When Spring Hill Elementary student Carter Page sees someone in need of assistance, he jumps in. Carter, a 5th grader in Michelle Castillo’s class, put his leadership skills to use to help his bus driver on a stressful day, and he was honored by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for his kindness with a Leadership Award.
Danette Corcoran’s bus had added many new students, and she was unfamiliar with the new routes. When many of the new students were yelling and adding stress to the situation, Carter stepped up on his own in calming them down. He also guided Corcoran through the new routes because he knew where the students lived and where their stops were.
When other students gave him a hard time for doing the right thing, Carter persevered and did not allow the other kids to deter him in helping someone that needed help. He showed true leadership, confidence, and genuine concern for his driver.
For his kindness, he was honored by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Investigator Anne Malautea. Carter is the only student to ever receive the Leadership Award.