A Hamilton High School graduate was selected to receive the annual Marcus
Daly Memorial Hospital scholarship from the hospital and medical staff.
Class of 2015 valedictorian and basketball star Kali Hayes Humphrey changed
her career path from becoming a teacher, gave up a full ride to Brigham
Young University in Utah and is studying nursing at Montana State University.
Humphrey said the change after a year of teacher training was motivated
by her experience at the hospital where she had knee surgery.
“I had ACL surgery in the middle of my third semester at school.
The medical professionals helped me through this difficult time. It was
about this time that I decided to change my major to nursing,” Humphrey
said. “The nurses took such good care of me that I wanted to be
a nurse after that. They just helped me feel calm and that everything
was fine even though I was about to have a big surgery and not be able
to walk for a while.”
She realized she loved medical science.
Rather than becoming a teacher, like two of her sisters, she said, “I
decided my personality and interests best fit becoming the kind of caring,
medical professional who helped me through all of my surgeries.”
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