Nursing students show support for local youth

Hesston College Nursing Club members present a check to the USD 460 superintendent.

Hesston College Nursing Club delivers the raffle proceeds to USD 460. Pictured from left to right: Blythe Adkins, Teddi Weninger, Lauren Linscott, Trinity Fox, Superintendent Kevin Logan, Madison Thompson, Michelle Werner, Austina Bouahome, Angelina Garcia-Blex and Lacy Davis.

The Hesston College Nursing Club demonstrated the greater Hesston community’s generosity through a fundraising effort benefiting Hesston public schools. A yearly fundraiser to support local organizations, this year’s funds are directed toward settling unpaid student lunch balances, enrollment fees and other miscellaneous fees.

Madison Thompson, 2024 nursing graduate and president of the HC Nursing Club, is very excited to give back to the Hesston community.

“We take a poll at club meetings to get ideas and then vote to decide where or who to donate the proceeds to,” says Thompson. “We wanted to give back to the direct Hesston community, and when this idea was thrown out there, we all loved it.”

The club collected donations from local businesses and assembled three baskets to be offered by raffle. Through raffle ticket sales, the club was able to meet their $1,000 goal which will resolve the majority of overdue accounts for USD 460.

“Delivering the funds to the school was easily my favorite part of the fundraiser,” says Thompson. “It feels so good to be able to give back to others.”

The raffle was made possible by items donated from A Cut Above, “Steele At It,” El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, Hesston Pharmacy, Lincoln Perk, Studio 400 and Mr. Appliance.