Do the Right Thing award winner: 5th grader exemplifies 'see something, say something'

May 09, 2019 06:38 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC is sharing its latest Do the Right Thing award winner: a 5th grader at the Walt Disney School in Gates. 

Christian Major was nominated by his proud parents.  


After watching a special about a girl that died by suicide, they had a discussion with him about this difficult topic. About a week later at school, one of Christian's classmates made a statement regarding their feelings that caused Christian to be concerned.  

He immediately went to a trusted adult at school and explained what just happened. As a result, the student was able to get help. 

"Tell the teacher even if you think they are just messing around with you," Christian said. "If you see something bad or see something you don't know about, you should tell a trusted adult or teacher."

Christian's actions are a great example of what being an upstander means -- a person who speaks or acts in support of someone else.


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