TPS Seniors 2018

William DeKryger

Meet William DeKryger!

William is the oldest of four boys. He has been with TPS for all four years of high school. Those four years haven’t been an easy four years, given the loss of his dad in 10th grade. He would be the first to testify that TPS provided an amazing community that helped him get through that rough time. Who would have thought that, having spent most of high school in West Africa eight hours from the nearest international airport, he would develop friendships with other young men just like in Proverbs 18:24, “who stick closer than a brother,” all over the world? He could not be more thankful for God’s provision and for the many friendships TPS has allowed to take root. Will has had some terrific TPS classes and teachers and won’t be able to mention them all. First of all, he thinks all TPS students should take a class with at least one, though preferably both, of the Crosbys. Students won’t regret the friendly atmosphere the two of them create in their classes. He also recommends Mr. Mailand, as essential to a high school education, having experienced his teaching style in a deep history class with lots of discussion and debate. Finally, having Dr. Juneman for Bible Survey really deepened his walk with the Lord, encouraging TPSers to aspire to be as godly as Dr. J has proven to be. In the fall, William will be headed to Cedarville University. He is excited to see what the Lord has in store. Looking toward the future, Will is hoping to be involved in ministry. He’s still waffling between a pre-med route and a Biblical studies/pre-seminary track and is hoping that God will lead him towards that which will bring him most glory.


Favorite Bible verse:

I don’t have a favorite verse, but this is a good one. In my life, many of my sins stem from a fear of man rather than a fear of God. One thing I find vital to remember for myself is that to have a proper perspective and attitude, I must have an adequate fear of, satisfaction in, and reverence for God. Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!”


Advice to the younglings of TPS:

Study and read outside of school. The times when I was able to do this were the best times of high school.


  1. Excited to see how the Lord uses you in these next few years, Will (= we’ve had a really, um, unique? friendship but that’s almost made me appreciate it more. And also made me go a little crazy sometimes. But I’ve come to realize that you’re a master flipper-of-arguments, blackmailer, and a lot of other things I’ll never be, and I’ve definitely learned from watching you these last two years.

  2. You are such a blessings Will!! Congrats.

  3. Congratulations, Will! I am so glad that I got to meet your amazing family!

  4. Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see where God takes you–its gonna be amazing.

  5. Brady Raccanello


    It has been great getting to know you. I wish you all the best as you spelunk into the great unknown.
    Always remember: Sola Scriptura is heresy.


    • *wants to make snide remark* *refrains*

      Happy graduation William, sorry you can’t make it to camp, though it’s been a blessing knowing you man

    • William DeKryger

      By the associative property, heresy is Sola Scriptura, which makes you a heretic by saying that 😉

  6. It was so great to be in class with you this year! Congratulations on everything! (: