Brooke Berendsen, daughter of Kevin and Susan Berendsen, is a recent graduate of Lynden Christian High School. Brooke plans to attend Montana State University this fall to major in Animal Science then move on to Washington State University to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine. As a young girl, Brooke's love of animals led her to take care of pets and job shadowing her aunt who is veterinarian. During high school, Brooke participated in the Veterinary Sceince FFA team all four years with three top three placements at State. She has been involved with her church youth group as a student leader, participated in two Mexico missions, and volunteering with Project Hope and Great Expectations.