Warren's Nixon takes her active approach to Lawrence
Dec 30, 2014 7:41 PM - As Sammi Jo Nixon discovered her future path, her mother hopped on her own road. A road of recovery. "Seeing all the people that were involved in the process of her diagnosis and her treatment, I realized I wanted to be able to help cancer patients," Nixon said. "So I want to go into oncology and do cancer research." Say hello to Sammi Jo Nixon, who's not your Average (Sammi) Jo. The Warren senior, who last week helped her basketball team advance to the championship game of its own Blue Devil Classic, recently signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., where the Vikings compete at the Division III level.