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Do The Right Thing Program

DTRT-Awards-logoThe goal of the Do The Right Thing program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department, as well as other local police agencies, and the youth of Monroe County. The Do The Right Thing Award program recognizes youth for their positive behavior, accomplishments and good deeds by distinguishing school-age children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their communities, or demonstrate “ turn-around” behavior.    

All students in grades K-12 that are enrolled in any Monroe County school are eligible for nomination.  Anyone over 18 years old can complete a nomination form.

• Nomination forms can be obtained and submitted electronically on the "Do the Right Thing" website. 
• Or, print the form and when completed, fax to (585) 428-6093. 
• Forms are also available at the Rochester Police Department, as well as any City school or City library. Completed forms can be faxed to (585) 428-6093. 

From the nominations received, a committee selects students to receive the Do The Right Thing award.  Ten students are celebrated at a public, bi-monthly ceremony in the atrium of the City Public Safety building located at 185 Exchange Boulevard.  Typically five ceremonies are held each year.  Some of these students may also have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. 

For more information, visit the "Do the Right Thing" website, or call (585) 428-7863.

Below is a list of winners from the most recent ceremony.  To view past award winners, and for more information, please visit the "Do the Right Thing" website.   

September/October 2014 "Do the Right Thing" Award Winners

The first ceremony of the 2014-2015 school year was held on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The following students were honored:

September 2014 Winners: 
Brandon Honan, Jr.                 6th Grade                    Greece Olympia Middle School
Kevin Honan                           3rd Grade                    Longridge Elementary
Mylah Barr                              3rd Grade                    Adlai E. Stevenson School #29
Noah Barr                               4th Grade                    Adlai E. Stevenson School #29
Joshua McNair                        7th Grade                    Urban Choice Charter School

October 2014 Winners: 
Jackson McDonnell                 12th Grade                  Webster Thomas High School
Tyler Lloyd                              2nd Grade                  Nathaniel Hawthorne School #25
Hailee Weber                           4th Grade                   Northwood Elementary
Kaori-Mei Stephens                 9th Grade                   The Harley School
Denver James Allen                 1st Grade                    Longridge Elementary



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