(January 22, 2019)- Do The Right Thing for January 2019
The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for January 2019 will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00pm in City Council Chambers. This ceremony is open to the public and we encourage our community to come out and show their support to these outstanding young men and women who "did the right thing."
Eight students will be recognized and the Guest Speaker will be Richard Wynns; Agent/Manager of Independent Insurance Solutions.
Jaxon Bostwick-6th grader Caloosa Middle
A month ago, Jaxon was staying the night with his grandparents, who were visiting from Illinois. About 2:30 in the morning, his grandfather began experiencing severe chest pain. They jumped in the car and headed to Cape Coral Hospital. Jaxon was able to help direct his grandmother, who suffers with dementia, on the quickest way to get to Cape Coral Hospital’s Emergency Room. Then, as they were preparing to transport his grandfather to Health Park, Jaxon asked a nurse to type in the GPS directions on his grandmother’s phone so he could direct her safely to the next hospital. His grandfather suffered a major heart attack and underwent a double bypass the following week. The surgery was a success and Jaxon’s grandfather is on the road to recovery. Jaxon’s grandparents told his mother on multiple occasions that Jaxon was calm and collected and because of that was able to keep his grandmother calm through it all. The first person his grandfather wanted to see after his surgery was his hero Jaxon.
Megan Albertine - 6th grader (North Ft. Myers Academy of the Arts), Lily Hudson - 6th grader, Isabella Hart - 7th grader Caloosa Middle
These three students observed something regarding a peer. They worked together, to distract the peer and attain specific information to help the peer. They then immediately reported the information to a responsible adult to help assure the safety of their peer.
Kaylin La’naye Norwood - 5th grader Pelican Elementary
During the first week of October, each 5th grade classroom at Pelican Elementary was given a lesson on Safety, Security and Reporting. Kaylin, remembering what she had learned from the safety lesson the past week, reported to the School Counselor a social media post that a classmate posted with content relating to the student suggesting suicidal intent. Because of the report that Kaylin made, the social media post was viewed, and the student received the appropriate help needed.
Mabree Hall – 1st Grader, Maya Hall – 3rd Grader, Mallory Hall – 6th Grader
Gulf Elementary/Gulf Elementary/Gulf Middle
For their birthdays, all three girls asked their guests to bring toy donations for Oma’s Heart rather than for themselves. These young ladies are continuously giving. They volunteer with their family to serve food to the homeless and hand out food and supplies to those in need. Mallory also volunteers her time to work with students at Gulf Elementary before her day starts at Gulf Middle.
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