Do the Right Thing: Solomon saved his grandfather!

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

Solomon is a 4th-grader at School 53 in Rochester. He was nominated for staying calm during a frightening medical emergency involving a family member.

Back in June, Solomon and his grandfather were at the Westside YMCA for their weekly swim session when the grandfather had a medical emergency in the swimming pool area.

Solomon realized his grandfather was in distress and notified the lifeguard and also pushed the emergency pool button to alert the fire department. First responders got to the grandfather to help and he is now doing great!

Great work, Solomon!

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.