Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Student Recognized For Good Deed

McEachron Elementary School third grader Connor Tannehill was honored at a school-wide assembly last Friday afternoon. Connor was recognized for his recent donation of 11 McDonald’s meal coupons he earned through a reading program. He gave the coupons to the... Department of Children and Families to be used to feed children when they come in to protective custody. Connor’s cousin, Diana Rose, works at the DCF service center in Topeka. Through his relationship with Ms. Rose, Connor was aware that children taken into protective custody often have to sit at the service center for several hours and often aren’t given much food to eat while they are there.
Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback was on hand to present a certificate to Conner in front of his McEachron classmates and teachers. She praised his “caring and compassionate attitude,” and added, “He saw a way to encourage others and he did it, and we all could take a lesson from him.”
Way to go, Connor! Your kind gesture will make a difference for many children struggling through a difficult time. Kids who truly care about others, and go out of their way to make this community a better place, make Topeka Public Schools a great place to be