(October 20, 2015)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for October 2015 will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 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."

Seven Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.  This month's guest speaker will be Erich Boerner, Dean of Students at Oasis High School.


Bradley Claus-9th Grade, North Ft. Myers High School
Nichole, Bradley’s mom, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Nichole told Bradley that she was not feeling well and was going to lie down.  When Bradley saw his mom on the couch she had blacked out.  Upon seeing this, Bradley called 9-1-1 and informed the operator that his mom was unconscious.  Bradley was able to perform all of the pre-arrival steps EMS was giving him up to performing CPR.  Bradley maintained his composure throughout this difficult time.  The 9-1-1 Operator stated that she was impressed by how mature and calm Bradley handled himself given the circumstances.

Dustin Alyn Kendall – 7th Grade, Diplomat Middle School
Dustin is a caring and helpful student who exemplifies the “Wildcat Way.”  At lunch, a student was horse playing with another student, when his cell phone was knocked to the floor.  At this time, a blade slipped from the phone case and was quickly retrieved by the student and put back in the case.  Dustin knew this was against the Lee Country Schools Code of Conduct and immediately reported it to a school official.  If it was not for Dustin’s willingness to speak up, the blade might have been used to hurt someone.

Isabella Kleinow – 4th Grade, Tropic Isles Elementary
Isabella helps her mom out when setting up tables around Lee County for Stop Illegal Dog Fighting Events.  She loves animals so much that she volunteers at Pitbull Crew and at Gulf Coast Humane Society.  Isabella hates that animals are being abused and wants to put an end to it.  At her table at these events Isabella hands out cards for 1-800-TIPS and tells people to call.  It’s admirable that at such a young age this little girl is choosing to make a difference.

Gabriella McGee-6th Grade, Challenger Middle School
Norah Avilez-6th Grade, Challenger Middle School
Sixth grade students Gabriella and Norah have taken on the responsibilities of running the shoe drive at Challenger Middle School to help and support those in need.  The shoes will be given to needy individuals or used to train people in developing countries the “shoe repair trade.”  This drive involves publicity, collection, organization and communication.  Gabriella and Norah have demonstrated leadership attributes in their collaboration towards a humanitarian cause.

Nathanael Ortiz Martinez – 7th Grade, Caloosa Middle School
Natanael is a wonderful and caring student.  While on hallway duty, Natanael found an iPhone 6 that a student had lost and turned it into the teacher.  Because Natanael acted so quickly both he and his teacher were able to locate the owner of the phone.  In this day and age it would have been very easy for Natanael to keep such an expensive phone but he chose to do the right thing and continues to be a model student.

Kali Siegel-11th Grade, Oasis High School
Kali Siegel was responsive to an endangered sea turtle in trouble.  She saw a mother turtle nesting, and spoke to two adults approaching the sea turtle and educated them about the importance of maintaining their distance.

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