“A lot went into graduating high school”: Class of 2022 on why graduation is important to them

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., - Blake Hammer has worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Good Samaritan Society on Marion Road for a year now after finishing a CNA course at STC last summer. For a year and a half before that, he was a dietary aide in the kitchen.

His parents taught him the importance of caring because they care for patients every day in their jobs, Hammer said.

“I feel like I want to repay that by helping others who are in need if I can,” he said. “I know where my morals are… because what I want in life is to help others that can’t help themselves.”

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