Braden Konynenbelt

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Hometown

Nobleford, Alberta, Canada

SCHOLARSHIPS I RECEIVED

Growmark Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Maple Leaf Scholarship

FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS

Agriculture Stewardship Center

FAVORITE CLASS

Intro to Agronomy

A CONCEPT THAT BLEW MY MIND

A concept I learned at Dordt that blew my mind is the truly awesomeness of God's power specifically when it comes to the complexities of science from things like genetics, to the way a plant grows, and how everything works perfectly together. Understanding more deeply the complexities of science grew my faith in God immensely.

COOL THINGS I DID AT DORDT

Served as Ag Club President, participated in intramural sports, hiking in the Palisades, agriculture competitions, and conventions (dairy, crop, and livestock).

OBSTACLES I'VE OVERCOME

An obstacle I have overcome was the challenge of being in a new place and finding myself alone for the first time. After four years of school I can say that I have gained many friends and overcome the challenges of loneliness in college.

WHO I WAS WHEN I CAME TO DORDT

When I first arrived at Dordt I was moderately overwhelmed because I had never visited before. After a while I felt accepted and was able to feel comfortable with my surroundings and the situation I was in.

HOW DORDT IMPACTED ME

I think that Dordt has impacted many things including my faith, confidence, personality, and even my future. These things are all due to the relationships I have built and the connections I have made around the country.

WHERE I AM NOW

Looking into the future I plan on going into the field of agronomy. I have a job lined up for the summer and possibly into the upcoming years.

WHAT I WOULD TELL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Choosing a school is hard. Dordt is an excellent place to find and make friendships and memories that last forever. School and learning is only one part of choosing a school. Dordt fulfills all the things I was looking for: an excellent education, and lasting friendships and relationships.

HOW DORDT HELPED ME DO MORE

Dordt has helped me to "do more" by introducing me to new ways of thinking and challenging me to think critically about my thoughts and actions. This kind of teaching has already impacted my life and will continue to impact my future.