Eighth Grade, Mater Beach Academy
Sofia and Valery spoke to the counselor and reported a student who was threatening to kill herself. Even though Sofia and Valery did not want to betray their friend’s trust, they felt like they had to speak up and say something before the student did serious harm. Thanks to their help, school staff was able to intervene and help this student in crisis. Sofia is part of the Drama club and is a student who is very helpful, a hard worker, and gets along well with her peers. Valery has assisted in various school activities and events and is also part of the school’s Drama club. These young ladies did the right thing by demonstrating what it means to care for others despite the possible consequences.