Jill Turek, of Waterford, graduated magna cum laude when she received a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. in May. During her college career, Turek earned dean's honor list standing and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society, and Gamma Sigma Alpha national Greek honor society. She was the recipient of the Presidential Science Scholarship, and Founder's Merit Scholarship. In addition to her academic achievements, Turek was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority.
Turek is a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy and is the daughter of Tom and Dotti Turek of Waterford.