Maple Glen nurse wins $5,000 gift card in photo contest

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Jeannie Langenkamp, center, applies a bandaid to Hanna Dykema’s knee while Keaton Hammack uses a nose clip for a nose bleed and Blake Crumes checks his blood sugar. (Photo by Clarie Sample)

Maple Glen Elementary School Nurse Jeannie Langenkamp is the winner of a $5,000 gift card in the School Health Corporation photo contest for the best depiction of a “Day in the Life” of a school nurse.

The contest judges wrote, the “picture was well done and didn’t even look staged!”

For almost 20 years, School Health Corporation has created their Day In the Life of a school nurse catalog covers with artist Mike Hagel and were excited to see art come to life as school nurses either recreated one of the existing covers or created a cover of their own. Langenkamp’s design was an original and might be considered for a future catalog cover.

“I am thrilled to win the contest and to be able to share with the students and staff at Maple Glen,” said Langenkamp, who has been a nurse for 31 years, 21 as a school nurse. She will use the windfall to stock the clinic with needed supplies.

Jeannie shared in her contest entry, “I have been a school nurse for 21 years and it has been the most rewarding and satisfying nursing position I have ever held. My days are filled and fly by. No one day is the same and the children always surprise me with entertaining comments. Family and friends say I should write a book of all the funny statements the kids have made over the years. Working with children just makes me smile. Cleaning up an abrasion, applying a nose clip used for a nose bleed that just will not stop and checking blood sugars in order to administer insulin to my diabetic students are just a few of the things that are part of my day. In all, I love my job!”

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