Lizzie is the daughter of Christopher and Gretchen Herzog of Lincoln.
As a student at Lincoln College, Lizzie will participate in the college's cross
county and track programs. She will also be involved in their swim program.
As a senior, Lizzie has maintained a 3.8 GPA at LCHS. She is involved with cross
country, track, swimming, basketball and soccer. She is a member of the student
government and serves as
Lizzie is already active with Lincoln College. She serves as an assistant coach
for the Aqua Lynx, a swim program designed for young people ages 6 years old through high school.
Lizzie is no stranger to endurance running. At the age of 7 she ran her
first 5K with her dad, Christopher, and has been running ever since.
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At Lincoln College, Lizzie will begin her studies toward her goal of becoming a
neonatal nurse. When she finishes at LC, she will complete her studies at OSF Saint Francis
Medical Center in Peoria.
Lizzie said she chose this line of work because of
personal experiences in her family. She explained that she had two
cousins who spent time in neonatal intensive care units; one was
six weeks. During that time, Lizzie said she observed the care the
infants were given by the nursing staff and was inspired to do the
same thing with her life. "I want to be someone who can help those
infants and their families," Lizzie said.
[By NILA SMITH]