The purpose of the awards is to recognize youth “for their positive behavior, accomplishments, and good deeds by distinguishing school-age children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their communities, or demonstrate ‘turn-around’ behavior,” the city stated.
All students in grades K-12, enrolled in any Monroe County school, are eligible for the award.
Here are the names of the students the city has recently honored for deeds which ranged from intervening in an altercation, to attempting to administer CPR:
June 2016 Award Recipients
- William Green, 5th grade, Quest Elementary School (Hilton);
- Marco Lee, 5th grade, Theodore Roosevelt School #43;
- and Johnathan Thompson, 5th grade, Churchville-Chili Middle School.
May 2016 Award Recipients
- Jamier Hayes, 8th grade, Wilson Foundation Academy;
- Peter Klembczyk, 11th grade, Penfield High School;
- and Jackson Mahoney, 12th grade, Brockport High School.
Visit http://www.cityofrochester.gov/DoTheRightThing/ for additional information regarding the program, or to nominate a student.