Week #2 New York Jets Upstander Program
For the 3rd consecutive year, Morristown High School will participate in a unique initiative called the New York Jets “Upstander of the Week” Program.
For 16 weeks, during the 2019 NFL season, staff members nominate students who demonstrate “upstanding qualities” of character. This individual helps to encourage positive dialogue among their peers and works to ensure that all students are respected and valued as members of the MHS community.
One student is selected each week and he/she will be honored with a special T-shirt and 2 tickets to a NY Jets home game. Full participation in the program may lead to a School Recognition Visit by New York Jets players. Morristown High School was a finalist in 2017 and 2018 and hopefully, this will be OUR year!
The New York Jets, in collaboration with STOMP Out Bullying, aim to “create awareness of this national epidemic that impacts every community” by “reaching educators and students through school visits, annual educator symposiums, and weekly programs that celebrate students who are working to resolve bullying in their schools.” Student Assistance Counselor, Susan Mele, attended the 4th Annual Jets Tackle Bullying Educators Symposium on 8/29/19 along with 200 + educators, coaches, and athletic directors prior to the pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles. She stated, “I am honored to implement this tremendous program and to recognize students who demonstrate positive behavior. The New York Jets do a great deal for our community. They really do care!”
Maya Dummett, grade 10, was chosen by the School Climate Team for Week #2. Maya, a 2 time elected Class of 2022 President, demonstrates exceptional leadership skills and possesses the positive character traits that are emphasized at Morristown High School for being kind, hardworking, respectful, honest, and responsible. Her former honors Physics teacher reported that she “worked diligently to do the best she could and took advantage of every opportunity to learn more” in a subject matter that “didn’t come easy to her.” She described her as “considerate to her classmates, helpful and cheery” and stated that she “always kept a positive attitude and helped anyone in need.”