Mayfield Student Pays it Forward
One of Mayfield Elementary's 5th Grade ELL students, Robert Medina, saved over $200 in Middie Bucks to pay it forward to his 2nd grade brother Abraham. Robert purchased a gently used BMX bike from Mayfield Elementary's Pride Shop. When asked why, Robert said Abraham needed it more than he did. After word traveled through the school of this generous love and integrity, the Mayfield Elementary staff discovered Robert didn't have a bike of his own and decided one more act of pride was needed. Mayfield Elementary presented Robert with his very own, brand new BMX bike, helmet, and lock all in his favorite color: red. Both boys were celebrated and honored in front of Robert's 5th Grade peers at Mayfield's 5th grade graduation. Mayfield Principal, Andrea Blevins, said Robert's actions embodied what being a Middie truly means to which the crowd responded in a standing ovation.