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After Saving a Friend’s Life, Malvern School Graduate and Varsity Athlete Jack Conant Heads to College for Nursing

If you ask Jack Conant, a graduate of The Malvern School of Glen Mills who is now 18, what school experience helped him the most growing up, he’ll tell you it was learning to play with others.

That was just the starting point for Jack. His story shows how remarkable his commitment is to helping others.

“I have always wanted to be in the medical field, and there is a need for men in the field of nursing,” explains Jack, an honor roll student and varsity football player who graduated from Ridley High School in June. “Last year, one of my close friends dove into a shallow pool of water and I had to rescue him, saving his life. The unfortunate event solidified my choice to go into the medical field.”

In recognition of this heroic act, Jack received awards from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Ridley Township’s Board of Commissioners, as well as The Above and Beyond Award from the Ridley School Board.

Having worked part-time since he was 14, Jack has been preparing for his future career and is currently serving as a pharmacy technician before heading off to Bloomsburg University next month.

“One of our hallmarks is focusing on developing the whole child – cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically – and Jack is an exceptional example of someone who got a strong start in these areas and has clearly excelled as a young adult on many fronts,” says Kristen Waterfield, President and Co-Founder of The Malvern School. “It’s an honor and a privilege to count Jack among our Malvern School alumni, and we wish him all the best at college and beyond!”

This blog is part of a “Where Are They Now?” series featuring Malvern School alumni in honor of The Malvern School celebrating 20 years of excellence in 2018.


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