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Doerr found her calling while watching Saturday morning TV

Kyler Doerr is Salutatorian for the Elmwood Class of 2014. (Herald photo by Jason Schulte)2 / 2

ELMWOOD--As a kid, Kyler Doerr would spend her Saturday mornings watching television like most kids.

Instead of cartoons, Doerr’s interests were in baby-delivering shows one would see on The Learning Channel or The Discovery Channel, for example.

“My mom still kids me about that,” she said.

It should then come as no surprise to those who know her the 2014 Elmwood Salutatorian wants to be a pediatrician as she heads to the University of Minnesota this fall to major in biology.

“It’s always been a dream of mine,” she said, about being a pediatrician. As for choosing the U of M, its reputation in the science field stood out.

“They offer a lot of opportunities,” she explained, adding UM-Duluth and UW-Eau Claire didn’t have what she was looking for, and UW-Madison was too far away from home for her liking. “I want to go to Medical School and (the U of M) offers that as well.

“To be a pediatrician, it’s recommended to go into biology or chemistry before and I enjoy biology a lot more than chemistry.”

Doerr credited the Elmwood High School science department for further enhancing her love of science, and specifically teacher Kris Flesberg.

To say Doerr was involved during her four years in Elmwood is an understatement. She was a member of Dance, Forensics, Honor Band, National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council, FCCLA, softball, volleyball and was a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) role model.

For more please read the June 4 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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