Fifth-Grader Applies to Pharmacy School

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A student applying to pharmacy school wouldn't normally make headlines, but it does when the student is an earnest fifth-grader.

A student applying to pharmacy school wouldn’t normally make headlines, but it does when the student is an earnest fifth-grader.

Natalia Zielinski, of the Academy of Charter Schools in Westminster, Colorado, wrote a letter to the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences asking to be admitted, 9News reported.

Natalia said she already knows she wants to be a pharmacist, and if all goes well, she could be graduating from the University of Colorado pharmacy school in 2031.

“You get to make medicine and you get to help people, give them the right medication, and make a lot of experiments on it,” 9News reported her saying.

Touched by Natalia’s letter, some pharmacy students visited the young girl at her school.

One pharmacy student named Kelsey Schwander said she wanted to assure Natalia that hard work pays off and “she can accomplish anything” if she puts her mind to it.

“We would love to see her be a pharmacist one day,” Schwander said, according to 9News.

Natalia received a lab coat, medallion, and pin that says “Future Pharmacist.” She told 9News that the recognition and gifts have made her even more excited and confident for her future.

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