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Scholar of the Week: Future respiratory therapist

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Today's Scholar of the Week is a star athlete who knows exactly what she wants to do with her future.

We learned Kailey Eidsness has personal reasons for choosing respiratory therapy as her future profession.

"Oh geez I'm involved in a lot of activities. Do you want me to name them all? Band choir, oral interp, class president and 4-H. I think that's it."

Phew!

Kailey Eidsness is a busy girl.

The senior is planning to attend Dakota State University this fall where she'll major in respiratory therapy.

We learned there's a special reason behind her choice of study.

"The respiratory therapy came up- big scare her sophomore year. She was passing out," explains her teacher.

When Kailey was born her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck.

Doctors soon figured out those muscles were weakened, not allowing the oxygen to properly flow through Kailey's body - causing her to pass out.

"Kinda got her to be concerned about those things," her teacher continues.

Kailey's friends might even learn something new from our time spent with this scholar.

"Probably a lot of people don't know I'm scared of frogs. They're kinda scary - they can jump."

Kailey will graduate with her class of 14 this spring and says she'll miss her friends back home.

"I really love high school. It's given me opportunities I wouldn't have gotten in a bigger school."

Kailey will receive a hundred dollar scholarship from Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative for being our Scholar of the Week.

That's a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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