The "Sterling Bank Hero of the Month" is a chance for us to recognize young people for their acts of kindness. Our June hero is always looking for ways to help people, pets and polar bears.
Mackenzie Hawley not only makes a splash on KCMS news as one of Centennial Middle School's main news anchors.
She's a bright middle school mover and shaker.
Mackenzie is vice president of Centennial's Friends of Rachel Club; a group dedicated to increasing kindness in school. "When I was younger I always got teased about my shortness, so and kids at this school get teased and I want to help stop that because it doesn't feel good when you get teased and bullied." That's just one reason librarian Melissa McKinney nominated Mackenzie for KREM 2's Hero of the Month. "It's not uncommon to care a lot about things that are going on in your community, but it's unusual to have a student who will actually go out of their way and do something about it."
Mackenzie wanted to do something about the plight of polar bears, so she sold lollipops to benefit the world wildlife fund.
She motivates classmates toward good causes too.
She conjures up realistic ways to improve our world. This makes Mackenzie our deserving hero of the month!