WAYNESFIELD — Nicole Werling, 18, a senior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School is looking forward to the next chapter in her life.
Werling will be graduating soon and is planning on attending the University of Toledo and major in nursing.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I always had a passion for helping people,’” she said.
She wants to specialize in nursing for special needs kids because her brother has autism.
Werling has attended Waynesfield-Goshen for her entire school career. She’s active in dinner theater and school musicals and participated on the volleyball team.
She’s learned some valuable lessons through sports.
“Definitely use your resources and know what you have. Sports make sure you use your teammates, like pass the ball and like just don’t always do it yourself,” she said.
Werling is the class treasurer and also helps the school recycle.
“The calculus class recycles during my study hall period so a couple of us seniors that are in the study hall that aren’t in calculus help them recycle every Thursday for the school.”
Werling believes the education she’s received at Waynesfield-Goshen will serve her well.
“I personally love this school. I think I’ve gotten a really great education. This year I decided to take an advanced math class which was super out of my comfort zone for me and it’s working really well. I actually got an A last nine weeks.”
The teachers at the school are really great too.
“If you need help they’re always willing to help. They will not let you struggle here,” she said.
She’s already earned college credit through the College Credit Plus program.
“I’m currently in Public Speaking 1. I was in English Composition 1 last semester. This is the first college class I’ve actually taken.”
Getting a college degree is important to Werling.
“Most of my family members are factory workers so I’m the first generation college student and it’s like a big step for my family,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.