It was an exciting afternoon at Rogers Middle School! Today, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, has been named Rogers Middle School Heroes Day in St. Louis County and Alex Fisher, Emilio Stewart, and Vernon Brown Day in the City of St. Louis.
Last Monday, Sept. 11, was a different story. On their way home from school, Alex Fisher noticed his bus driver was suffering a medical emergency. He called his two friends, Vernon Brown and Emilio Stewart, to the front of the bus, where they discovered the driver was unresponsive. While Alex stepped on the brake, Emilio and Vernon called 911 for assistance. Thanks to help from bystanders, the eighth-graders were able to bring their bus to a safe stop.
This afternoon, the students, surrounded by their families and friends, were recognized and honored for their quick thinking and bravery at an assembly at school. Alex, Emilio, and Vernon each received:
- Certificate of Recognition from the Affton Fire Protection District,
- Citizens Citation of Service from the St. Louis County Police,
- Resolution from the St. Louis County Council, presented by Councilman Patrick Dolan,
- Proclamation from St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger designating Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, as Rogers Middle School Heroes Day in St. Louis County,
- Proclamation from the City of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson designating Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, as Alex Fisher, Emilio Stewart, and Vernon Brown Day in the City of St. Louis,
- Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, presented by State Representative and Affton Board of Education Director Doug Beck,
- Certificate of Recognition from the Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation, and
- $200 VISA gift card and $500 savings bond from Missouri Central School Bus
The three students will also be recognized at an upcoming meeting of the Affton Board of Education.