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Const. Ken MacDonald presents an award to Tami Borden for her efforts to help another student. Peter MacKay was also on hand

Tami Borden, a Grade 3 student at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow got some special honours this week for helping a young student.

A few weeks ago a young boy who was part of the four plus program ended up getting off on the wrong bus stop. Tami saw what happened and immediately took action to make sure he got where he was supposed to be.

“He was in need and I knew his mom, so I thought it’d be a good deed,” she said. “He was only a little kid. I didn’t think he knew what was going on.”

What she did was take him to Temperance Street School where staff were able to get in touch with the boy’s mom.

For her actions, Tami was presented a certificate by Central Nova MP Peter MacKay and New Glasgow Police Services Const. Ken MacDonald.

“You did something very, very important and positive,” MacKay said. “You showed leadership. You showed your compassion and caring for another student.”

Her decision sets an example for others to follow, he said.

MacDonald also applauded her actions.

“Anytime that somebody from the school does a nice deed for someone else the police think it’s fantastic.”

Organizations: Acadia Street School, Temperance Street School

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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  • Rebeccca
    February 21, 2013 - 09:22

    Way to go Tami!!!!!!

  • Chelsea
    February 21, 2013 - 08:11

    What a heartwarming story! So happy to see a young lady acknowledged for being kind and thoughtful! You are a wonderful person Tami!

  • cap
    February 21, 2013 - 06:58

    Way to go Tammi, great to notice and smart thinking to keep the little guy safe; very responsible and mature young lady, applauding.

  • Nova Hill
    February 20, 2013 - 20:18

    Tami, Uncle Morris and I are very proud of you. A great job helping the little boy. You are a great girl and We LOVE YOU ALOT. Congratulations on your award. :)

    February 20, 2013 - 16:34

    Tami we are so very proud of you. You did a great job helping the little boy. You are a great person and We LOVE YOU SO DEARLY. Congratulations on your award. :)

  • Victoria
    February 20, 2013 - 13:48

    You Rock Tami! Your story warms my is nice to read a good news story!

  • theresa
    February 20, 2013 - 12:37

    how awesome is this .. she's only a child herself .. way to go Tami !!!

  • Candy Hubley
    February 20, 2013 - 11:43

    Congratulations Tami, that was a wonderful thing indeed. I am sure your family is very proud of you as is your whole community!!

  • Roxanne MacLean-Swinamer
    February 20, 2013 - 11:24

    Dear Tammi: I wanted to thank-you for a job well done, you are a true example of how a young person can give, I am sure that little boy's mother is as happy as I am that you took the time and recgonized that someone needed help. Please keep up the good work in our community becasue kind and compassionate young people will be our future leaders. Thanks Tammi Yours truly, Roxanne MacLean-Swinamer