LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- News 3 and Boyd Gaming have partnered to introduce to our viewers amazing people who do good works in our communities. Tonight we honor some students and teachers at Leavitt Middle School.
It's always most gratifying when those good things come from kids.
Tonight, the students and teachers at Leavitt Middle School worked to feed their less fortunate peers.
Principal Keith Whipperman couldn't be happier with his students and staff who for several holiday seasons have worked to provide food for their peers at other schools who depend on free lunch programs.
This is food they wouldn't get if it weren't for the good works of young people like 13-year-old Brandon Lafayette
"We really do make a difference," Lafayette said. "It is cool reach our goals."
Their goal was to fill trucks and feed hungry kids which is a value driven home by their instructor, Ahiddabah Tsinnie.
"It really is a shame kids only meals free and reduced lunch meals," Tsinnie said. "We want them to be a part of the change and not just some microcasm of their community at Leavitt."
Bailey Whitely showed up with her hand in bandages which could have been an excuse to get out of filling the trucks but it was an excuse she didn't use.
"It's a good way to help the communtiy injury not going to stop me," Whitely said.
It was not going to stop her from becoming a part of solutions. Realizing that if it weren't for life's little graces, as her teacher says, it could be her on the recieving end of things.
"This could be you in a different life," Tsinnie said. "This is kids your age. These are kids helping kids anmd feeding kids that are their age."
A big thank you to all of you who helped us celebrate people who are Nevada Proud in 2012.