Salutatorian following in mom’s footsteps

She learned about her future career in pharmacy by listening to her pharmacist mom tell stories and watching her grandparents take medications for pain, dementia and diabetes.

Whiteland Community High School salutatorian Emily Zietlow for years has been interested in learning how to treat diseases with medications. She will study pre-pharmacy at Purdue University, so she can eventually work at a hospital like her mother did.

Her mom, Kay Lynne Zietlow, was a hospital pharmacist, and she told stories about working with patients, such as a newborn baby who needed a kidney transplant. Medicine dosage hadn’t been calculated for a baby so small, but the medication given saved the infant’s life, Emily Zietlow said.

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