Hays CISD to dedicate field in memory of Barton nurse

Hays CISD will dedicate the track and field at Barton Middle School for a longtime school nurse who succumbed to cancer in 2016.

On May 6, the district will rename the complex the Susie Kana field during the 2017 Relay for Life event.

In January, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Barton Middle School athletic field in honor of Kana, who passed away July 2016 after a hard fought battle with skin cancer.

Kana was the nurse at Barton and retired in 2015 after 21 years of service. She also had a dedicated heart to raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Donations are currently being accepted to help pay for an arch and plaques that will be placed at the field in Susie’s memory.

The Kana family is making the signs and 100% of donations go to the Kana family to cover the cost of materials.

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank. When making a donation at the bank please tell them your donation is for the Susie Kana Memorial Fund. Wells Fargo account holders can also make online transfers.

In addition, checks can also be mailed or dropped off at Barton Middle School. Please make checks payable to, “Susie Kana Memorial Fund”. Please call Barton for more information regarding this method.

The goal is to raise $5,000. Any funds collected in addition to that amount will be donated to the American Cancer Society in Kana’s memory.


The Susie Kana Field dedication will be held at Barton Middle School on May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

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