Brooklyn Mann Interview by Zoe D’Angelo Nomination & Photography by Sharie Thompson (STories Photography) Oregon
The Nomination: Brooklyn -Class of 2019 has been accepted into multiple direct entry nursing programs and has been awarded $96,000 in Academic Awards including the $88,000 President’s Scholarship. As of this writing she has two other offers similar to this one. She submitted her applications at age 16. Help me wish her the best!
Tell me about your Academic Awards.
For high school, I have been chosen as Student of the Month once per year and Student of the Year sophomore year. I am in National Honors Society and have maintained all A’s throughout high school. For college, I have been selected to receive the Presidents merit scholarships at the four colleges I’ve been accepted to as well as another merit scholarship for one of my schools.
What is included in the Presidents Scholarship?
It is a yearly amount of scholarship money that covers a large portion of my tuition. If I maintain a full-time class schedule and above average grades, the scholarship is renewed every year of undergraduate study.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about my education and my future. I care for and help others in as many ways as possible. I volunteer, tutor, and work at a daycare. I know that anyone can do what they set their hearts to, just like me.
How did you become interested in nursing?
I’ve always been drawn to caring for others. Since I was young, I have loved taking care of babies and playing with children. That helpfulness and care has followed me in life. Through volunteering in my local hospital’s NICU, shadowing nurses, tutoring younger students, and working at a daycare, I found myself determined to become a nurse and to help as many people as I can.
After high school, I plan to go to nursing school for my bachelors degree and then complete a masters nursing degree. After that, I will work as a neonatal nurse practitioner in a level four (highest level) neonatal intensive care unit.