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Editor's note: Ninth in a series of 10 personality stories on the top 10 academic students in the Loudonville High School Class of 2017.
While her favorite class taken at Loudonville High School was American politics (taught by Eric Stoner), Morgan Geyer, whose 3.989 grade point average at the school places her near the top of the senior class, plans to go into nursing.
"It's a family thing," the heavily involved and academically sharp senior said. "My mother, Lisa Donathan, is completing studying nursing at the Knox County Career Center, and my grandmother, Betsy Geyer, has been a nurse for a long time.
Both encouraged me in that direction. I hesitated because I couldn't see myself working in hospitals or with sick people, but when I thought about the possibility of working with babies, I changed my mind. I want to be an obstetrics nurse."
She will study nursing at Ohio University, which has a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program, and then will continue for two more years at a professional nursing school.
Why Ohio U?
"I visited the campus and fell in love with the place," she said. "I also applied to Ohio State, but preferred OU because of the beautiful campus."
Geyer has four siblings. She and her mother live on South Mount Vernon Avenue with her younger brother Tristan Donathan, age 11 and a fifth-grader. She has three older siblings, Ashley Morgan, 32, of Mansfield; Jenna Saylor, 29, of Nova; and Weston Geyer, 21, of Loudonville.
While not studying to maintain her nearly perfect grades (she has one A-minus, in world history, taken her freshman year), Geyer is a very involved student leader at LHS. She is president of the award-winning Leo Club at the high school; president of the National Honor Society; captain of the soccer team and a starting middle defender; percussionist (snare drums) in the band and a member of the superior winning women's chorus and symphonic choir.
She is also senior class vice president, and in the past was a member of the pit crew for the school Drama Club.
She works at the Hanover House Diner, and will work this summer at Mohican State Park.
She said she really didn't have any hobbies, as all her school activities keep her very busy.