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Luke Lee Rittberger
Parents’ names: Shannon Rittberger and Jewel Martinson
Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 5:15 “Be careful, then, how you live- not as unwise, but as wise.”
Future plans: Work, then possibly radiology technician
Favorite school memory: Any day in choir
Favorite quote: “Get over yourself. You are not that special.”
Person who has inspired you and why: Mrs. Goddard because she didn’t major in music but is a music teacher now. She finds people to help her where she needs it.
Tabor David VanDusseldorp
Parents’ names: Gabriel and Mandi VanDusseldorp
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Future plans: I plan on attending Grand Canyon University and taking part in a program called “The Barnabas Program” and getting my Master’s of Divinity to become a pastor.
Favorite school memory: The Dominican Republic trip was incredible. Every day when I got to be with my best friends and serve God in ways that I had never gotten to before, I just felt incredibly blessed. It was an amazing trip
Favorite quote: Michael Scott (The Office): Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. … I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
Person who has inspired you and why: When I played football for RCCS I was incredibly inspired by Carson Udager, Chance Stickney and Matt Ambrose. These guys all really cared about me and were willing to have fun but also taught me to be serious in the game when I needed it.
Parents’ names: Patrick & Crystal Roberts, Lisa & Mac Carlson
Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 4:26 “Survey the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure”
Future plans: Chadron State College, Wildlife Management Major, Cross Country Team, Track Team
Favorite school memory: Hanging with friends in the lunch room.
Favorite quote: “We’re all here for a reason, lost or not, we will get to our destination” – Unknown
Person who has inspired you and why: My Dad because I want to be as hard as a worker as he is.
Logan J. Hawes
Parents’ names: Jeffrey Hawes and Erin Hawes
Favorite Bible verse: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Future plans: I’m going to SouthEast Tech to pursue a degree in Graphic Design.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory is my first ever retreat to Cedar Canyon as a sixth grader. My Senior buddy at the time took me on a hiking trip on the other side of the canyon and we just adventured the whole hillside. It’s just something I’ll never forget.
Favorite quote: The best way to pursue happiness to help other people. Nothing else will make you happier.” – George Lucas
Person who has inspired you and why: The person who has inspired me the most is my Grandpa Ron. There is no person in the world with a can-do attitude like him, and I’d say he’s the toughest too! He follows after God continuously and is just been my role model ever since I was very little. So with that, My Grandpa Ron is the person who has inspired me the most.
Parents’ names: Robert McIntyre and Cynthia McIntyre
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 48:6.”Flee, save your lives! And be like the juniper in the wilderness.”
Future plans: Wildland Firefighter
Favorite school memory: My favorite memories all revolve around the amazing friendships I have created since moving to Rapid City Christian. I cannot pick a single one.
Favorite quote: “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” -C.S. Lewis
Person who has inspired you and why: My great-grandfather William Hill. He served his country in World War 2 as a United States Marine and overcame many different struggles in his life. However, despite these struggles, he worked hard and was able to retire in his mid-fifties. That may not seem super cool, but he was retired for over 40 years. In those 40 years, he blessed people with stories, advice, and a mild amount of sarcasm. He inspires me with his resilience and persistent attitude (or stubbornness). Despite falling and breaking his neck at age 95, he never gave up. He was always positive and strong when we visited him. He always loved his wife and cherished his family. I can only dream of being as faithful and rooted as my great-grandpa Hill.
Jack Richard Roisum
Parents’ names: Mark and Anne Roisum
Favorite Bible verse: Daniel 3:17-18. “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and He will deliver us from your Majesty’s hand. But even if He does not, we want you to know, your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” I love this statement of faith. No matter what happens, God is still God. Whether it’s a yes or a no, He is still God. Whether the coronavirus lasts another week or 2 years, He is still God and we will serve Him.
Future plans: Playing tennis and attending Northwestern College in Orange City, IA
Favorite school memory: Serving on the 2019 Dominican Republic mission trip
Favorite quote: “My belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.” — Stonewall Jackson
Person who has inspired you and why: Person who inspired you and why: My grandpa – Dick Horak. When I think about my grandpa, two things immediately come to my mind. I think about the way that he loves his Lord and Savior and the way he loves his family. I believe these are the two most important things a man can ever accomplish in life; to love his God and family with all his heart. I have not met another person in my life who is a better example of these two qualities than my grandpa Dick. I will always cherish the memories I have with him and look forward to making many more.
Parents’ names: Matt and Missy Price
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Future plans: Savvy will be attending Black Hills State University (Rapid City) this fall. After two years she wants to transfer to a Christian university to study Christian Counseling with a focus on counseling youth with a history of trauma.
Favorite school memory: Junior/Senior Banquet
Favorite quote: “God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith.”
Who has inspired you and why: My mom and dad because they live their lives “open palmed” by being obedient to the Lord. Through their obedience, they show me how to follow Christ.
Parents’ names: Ivan and Angela
Future plans: Undecided right now
Favorite school memory: Cross Country seasons
Who has inspired you and why: My big brother Zach. He was told he would end up blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa at 14. He just went on with life as usual. He’s a senior at the University of Nebraska and has started his own business developing a product to help people like him with night blindness.
Skylar Marie Armendariz
Parents’ names: Ray and Becky Armendariz
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:10 “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Future plans: I plan on attending BHSU and majoring in psychology. After college, I plan on becoming a speech pathologist or children’s counselor.
Favorite school memory: Making a three pointer to give us the lead against Belle Fourche with a minute left to win the game.
Favorite quote: “You will never regret being kind.” (Unknown)
Who has inspired you and why: Someone who has inspired me is my Papa. He has so many great stories, experiences, and knowledge to share. He is a great example to me of how to be kind to others.
Jacob Scott Krogman
Parents’ names: Scott and Kristi Krogman
Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 2 (the whole chapter) “By Grace Through Faith”
Future plans: I plan on going to SDSM&T, majoring in computer science. I am aiming to start my own business, making video games and board games.
Favorite school memory: Anything with Mr. Stecher.
Favorite quote: “I don’t want to hurt anyone. I just don’t like bullies, no matter where they’re from.” – Captain America
Who has inspired you and why: My dad, because he’s funny, strong, and puts everyone else first.
Corwyn “Ethan” Wipf
Parents’ names: Corwyn and Sarah Wipf
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Future plans:I am attending the U.S. Air Force Academy this fall and plan on studying Aeronautical Engineering. After graduating, I hope to attend pilot training!
Favorite school memory: The 2019 Dominican Republic Missions Trip/getting stuck in Miami
Favorite quote: You are never out of the fights -Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor)
Who has inspired you and why: My father has been an inspiration to me since I was little. His work ethic, authenticity, passion, and devotion to God are principles that stand out in him and that I have tried to emulate over the years. He is truly a great man and I am beyond thankful to have him as a dad!
Parents’ names: Bobbie and Charles Ragains
Future plans: Save up some money so I can later attend a culinary school
Favorite school memory: I loved whenever our class would get together to hangout outside of school.
Favorite quote: “if you cannot live for yourself then live for someone else.”
Who has inspired you and why: I have been inspired by my mom and dad. They have helped me realize that you can make mistakes and still move forward. You can screw up, but you need to clean up your mistakes. You don’t have to live a perfect life. Just a good one, and good lives come in all shapes and sizes.
Parents’ names: Jeff and JoAnn Miller
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalms 51:10 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Future plans: Take the Library Technician Program at Western Dakota Tech.
Favorite school memory: Getting to go to Northern Hills Honor Band my Senior year.
Favorite quote: “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?”- Dr. Seuss
Who has inspired you and why: Many children’s book authors: Stan and Jan Berenstain, Margaret Wise Brown, Bill Martin Jr., Robert Munsch, and Laura Numeroff. Their works helped to nurture my love of reading and led me to my love of knowledge that I have now.
Angelica Mae Malloy
Parents’ names: Jeremy and Amber Malloy
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Future plans: Attend Black Hills State University and get general requirements done.
Favorite school memory: Attending the school’s play practices.
Favorite quote: “There’s no such thing as a painless lesson, they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary; you can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle.” ~ Hiromu Arakawa
Who has inspired you and why: My grandfather because he always brings out the best in people.
Elisha D. Goddard
Parents’ names: Heather & Rob Goddard
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
Future plans: Take a gap year to work and start college after saving up some money
Favorite school memory: Winning a team tennis tournament in Pierre during my Junior year Varsity season. Also Algebra 2 class (not for academic reasons, but Mrs Janson is really cool).
Favorite quote: “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”
― George W. Bush
Person who has inspired you and why: Mr. Donovan Broberg-He is very good at what he does, prioritizes family and yet remains humble amidst his success.
Parents’ names: Justin and Kerry Rhodes; Bob Gassman
Favorite Bible verse: John 16:22 “Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.”
Future plans: Get a degree in music education from Black Hills State and become a music teacher.
Favorite school memory: Either All State Choir experience. Singing in a choir of 900+ people is unforgettable, and I got to do it alongside some of my best friends.
Favorite quote: “I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day.” —Megara (Hercules)
Person who has inspired you and why: Ms. Goddard—Ms. Goddard’s honesty and vulnerability have showed me that even as an adult, it’s okay to not have everything all figured out. God works in every season we’re in. Watching her teach and seeing the heart she has for her students inspired me to pursue my future plans. My fondest memories of school have to do with music, and it’s because of her teaching I have them to look back on.
Tate McKee Broberg
Parents’ names: Donovan and Julie Broberg
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Future plans: I will be attending Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago at the beginning of August. I will be studying to major in Human Services. I will be heavily involved in serving the population in Chicago through my studies there. After receiving my bachelor’s and potentially a Masters in Social Work, I plan to be a biblical/Christian counselor in behavioral health and family issues.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory took place in the Dominican Republic during my junior Missions trip there. During one of the construction days, there wasn’t enough room on the roof for everyone to be tying rebar, so we were in the back yard of the house we were building. We spent most of that day (and many after that) carrying Dominican children on our backs as they giggled and talked with their friends in Spanish and French. I was so blessed to be able to spend a week down there with my closest friends, serving the people down there in love. And all for our Heavenly Father.
Favorite quote: “Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don’t know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally, I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me.” – Michael Gary Scott
Person who has inspired you and why: Someone who has inspired me is Mike Todd from Transformation Church. He is a pastor in Tulsa, OK and consistently preaches truth, healing, and power over thousands of people every day. He reminds me of God’s promises in my life and reminds me that I serve a God who wants a close connection with HIs children. His faith in Christ is truly amazing and inspires me to place my trust in Him and declare His power over every situation.
Parents’ names: Chris and Sarah Causey
Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40: 29-31 “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Future plans: Obtain a Master’s in Athletic Training
Favorite school memory: Getting snowed in East River during Christmas Basketball every year/Dominican Republic Mission trip
Favorite quote: I’m just like a goldfish, I’m a snack that smiles back.
Person who has inspired you and why: The person that has inspired me the most is Ben Salmon, my old youth pastor in Missouri. He really lives out the joy that God gives and is a great friend, pastor, and leader for all he comes in contact with. He demonstrates what a godly man should look like and I aspire to be like him.
Tori Rayne Madsen
Parents’ names: Kara Espy
Favorite Bible verse: Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Future plans: Work and open up a daycare one day
Favorite school memory: Junior year retreat
Favorite quote: Always work hard for what you want
Person who has inspired you and why: Kelly Edwards because she is the most kind and compassionate person I know and one day I wish to be like her.
Noah Scott Roisum
Parents’ names: Mark and Anne Roisum
Favorite Bible verse: Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest upon me.”
Future plans: I will be playing tennis at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory was going to the Dominican Republic with the school mission team in 2019. I loved getting to serve in Jesus’ name and experience a new culture with my friends. Another favorite memory was French class in my sophomore and junior years. I learned that I have a huge passion for foreign languages and am extremely grateful for that experience.
Favorite quote: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper
Person who has inspired you and why: A person who has influenced me and inspired me is Ron McLaughlin. He was my football and basketball coach in middle school and my pastor for a couple years as well. I also had the opportunity to help coach the middle school basketball team alongside him this year. He showed me the importance of putting my all into whatever I do, but always keeping it in perspective and putting Jesus first.
Parents’ names: Roy and Christi Hendrickson
Favorite Bible verse: Esther 4:16 “If I perish, I perish” or Isaiah 61:10 “To set liberty unto the oppressed”
Future plans: United States Marine Corps
Favorite school memory: Playing basketball w/ Sky
Favorite quote: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ~John Muir
Person who has inspired you and why: To give credit for inspiration to one person in my life would be unfair; for the majority of people in my life inspire me in some way or another. My parents inspire me to work hard and be good stewards and they have taught me respect, honesty and kindness. My family inspires me to a greater love for others. My friends inspire me to great adventures. My coaches have inspired me to push myself to the limits physically and mentally. My teachers inspire me to be patient and willing to learn. The outdoors inspires me to peace. Inspiration can be found anywhere if you’re willing to receive.
Parents’ names: Vicki and Rod Schlauger
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 5: 3-4 “and not only this but we also exult in our tribulations knowing that tribulations bring about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character hope.”
Future plans: Going to Colorado Christian University and studying Business administration. Hopefully getting my pilot’s license while I’m at school. Then becoming a commercial pilot.
Favorite school memory: I loved putting things together for our school – prom, blood drives, welcome week, and putting on all the activities for the upcoming students. Those brought joy to me and I loved seeing everyone get excited about RCC.
Favorite quote: “If you’re going to do a job, do it right.” – My Grandfather
Person who has inspired you and why: My father is the wisest person I know and he always pushed me to be my best self. I can say that the person I am and have become is because of my loving father that cared about me and showed me how to be a man of God.
Parents’ names: Loren & Angela Hemstock
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:26 (NIV) “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Future plans: I plan on working and learning Japanese for a future trip to Japan with YWAM. After that, I will see where the Lord will lead me next.
Favorite school memory: Mr. Stecher’s botany class gave me good memories everyday. We went through the dramatic process of grafting a tomato plant onto another tomato plant, we attempted to grow some moss, and took lots of walks in the nice weather.
Wyatt Joseph Edwards
Parents’ names: Dan and Kelly Edwards
Favorite Bible verse: Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Future plans: U.S. Army
Favorite school memory: Going to BHSU every year for football camp and eating mass quantities of food!
Favorite quote: “I’m sorry officer, I thought we were racing!”
A Person Who Inspired Me: I’d have to say it’s many people. The teachers at RC Christian truly cared and helped me through school because I really struggled. They never gave up on me. Mr. Stecher, Mr. Rombough, and Mrs. Breed are at the top of that list!
Parents’ names: John and Noelle Ligtenberg
Favorite Bible verse: 1 Peter 1:3 “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation.”
Future plans: Attend Black Hills State to get my bachelors degree in social services. Then get my masters degree to become a family and marriage counselor.
Favorite school memory: During retreat there was an optional worship night in the café, and it was just amazing being up late with my friends and classmates worshipping God.
Favorite quote: “Hydrate, don’t die-drate.”
A Person Who Inspired Me: I would have to say a person that inspired me is my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Stienberg . I learned and grew so much from that class. He taught me how to challenge myself in school but to still have fun. I also grew a lot as a person and appreciate everything he did to help shape me into who I am today.
Parents’ names: Shawn and Angie Langstaff
Favorite Bible verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Future plans: Attend and graduate Grand Canyon University with a master’s degree in healthcare administration
Favorite school memory: Cooking a whole chicken in the microwave on a Dort band trip.
Favorite quote: “What I hear when I’m being yelled at is people caring really loudly at me.” – Leslie Knope
A Person Who Inspired Me: My parents because they have raised me up in a good Christian home and shown me what family means and looks like so I can do the same for my future family.
Mia Love Farmer
Parents’ names: Eugene and Elizabeth Farmer
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 46:5 “God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”
Future plans: Attend School of Mines
Favorite school memory: Mrs. Prahl’s Civil War Enrichment Day in 11th grade.
Favorite quote: “Aye, but the murderer afraid of death had once been a child afraid of the night.” Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Payton
A Person Who Inspired Me: The Duinick family inspired me and gave me a remarkable education and I will be always be amazed by their kindness and humbleness. I will carry their gift of God with me forever. Multiple teachers here also were inspiring to me. Mrs. Larson was always supportive of me through my NHD projects and extracurriculars giving me the necessary tools to succeed, Mr. Brown aided me in finding true salvation, Mrs. V guided me spiritually when I was a baby Christian, and so many other teachers gave me spiritual and mental guidance that I will keep for the rest of my life! Not to mention my family has always been supportive of me through all high school!