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September 25, 2013

Pella DFS adds new members to board


Dykstra will eventually be helping out with the Pella DFS information technology. While the process to go online with the DFS application began a couple years ago, Dykstra hopes to make it even more efficient.

Pella Christian junior Courtney Nikkel and Pella High junior Davis Ver Steeg also join the board this fall. Nikkel and Ver Steeg will assist the board with communicating to students, as well as representing student perspectives on the fundraising, application and scholarship process. Ver Steeg appreciates the contributions that Pella DFS makes to Pella area grads. “I believe that the fact that they are a non-profit organization is great, knowing that all the money given to them will put a smile on a high schooler’s face,” he said.

Nikkel is also looking forward to her role on the DFS board. “I would love to help voice the views of students and be a leader for DFS. I’d love to help with an organization that is helping students reach college goals,” she said.

Also serving on the board this fall are president Patty Zylstra, along with fellow board members Wendy Aalbers, David Barnes, Morry Blankespoor, senior Pella liason Kathy Connolly, Deb Ditzenberger, Kathy Jaarsma-Tripp, PC senior liaison Dylan Nikkel, Jim Palmer, Marci Stravers, Teresa Thompson, Noreen Vander Wal, Dan Van Kooten, Mike Vint and Lisa Walters. More information about Pella Dollars for Scholars can be found at

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