WAYNESFIELD — A trip to visit her grandmother’s injured neighbor had a life-changing impact on Jadelyn Hennon.
Hennon, 18, was with her grandmother when they went to visit. She had broken her hip. Seeing the compassion of the workers triggered something for her.
“Ever since then, I have always wanted to work in a nursing home,” Hennon said.
Based on that experience, Hennon will attend Otterbein University in the fall to become a registered nurse.
Hennon graduated in May from Waynesfield-Goshen High School with a 3.7 GPA.
In school, she also stayed busy with extracurriculars. She was a member of the concert band, concert choir, marching band, National Honor Society and student council. She was involved athletically in cross-country, track and cheerleading. She also tutored other students in need of help.
She also kept herself busy outside school. Hennon was a 13-year member of the Waynesfield This and That 4-H club, in which she served as its president. She also was active with the WG Muchinippi Theater. She said the many offerings at her school helped prepare her for nursing.
“I think being involved with so many different things got me ready for school and ready for the real world,” Hennon said. “Waynesfield-Goshen helped me become a well-rounded person.”
Hennon works at McDonald’s in Russells Point. In her spare time, she said she likes to hang out with family and friends.
Hennon is the daughter of Jim and Jodi Hennon. She is the youngest of four children with two elder sisters and an elder brother.
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