I am a Senior at BHSU this year and am double majoring in Environmental Physical Science and Business Management. I would like to bring clean water to low income families as I believe every family deserves safe drinking water. I also like to use my business degree to better understand how to manage projects. I feel that these two degrees and the creativity I developed as an STF will best prepare me to achieve these goals.
                I recently married my beautiful wife on July 27th 2013. We met at Campus Ventures and we enjoys playing board games, hanging out, and talking about Jesus. I participate in Campus Ventures, track, and cross country here at BHSU. I love to run and be outdoors so cross country is a great fit for me. I also love to go and praise Jesus and hang out with fellow Christians at Campus Ventures. With encouragement from Campus Ventures I applied for the IT Project and went to Los Angeles three summers ago. This was a great experience for me as I was exposed to all the major world religions and had a great time learning about what God might have in store for me in the coming years.
              I grew up just outside  of Wessington Springs SD on a farm. We raise cows, pigs, alfalfa, wheat, and corn. I really enjoyed growing up on the farm because it taught me time management and responsibility. I went to high school in Wessington Springs and graduated with a class of 21 students. Coming from a small school I was able to do any of the activities that our school provided. I was involved in cross country, track, basketball, FFA,  band, concert choir, strategic planning for the school district, and student representative on the board of Wessington Springs Area Community Foundation. I loved being involved in my school and community and gained a great desire to help make this world a better place for others.
                I learned what hard work can achieve through my many activities. I am the school record holder in the 4x800 meter relay and held the school record in the 1600 meters until my little brother beat it. I was on the first place state team for Ag Management and on the second place national land judging team. In cross country I was State B runner-up 3 years and our team was State B champions 3 years in a row. These successes came to me because I developed the gifts God gave me and worked really hard to be a positive role model and achieve my goals.
Mitch Kraft at State XC 2009