(December 20, 2016) - The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for December 2016 will be held on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 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." The guest speaker will be FOX4 reporter Malcolm Johnson.
Twelve (12) Cape Coral students will be recognized. The winners’ nominations are after the break.
Kailani Delisle – 11th Grade Mariner High School
Kailani took it upon herself to provide important information to school administration which could have potentially saved another student’s life. She missed class work with school officials to ensure student safety.
Trey Feltner – 5th Grade Caloosa Elementary School
Trey, a 5th grader, helps a kindergarten teacher with her class every day. He helps the students in the cafeteria as well as the classroom. Trey reads to the students and helps the students get settled for the teacher, and the students look forward to Trey coming to help. He has stepped up to the challenge of working with 22 kindergarten students.
Tyton Hayes – 6th Grade Caloosa Middle School
On the way to school, Tyton witnessed another student crash his bike. Tyton and his mom stopped and helped the boy to school to get medical attention. They also secured his bike.
Christopher Leon – 4th Grade Caloosa Elementary School
Christopher was in the pool with his cousins. His 4 year old cousin took off her life vest without anyone noticing and immediately slipped under the water. Christopher noticed and quickly swam to her rescue. He kept her from sinking and brought her out of the pool. Thanks to Christopher, this family is happy and blessed to have their little girl safe and alive. His quick action saved her life.
Sheila Mae Nermal – 8th Grade Challenger Middle School
Sheila’s dad was dropping her off to the bus stop. Through her open window Sheila was able to hear a woman crying for help. Upon hearing the cry for help, Sheila had her dad stop the car and they both assisted the woman.
Alexis Odiorne – 11th Grade Oasis High School
Alexis wanted to make sure the extra food remaining from her birthday party went to people who needed it. She donated the extra food to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen.
Brody Ryan – 4th Grade Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary School
Bentley Ryan – Kindergarten Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary School
Blake Ryan – 3rd Grade Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary School
The Ryan bothers, Brody, Bentley and Blake learned that a fire at the Paradise Marina had destroyed Brooklyn’s supplies and earnings. Brooklyn had been saving to pay for her trip to the Young Leadership Conference in Washington DC. The boys pulled together and had a garage sale. They gave Brooklyn the money from the garage sale earnings as well as from their personal savings.
Dominic Salerno - 1st Grade Hancock Creek Elementary School
Dominic noticed money on the sidewalk and turned the money in to a school official.
Luann Sharer – 4th Grade Cape Elementary School
During the “Salvation Army Food Drive” at the school, Luann, a 4th grader, donated over 1500 items. Luann asked many of her family members and friends to donate to a great cause. She also saved and clipped coupons and was able to purchase many items for the discounted rate. She spent hours clipping, shopping and boxing up the 1500 items. Her “salesman” attitude and great smile always make the people around her want to do more to support her cause.
Maison Wunderlich – 7th Grade Challenger Middle School
Maison noticed that one of the substitute teachers had bumped her arm and was bleeding. Maison immediately went to the clinic to get bandages to cover the wound.
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