Fifth-grade student Christian Major received a round of raucous applause at the Do the Right Thing Award Program on April 11 recognizing his role model behavior. Two Walt Disney Elementary School classes joined their peer at the Public Safety Building for the ceremony.
After watching a special on television about a girl who committed suicide, Christian and his parents had a discussion about this difficult topic. About a week later at school, one of Christian’s classmates made a statement regarding concerning feelings. Christian immediately went to a trusted adult at school and explained what happened. As a result, Christian’s friend was able to express their feelings to the appropriate school staff and family members.
The Do the Right Thing Award program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995. The goal of the Program is to foster positive relationships between the Rochester Police Department (RPD) and young people in the community.