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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
eighth-grader at Reynolds Elementary got a big surprise Wednesday afternoon
when he was rewarded in front of all of his classmates for work he has done to
be a better person.
Ford has walked away from a pattern of bad choices into a more productive life,
and the people around him have noticed. People close to him say he overcame
being involved in gang activity to become a role model for other students.
in very big on challenging his own self, in that he began to set the mark and
say, ‘Hey, this could be you next year,'" said TPS Interim Superintendent
Romules Durant. "You never know who is watching, and for the most part, you
always bring you're a game and put your best foot forward, and this may be the
opportunity for the kids to continue to do that, until next year when we award
had no idea when he and his classmates gathered for an assembly that he was the
one being celebrated. He was awarded $500 and a limo ride from school to the
mall to spend his winnings.
was the fifth year that the award was given. It's part of the King's Kids
Academy initiative to inspire kids to be their best.