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Do the Right Thing: James was honest during a baseball game

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Updated: May 24, 2022 07:30 AM
Created: May 23, 2022 07:03 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC is celebrating the winners of the spring's “Do the Right Thing” award. Meet James Allen from Jefferson Road Elementary.

James received the award for showing good sportsmanship during a baseball game in the summer of 2021. James was playing second base and the next batter tried to stretch a single into a double. When the ball got to James, the umpire thought James tagged the runner out and called it. James was honest and told the umpire that he never tagged the player. The runner got to get a do-over at the plate.

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.).

The “Do the Right Thing” awards, organized by the Rochester Police Department since 1995, recognizes students for their courage, kindness, heroism, leadership, or other attributes. 

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.).

Learn more about nominating a student here: https://www.cityofrochester.gov/DoTheRightThing/


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