mott, Todd Richardson, Alyssa Seltman, Adam Simpson

5-year Honor Class (2008)
 Yara Young

Zachary Simmerman (President), Rindalyn Fairchild (Vice-president), Taylor Bartel (Secretary), Madison DeCamp (Treasurer), Mark Escobar (Pastor), Daniel Galan (Sgt. at Arms), Alexandria Adams (SA President), Lauren Christensen (SA President 2007), Cynthia Bueno, Kayla Giffin, Ashley MacEwen, Charles Maddux, Rebecca Perry, RaeLea Rebarchek, Jordan Snyder

The weekend began with a Fall Evensong musical vespers on Friday evening, starting at 6:30 pm. Music was provided by Diversity and the Midland Academy Choir, featuringe Carrie Purkeypile (1998) as guest vocalist. 

The honor class of 2008 look charge of the 10:00 am Sabbath School program, with a complimentary breakfast provided beforehand.

Church service featured Jared Scholz (1998) as speaker, preceded by the annual roll call of classes, read by Mrs. Fairchild. The roll call encourages attending alumni to stand up and be seen if they so chose! As is tradition, Mrs. Young lead the congregation in the 15th "Alumni Weekend" edition of Midland's school song, accompanied by the song's composer, Dr. Thomas Young.

The gym rocked on Saturday night with two basketball alumni games as the alumni extracted payback for dual losses last year with dual victories this time. Sunday morning featured Mustangs in Motion, a fund-raising 5K Walk/Run for the Alumni Association. Following this healthy event, the volleyball alumnus took on Midland's senior-laden volleyball team, and went down to defeat 3-0.

For various photo galleries of the event, check out our photos page.