February 2019 Top Ten Winners!
Congratulations to our top winners recognized at St. Louis County Police Department Headquarters by Courtney Bryant (KMOV), Captain Steven Mueller (SLMPD), Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory (SLCPD), Chief Darren Carlton (SIPCA), and Chief Gregg Hall (SLAPCA). Join us in offering all of them CONGRATULATIONS!
Bayless School District
This month we had some touching nominations shared with us, and we can’t wait to share these great stories. Brooklyn was nominated by Lisa Will who shared the following “Brooklyn goes above and beyond. She takes time out of her own personal school day to make sure another student is always included. She helps her friend stay on track reminding him so he knows where he needs to be and what he needs to do in order to be successful. She shows an unlimited amount of friendship, patience, and passion towards him. Their friendship makes him feel safe and secure. She is as important to him as he is to her. Their friendship puts a smile on every face in the building.” Wow, you are a great friend!
Thanks to her kindness and compassion, she is an example for others and a reminder of the power of friendship! So today we are recognizing Brooklyn Bailey for doing the right thing! Awesome job we are so proud of you!
Is Ms. Lisa Will and Bayless Elementary SRO Officer Jill Jones here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating Brooklyn!
Brooklyn, what would you like to do when you get older?
Union Elementary School
Belleville School District 118
Making a difference comes in so many ways, some big, some little, but they all make an impact, recognizing the effort is part of who we are as an organization and we couldn’t be prouder to recognize this young lady. Kelly Martini, who was kind enough to nominate Carmya shared, “Carmya embodies everything it means to be a Union student. Not only does she represent the four core values, she goes above and beyond each day to help me and other students. On countless occasions, Carmya will see me busy helping students so she will ask me if she can help another student. She will take the student to the back table or a quiet place in the room to help with math and reading when I am busy. She is always willing to help if she sees someone needing it. She is also a great friend and makes sure no one is left without a partner or someone to play with at recess. Carmya is so kind and respectful to everyone. I am lucky to have her in my class!” That is awesome!
Thanks to her kindness and compassion, her teacher and classmates know they have a friend that can be counted on when they need one! So today we are recognizing Carmya Beaver for doing the right thing! Great job! You are amazing!
Is Kelly Martini here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating her!
Carmya what would you like to do when you get older?
Douglas Elementary School
Belleville School District 118
We are so happy to have Eric here with us this morning! Cheryl Buescher, who sent in this nomination stated, “Eric is an upbeat student who is always eager to help others, fellow students and adults alike. He always wants to know what he can do to help. As a way to keep busy in the morning before school, Eric has chosen to help keep Douglas neat and clean by walking the halls and cleaning up scuff marks on the floor and wiping finger prints off windows. At recess he likes to organize the mice and headphones in the classroom and pick up and sharpen pencils. If someone needs help with their service club job, he will finish his and then go help them with theirs. He also wants to always try and make others happy. One day he not only helped a teacher clean out her closet, but brightened the day for many other teachers by handing out coffee mugs he discovered during in the closet clean-out. Since the beginning of the year, Eric has made wonderful improvements to his grades and his behaviors. He chooses to make choices that will guide him in the right direction for a positive outcome, and away from negative situations. His positive outlook and good choices are recognized by the adults and students at Douglas School, and you can tell the feeling of pride he gets knowing he is brightening the days of others while making choices that are good for him!” Awesome job Eric we are proud of you!
Thanks to his helpful ways and fortitude he has shown a great example of what a determined young man with a heart of gold looks like! So today we are recognizing Eric Danyus for doing the right thing! WOW, you are amazing! We are so proud of you!
Is Ms. Cheryl Buescher here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating him!
Eric what would you like to do when you get older?
Rockwood Valley Middle School
Rockwood School District
Making a point to make things better for others as well as standing up when needed seems to be a great way to describe Joe. Officer Joseph Shepard who shared this nomination with us stated, “Joe had an opportunity to lead a group of Elementary students in a group discussion on an anti bullying campaign. Joe went above and beyond in this activity. Joe was able to articulate the importance of how to identify, react, and report bullying in schools to generate a positive outcome. Joe has a natural ability to facilitate this type of discussion in a group setting. Joe did a great job and really connected with the group on the subject matter.”
Wow, Joe way to make a difference doing the right thing!
Thanks to his kindness and compassion some elementary students have a great role model when it comes to making great choices against bullying! So today we are recognizing Joe Jones for doing the right thing! Awesome job Joe, congratulations!
Is Officer Joseph Shepard here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating him!
Joe, what would you like to do when you get older?
Henry Raab Elementary School
Belleville School District 118
Stepping up to do the right thing is on tap today, and it doesn’t stop here. Jerimiah was nominated by Kim Showalter who shared, “While walking to school, Jerimiah found $10 on the curb. As soon as Jeremiah arrived at school, he went directly to the office and turned the money in. Jerimiah showed great character for being honest. He turned in the money because he understands that it is the right thing to do. With that said, to ANY fourth-grade student at our school, $10 might as well be a million! We are VERY proud of his integrity, honesty and good will in trying to get this TREASURE back to its rightful owner.” Wow, Jerimiah that is awesome!
Thanks to his honesty and trustworthiness he is a great role model! So today we are recognizing Jerimiah Monroe for doing the right thing! That is really nice Jerimiah, keep it up!
Is Ms. Kim Showalter here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating him!
Jerimiah, what would you like to do when you get older?
Delores Moye Elementary School
O’Fallon School District 90
Well, look at this young man here who was nominated by Ms. Cheryl Dressler, who shared, “On January 16, 2019, we held our annual spelling bee. Andrew was the winner for the second year in a row, but neither was an easy victory. Both years he battled with Whitney Milner through numerous rounds going back and forth between just the two of them. The winner of our spelling bee goes on to compete at the local spelling bee at McKendree University in March. The day after the spelling bee Andrew came to see me and asked if it would be ok to let Whitney go the local bee this year because she deserved it as much as him. It had been such a close competition both years. Andrew is a student “doing the right things”.” Wow, way to go, Andrew!
Thanks to his determination and kindness he is an example other students and adults can look up to! So today we are recognizing Andrew Robey for doing the right thing! We are incredibly proud of you!
Is Ms. Cheryl Dressler here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating him!
Andrew, what would you like to do when you get older?
Hazelwood Southeast Middle School
Hazelwood School District
Think of all the times you need a friend; you need someone like Donnell here. Officer Peterson, who shared the nomination for him stated, “Donnell is a student who shows high character by his actions. Donnell is a very caring friend and is always looking out for the best interest of his fellow students. For example, he will listen and direct a friend to seek the attention he or she may need. That student may need to speak to a counselor, principal, or teacher. During lunch, Donnell is seen constantly assisting staff in keeping the lunchroom clean. He often takes lunch trays for other students and empties them in the trash. Donnell is a pleasure to be around and gives a daily effort to be positive.” Way to make a difference in the lives of those around you!
Thanks to his compassion and kindness, his school and classmates have someone there to count on and be a great role model! So today we are recognizing Donnell Smith for doing the right thing! This is great Donnell keep it up!
Is Officer Peterson here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating him!
Donnell, what would you like to do when you get older?
Walbridge Elementary School
St. Louis Public School District
Do you know where your cell phone is? Don’t worry, Mauriyah can help us find it! Atilya Ross, who shared the nomination for her stated, “Mauriyah is a very honest young lady. She found a cell phone and went out of her way to locate the owner. Mauriyah checked with everyone she could find, staff and students, desperately trying to find the phone’s owner. When she could not, she turned it into the office, in the hopes the owner could still be located.” Awesome Mauriyah, way to make a difference in the lives of those around you!
Thanks to her honesty and determination, her school has a young lady; they can count on, to be honest when something special is found! So today we are recognizing Mauriyah Thorpe for doing the right thing! This is great Mauriyah keep it up!
Is Ms. Atilya Ross here? Stand up and take a bow, thank you for nominating her!
Mauriyah, what would you like to do when you get older?
Watch the ceremony at KMOV’s Do The Right Thing channel.
Congratulations to all of our winners, their families, and those that nominated them. If you know a kid who made the choice to “Do The Right Thing” be sure you nominate them using the link above!