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DWU students receive awards at NSASD

Life Mitchell,South Dakota 57301
The Daily Republic
DWU students receive awards at NSASD
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Four Dakota Wesleyan University nursing students were recently honored at the Nursing Student Association of South Dakota convention in Aberdeen.

Sara Deinert, a bachelor of science nursing student from Mount Vernon, won the Naoma Jackson Nursing Student Leadership and Action Award, which is given in memory of Naoma Jackson, a nursing student who was fatally injured while a student nurse. Deinert entered a 500-word essay that garnered her the award, which is given to a nursing student who has strong leadership and educational goals and is dedicated to overcoming obstacles in order to become a nurse. This is the second year in a row that a DWU student has been honored this award.

Also, three DWU students will serve on the state board next year: first vice president, Renee Schroeder, Alexandria; community health chairman, Deinert; and resolutions chairman, Alexis Reiners, Hurley.

Jonilyn Rinehart, Freeman, represented DWU as the outstanding nursing student candidate.