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PCSD Third-grade Student Earns Rochester Police Department’s Do the Right Thing Award

James with Rochester Police Chief, Mayor and County Executive
James poses with his Do the Right Thing Award with County Executive Adam Bello, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and Rochester Police Chief David Smith

Pittsford CSD Third-grade Student Earns Rochester Police Department’s Do the Right Thing Award

Congratulations to Jefferson Road Elementary School student James Allen who won the Rochester Police Department’s (RPD) Do the Right Thing Award for demonstrating good sportsmanship during a baseball game! As a 2022 spring semester awardee, James received the award for showing good sportsmanship during a baseball game last summer. When the umpire mistakenly thought James tagged a batter going for a double at second base, he let the umpire know he did not tag the player. Thanks to James’ honesty, the runner was allowed a do-over at the plate, and James was nominated for this special award. During the recognition ceremony, James had the opportunity to meet County Executive Adam Bello, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans and Rochester Police Chief David Smith.

Inaugurated in 1995 by the Rochester Police Department, the Do the Right Thing Awards program seeks to foster positive relationships between local law enforcement and youth in the community. The award recognizes school-aged children who strive to make good choices, do well in school, give back to their community, or demonstrate a “turn-around” or improvement in their behavior. The RPD shares these stories with the media to publicly highlight these deserving students and their stories.

James was highlighted on News 10 NBC on May 23. To view the video, visit https://www.whec.com/news/james-allen-jefferson-road-elementary-do-the-right-thing/6479703/