More than 300 people, including 93 prospective students, descended on Hesston College for the 44th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Nov. 24 to 26. Activities for the weekend included a traditional Thanksgiving meal, music concerts, a talent show, men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and a two-mile run walk.
Participants in the 20th annual Howard Hustle Two-Mile Run/Walk start the race with smiles on their faces. The special anniversary event had a record number 427 participants complete the route. Pictured in front from left are Jared Wedel (Hesston, Kan.), Joshua Troyer (Goshen, Ind.), Nick Woodward (Goshen, Ind.), sophomore Stephen Quenzer (Visalia, Calif.), sophomore Andrew Penner (Fresno, Calif.), freshman Matt Hershey (Harleysville, Pa.), and Tyler Denlinger (Perkasie, Pa.).
Freshman Jacob Landis (Sterling, Ill.), crosses the finish line during the 20th annual Howard Hustle Two-Mile Run/Walk. Landis, who is a member of the cross country team, finished the race as the top overall finisher and top male finisher with a time of 10:33.
Sophomore Krista Rittenhouse (Mount Pleasant, Pa.), crosses the finish line during the 20th annual Howard Hustle Two-Mile Run Walk. Rittenhouse, who is a member of the cross country team, was the top female finisher with a time of 13:08.
Freshmen Michaela Zook (Hesston, Kan.), Kaci Diener (Harrisonville, Mo.), and sophomore Melody Marshall (Grottoes, Va.), perform during the Talent Show.
Sophomore Kara Stutzman (Hesston, Kan.), and freshman Rachel Miller (Hutchinson, Kan.) perform a song at the Talent Show.
Freshman Broxton Busenitz (North Newton, Kan.), performs a song during the Talent Show accompanied by sophomores Erin Hershey (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), and Katie Miller (Rio Rancho, N.M.).
Joel “Bill” Murray (Hesston, Kan.), and Brad “Bill” Sandlin (Valley Center, Kan.), act as President Howard Keim’s body guards as he introduces the next act at the talent show. Murray and Sandlin, are members of the student group “The Bills and Normas,” who are known for their antics around campus.
“The Bills and Normas” sing a parting song during the annual talent show. The group, made up of sophomores, hosts the talent show each year. Pictured from left are Andrew Penner (Fresno, Calif.), Brad Sandlin (Valley Center, Kan.), Kaedi LeFevre (Hesston, Kan.), Joel Murray (Hesston, Kan.), Hannah Bachman (Tiskilwa, Ill.), Rachel Brown (Inola, Okla.), and Kate Steury (New Paris, Ind.).