Chatham Middle School is proud to announce that eighth graders Eudora Brennan and Brady Reardon are their school’s nominees for the Siena College Student Courage Award, which honors young people who actively promote the ideal of a just and inclusive society that values diversity and uniqueness.
Eudora is a student who embodies personal courage and stands up for students who have been victims of prejudice. She conspicuously encourages her peers to accept others’ differences and personal interests, and was the first eighth grader to volunteer to be part of her school’s new big brother/big sister program, through which she mentors a sixth grader.
Brady is an empathetic and honorable student who has a strong ethical sense and seeks opportunities to help others who may be disadvantaged or struggling. He is a leader in his school’s National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) program, where he teaches sixth graders about diversity and stereotypes. He also mentors a sixth grade student as part of his school’s Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Eudora and Brady join other courageous students from around the greater Capital Region in being nominated for this award. A committee of area leaders in social justice issues will review the nominations and select three recipients of the award. Winners will be honored at the college’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series reception held in January.