Viking for Life: Couples Edition!
Kaleb Daubert and Natalie Bevans graduated from NL in 2015. Bevans went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Penn State, Main Campus. During her studies, she participated in two externships: one in the emergency department at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, and the other in the emergency department at the Hershey Medical Center. Bevans was actively involved in the Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania, as well as Operation Smile, which raises money and awareness for children in underdeveloped countries who are born with Cleft Lip/Palate. She also had the unique opportunity of traveling to Hong Kong to learn about their health care system. Bevans is currently employed as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Hershey Medical Center.
After high school, Daubert attended Kutztown University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Political Science. Additionally, he obtained a Paralegal degree with the hope of attending law school. Daubert was involved as part of the the Kutztown Men’s Soccer team for four years, and he also enjoyed intramural sports. In December of 2018, Daubert joined the PA National Guard, leaving for basic training after graduating from Kutztown. Currently, he is stationed in Arizona, but upon return home Daubert’s goal is to apply to law schools while continuing military service.
Bevans and Daubert recently became engaged in Washington, DC (by the National Christmas Tree, which happened to be from Palmyra, PA). They are currently renting a townhome in Palmyra, and they enjoy being near their supportive families. In their free time, they enjoy cooking together, taking weekend get-away trips, and spending time at a family camp in Potter County. Daubert continues to enjoy playing and watching sports, particularly soccer and ice hockey.
During their time at NL, Bevans and Daubert appreciated always feeling welcomed and supported. Bevans reflects, “Being involved in Field Hockey gave me a sense of family and friendship that I continue to hold special in my heart. I appreciated the small town feel that I grew up in because I knew I could go see the world, but always come back to the peacefulness of a small town and my family.” Daubert appreciates “the friendships that I made, which have supported me well beyond High School. I appreciate the foundation that NL gave me to help guide me for the rest of the educational years and for the rest of my life.” The following is their advice for current NL students: Never give up on your dreams. It is going to take hard work, dedication, and support from family and friends, but if you want something, then go for it. Do not let anything stand in your way. Do it for yourself and drive yourself, because no one will do it for you! Also, take time to enjoy where you are in life now. Do not wish time away. You will miss all of the wonderful times in the stage you are at now, if you wish it away.