THS’ Tverberg plans career in nursing fieldPublished 4:00pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Editor’s Note: Franklin’s Future is a regular feature spotlighting a high school senior in Franklin County and what they have planned for life after graduation.
Tharptown student Logan Tverberg has had a well-rounded high school experience.
The 17-year-old senior has served as captain of the cheerleading squad, was nominated for the Homecoming Court, has been a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Fellowship of Christians Athletes, has been the softball team’s statistician and was a member of the THS girls’ basketball team.
Outside of school, Tverberg has been active in her church helping with Vacation Bible School and serving in ministry roles through visits to local nursing homes.
Tverberg said she thinks it’s good to be involved because you met more people and make more memories that way.
“I’ve always gone to Tharptown and it’s been a great experience because I enjoy the atmosphere here and all the people,” she said.
“Some of my best memories have been getting on the Homecoming Court and cheering at football games. It was so much fun to just be at all the games and be able to support the team.
“My advice to younger students would be to get involved, do your best and just enjoy your time and take it all in because in the blink of an eye, it’s all over and you’re graduating.”
Tverberg said she would miss seeing her classmates that she’s grown up with all these years once they graduate in May.
“It will be strange not to see these people everyday because that’s what I’ve been used to for so long,” she said.
“I’ll miss the teaches and the clubs and activities, too.”
But Tverberg said she was also looking forward to college and being more independent.
Tverberg said she planned to attend Northwest-Shoals Community College.
“Northwest is close to home and I’ve heard good things about it,” she said. “They also have the program I want to go into so I wouldn’t have to transfer.”
Tverberg said she planned on studying nursing at NW-SCC and that her life experiences are what led her to choose a career in nursing.
“My grandpa was in the hospital for a month and on a ventilator for two weeks,” she said. “During that time, I just saw the nurses and how hard they worked and how much they helped my grandpa.
“I just think it would be a blessing to have a job that helps people like that. I also think I would want to focus on being a nurse for elderly patients because of that experience as well.”
Tverberg said once she becomes a nurse, she would like to remain in the Franklin County area or at least somewhere close by.
“Growing up in Franklin County has been a good experience and I’ve enjoyed it,” she said.
“Everyone knows everyone here and it’s just a friendly atmosphere and a good place to live. I would love to get a job at a local hospital so I could still live close by.”
In her spare time, Tverberg said she enjoys shopping, hanging out with her friends and spending time with her family watching Alabama football.
Tverberg is the daughter of Sander and Cheryl Tverberg. She has an older sister, Meagan Rumble, and a younger sister, Crymson.