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Kannel off to Madison to study pharmacy

Kristen Kannel was sitting in a chemistry class at Ellsworth High School one day when her future came upon her.

She saw an excerpt in her chemistry book about pharmacy, and it intrigued her.

"I love math and science and I wanted to help people," she explained. "This seemed like a good option for me."

Kannel will head off to the UW-Madison to study pharmacy in the fall. But first, the EHS senior as class salutatorian will give a speech at graduation Friday evening.

"It's starting to sink in," Kannel said about graduating. "This year has flown by."

She is, however, ready for the new challenges she'll find at Madison.

"My mom (Nancy) is so nervous about me leaving, but I want to be on my own," Kannel said. "I'm ready."

For more please read the May 21 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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