Education: Rome High freshman donates $100 prize to help students at Rome Middle.

Education: Rome High freshman donates $100 prize to help students at Rome Middle.

Rome Middle School Principal Parke Wilkinson, Julia Russell, Nebrea Askew and Dr. Christy Epps. RCS photo

 

Nebrea Askew, now a freshman at Rome High School, is known for her servant’s heart thanks to her efforts at Rome Middle School. She even was elected ninth grade president and is a student ambassador.  Over the summer, Nebrea was surprised when she was awarded the 2018 Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial “Hometown Hero” Award for the month of June. She received a certificate, along with $100 to donate to a charity of her choice. There was no hesitation. She knew exactly who she wanted to gift the money to…Rome Middle School.  Parke Wilkinson, Rome Middle School Principal, was ecstatic to hear that Askew was gifting the money to the students at RMS. They plan on putting the money to work in Rome Middle’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support fund.  “As a student who attended Rome Middle,” Nebrea said, “you understand that sometimes money is not always available to reward students who could truly use a reward. I know that PBIS really helped some students want to be successful, which is why I am glad that my gift can be used in this way.” Accompanying Askew and presenting the award was Julia Russell, Nebrea’s grandmother. “Nebrea just loves people, and if she can help someone in any way, she will do it,” said Russell. Said Nebrea:  “I just want to show other students that you don’t have to be the best in order to give back and shine in your own way.”

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