CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cristina Marchant, or Cris, has been a school nurse in the Natrona County School District for seven years. Recently, she received a phone call from the Wyoming School Nurses Association, it let her know she had been awarded the state's school nurse of the year.
"It's very special because it feels like the work that I have put in, the heart and soul that I have put into school nursing, has really paid off with that recognition from my colleagues," said Marchant.
Marchant is the school nurse at Verda James Elementary and Natrona County High School. She said it's humbling to have her colleagues nominate her, and she's surrounded by many others who share her passion for supporting student health needs.
Marchant said the most important thing to her, is the thanks she gets from students.
"Really when you see them grow as these little humans and that is really what I think this is about, is that I have grown professionally to be able to have a positive impact on these little humans," said Marchant.
Marchant will now be entered into the excellence in school nursing award for the National Association of School Nurses.