July “Hero of the Month” is known for putting others first


by KREM.com & Jane McCarthy


Posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 7:24 PM

Spokane – Savannah Agnew is KREM 2’s Hero of the Month!

Ever since she was little, Agnew had had a loving disposition. At 14 years old, her family is proud of the woman she has become.

There are many reasons Savannah is a hero.

"She stops people from bullying, but she's also been bullied.  And when someone says something mean to her, she tells them ‘Well you look pretty today.’  So she counteracts it and that really amazes me," said Ashley Jackson, Savannah’s sister.

As a student at Chase Middle School, Savannah took a stand against bullies.

“I’ve lived that life, and it is not fun. I figured I should stop it now, before it gets worse,” Agnew said.

At one point, Savannah got into trouble with her parents because she was tardy to class. But then a classmate’s mother revealed Savannah was late because she busy standing up for her daughter.

"We found out she was actually walking a girl to class because some of the kids were being mean to her," said David Agnew, Savannah’s dad.

Her parents investigated a little further and learned Savannah was routinely giving her lunch to a boy who never had one. The boy could have signed up to get free lunch, but Savannah did not pry.

"I would just eat part of my sandwich and give it to him, and say ’Oh I'm not hungry.’ And he'd eat it and he'd get lunch for that day," Savannah said.

Her parents say Savannah does not talk a lot about her good deeds. Instead, in typical fashion, she is offering her own thanks to the people who nominated her for Hero of the Month.

“It really means a lot to me," she said.

If you know a young person between the ages of 13 and 24 doing good deeds in our community, nominate them as our Hero of the Month by clicking here.