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October 2023 Winners

Top Ten Winners

October 2023 Winners
December's winners were honored at St. Louis County Council Chambers. Pictured are the top winners with First Alert 4's Taylor Holt, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Lieutenant Thomas Muldrow, and St. Louis County Police Department's Captain Anthony Cavaletti. 

 

Vincent Adams

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Vincent was nominated by Wendy Lampe and Katie Eckert, who shared this with us, “Vincent Adams is a perfect example of hard work and perseverance. No matter what challenges come his way he faces them head on and with a smile on his face. Vincent has worked to gain so many skills academically and socially, but most importantly he has gained self-control, confidence, and determination. He tackles his schoolwork head-on and works through the difficulties. He is learning to appreciate his classmates and will cheer them on when they succeed as well. Vincent is handling disappointments in a positive way, thinking through his choices and making sure that he makes the best choice with his actions. He is flexible with his schedule and is always willing to put forth his best effort, even when his day sometimes starts with therapy before school even begins. Vincent is a prime candidate for Do the Right Thing because he is powering through some of the old choices that he used to make and changing his mindset to choose to Do the Right Thing instead. Way to go, Vincent! Douglas School sees you and we are VERY proud of you!”   Wow that is amazing!

Thanks to his perseverance and determination, his teacher and classmates have a role model, ready to make a difference!  So today we are recognizing Vincent Adams for doing the right thing! 

Brian Dallas

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Making a difference in his school is what we are here to celebrate!  Ashley Muendlein, who submitted this nomination stated, “Brian is a student that all the others in the class can point to and say Brian is 100% always doing the right thing! This actual statement has been said by the whole class.  Brian is always on task, always trying his hardest in class, and to be a good person. Brian is the type of kid that will do anything for anyone and make sure all are happy. He is a happy, go lucky kid that is just the most kind-hearted person. Brian never feels like he needs the recognition of doing the right thing which makes him an even more special person. As his teacher, I am lucky enough to know him and understand how special he is! When you look at Brian, you see hope for the future and know he will do bright things now and forever!" 

Thanks to his kindness and friendship he has made a difference at school and we are recognizing the amazing efforts he takes to make a difference! So today we are recognizing Brian Dallas for doing the right thing!  Great job! You are an amazing example for others!

Elena Dawe

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Making an impact, is why Elena is here! Sheila Trice, who nominated her stated, “Elena is a student who always exhibits good character. Elena is respectful to others and is very kind with her words and her actions. She knows exactly what she should be doing in class, in the cafeteria, in the halls, and on the playground. She is very quiet and is the kind of student who completes her work, checks it over and then keeps herself busy doing the right things that will keep her occupied until the teacher is ready to move on to the next subject. She makes good choices on a daily basis and is a role model for other students who choose to follow her lead. For this reason, I feel that Elena Dawe should be chosen for the Do the Right Thing Award.”

Thanks to her leadership and respectful ways she has made a difference in our community and is a great example for everyone!  So today we are recognizing Elena Dawe for doing the right thing!    

Indigo Downs

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Indigo is nominated for making a difference at Douglas. Brandy Dohle who nominated her stated, “Indigo is being nominated for the Do The Right Thing Award because she is a student of great character. Indigo was recently asked to help mentor a new student and she couldn't have been more perfect for the job! Indigo operates with such style and grace. She notices when others need help and gently guides them without disruption, distraction or even seeking praise. Indigo can always be found looking out for others without promise of reward. She knows just when to offer a helping hand for others and does so without drawing attention to herself or those in need. Indigo is a KIND kid....she's my KIND of kid!”

We want a classmate like you!     

       Thanks to her kindness and leadership she has made a difference in the life of her classmates!  So today we are recognizing Indigo Downs for doing the right thing! We are so proud of you!

Jaxson Goree

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

This young man was nominated by Carrie Friederich, who stated, “Jaxon is a kindergarten student at Douglas Elementary School in Belleville, IL. Jaxson was walking with a teacher when he noticed an older friend was not using the drinking fountain appropriately. He kindly asked this friend to please stop what he was doing so that he would not break it. The older kid smiled at him and said he was sorry and stopped doing what he was doing. Now this older friend says hello to him wherever he sees him. The teachers at Douglas school are so appreciative of Jaxon on how he follows the rules and helps others as well. He is a great role model for the Douglas School students.”

Thanks to his leadership and kindness he has not just shown amazing character he is making all of us proud as well! So today we are recognizing Jaxson Goree for doing the right thing!  Awesome job sir, congratulations!

Jackson Halstead

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Being there for those around us, that’s what we are looking at right here!  Jackson was nominated for this award by Danielle Steigerwald who stated, “Jackson is very helpful and kind to his fellow students and adults alike. He comes into school with a big smile and a hello and leaves with a smile and a polite goodbye. If another student is struggling, he will help them whether it is to pick something up or show them what to do. He waits patiently for his turn in class and never shouts out. He is such a good role model for behavior in our classroom.” 

Thanks to his kindness and leadership he has really made a difference for those around him.  So today we are recognizing Jackson Halstead for doing the right thing!  We are proud of you Jackson, keep it up!

Carina Roesch

Henry Raab School

Belleville School District 118

We are honoring a great friend in Carina here today.  Carina was nominated by Marie Davis, who stated, “Not only is Carina a hard worker in the classroom, but more importantly she is a kind and caring friend to her classmates. She is especially patient and understanding with a young man who struggles with peer interaction. Her patience has gone a long way towards building a special friendship between the two of them. He trusts Carina because she has offered assistance when he is in need of it. She has real conversations with him when others might find it difficult to do so.

Carina helps this young man to be more talkative in a positive way. Carina also understands the struggles that he has sometimes and gives him encouraging words to help him out. When she witnesses him being distraught over something that happened on the playground, Carina will help calm him down. Her amazing heart and the grace that she shows him and other students is exactly the example of always doing the right thing.”

Thanks to her patience and kindness she is able to make a difference in her classmate’s life! So today we are recognizing Carina Roesch for doing the right thing!  You are a great role model for all of us!

Evelyn Simmons

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Evelyn’s story came to us from, Amy Jo Mueller.  Her nomination stated, “I would like to nominate my student, Evelyn Simmons, for a Do the Right Thing award.  Evelyn is a 2nd grader at Douglas Elementary. Whether it's in our classroom, on the playground, in the gym, or cafeteria, Evelyn is always ready to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, or share friendly words. She demonstrates our core values of respect, honesty, and caring each and every day.   Evelyn recently saw some money fall from a classmate's pocket. She immediately picked it up and returned it directly to the other student.  Evelyn is a gentle and genuine soul that we can always count on to Do The Right Thing.” 

Thanks to her honesty and respectful ways she has shown us all how to care and make a difference!  So today we are recognizing Evelyn Simmons for doing the right thing!  Keep up the good work Evelyn! 

Christian Yates

Douglas Elementary School

Belleville School District 118

Christian’s story was shared with us by Sheila Trice, who nominated him, stating, “Christian Yates is being nominated because he is a student who always exhibits good character. Christian is respectful to others and is very kind with both his words and his actions. He knows exactly what he should be doing in class, in the cafeteria, in the halls, on the bus and on the playground. Christian is very shy and is the kind of student who completes his work, checks it over and then keeps himself busy doing the right things that will keep him occupied until the teacher is ready to move on to the next subject. Christian makes good choices on a daily basis and is a role model for other students who choose to follow his lead. For this reason, I feel that Christian Yates should be chosen for the Do the Right Thing Award.”     

Thanks to his respectful ways and compassion he has made a difference! So today we are recognizing Christian Yates for doing the right thing! 

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