Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Congratulations to Crocker Farm students & others for being named this year's Human Rights Heroes

The Town of Amherst Human Rights Commission has awarded their 2015 Human Rights Heroes awards to a number of ARPS Students.  

Crocker Farm Elementary School Students
Khalila Lord-Arond, 6th grade
Yabanex Toro-Rodriguez 6th grade
Kouta Ueki, 2nd grade
Lauren Joy 3rd grade.

The Amherst Human Rights Commission presents a Human Rights Hero Award to Crocker Farm School students Khalila Lord-Arond, Yabanex Toro-Rodriguez, Kouta Ueki and Lauren Joy.  These students were nominated by one of their teachers, who said they all show great empathy for others, especially for those who are often left out.  Their ability to work and play with anyone in their classes was specifically identified as an admirable character trait.   They often offer to be partners and help out students who have no other friends in the school. They embrace others regardless race, socio economic status, only regarding other's needs.  As the Human Rights Commission seeks to find individuals who promote mutual respect amongst their peers and honor the diversity within our community, these 4 students stand out as remarkable and admirable example of how these qualities and actions can create real and lasting good in the lives of those around us.  The Commission knows that Khalila, Yabanex, Kouta and Lauren will continue to grow into the kind of people we need more of: individuals of integrity, courage, and compassion. We recognize their kind, gentle spirits and understanding of the true meaning of friendship.   

Pelham Elementary School 4th grade class

Fort River Students Celia Malone, Seo-Ho Lee

Amherst Regional HS Students Noreen Swan, Sajo Jefferson, Larenz Harris, Shekenah Rocke, Liam Brodigan

The award recipients will receive their awards at the Human Rights Commission's annual community picnic on Sunday, June 14th, at the Mill River Recreation Area.