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RUSD 4th Grader Recognized During Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for Her Humanitarian Work

01/14/2016

An RUSD 4th grader was one of three people being recognized for their humanitarian efforts at Gateway Technical College's 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. 

Alexis Aiello is involved in Girl Scouts and is a peer mentor at her school. Aiello was honored during a celebration at Gateway Technical College. Aiello’s award nominator told the crowd that she “embodies the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King because she looks at people’s hearts and nothing else. And even when those whose hearts are sometimes unkind – she sees them as a person even more in need of love!" Aiello's family watched on as she accepted a plaque and got a standing ovation from the audience.

Before the celebration, Aiello was asked why it's important to help other people. Watch her remarkable response by clicking the link below. She begins her story at 2 min and 39 seconds.

Alexis Aiello: MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award Winner