NIAGARA FALLS, NY - It has often been said that "heroes aren't born...they are made"...from the influences in their lives.
That was perhaps personified no better today, than at a school awards ceremony in Niagara County.
Among the honorees at the latest "Do The Right Thing" awards at a ceremony held at Niagara Falls High School, was Robert Dikcis, recognized for his actions at West Street Elementary in the Niagara Wheatfield district last month.
That's when Robert, an 11-year-old 5th grader who was on duty as a safety patrol, was told by other kids there was a fire.
After investigating, he alerted teachers, who evacuated other students before the fire was extinguished and no one was harmed.
But as he got that award, he couldn't help but think of his own personal hero.