High school hero gets trophy for 178th-place finish

I’m late getting to this story this week, but I didn’t want to let it pass because it’s such a great tale.

You might not recognize the names, but if you’re a NewsCut regular, you’ve seen Melanie Bailey and Danielle Lenoue in action.

Bailey is the senior at Devils Lake High School in North Dakota who picked up Lenoue, a senior at Fargo South, during a cross-country meet in Glyndon, Minn., earlier this month.

They both got some well-deserved national attention this week when they appeared on the Ellen show this week.

Was it a big deal? You decide. But 50 other kids ran past Lenoue before one gave up the race to help someone.

  • Jack

    Melanie has the qualities I always looked for in a potential employee while interviewing. She is a true winner.

  • John

    I’m not exactly a fan of the daytime talk show (shocking, I know), but Ellen is A-OK in my book. Her show is kind of like the TV version of this blog (at least the stories that get you right in the feels).

    Melanie Bailey – You’re A-OK too. Good job. Keep that attitude, and you’ll do fine in life.