Glasgow Students Epitomize Character Development
Imagine what you'd do if you've found someone else's wallet or purse containing one thousand dollars. Three eighth grade students at Glasgow Middle School faced that decision last week when they found a wallet on campus. Tyler C., Nic M., and Bryan B. discovered the lost wallet on a bench in the commons area Thursday after school while waiting for their ride home. They saw the money, the large amount of money, and the credit cards, and did what they all knew they should. They went to the school office and turned the wallet over to Brenda Harris, school secretary.
Imagine how you'd feel if you had just lost $1,000. Across town at Southdowns Elementary, Carl Villere was feeling it, retracing his steps, hoping to find his lost wallet, and cash. "I had just accepted losing it and not getting it back. Then my cell phone rang. It was a co-worker who said get to Glasgow--fast." Villere works for a roofing company doing work on several EBRPSS campuses. He had cashed a check at lunch before he and his wallet parted company.
By the time Villere arrived at Glasgow and was reunited with his wallet, and the $1,000, the three students had left for the day. Villere left a twenty dollar bill for each of the students who had returned the wallet. Tuesday, he thanked them in person.
"I wanted to meet them and tell them what a good thing they had done," Villere said. "They have good character and values. Their parents and teachers must be very proud."
Tyler, Nic, and Bryan all said they knew they needed to turn the wallet and cash in. They have taken some ribbing from classmates who say they should have kept the money. Glasgow Principal Nellwyn East said there have been many more students who have congratulated the three for doing the right thing. "These three boys epitomize good character development," East said. "They're fabulous. I'm so proud of them."
"It would have been difficult explaining to my Mom I'd made that much money mowing lawns," Tyler said jokingly.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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