Do The Right Thing recognizes students for courage, bravery, and serving as role models

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The award program Do The Right Thing recognized nine students from the Rochester community Thursday morning for showing courage, bravery, and serving as role models. The virtual ceremony highlights students who did the right thing in while faced with difficult moral situations.

Mayor Malik Evans, who won the award years ago, was a guest at the ceremony. News10NBC sponsors the awards and morning anchor Brennan Somers has highlighted the winners all year long. Any student in a Monroe County school, K through 12, can be nominated.

This year’s recipients have spoken out against bullying, helped a family member evacuate during a house fire, and helped people involved in a car accident. One student told adults about a friend of hers who experienced bullying in a group chat. Another helped an 84-year-old man in a bicycle crash on the canal path.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Haley Contino and Jayla Rogers (Neil Armstrong Elementary School in Gates-Chili)
  • De’Shawn Isidore and Ja’Lycia Jaimie Webb (Flower City School in Rochester)
  • Vayda Burkle (East Rochester Middle School)
  • Blake Fennell (Gates Chili)
  • Logan Keiser (East Irondequoit Middle School)
  • Ella Pendry (Johanna Perrin Middle School in Fairport)
  • Jonathan Raplee (Churchville Chili Senior High School)

Click here to nominate for next year’s awards.