Meet the September and October Do The Right Thing Kids from Irondequoit | Community Service
Encouraging students and recognizing them for outstanding acts of kindness is what the "Do the Right Things Awards" are all about.
Today, the Rochester Police Department announced nine new winners.
News 10NBC is proud to be a sponsor of the program that honors students across Monroe County who prove to be positive role modesl. The winners for September and October will be featured individually on News 10NBC over the next few weeks.
Here are the winners from Irondequoit:
Anija and Brianna Rivera, 12 grade, West Irondequoit High School
The twin sisters were nominated for their willingness to help others by giving up some of their summer vacation time the past two years to volunteer with their church, Spiritus Christi Senior Youth Group Ministries. The two gave up playing soccer to go to Pittsburgh while they worked with inner city children at a summer camp.
Kenneth Brach, 7th grade, Dake Junior High School
Kenneth is a 11-year-old boy who has autism. He was swimming with his 7-year-old cousin in his backyard pool. His cousin, Andrew had slid into the pool from a slide but did not resurface. Kenneth jumped in and pulled Andrew to his surface. With the help of Kenneth's mother, they got Andrew out of the pool where Kenneth's mom performed CPR until emergency crews arrived.