Student Counselor Takes Pride in Working at DHS

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Student Counselor Takes Pride in Working at DHS

DHS counselor, Mrs. Klokkenga, poses for picture.

DHS counselor, Mrs. Klokkenga, poses for picture.

DHS counselor, Mrs. Klokkenga, poses for picture.

DHS counselor, Mrs. Klokkenga, poses for picture.

Tahra Davis

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Mrs. Klokkenga is a counselor at Dunlap High School, who loves working with kids and watching them succeed.

 

Growing up she lived in Pekin, Illinois and attended Pekin High School.

 

In highschool and college Mrs. Klokkenga played tennis. She competed in state all 4 years in highschool and was top 8 in the state for doubles.

 

Mrs. Klokkenga enjoyed her college experience, “In college, I participated in a service fraternity, Co-Ed Alpha Phi Omega, where I performed community service and was a big sister through the Big Brother Big Sister Program.”

 

She has her masters in high school counseling, a degree in business education commercial  recreation, and a minor in business administration from Eastern Illinois University.

 

Mrs. Klokkenga has been at Dunlap for 24 of her 26 years as a counselor. Her first two years of high school counseling directly out of college was at Winchester High School in Winchester, Illinois.

 

She now has two kids, Austin Klokkenga, who graduated from Dunlap last May, and now is a freshman at Olivet Nazarene University. Her other child, Megan Klokkenga, is a sophomore at Dunlap High School.

 

She also enjoys traveling, but would rather NOT fly, saying, “The furthest place I have ever been is an overseas trip to Germany, Italy and Greece.”

 

Her main goal is, “To help students make a good impact whether they realize it now, or 10 years from now.”

 

“I am very fortunate to work with students with all types of backgrounds,” says Mrs. Klokkenga.

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