OSAGE | Being recognized for something in a small town, like playing sports, winning money, or starting a fundraiser is not hard.
What is more challenging is being recognized for something you do every day behind the scenes for something, like hard work.
I have thought a lot about much my best friend Emily Krukow works.
Krukow, 17, is a senior and works as a CNA at the Saint Ansgar nursing home.
When asked about hobbies, Krukow said work is her hobby. She then went on to say she will have been at her job for one year in April.
After high school, Krukow plans to NIACC. “I am going to go into the nursing program,” she said. After NIACC, Krukow plans to attend the University of Iowa, where she will major in nursing. “In college I plan to continue working, except at the hospital.
“I am most excited to meet new people in college, but I am going to miss seeing all of my friends after I graduate from high school.”
After growing up in Osage, I was curious if she would move back home after completing college. “No, I don't plan on moving back to Osage, but I also don't know for sure what I will be doing in four years,” she said.
Although, when asked where she sees herself in ten years, Krukow said, “I hope to have a family of my own by then and to work at a children's hospital as a nurse practitioner.”
Krukow said she has always wanted to be a nurse, “but the older I got, the more I learned about nursing and figured out I wanted to be a nurse practitioner.” In high school, Krukow has taken seven college classes to help her get farther in the medical field faster. Krukow added she hopes to stay in this profession her whole life.