Veronica Parnell

Veronica Parnell

My name is Veronica Parnell and I am a 26 year retired AF veteran and 5.5 year senior instructor (and proud 13 year natural) for an Air Force JROTC program at Wichita Heights High School in Wichita, KS.
Veronica Parnell
Witchita Natural Hair Meetup led by Veronica Parnell

We are excited to share an update on the Wichita Natural Hair Meetup led by Veronica Parnell.

Since we last connected, our club has grown in leaps and bounds and the girls have been working diligently to give back to our community. The group engages young girls in giving back to the community as well as self love!

Keep up the good work!

~Natural Haircare News

Last year, in April 2017, we held our first Natural Hair Meetup at our school hosting 160 visitors and 12 vendors. A portion of the funds raised were used to provide scholarships to two deserving seniors in the hair club. Those young ladies are now attending Butler Community College and Paul Mitchell ‘the school’ and doing extremely well in their chosen post high school education fields.

Witchita Natural Hair Meetup led by Veronica Parnell

Not only are the girls raising money for scholarships, they are also finding time in their busy schedules to pay it forward by giving back to their community. These young ladies made time to help serve food to the less fortunate at a local church guaranteeing those in need did not feel left out during the Thanksgiving season. They also worked tirelessly at a holiday Turkey Drive to hand out meals to disadvantaged families in our school district. As if that wasn’t enough, the girls also undertook the task of assisting at a Veteran’s Homeless Stand Down event to give out food and toiletry supplies to the homeless and displaced veterans in or community.

I am extremely proud of what we are doing and wanted to highlight these remarkable young women. Shining a light of their selfless actions is heartwarming and reminds me that our youth still have a heart to serve others. It also helps me to keep this group of teenagers motivated to continue to work hard in school, strive towards their goals and give back generously to those in need.

Thank you for recognizing what we do and for allowing us to share our beautiful story to your faithful readers.

Warm regards,

Veronica Parnell, Capt, USAF (Retired)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
AFJROTC KS-961
Wichita Heights High School

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