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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.”