MORRISTOWN, NJ - Another week, another Upstander of the Week has been chosen at Morristown High School. This week; Week 2, sophomore Anarius Adams was chosen by the School Safety Team. According to the high school, he is "outstanding young man with a great smile". He is "energetic and brings life to class." He "gives positive feedback to his friends and peers." He "speaks to teachers with respect, works hard in class, and strives to the be the best even if it involves missing lunch to work with his teachers."
The "Upstander of the Week" is a new initiative at Morristown High School, started by Susan Mele after she attended the New York Jets "Stomp Out Bullying" symposium over the summer. The program will continue through the 16 weeks of NFL season.
Morristown High School students become an "Upstander" when they encourage positive dialogue among their peers and work to ensure all students are respected and valued as members of the MHS community. Students need to be recommended to the School Safety Team for consideration.
Students need to demonstrate upstanding qualities of character similar to the Heart of the Colonial (i.e. kind, hard-working, responsible, honest, and respectful). One student will be selected each week and he/she will receive a special t-shirt, parent bumper sticker, 3 tickets to a home NY Jets game, and a parking pass. Full participation in the program may lead to a School Recognition Visit by NY Jets players.
Zachary Norton was chosen during week #1.