South Orangetown Central School District

Eighth-grader Natalie B. is South Orangetown Middle School’s New York Jets Upstander of the Week! In nominating Natalie, her teachers wrote: “Natalie has really matured as a student and person this school year. She goes above and beyond for her teachers and is always helpful to fellow students. Her kind and sincere way is truly a model for others to follow. She leads by example and it’s with great honor that our team nominates her.”

With two years’ of middle school experience behind her, Natalie makes a point of looking out for younger students. “If I see that someone is struggling, I try to help them,” she says. (Fun fact: Her family’s dog is named Jet!)

In addition to school-wide recognition over the public announcement system, Natalie received a Jets Tackle Bullying t-shirt and three tickets and a parking pass for the December 15 Jets vs. Texans game. Congratulations, Natalie!

SOMS Upstander Natalie B with administrators