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Cornwell’s Got You Covered

From caring for patients during the day to hitting hard on the football field after school, senior Spencer Cornwell does it all. Though tough on the football field, Cornwell has a soft side when it comes to helping people.

For his future, he has decided to go into nursing.

“After years of seeing how hard everyday nurses work and how much good they do, I realized I wanted to become a nurse,” said Cornwell.

Cornwell realized he wanted to become a nurse back to 2005 when he first visited the ER with a concussion. Cornwell noticed how gentle and helpful the nurses were.

Although some find Cornwell’s interest in nursing surprising, medical and terminology teacher Mara Eisle thinks otherwise.

“He has the whole package. Spencer genuinely wants to care for others, he is kind, compassionate, empathetic, he is a team leader, has great work ethic and  just GETS IT,” said Eisle.

To fulfill his dream, Cornwell plans to attend Indiana University Southeast.

Knowing the amount of personal changes he will have to make including better study habits and handling bigger responsibilities, Cornwell is prepared.

“I am more nervous than excited for college because it is a good and growing field to go into, so I hope to do well. However, I am going to miss my friends from high school,” said Cornwell.

Cornwell has had strong inspiration. After seeing multiple male nurses working around the clock while his mom was in the hospital, he is motivated to serve his future patients even more. Due to personal experience, Cornwell might be considering working in critical care specifically.

“As a nurse, I hope to inspire other students wanting to become a nurse as well as have a positive impact on patients,” said Cornwell.

Eisle is excited about Spencer’s possible future achievements.

“I am looking forward to having Spencer as a member of the health care profession. The sky is the limit. This young man will undoubtedly make a difference in all lives he touches,” said Eisle.



Story By Claire Cornwell

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