Student Earns Scholarship, Looks Forward to Helping Community as a Nurse

The Horatio Alger Scholarship aims to support deserving young people who have overcome challenges in their lives in order to pursue higher education. 

“Jaime is someone who really relies on faith, both Lakota and Catholic,” said one of her teachers. “It’s phenomenal to see a student utilize her spiritually and overcome adversity again and again. I get a lot of inspiration from her and believe she is very deserving of this honor.”

Now Jaime is looking to the future with wide eyes and nervous excitement. “When I looked at my email and I saw the word ‘congratulations’, I seriously bawled tears of happiness," said Jaime. "It’s just such an honor, I’m really happy to get this.” ...Read More!

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