Third grade student chosen as local radio show’s Great Kid of the Week
Elbridge Elementary third grade student Dylan McShane has been chosen as Tom & Becky’s (B104.7) Great Kid of the Week. He will be recognized with an on-air description at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Every week, the radio duo highlights an extraordinary child.
School resource officer Edward McIlroy nominated him for the award. He said Dylan is a member of the school’s safety patrol and “demonstrates to other students, on a daily basis, how to act in a safe manner while on school grounds.”
McIlroy went on to say that Dylan’s mother, Rebecca, tells them that Dylan is very satisfied being a safety patrol officer and knowing that he is helping his classmates.
“She said that when their family is out, Dylan makes sure that it is safe for he and his family to walk in parking lots or driveways, and is aware of their surroundings. Rebecca also tells us that ‘whatever Dylan does, he really gives it his all’ and that he wants to do good,” McIlroy wrote in his nomination.
“Dylan's future career ambitions are to be a police officer and a pastor because he ‘wants to help the world’ and ‘wants to help people.’ His mother said that he attends church and Sunday school regularly at Elbridge Community Church and is involved in church plays and musicals. Rebecca also says that Dylan is very quick to help around the house with various chores and is glad to help out.”
McIlroy also wrote that they learned that Dylan and his family have driven around the city of Syracuse with small "care packages" made up of cheeseburgers, Chapstick, tissues and hand warmers and found people to give them to.