Do the Right Thing: Haley and Jayla turned in a lost item and thought about how they would feel

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the latest winner of this semester’s “do the right thing” award. Meet Haley Contino and Jayla Rogers from Gates Chili Central Schools.

Their teachers nominated Haley and Jayla for their honesty and integrity.

Jayla said that while she and Haley were sitting together on the bus, they found a pair of expensive Apple Airpods on the seat. They discussed what they should do with them and talked about keeping them vs. giving them to the bus driver.

The girls thought about how they would feel if they had lost them and decided to give them to the bus driver. The driver told them a high school student had lost a pair on the bus earlier and would be so happy with the girls’ honesty.

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.