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Ipswich fifth grader wins nursing essay contest

 

Kaylin Onken, a fifth-grader at Ipswich, is honored as the 2018 winner of the "Why I Want to be a Nurse" essay contest winner at a May 18 ceremony at her school. She is flanked by her teacher, Carol Lacher, left, and Linda Burdette, an assistant dean with South Dakota State University's College of Nursing accelerated nursing program in Aberdeen.

Kaylin Onken, a fifth-grader from Ipswich, won the 17th annual "Why I Want to be a Nurse" essay contest sponsored by the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University.

"I like to help people. If someone is sad or if they're sick or if someone needs help, I make them feel better," Onken said after receiving her recognition at a May 18 school ceremony.

The presentation, which includes $100, was made by Linda Burdette, an assistant dean with the College of Nursing's accelerated nursing program in Aberdeen.

Onken wrote, in part, "Nurses are caring people, and that's why I would love to...



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