The Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and Texas Roadhouse have teamed up to recognize kind students in Paducah and McCracken County.
Emmy Seaton, a 6th grade student at Paducah Middle School, is the first student to be recognized for the 2017-18 school year. She is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Seaton.
“Emmy is kindness,” said Susan Guess. “Morgan and I met Emmy three years ago when she was experiencing a bullying incident. She chose to take that experience and do something positive with it. Emmy won our Lunchroom Kindness Challenge twice and is always looking for ways to make the world a kinder place. We are proud to recognize her as our first Kind Student of the Month, particularly during National Bully Prevention Month.”
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, McCracken County High School freshman 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.”
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 and in their school. To nominate a student, visit the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation Facebook page or click on this link: http://www.123contactform.com/form-2445159/Texas-Roadhouse-Student-Of-The-Month.
Photo: Paducah Middle School Principal Allene Houston and Emmy Seaton