Jul 25 2018

Eighty-one students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program this summer. According to Betsy Schoenleben, R.N., Education Coordinator at Mercer Health, the students were trained in proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and how to respond to an ill or injured child. The students participated in check-offs such as diapering, bottle-feeding, and handwashing and participated in a CPR and choking simulation. As part of the class, the Coldwater Police Department and Mercer County Central Dispatch spoke to the students. Students also viewed a CPR/First Aid video made possible by a donation from the Mercer County Civic Foundation. Students were required to pass a test to receive certification.   

Students who completed the training are listed below by session date.

June 12 & 13

Jac Barga

Kaylee Buening

Amanda Clune

Mason Diller

Caroline Fisher

Ava Grisez

Ava Homan

Cora Kremer

Kennedy Kunkler

Audrey Lefeld

Nick Moeller

Eddie Obringer

Alivia Osborne

Anna Roessner

Makayla Springer

Leah Wuebker

Gage Zehringer


June 19 & 20

Destiny Bonifas

Paige Bonifas

Rhylee Bonifas

Madison Bruns

Zoey Dues

Mallory Evers

Olivia Gast

Ray Grube

Kodie Hagaman

Ella Kahlig

Mia Knapke

Owen Lefeld

Katelyn McClurg

Kayla McClurg

Drew Moorman

Russ Moorman

Allison Muhlenkamp

Bryn Schoenleben

Addison Schwieterman

Haley Schwieterman


June 26 & 27

Zoe Billenstein

Owen Boeckman

Izaak Botkin

Bethany Brackman

Emily Brunswick

Claire Buschur

Chloe Dilbone

Paige Felver

Rachel Fortman

Rachel Hartings

Landon Knapke

Gavin Lefeld

Shelby Linn

Sidney Linn

Nolan Mescher

Myles Quinter

Annabelle Reichert

Jillian Reichert


July 10 & 11

Theresa Hipple

Olivia Knapke

Brylee Kremer

Zach Rindler

Kaylie Rutschilling

Molly Wendel

Georgia Wenning


July 16 & 17

Tessa Bernard

Alaina Buschur

Alexis Buschur

Kaitlyn Dodds

Ava Englehardt

Carley Fennig

Makensie Kaffenberger

Maleiah Kaffenberger

Adriana Kremer

Joscie Lefevre

Eve Lisi

Brady Mathewson

Breann Mathewson

Nora Moeller

Bria Pearson

Rachel Rammel

Madelyn Schoenlein

Sarah Stewart

Tori Timmerman


“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children,” Schoenleben says. “However, Mercer Health cannot assume liability concerning the responsibility of these graduates while they are caring for the children of others.”

For more information about Education Services provided by Mercer Health, contact Schoenleben at 419-678-5119.