The Kansas School Nurse Organization presented its 2019 School Nurse of the Year award last week to Polly Witt, RN, a 30-year veteran of Garden City USD 457 who recently retired from her position as health services coordinator for the district.

According to a press release, Witt has influenced students and staff to make healthier decisions and encouraged her co-workers to go the extra mile. Her passion for school health and her dedication to creating a healthier community led to her receiving the honor, according to the release.