MORRISTOWN, NJ - Another week, another Upstander of the Week has been chosen at Morristown High School. This week; Week 7, Eri Torres Orjuela was chosen by the School Safety Team. According to the high school, she was described as “respectful, responsible, kind, hardworking, honest, friendly and as well-rounded as they come.” She is a Peer Group Connection (PGC) Leader and is “always willing to help others and is motivated to excel personally and academically,” She “does not allow the language barrier to keep her from participating in school events” and is “friendly to everyone she encounters.” She is “self-driven, ready for a challenge in the classroom, and her disposition and work ethic in class is exemplary.” Finally, she was described as “a light in every room that she enters!”
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.
Anarius Adams was chosen during week #2
Osman Hernandez Anariba was chosen during week #3
Yefri David Lozano was chosen during week #4
Nathan Estiverne was chosen during week #5
Tara Lynch was chosen during week #6