Students Who Shine: Gamble Montessori graduate plans to be a nurse, help others

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Many adults struggle to find a passion, but for Nathan Peters, a 2017 graduate of James N. Gamble Montessori High School, the passion is the easy part.

“My older sister is a nurse, and I have seen how she has helped people over the years.  That got me thinking about how I really want to get into a career where I can also help people and make a difference,” said Peters.

Peters plans to pursue a career in nursing starting this fall at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He worked hard during his years at Gamble Montessori and, at the commencement ceremony on May 27, he will be recognized as fourth in his class.

“I think that I’m able to relate to people easily, so I want a job where I can work closely with people to help comfort them and make things easier on them as they are going through difficult times in their lives,” said Peters. “That is why nursing felt like a perfect fit for what I wanted to do as a career.”

Gamble Montessori strives to develop students into thoughtful, intelligent and inclusive human spirits. Developing a sense of community – with all the challenges, responsibilities and joys that come with that – is an essential part of the Montessori experience.

“I’m very proud that my classmates nominated me for multiple leadership positions over the years,” said Peters.

Megan Korengel, Gamble’s school counselor, helped Peters map out his college plan.

“I have been fortunate enough to work closely with Nathan throughout the college application process,” she said. “From the very beginning, he has been very passionate about making a difference and finding a career that would allow him to help other people on a daily basis.”

Since seventh grade, Peters said, “Gamble Montessori has prepared me for my future by helping to get me involved in the community, taking me on college tours and pushing me to be the best version of myself.”

Korengel added, “Nathan is an empathetic and kind young man — qualities that are sure to take him a long way as he pursues a career in nursing.”

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