For the second year in a row, a local law firm is awarding high school students who are standing up for others. Bordas and Bordas law firm has set aside $7,500 as a part of their anti-bullying campaign.
The money will be divided between 15 separate students from high schools in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont Counties.
Founding partner, Jim Bordas, said it’s an incentive that he believes encourages others to want to stand for what is right. “Kids are going to cherish this award because it is a recognition of kids being nice, of kids going out of their way to do the right thing when other children choose not to. And I think we as a society are starting to recognize the value of children who have the courage to speak up when others won’t, so this is going to help reward those kids who do that,” Bordas said.
The law firm said anyone in the community, including teachers, friends and coaches can nominate a high school senior. If you know someone who is deserving of the award, you can download a form at www.bordaslaw.com or through their Facebook page.
Bordas said last year, the nominees were so great at one local school, that five seniors were awarded for their outstanding efforts.