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Class of 2017

Michael Maas


Parents:  Marlin and Karen Maas

Favorite subject area:  Business/accounting

My favorite Bible passage:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all you ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

Favorite Activity:  hunting/fishing

Favorite food:  Steak

Best high school memory:  Sports, especially state track freshman year.

What makes you laugh: Pretty much anything that makes Ahna laugh.

Place I’d like to visit:  Alaska

What have you done at DCS that you’ve really enjoyed:  Playing sports.

Important way DC has strengthened my faith:  Chapels every week.

Best advice ever given me:  Remember the good times, it’s okay to forget the bad.

Advice to Underclassmen:  No matter how much you say you hate high school, you’re going to look back on it and miss it.  Enjoy every moment.



Ahna Vander Pol


Parents: Aaron and Renae Timmermans
Favorite subject area: Bible
Favorite activity: Basketball
Favorite Bible passage: Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans."
Describe yourself in three words: positive, loud, joyful
Best high school memory: Scoring my 1000th point my senior basketball season
What makes you laugh: Everything
Place I'd like to visit: Peru
What have you done at DCS that you've really emjoyed: Sports
Next year plans: I plan to attend the University of Sioux Falls
What do you dream of doing: Traveling the world and sharing the gospel with people.
Important way DC has strengthened my faith: Devotions, chapels, and lock-ins
The best advice ever given to me: Live every day like it's your last
Advice to underclassmen: Enjoy high school; it goes by fast.


Emily Zomer


Parents: Cal and Kim Zomer
Favorite subject area: History
Favorite activity: Cheerleading and traveling
Favorite Bible passage: Philippians 4:8
Best high school memory: Senior class trip!
What makes you laugh: My class,but mostly Ahna
Place I'd like to visit: Switzerland
Next year plans: Attend SDSU and major in sociology
What do you dream of doing: Helping kids and mkaing htem feel loved through the hard times in their lives
The best advice ever given to me: Do the right thing even when it doesn't feel right. Feelings sometimes get in the way of obedience. God blesses obedience.
Advice to underclassmen: Enjoy high school and don't rush to grow up.


Clay Brouwer

Parents: Heath and Jessica Brouwer
Favorite subject area: Business
Favorite activity: Hunting
Favorite Bible passage: "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." Psalm 42:1
Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, self-confident, funny
Best high school memory: Senior trip
What makes you laugh: My classmates and friends
Place I'd like to visit: Alaska 
What have you done at DCS that you've really enjoyed: Playing sports
Next year plans: Attend the University of South Dakota
What do you dream of doing: Have my own hunting show
Important way DC has strengthened my faith: Chapels and speakers
If I could change anything, I would: I wouldn't change anything
The best advice ever given to me: If you don't believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you?
Advice to underclassmen: Work hard and have fun, it goes by fast.



Cody Vanden Hoek

Parents: Keith & Val Vanden Hoek
Favorite subject area: Intro to Business
Favorite activity: Archery
Describe yourself in three words: Hard-working, quiet, calm
Best high school memory: Senior trip
What makes you laugh: Classmates
Place I'd like to visit: Hawaii
Next year plans: Plan to attend MTI
The best advice ever given to me: Treat people the way you want to be treated





Jeremiah Mitchell

Parents: Don & Joy Mitchell

Favorite subject area: Bible

Favorite activity: Reading

Favorite verse(s): Acts 5:38-39 "Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."

Describe yourself in three words: Perseverant, hard-working, intuitive

Best high school memory: Talking to Pastor Hatfield about Scripture and Theology

Place I'd like to visit: Israel

Plans for next year:  College at Northwestern

What do you dream of doing?: Pastor

The best advice ever given to me: Put God first, and everything else will fall into place.

Advice to underclassmen:  Start setting up good study habits now; it will help you.