The Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and Texas Roadhouse have teamed up to recognize kind students in Paducah and McCracken County. Each month a student will be featured as the Kind Student of the Month and their good deeds will be rewarded with a poster of them being hung in the lobby of Texas Roadhouse. The restaurant will also offer a free lunch at the restaurant for the student and his or her classmates from their homeroom.

Bobby Collier, a student at Lone Oak Intermediate School, is the first student to be recognized. He is the son of Jay and Sara Collier.

Lone Oak Intermediate School teacher Kelly Smith offered high praise for Bobby. “He is an all-around kind kid. He doesn’t exclude anyone from any group. He is friendly to everyone. He is a hard worker and always has a positive attitude. If someone is having trouble, teachers and students alike know they can count on Bobby to help. If someone doesn’t have a friend, he’s willing to step in. We are proud of Bobby and the example he sets for all of us.”

Joelle Long and her husband Ryan, owners of Paducah’s Texas Roadhouse, says their company is committed to the communities they serve. We believe our family is every member of our community and we want to do our part to build an even kinder Paducah,” said Joelle. “We are thrilled to recognize students who inspire all of us to be better people.”
Morgan Guess, a Lone Oak Middle Schooler who started her own anti-bullying foundation with her mother after being bullied, said she believes a focus on kindness is a way to lessen the number of bullying incidents. “Bullying happens one act at a time and so does kindness,” she said. “I am so proud to be a part of a project that is designed to promote, recognize and celebrate students who think kindly and act boldly through acts of kindness.”

To nominate a student, visit the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation Facebook page or click on this link: