Friday, February 20, 2015

Kansas Senate Honors TPS Students


Thursday, February 19th was an exciting day for five students of Topeka Public Schools. That was the day that Noah Bush, Tehya Bush, Alex Esparza-Carlos, Rigo Solis-Carlos and Jessica Widow were all honored on the Senate floor at the Kansas statehouse. The students were recognized for saving the life of a stranger they had come across while out on a cold evening earlier in the month. The man was homeless, freezing and very near death. Despite his protests, the youngsters teamed up to obtain medical help for the man. When emergency personnel arrived, they found that the man’s stocking cap was frozen to his head and his fingers had frozen together. He was suffering from frostbite and hypothermia and would likely have perished on that cold winter night had the students not intervened on his behalf.

Senator Laura Kelly shared this incredible story with her colleagues on the Senate floor as the students’ parents, principals and district administration looked on in pride. Noah, Tehya, Alex, Rigo and Jessica were the lifeline for someone in distress, and they did what needed to be done without weighing the cost to themselves.

Way to go, kids--- we're so proud of you!!