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NHS Stands Down

posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:32 AM by Unknown user

Students from National Honor Society volunteered at an event called Stand Down in Wichita Jan. 29. Stand Down helps homeless veterans and other homeless people in the Wichita area. The students who went to help for the day were seniors Dustin Martin, Danica Mercer and Brianna Carter and juniors Hanah Jones, Derek Pauly, Miranda Chitwood and Wesley Hullinger.

“We gave the homeless veterans sleeping bags, coats and all kinds of other things that made it easier for them to live the way they live,” Jones said.

According to, nearly 1,750,000 people in the United States are homeless. That number ranges from people with mental illnesses, the under trained and unemployed and even people who work but simply don't make enough money to sustain a living.

“They [the homeless] are really some of the coolest people I’ve ever met,” Chitwood said.

Stand Down wasn’t all serious business. Hullinger said that he learned something new about the principal, Brent Harrell.

“He isn’t a very good driver, at all really,” Hullinger joked.