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CHIEF, the National Christian Homeschool Championship Boys’ Varsity Division 2C
Team was recognized in the House of Representatives on April 4 with a Resolution
of Recognition from Representative Ron Highland. Their outstanding record
included four overtime victories, which led to their championship national victory in
Springfield, Missouri. This regional team, CHIEF (Christian Homes in Education
Fellowship), competes as a nonprofit organization. The players recognized are
Derek Bowman, Manhattan; Luke Casada, Manhattan; Luke McNellis, Manhattan;
Nathan McNellis, Manhattan; Cody Mericle, Wamego; Josh Patterson, St George;
Dylan Peters, Junction City; Noah Salts, Manhattan; Patrick Schrader, Paxico; and
James Wilson, Manhattan.  Also recognized are their coaches: Head Coach, John
Peters; and Assistant Coaches DeQuaan Simmons, Sid Catterson, John McNellis,
and Doug Mericle. The Athletic Director is Troy Bowman.