Eastern Christian News
The girls varsity basketball team finished another outstanding season with a 21-4 record that included their first league championship since 2012. Junior center Madison Wynbeek averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals per game and was considered by many to be the best player in both the league and county. Other significant contributions came from Senior captain Hanna Faber who averaged 8 points (including 47 three-pointers) and 3 assists per game and Sophomore forward Naomi Engelhard, whose steady improvement and 10 rebounds per game provided a spark for the championship run.
The Eagles winter track team had another fine showing at the NJIC Championship Meet led by junior Emily Byrnes who won the 800m and anchored the 4 x 400 relay that included seniors Katie Hefty and Eliana Gregory and sophomore Grace Kellogg. Katie and Grace also took 4th in the long jump and pole vault, respectively. Senior Nico Cortes finished 2nd in the pole vault for our boys. At the County Championships Katie Hefty finished 2nd in the 55m sprint, Nico Cortes 2nd in pole vault, and Emily Byrnes 4th in the 800m run.
The winter season also saw another strong performance junior bowler Rylan De Waal Malefyt who rolled a 266 in the county tournament, had a 629 series vs Hawthorne and finished the season with a 178 average.
2nd team: Katie Hefty, Nico Cortes
Honorable Mention: Emily Byrnes, Bri Veenstra, Lex Lugo, David De Vries
1st: Madison Wynbeek
Honorable Mention: Hanna Faber, Naomi Engelhard
1st: Madison Wynbeek, Hanna Faber
2nd: Naomi Engelhard, Tori Holmes
Honorable Mention: Greta Botbyl
Division Coach of the Year: Barry Veenstra
Honorable Mention: Jared Post, Benjamin Parker
1st: Benjamin Parker
Honorable Mention: Jared Post
Honorable Mention: Rylan de Waal Malefyt, Alan Mao
1st: Rylan de Waal Malefyt
Honorable Mention: Alan Mao
Join us as Eastern Christian High School presents Anne of Green Gables!
Thursday at 4:00PM
Friday at 7:30PM
Saturday at 7:30PM
Dr. Eric Veenstra (Class of ’99) from Veenstra Family Dentistry of Midland Park recently visited our first graders to teach them about dental health.
With the help of his hygienist, Dr. Veenstra taught the students about proper brushing and flossing techniques. They all had the opportunity to practice on a puppet or model teeth. They also had fun identifying and sorting healthy and unhealthy foods. Each child went home with a goodie bag of dental gifts (toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, notebook, coloring book) Thanks so much, Dr. Veenstra!
Last night, friends of Eastern Christian gathered to celebrate and support making a quality Christian education accessible to more Christian families. The generator at The Brick House helped us to forget, for a time, that a Nor’easter had ravaged the area just 24 hours earlier and that much of the area was without electricity.
The evening began with a reception that included some delicious butlered hors d’oeuvres.
Once the guests were seated, Pastor KC Vander Streek opened with prayer. Tim Steen then introduced one of his former students, Ryan Visbeen As our young alumni speaker, Ryan shared how his time at EC has prepared him in so many ways for success at college, in his career, and in his personal and spiritual life. Following dinner, Michael Le Roy, president of Calvin College shared some thoughts on Christian education, challenging us to keep our eyes on the future, be deeply rooted in faith, and reflect the light of Christ to those around us. Vice President of the EC Board of Directors, Mark Reitsma, then challenged the attendees to continue the important role they play in making Christian education accessible to more families.
As the night was winding down, just to remind us of the of what was happening around us, the venue was plunged into darkness. Moments later the generator rebooted, lights came back on, we said our goodbyes and headed for home.
Thanks to all who made the 9th Annual Scholars Dinner a success.