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‘Do the Right Thing’ award winners for October
‘Do the Right Thing’ award winners chosen for October
Every day in our schools, there are students who set themselves apart by doing things that make a difference in the lives of others. They do these things without expecting anything in return.
These students are recognized by The Gaston Gazette’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ program. In partnership with Gaston County Schools, The Gazette honors a student at each school level every month from October through April.
The program brings attention to students who distinguish themselves by their actions whether big or small. From organizing a fundraiser or a food drive to holding open the door for students on their way to class, these exemplary students make sure that their classmates and others are cared for and treated well.
The students’ attitudes, accomplishments, and efforts make them stand out as positive role models for others, and faculty and staff are always sure to take notice. The information about each ‘Do the Right Thing’ winner is provided by the principal.
Here are the profiles for our ‘Do the Right Thing’ award winners for October 2022:
Elementary School Winner
Bessemer City Primary School
Parents: Megan Bradley and Jarmore Jones
First grader Journey Jones is an honest and respectful student. Always looking out for others, she gives special attention to making sure others feel included. Her teacher describes her as a good friend to her classmates and says that others are drawn to her because she is so kind and such a good student. Journey is always willing to lend a helping hand and makes sure that everyone is looked out for, especially her little brother.
Elementary School Winner
Kiser Elementary School
Parent: Patricia Marsh
Darluh Mattaldi, a fifth grader, goes above and beyond to make sure students in her class feel included and welcome. When a new student, who did not speak English, came to Kiser, she went home and researched common phrases to communicate with the student to make him feel more comfortable in school. She is always willing to help her teacher and classmates without being asked and stands up for others when she feels they are not being treated fairly.
Middle School Winner
Cramerton Middle School
Parent: Jaqueline Gomez
Sixth grader Valentina Gomez always does “the right thing” when help is needed. As a bilingual student, she has volunteered to translate and be a guide for new classmates who have come to Cramerton Middle School. She also is kind, caring, and has a strong sense of integrity. Valentina sets high goals for herself academically and always strives to improve her grades. She has a strong work ethic and positive attitude and sets a great example for other students.
High School Winner
South Point High School
Parent: Kimberly Hayes
Tenth grader Jack Hayes has a passion for coding and for helping others. Recently, during one of his digital design classes, Jack spent a good amount of time helping another student complete an assignment. He volunteered to move closer to the student so that he could ask questions and help him learn a new skill. Jack is always friendly and patient, and he is willing to help without being asked. He is a great example of what it means to “do the right thing.”
Congratulations to our ‘Do the Right Thing’ award winners!