1000 SW Jackson Street Topeka, KS 66612

apprenticeship@ks.gov

Our
Teams

Shonda Anderson Atwater

Director

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STATE REPTILE, ORNATE BOX TURTLE

“I chose the Ornate Box turtle because they embody the spirit and character of Kansan’s! They are fast, love to explore, protect their home and have lots of personality.”

Tambra Milller

MANUFACTURING COORDINATOR

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STATE FLOWER, SUNFLOWER
“Sunflowers are my favorite. They turn to the sun as group, provide nutrients and clean our air. They are a great plant to have around. ”

Laura Hoppas

Healthcare Coordinator

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STATE FLOWER, SUNFLOWER
“My favorite Kansas symbol is the Sunflower, They hold their faces to the sun, draw in pollinators to food crops, they cleanse the soil they grow in, and they can grow during hardship.”