Do The Right Thing Award Winners: January-February 2014

Updated: 04/10/2014 2:04 PM
Created: 02/10/2014 9:16 AM WHEC.com

Ten students from throughout the City of Rochester and Monroe County have been named the January and February winner in the “Do The Right Thing” Award Program.

Awards were presented to:

  • Laurence Cotton, an 11th grader at Vanguard Collegiate High School, who bravely approached a situation and prevented two other students, who he did not know, from being robbed.
  • Jennel Bryce, a Senior at Vanguard Collegiate High School, who organized a food drive for a local food pantry and collected more than 350 items.
  • Kyonna Ford, a 5th grader at RCSD School #16, who stepped in after another student was being bullied and wrote a letter to the teacher so the issue could be addressed.
  • Stefano Onderdonk, a Senior at McQuaid Jesuit High School, who volunteers his whole summer vacation at a camp for children with disabilities and has begun a program at school to address conservation within New York State.
  • Deonna Baker and Imani Hughes, both 5th graders at RCSD School #25 , who witnessed an incident of bullying and decided to begin a group at school of their peers to stop and address the issue of bullying.
  • Natalie Hoppe, a Senior at Penfield High School, who volunteers much of her time at fundraisers for the Hispanic community, dancing at nursing homes and hospitals, and teaching family role model behavior at her church.
  • Elle Liberatore, Sara Danesh and Teagan Holmes, all 5th graders at Fairport’s Northside Elementary, who made baked goods for three days, had a bake sale and donated all proceeds to charity.  

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