Do the Right Thing: Alayah spoke up to help a friend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— News10NBC is celebrating the latest winner of this semester’s “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Alayah Titus, from East Irondequoit Middle School

The school counselor nominated Alayah for her bravery and good deed back in May. While in class, Alayah responded to a friend from another school who was messaging her with thoughts of self-harm. Alayah was honest in telling her teacher the circumstances, then helped find her friend.

Every step of the way she worked with both school officials and the police to give important details. It is because of Alayah’s courage and compassion that her friend was given the support needed to be safe.

Any student enrolled in grades k-12 in any Monroe County school is eligible for nomination. The good deed the student is nominated for must have occurred in Monroe County within one year of the nomination. Anyone over 18 years of age can submit a nomination form (this includes family, friends, school staff, coaches, etc.).

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically or you can print the PDF form and email or fax the completed form. Forms are also available at any RPD building and any City school or City library.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to (585) 428-6093.