Announcements and Important Events
Kailynn Brooke Grieve
Parents David and Brecken Grieve
Kailynn’s favorite memory from playing soccer is winning conference her freshman year. Kailynn wants to say thank you to her parents for supporting her and coming to all of her games for 13 years, thank you to her coaches for pushing her to play to the best of her abilities and teaching her how to be a leader, and finally thank you to her teammates for making practice and games so fun and intense. Next year, Kailynn looks forward to attending Butler University. Kailynn is currently undecided on what she will study, but is planning on playing club soccer and joining a sorority. Kailynn’s favorite Bible verse is Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Ava Elizabeth VanOtteren
ParentsL Glenn and Kate VanOtteren
Ava’s favorite memory from playing soccer is playing the game World Cup during practice and laughing with the team, while also being ready to work hard together. Ava wants to say thank you to her parents, family, friends, and coaches for always encouraging and supporting her. Next year, Ava looks forward to attending the University of Michigan. Ava’s favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Parents: Chris and Jill Larson
Jessica’s favorite memory from playing soccer is winning the game World Cup during practice with Claire as the country Chad by exclusively cherry picking, standing in front of the goal and stealing everyone’s goals. Jessica wants to say thank you to her parents, grandparents, sister, and coaches for supporting her and helping her become the player and person she is today. Next year, Jessica looks forward to attending Colorado-Boulder, majoring in Biology and Spanish on a Pre-Med Track. Jessica’s favorite Bible verse is Esther 4:14 “Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created.”
Bryn Ava Marie Bonnema
Parents: Mary and Jerry Bonnema
Bryn’s favorite memory from playing soccer is enjoying getting to know the team through team dinners. Bryn wants to say thank you to her mom and dad who have always been supportive of her throughout soccer and life; driving her long hours to tournaments and always cheering her on. Bryn also wants to say thank you to her coaches and teammates for making this sport even better and encouraging her along the way. Next year, Bryan looks forward to attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison as Pre-Business, hoping to major in Marketing. Bryn’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 30:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come.”
Parents: Brian and Lindsay Hart
Claire’s favorite memory from playing soccer is playing the game World Cup during practices, and hoping to finish the season strong. Claire wants to say thank you to her parents for keeping up with her 10+ years of a busy soccer schedule and for always supporting her. Next year, Claire looks forward to attending the University of Central Florida. Claire’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Parents: Lindsay and Brian Hart
Emma’s favorite memory from playing soccer is getting new coaches this year. Emma wants to say thank you to her family for continually supporting her, thank you to her teammates throughout these four years for making soccer such a fun experience, and thank you to her coaches for making this year a great last year. Next year, Emma looks forward to attending the University of Central Florida, majoring in Biology.
Thank you to each of these students and their families for the time, effort and dedication they showed to improving themselves as athletes, students, and servants of the Lord during their time at Grand Rapids Christian. We wish them the best as they take the next step in their lives. Congratulations to our six senior student athletes.