Being A Nurse Is Her Dream. Now, Kelli Bowdy Has To Pick A College | KERA News

Being A Nurse Is Her Dream. Now, Kelli Bowdy Has To Pick A College

May 29, 2017

Kelli Bowdy, a senior at O.D. Wyatt High in Fort Worth, wants to be a nurse — she took special classes through school to make it happen. She’s planning to go to college. But, first, it's time for prom.

It’s a full house at the Forest Hill home where Kelli lives with her mom. Preparing for prom isn’t just a day jammed with details. For Kelli, it’s a family affair.

Her aunt Loria, her mom’s identical twin, is at the house. So is 21-year-old Tanisha Williams, who says her cousin Kelli is more like her little sister. Williams actually made Kelli’s prom dress.

“She’s always been smart. Well, her grades show it," Williams says. "I mean, she helped me with some work before when I was in school. So she’s smart — proud of you, Kip.”

Kelli's other cousin, Dianette Ewig, 26, is working on Kelli’s makeup.

“I was very excited when she said she wanted to be a nurse, because I’m one,” Ewig says.

Nursing kind of runs in the family.

Read the entire story about Kelli Bowdy in our American Graduate series, The Class of '17.