DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses (America's Best) and nationally renowned standup comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley are recognizing and saying "thank you" to David Bush – winner of the national America's Smiliest Role Model Contest – for his work to inspire and mentor young students in the Toledo, Ohio, community.
For 15 years, David has led Madd (Making a Direct Difference) Poets Society Inc., an organization that helps youth express their opinions and talents with the use of spoken word, poetry, rap and many other aspects of the arts. This program initially started with helping one student and has now reached more than 700. David's organization also boasts a 100 percent graduation rate for the high school students it works with.
"David leads by example and is not only looking to create great students, but also create leaders, and great men and women of our future," said David's nominators, Jeffrey Perry and LeSean Shaw. "David's passion for the arts inspires others around him to do great things – things that they may not have even imagined doing before."
About The America's Smiliest Role Model Contest
America's Best and Rickey Smiley partnered to create the America's Smiliest Role Model Contest to recognize role models around the nation who are making a difference in their communities and inspire more people to step up and do the same. The search for America's Smiliest Role Model took place in September and October of 2014. The contest was open to anyone in the U.S. and nominations were submitted online at AmericasBest.com/Smiley.
As America's Smiliest Role Model, David will receive a Rickey Smiley Eyewear™ Prize Pack (two pairs of Rickey Smiley Eyeglasses, with frames, single vision plastic lenses and an eye exam, a $104.95 value) and America's Best will make a $2,000 donation to the cause of his choice.
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