Every day good deeds go unnoticed in our community, but one doctor started a local contest open to all teens in the area to change that. We gave you the dish on Dr. Dennis Fehrman Orthodontics' Do A Good Deed contest last month, and today, we met with him and the contest winner to hear about the story behind her prize.
Breanna Begley is a Freshman at DC Everest Junior High who heard about the contest and says it prompted her to start looking for opportunities to actually do a good deed. She says one day at school, she saw boys picking on a younger classmate, thinking they were friends and it was a joke. But as the days carried on and the same behavior continued, she says she knew the bullying was anything but a friendly gesture.
Here comes the good deed- Begley mustered up the courage to confront the boys and let them know they need to stop, she says one because it's wrong, and two because she would inform school authorities if they didn't quit..
Dr. Fehrman says he's very proud of Begley for her determination to make the community a better and safer place. He awarded the young teen a MacBook Pro after reading numerous essays from contestants with staff members. He says they decided on her deed as the most outstanding although he reiterated every contestant had a phenomenal story to tell.
If you're a teen in the area, you could be next year's contest winner by making a difference in your community. The doctor's office will run the same contest in 2013.