Do the Right Thing: Aleyx helped an injured staff member at their school

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the winners of the spring’s “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Aleyx Crocker from East Rochester Senior High School.

Aleyx received the award for demonstrating empathy while helping an injured staff member. Aleyx fell on the icy sidewalk in January while on the way into school and injured their knee. Aleyx called staff member, Helen Jacob, for assistance. As Ms. Jacob stepped outside, she also slipped and fell. Aleyx helped Ms. Jacob to get inside a building and to the nearest classroom. Then, Aleyx called a school nurse to treat Ms. Jacob. Aleyx remained calm and put Ms. Jacob’s needs ahead of their own.

Aleyx is a proud member of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance Network.

The “Do the Right Thing” awards, organized by the Rochester Police Department since 1995, recognizes students for their courage, kindness, heroism, leadership, or other attributes.

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.).

Learn more about nominating a student here: