Fairley Nurse Honored

Rose Donovan, Fairley Elementary School Nurse, has been named runner-up for a national school nurse award.

Fairley School Nurse Rose Donovan, second from left, stands proudly alongside Fairley staff members after she received the runner-up Fuel Up to Play 60 Top School Nurse Award.
Fairley School Nurse Rose Donovan, second from left, stands proudly alongside Fairley staff members after she received the runner-up Fuel Up to Play 60 Top School Nurse Award.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative is a national in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to encourage healthy living amongst youth.

Fairley physical education teacher Lynn Halliwell nominated Donovan for the program’s Top School Nurse Award because Donovan goes above and beyond for Fairley students.

Donovan was one of three school nurses nation-wide who received the runner-up honor.

As Fairley’s nurse since 2002, Donovan has ensured students always feel welcome and invites students to eat lunch with her daily.

Halliwell praised Donovan for volunteering at special events, physical education classes and the Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school and physical activity program.

Michelle Easterly Barber, Nutrition Specialist with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc., said Donovan was a worthy candidate.

For the honor, she received a $25 Amazon gift card and flowers from the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative.