The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature presented Shannon L. Unruh, a registered nurse nursing student of Hesston College, a $1,000 scholarship.


The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature presented Shannon L. Unruh, a registered nurse nursing student of Hesston College, a $1,000 scholarship.

Unruh of Canton is in his second year in nursing.

Dorothy Zook, Silver Haired Legislature member, and her committee sent out applications to the 36 registered nursing program in Kansas. Each applicant had to write an essay on “Why I Enjoy Working with Geriatrics.” After graduation and passing state boards, he or she must agree to work three years in geriatrics.

The Silver Haired Legislature provides an opportunity to identify priority concerns of seniors and develop bills and resolutions, to address these concerns, which then are presented to the Kansas Legislature as recommendations for state policy.