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Do the Right Thing: Laila stood up to bullies

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Created: February 09, 2021 07:33 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y.(WHEC)—  News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet Laila Mitchell, from East Ridge Middle School in East Irondequoit.

Her bus monitor nominated her for standing up to bullies. Several students had been picking on the bus monitor, which included mocking her and cursing at her. One morning, Laila had enough, she told the principal about what happened, and school officials took care of the issue.

Laila's classmates look up to her because she stands up for what's right.

Congrats, Laila!

The Do the Right Thing Awards program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995 and News10NBC is a proud sponsor of the program.

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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