Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty has announced the second of six awards for Resource Deputy Student of the Year. This announcement is for the Livonia School Award.
This initiative is to recognize students across the county for their positive characteristics and their positive influence in their schools and in their communities.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office currently has six (6) Deputy Sheriffs assigned as School Resource Deputies throughout Livingston County. Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to the Dansville Central School District, Livonia Central School District, Keshequa Central School
District, York Central School District, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (BOCES) in Mount Morris, and the Mount Morris Central School.
As part of the School Resource Deputies daily duties, they often interact with students who display positive characteristics in their school and in their community. The Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Command Staff collectively worked with each of the assigned School Resource
Deputies to build a program to formally recognize one student from each school, each school year.
Each Deputy Sheriff assigned to a school was asked to select one (1) student from their district that they felt stood out above the rest and to prepare a written report of why. The selection was to be based on the student having demonstrated one or more of the following:
– Volunteering in the school or community
– Leadership qualities
– Being a positive role model
– Overcoming a difficult situation
– Positive change in behavior
– Acts of kindness
-Ally of the bullied or the left out
Deputy Brittany Cushman is assigned to the Livonia Central School and selected Sara Gray as the “Livonia Central School – School Resource Deputy- Student of the Year” for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
On September 12, 2019 members of the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff and Deputy Cushman presented Sara with an engraved Sheriff’s Office plaque for her accomplishment. Sara was also presented with a $50 gift card by the Livingston County Coalition of Patrol
Services (LCCOPS-the association that represents members of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division).
Sara’s parents Steve and Christina along with Livonia School based preventative caseworker Shelly Read were also present for the award.
Congratulations to Sara Gray on your accomplishment and for being a stand out student!
(Pictured left to right – Steve Gray, Deputy Brittany Cushman, Sara Gray, Shelly Read and Christina Gray)