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For Immediate Release — May 12, 2008 | Pacific
Charles Steitz: Public Affairs Officer | DSN: 644-5657

TORII STATION, OKINAWA , JAPAN — May 12, 2008 —  Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is proud to announce Ms. Jonalyn Yu, a nurse at Darby Elementary School was selected as the Overseas School Nurses Association, (OSHNA) Nurse of the Year for 2008/2009.

Nurses from DoDDS worldwide were nominated. OSHNA School Nurse of the Year is an honor awarded in conjunction with the National Association of School Nurses. It is achieved only by school nurses who go above and beyond the standards expected of all school nurses.

Jonalyn will be entered with nurses from the 50 states for the honor of National School Nurse of the Year. In addition OSHNA will present her with an award next school year at their annual conference.

“This represents an incredible accomplishment and comes at a time when we recognize the importance of nurses since May 7th was School Nurse Day.  We are extremely proud of Jonalyn Yu and her achievements. I also wish to acknowledge the tremendous support from all our school nurses,” said Bresell.

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