Do the Right Thing: Jalyia looked out her friend in a frightening situation

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— News10NBC is celebrating the first winner of this semester’s “Do the Right Thing” award.

Jalyia Davis, from the Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts, was recognized for how she handled a frightening situation back in June.

Jalyia was texting with a friend when the friend made comments that led her to think that she was having trouble and would hurt herself. She told an adult, who contacted the Rochester Police Department. The responding officer was able to go do a wellness check.

Fortunately, Jalyia’s friend was at home with her family and safe, but you never know what could have happened.

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.