How was the child chosen?
Each fifth grader had the opportunity to write an essay on the following “How has the coronavirus changed your home life and school? How can my action help or hurt these changes? How has coronavirus taught you to be responsible for others and how has the virus changed the way I think about my life?” Each essay was assigned a number or letter so that the writer’s identity would not be revealed. A panel from the Play Like “Bob” Foundation read each essay and picked what they considered to be the top choices. These essays were given to the principal and fifth grade teachers who then chose the child whom they felt best exemplified respect, responsibility, caring, honesty, perseverance, self-discipline, citizenship, fairness and courage.
The 2020 Play Like “Bob” recipient is Brodie McBryer