(December 16, 2015)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for December 2015 will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 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."

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


Guerline Refuse-8th Grade, Caloosa Middle
During dismissal while waiting for the busses to arrive, two girls exchanged words with each other over a misunderstanding.  Guerline intervened and pulled her friend away from the other girl to get her out of the situation and help her calm down.  Other students ran up to ask the girls what was going on.  Guerline told them firmly to walk away and let it drop as she needed to talk with her friend.

They stood by a staff member who watched and listened to the conversation.  Guerline took control of the situation to help her friend calm down and prevent other students from making matters worse.  She acted like a good friend, a leader and a positive role model.  


Julia Zamarripa-7th Grade, Challenger Middle
Julisa is an excellent student.  She is empathetic, trustworthy, and helpful to teachers as well as fellow students.  She will offer help to a student she sees struggling using a gentle approach. Julisa also has exceptional integrity towards her work and has an amazing work ethic.


Breanna Salinas-7th Grade, Gulf Middle School          
Cole Parker-6th Grade
Elijah Cook-6th Grade
Ebony Cook-6th Grade

While waiting for the school bus, one of the students was approached by a man driving by.  The man stopped and motioned the student to come to his car.    While the female student walked away from the vehicle she was approached by other students coming to the bus stop.  When the bus arrived the students reported the incident to the bus driver.  While on the school bus the students kept their eyes out for the vehicle.  The students saw the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of a 7-11.  The female student took a video of the vehicle as their school bus drove by.  

The students staying together and keeping each other safe until the bus arrived was the right thing to do.  Additionally keeping an eye out while they traveled to school to get a clear video of the vehicle was amazing.  All of these students worked together to “Do The Right Thing”.


Isa Schevchenko-K, Hancock Creek Elementary
Isa took money out of her piggy bank to donate at school for people in need.  One day her mom forgot to pull stuff out of the pantry for a food drive, so she made her mom stop at Publix to pick up food before going to school.


Mika Shevchenko-3rd Grade, Hancock Creek Elementary
On a regular basis Mila goes through her pantry and donates food for people who are in need.


James Cannon-1st Grade, Oasis Elementary School
James and his family were very generous to a war veteran who had lost all of his belongings over the holiday weekend.  They gave this veteran a new backpack and a large bag full of the necessities he would need as he is homeless.  James took the time to write him a letter thanking him for his service and he gave him a plastic baggie full of the change he had at home.  When the veteran had the chance to read the letter and see that James had given him his change, he was so grateful that he cried.  He was thankful for everything that the family had done for him and he said that he will keep James’ letter forever. 


Cole Cassaday-2nd Grade, Pelican Elementary
Cole found money on the bus ramp and gave it to his teacher.  Cole is always picking up trash in parking lots stating that he wants to keep the earth clean and protect it.

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