(November 18, 2014)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for November 2014 will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 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."

Ten (10) Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.

PHOTO:  Do The Right Thing Logo.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Do The Right Thing Logo.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)


Daniel Cripe- 6th Grade            Caloosa Middle
Daniel is kind with his fellow peers and teachers.  His work is done with high quality and conscientious effort.  Most of all he goes beyond the normal duties of a student to assist both teachers and students.  Particularly, he has assisted a fellow student with writing.  The struggling student was failing his writing assessments and very frustrated.  With Daniel’s help, the student can now focus and calmly accomplish what he has to write whether it’s an essay or short response.  Daniel’s patience has been a tremendous benefit to him.  Daniel has displayed the qualities of leadership, achievement and cooperation.

Camryn Leith – 5th Grade             Cape Elementary
For Camryn’s 11th birthday in September, she decided to honor her late friend, 12 year old Lynn Schrowe.  Lynn passed away recently from brain cancer.  Prior to her diagnosis in 2013, Lynn was a cheerleader, with the McGregor All Star Cheerleading Squad (MACS).  Camryn decided to honor Lynn’s memory by asking for donations instead of birthday gifts so she could present money to Lynn’s parent’s to go toward a cheerleading scholarship fund set up by her parents.  Camryn set up a donation box at her birthday party and was able to raise $620.00 to help sponsor a McGregor All Star Cheerleader.  Camryn’s love of her late friend, passion for helping others, and generous heart are to be applauded.

Adriel Torres – 6th Grade            Challenger Middle School
Adriel is a kind, gentle and a patient young man.  One morning a developmentally disabled student was sitting next to him in the outer office of the school.  She was making noises and putting her toys on his legs and shoulders.  She took jewelry and tried to put it on Adriel’s ears.  He did not complain, make faces or  move away from her.  There were other students watching so this could have been embarrassing.  He treated her with kindness, patience and gentleness.  His action is truly deserving of being recognized. 

Julianna Sheridan- 1st Grade            Christa McAuliffe Elementary 
Reece Diver-3rd Grade
Mya Llanes-5th Grade
Meghan Kinney-4th Grade

These four students have donated their hair to a progam called “Locks of Love”.  Locks for Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to finacially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.  Their donated beautiful long hair will make wigs  and be provided to underprivileged children who have suffered an illness to help restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.  

Evan Stafford– 5th Grade            Gulf Elementary
Evan made an appointment with Gulf Elementary administrators to discuss his idea to bring the Southwest Military Museum to his school.  His presentation was very well prepared and convincing.  He explained that he and his dad goes to the museum a lot and he always learns something new.  He felt that the students from Gulf would benefit from seeing the museum.  He brought brochures and contact information.  Because of his efforts, Gulf’s PTO contacted the museum and had their mobile museum come to Gulf’s Fall Festival.  Many families got to see the museum and talk to the veterans about the items. 

Camden Lucas – 3rd Grade             Oasis Elementary
Cecile Carpenter was hospitalized on May 30th and died on July 13th.  As she laid in the hospital bed she made her daughter Kim, promise to nominate Camden for his bravery.  Her words were as follows, “I would like my grandson, Camden to be recognized for this bravery.  I have COPD and went into respiratory distress when I was watching him on May 30th.  Camden, realizing how sick I was and called his mom on the phone. Kim in turn called 9-1-1 and then called Camden back.  Camden talked to his mom in such a grown up way, he stayed calm and did everything they told him to do.  He took care of me the best he could and helped me stayed calm when I couldn’t breathe.  He saved my life that day and I am so proud of him.  I am the luckiest Nanna.” 

Dylan Taylor-11 grader            Oasis High School
The Christian Life Center Youth Ministry Team travelled to Columbia this summer with 33 individuals participating including Dylan.  Along with others, Dylan played a key role in putting on a weeklong camp for destitute and abandoned children living in that city.  He also spent each afternoon in another close by village putting on additional programs for other underprivileged and undereducated children.  The youth team entertained the children with plays and shows and Dylan, partly because of his ability to speak some Spanish, was able to make an extra special connection with the children.  Dylan and the team were able to bring real hope and love to children who otherwise can only hope to simply survive each day in crime-infested, gang-filled environments.  Dylan worked and played very closely with children and teens who live in circumstances beyond anyone’s imagination.  What makes this young man even more special is that he could have just stayed in Cape Coral, and participate in a summer camp which he was qualified and excited about.  The camp would have meant additional awards and promotions for Dylan, but Dylan chose to put others’ needs before his personal advancement.

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