November 2, 2011 - Jakob Ligoci
I would like to nominate a 3rd grade student from
That alone motivated me to acknowledge this genuine concern for a person in the military, a stranger to him, while also trying to comfort me, from a boy of only 9. After speaking with his teacher, Miss Casertano, she agreed that he should be recognized for his undisputable caring personality. I would like to nominate Jakob Ligoci.
Nominated by: Pam Newton
November 16, 2011 - Nykayla Frataccia
I would like to nominate my 9 year old daughter, Nykayla Frataccia. She is a 4th grade student at
Over the summer, her dad an soon to be step-mom were having a summer BBQ to celebrate Nykayla's 9th and her half-brother Kody's, 2nd birthday. With family and friends arriving and getting everything ready, Nykayla's little brother wandered around the yard lime most 2 year old boys do. Nykayla was outside and happened to notice something in the swimming pool. She said it looked like one of her cousins playing around under the water like he always does. But as she kept watching, she realized it was her 2 year old baby brother under water, screaming, and thrashing his arms for help. She jumped in and was able to get to him and pull him out.... ALL BY HERSELF! She never thought twice... She saved her little brother. Most 9 year olds would scream for HELP, not her, she acted. If this was not enough - she doesn't think of herself as that little boy's hero, as her dad and step-mom's hero. BUT SHE IS! She has no idea what she saved, not jus her little brother, but an entire family from a life-long amount of pain and sorrow.
For this act - I would like to nominate NYKAYLA for Tom& Becky's GREAT KIF OF THE WEEK... because in my eyes and so many others - she is a HERO and a truly fantastic, amazing young lady!!!
Nominated by: J. Lynn
November 30, 2011 - Kaia Hubbard - Listen
Kaia is my granddaughter and she is a great kid. I run Hubbards Hounds Dog Rescue and she helps me at events whenever she can. She understands the importance of raising money to help pay for vetting costs. Her and 2 of the other granddaughters of volunteers have been doing face painting at our events to raise money. They only chare a minimum donation of $1 for a child to have his or her face painted so any child can afford to have it done and have fun, but the face painters feel they are making a huge contribution to the dogs! I would love to name them all as great kids because they all deserve it. They truly are wonderful girls!
Nominated by: Susan Hubbard
December 7, 2011 - Griffin Hunt - Listen
I would like to nominate my grandson, Griffin Hunt. Griffin is one of the kindness most giving grandsons. He is not only there whenever I need help he is always doing little things to brighten my life. He is an exceptional student, everyone of his teachers agree. I work at a nursing home in the business office and he gives up his holiday time off to come to work with me so he can volunteer his time to be with the residents. He plays cards or scrabble or whatever they want to do that day. Some of the residents do not have grand children to visit them and he fills that need. Please consider him, he really makes a difference in not only my life but theirs. Thanks Grandma Donna
December 15, 2011 - Gavin Isgar - Listen
I have never met a more unselfish six year old until I met Gavin. At 6 years old he thinks about other people more than himself. When the tsunami happened in Japan, he saw what happened on the news and he was so moved to help the kids who lost everything. He wanted to take his own birthday money and buy the kids who lost all their toys and craft supplies new ones. Everyone thought what he was doing was amazing especially for a 6 year old and others donated money. He raised over $1000 to go buy the toys and supplies that the kids of Japan lost and him and his family sent it all overseas. He is such a caring, good and loving kid and is always thinking of others. That's why I nominate Gavin Isgar as kid of the week.
January 2, 2012 - Brittni Metcalf
My daughter is a special young lady and has gone above and beyond most children her age. Brittni has a great aunt, and her Godmother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago and even though she has supported the cure for cancer from when she was 5 years old emptying her piggy bank for a local teen who had cancer, she has focused on breast cancer research recently. Brittni organized with the principal at her middle school a fundraiser in October for breast cancer and she was so headstrong about the cause the principal, James Heffron, ordered breast cancer bracelets that were appropriate for school for all the student to wear and she organized a pink day, in which the classroom that wore the most pin, got a doughnut party and she also raised 205.00 for the Susan G. Koman foundation and is being recognized in their newsletter. I would appreciate the possibility of you choosing my daughter to be recognized because she looks at this type of action as being no big deal and she deserves to be recognized by others as the caring and giving young lady that she really is.
January 12, 2012 - Emily Lawton - Listen
This generous young lady recently celebrated her 10th birthday at a bowling alley with fifteen of her friends. Like any kid, you would have thought she would have been more focused on the presents rather than anything else with that many people. Instead, Miss. Emily Lawton was an exception. In fact, all the gifts she received that day she later donated to local hospitals to help brighten the spirits of those who would be spending the holiday season there. I believe that this young lady deserves to be recognized for her sense of compassion in thinking about those who were unable to enjoy the holidays due to their illnesses and time in the hospital and showing all around her the true meaning of Christmas Cheer.
January 19, 2012 - Caleb Neuner - Listen
I am nominating my son, Caleb, for a reason that is probably very common... he is the best brother any child could ask for! I know this is probably said by many about their sons, but Caleb really is extraordinary! His 6 year old brother was born with a very serious heart condition that has required several surgeries. His brother has received much understanding and kind to this brother.
In addition to his kindness, he is so patient. Understanding that his brother can't run as fast, he slows himself down to allow his brother to still play with him. He also looks out for him to make sure other kids do the same. Caleb has taken this all in stride but I know how hard it has been on him! I have for so long wanted to find a way to acknowledge him and show him that being kind and understanding does get rewarded!
January 26, 2012 - Zac Caruso - Listen
Zac has been setting up fundraisers for things in the community since he was 10 years old. He has raised $1100 dollars for Catholic Charities, $515 for the Animal Shelter and last year supplied two needy families with Christmas gifts and food, he also supplied the Human Concerns in Oswego with a food and a check so they could buy more. He also completed most of his tasks by connecting thousands of returnable bottles and cans. He loves to do it and before the first one is done he thinking of what he can do next to help. He has challenged over a thousand people on Facebook to donate at least one can good to his cause. Zac's goal is to turn his fundraising into a nonprofit organization that helps year round families in need whether it be due too hard times, job loss or house fire. He wants "Zachary's Closet" to be the first place people turn to for help of food, money, clothes or Christmas gifts under the tree for their children! A very big task for a 13 year old but also the reason Zachary Caruso should be your Great Kid of the week!
Feb 2, 2012 - Ayden Scannell - Listen
Ayden is one of the most special boys I know!!! For the past 2 years, he has completely given up all his birthday presents for those less fortunate. 2 years ago, he collected toys and donated them to the Golisano Childrens Hospital, and this past year, he collected supplies for the SPCA!!!! Ayden should be recognized for being so inspiring at such a young age!!!!
March 1, 2012 - Colin Dowling- Listen
Colin Dowling is a wonderful little boy with Downsyndrome. He's a very special child in our eyes. Colin is very well known in school and in our community, he strives for his best in school and at home. Colin is very dear to us. God made him in a unique way that's why he's a very special part of our lives. We love him dearly.
March 8, 2012 - Isabella Grant- Listen
My daughter Isabella a.k.a. "Bizzy Izzy" is the most awesome little girl in the world. She maintains a smile no matter what and is constantly handing out the sunshine to any and everyone. She is polite, respectful and EXTRAORDINARILY intelligent and smart. She selflessly helped me, her mom give away toys and clothes to help out peole who aren't as fortunate as we are! She's just awesome.
March 15, 2012 - Nicholas Bartlett- Listen
I would be more than honored to nominate my son, Nicholas Bartlett, as the Great Kid of the Week! Recently, while in computer lab, Nicholas read a bad word on the computer. He brought it to the attention of the teacher. His teacher called me to tell me about it. Apparently when Nicholas called his teacher over to his computer, he had his hand on the screen covering the bad word to prevent other kids from seeing it. At dinner that night, he & I were discussing his day. He failed to mention the bad word incident. Then, all of a sudden, it came to him like a light bulb turned on. he Says "Oh yea, I forgot to tell you, I also read a bad word on the computer today and I told the teacher and the principal t hat day. When asked why he covered it up he said" Because I didn't want any of the other kids to see it!!!" I'm so very proud of Nicholas and the way he was protecting his classmates, he is such a great and overall a wonder kid for these reasons, I truly feel he should be awarded for his great act of kindness. I would love for him to win Great Kid of the week.
March 29, 2012 - Paul Swenson- paul swenson audio
On July 22nd 2010, my two year old grandson, named Paul (whom will turn three on July 29th) did something heroic that none of us expected. That day started off with a friend of mine bringing her two granddaughters over to my house to swim. The two girls, 5 and 10 were happily playing in the pool. My grandson did not want to go in because he said the water was too cold. I told him that was fine, but I still wanted him to put his swim fins on for safety. I had him sit in his little lounge chair right next to me on the deck, with a towel over him and a sunhat on. He was enjoying watching the girls swim, when he heard Alissa (the 10 year old) jokingly yell for help! Paul got the most serious look on his face. All of a sudden he jumped up, threw off his towel, rand to the ladder and jumped into the cold water without hesitation! I watched him paddle his little arms and legs as fast as he could, to get to Alissa. She was on the other side of the pool! He grabbed her arm and told her not to be scared and that he was going to save her. Alissa hugged Paul and thanked him for saving her life. He took her playful yelling for help seriously. Now Paul tells everybody that he saved Alissa’s life! He is so proud of himself, as is his entire family. We were all stunned at Paul’s heroic actins, although we always knew he was a very special little boy. Alissa now knows why we always tell her not to yell for help unless it is a true emergency. She will never forget Paul’s attempt to save her life, nor will we! I tend to believe that Paul would have jumped into the water even if he didn’t have his swim fins on, just to help his friend Alissa! How brave was that? Alissa learned a valuable lesson that day! We hope that you will consider Paul as a great kid of the week as we think he deserves it! He is so sweet, loving and caring of others! Thank you!
April 12th - Lance Davenport - great kid audio lance davenport
I am a very proud mom of a great 11 yr old boy. He has a younger brother with autism which he helps with him by playing with him and helping me out because his father and I are both disabled due to an accident. Lance has put up 2 displays on autism(1 at his school and the other at the 4-h center)He makes pins out of puzle pieces to give out for "light it up blue" the kick off for autism aweness month which is april. He also makes braclet ect. He also helped me to make up the t-shirts for both of his brothers classes.
April 12th - Cody Tannahill - Click Here
My son cody is such an awesome kid. He's made honor roll since starting school, is musicslly talented, and loves to go out of his way to help people. Since his sister was born he's been a great roll model, and shares just about anything with her. If he gets any sort of money, he , on his own will always buy something for her. He helps his teachers,fellow students, and is a great help at home, he's even gone as far as sharing his shin guards during a soccer game with a fellow team member. He's got such an ear for music, he plays the tuba, and excells in concerts when he plays. He also loves animals, and if he could would help several. He gives so much, he derserves alot more then his father & I can give.