Do the Right Thing: Jamere was brave and stood up for another student

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the latest winner of this semester’s “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Jamere Morrison, from East High School!

Jamere was nominated for showing bravery and role model behavior during an incident that happened last school year.

Back in May, while riding the after-school bus home, one of his 6th-grade classmates became angry at a younger 3rd-grade student who was also on the bus. This 6th grader punched the 3rd grader in the face multiple times, so Jamere stepped in and pulled his classmate away, stopping the assault.

The younger student and his parent strongly believe that Jamere saved the boy from serious injury. There were several other younger students on the bus that witnessed Jamere’s brave actions as well.

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.