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Devon Velten holds the door just so he can help when he can.

Devon Velten holds the door just so he can help when he can.

Devon Velten holds the door just so he can help when he can.

Devon Velten holds the door just so he can help when he can.

Kat Avouris, Sophomore Writer

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Almost every single morning students at HHS are greeted by a boy with bright blue eyes and curly blond hair. Many students don’t even know who he is, much less why he stands outside every morning holding the doors open for people. His name is Devon Velten, a senior that enjoys helping when he can.

“There is no real reason I hold it open besides the fact that it allows me to help people in a sense,” Velten said.

All he wants to do is help as much as he can.

“It lets people know that I am here to be of help even if it may be something small,” he said.

Saying thank you can leave a big impression.

“Some people do thank me when I hold the door open but others just walk past while talking to their friends or just silently walk past.”

Devon has been holding the door open for a while.

“I’ve been holding the door open every day since the end of 8th grade, also just for laughs Dr.Vogler jokes about holding me back just so I can keep holding the door open for her and others.”

Every single day since 8th grade just shows how much he wants to help his community even though it’s something small.

“I usually get here around 7:00 or so since I try leaving my house at about 6:57 ish.”

Though Velten is not outside everyday, he tries to make it outside as much as he can.

“I’ve missed quite a few days most of them involve when I go on trips or when I kept getting in trouble during Freshman year.”

Students and staff usually see Velten read when they walk past him.

“I’ve read close to thirty or so [books]. I haven’t kept track cause I love reading and get so absorbed I just don’t know how many I’ve read,” he said.

 

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