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Do the Right Thing: Bobby jumped in the deep end to help a baby

Bobby Mapes Photo: News10NBC. Bobby Mapes

Created: June 11, 2021 08:50 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award, meet Bobby Mapes, a first-grader at Ivan Green Primary School.

His great aunt nominated him for his heroic actions last summer.

Bobby was out at a family pool when a two-year-old drifted into the deep end. Bobby immediately swam out to save him.

The two-year-old did have on a floaty,  and adults were nearby, but you never know what can go wrong, and Bobby made sure nothing tragic happened.

Great work, Bobby!

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.

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