Three Klein ISD students recognized during Character Counts Week
Tyus Evans, Gabriel Miller and Blaine Settle were recognized Monday, Oct. 22 during Character Counts Week, which aims to promote values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Miller and Settle, both freshmen at Klein Oak High School, were walking to a gym in their Northhampton neighborhood when they heard someone yelling. Upon circling back, the two noticed an elderly woman had fallen. Miller called his father, who then called paramedics. Both boys stayed with the woman until help arrived.
"She told us that she couldn't get up, so we just sat there with her to help keep her calm," Settle said in a press release."
"If I would've heard about something happening, I would have felt guilty," Miller said in the release. "I was just trying to do what's right because it's what I was taught to do."
After Klein Oak administrators heard the story, they commended Miller and Settle for showing responsibility and good citizenship.
Evans, who is a junior at Klein High School, was recognized for good citizenship after a play he attended in the auditorium. When his phone fell out of his pocket, he began to search for it and found that someone's iPhone 4 was left behind. He then looked up a contact titled "Mom," telephoned the number and reported the lost phone. Evans then met with the phone's owner in the parking lot.
"I had the exact same phone freshman year and it was taken from my backpack, so I knew what it felt like," Evans said in the release. "Most people probably wouldn't have done what I did, but my mom and dad raised me to do the right thing, no matter how big or small."
School administrators heard of the incident after the mother of the student who lost the phone contacted them. The mother noted that she tried to offer Evans a reward, but he wouldn't accept it.
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