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Butte school nurse named Montana School Nurse of the Year

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Mar 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 09:35:27-05

BUTTE — A Butte school nurse was recently recognized as school nurse of the year from the Montana Association of School Nurses.

Katie Yates has been a school nurse in the Butte school system for 11 years and works for Hillcrest Elementary and Margaret Leary Elementary. She said it was a great honor to be recognized for a job she loves to do.

“Just going to keep caring for students and staff, I really love my job, I love what I do. I love that I get to combine the importance of education and keep kids healthy and safe at school,” said Yates.

Yates was nominated for this award by those who work with her in the school system.