(March 16, 2016)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for March 2016 will be held today, March 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM 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."

Nine Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.

Our guest speaker will be Fox-4 News Anchor, Patrick Nolan.

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)


Madison Barron, 8th Grade, Caloosa Middle
Ashley Bake,r 8th Grade, Caloosa Middle

Madison and Ashley found a note in the hallway that was written by a student who was in emotional distress.  They took the note to the principal who reported it to the counselor.  The student involved received counseling and is now doing much better due to Madison and Ashley’s actions. 

Neissel Blasco, 6th Grade, Challenger Middle
Neissel is one of 24 mentors (Teen Trendsetters-Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy) who work one on one with struggling readers.  She works with a 2nd grader who has made excellent progress with Neissel’s help.

Madelyn Connors, 1st Grade, Gulf Elementary
Madelyn found money on the basketball court and immediately turned it into the teacher.  This took great character and honesty.

Amber Eddington, 12th Grade, Mariner High School
Amber, who is a student aide, was more than helpful during a crisis situation.  While the staff was tending to a student having a seizure, Amber kept the other students back so EMS could provide care to the student.  

Amber Gingras, 3rd Grade, Skyline Elementary
Amber cares about her classmates in a loving and selfless way.  A kindergarten student was diagnosed with cancer and his family was beginning to struggle to make ends meet.  The school started a fundraiser but Amber took it much further.  She made a heartfelt video and posted it on her mother’s Face Book page in an effort to raise more money for the student.  After a few weeks of hard work, Amber raised $317 on her own to contribute to this worthy cause.  

Bryon Johnson, Jr., 8th Grade, Challenger Middle School
While attending a recent pep rally, Bryon noticed that a student sitting near him had a nose bleed and needed assistance.   Bryon stopped what he was doing to make sure the student received the proper assistance.

Logan Pakula, Kindergarten, Diplomat Elementary
Logan’s teacher noticed the diamond in her wedding ring missing.  Logan told her he saw something shiny on the floor in the classroom.  He took her to it and sure enough it was the diamond from her ring.  

Selena Their, 1st Grade, Caloosa Elementary
Selena is pro-police and making an impact in the community.  For the past few weeks, Selena has been delivering “Kids Care Buckets” filled with toys, to officers.  Recently, Selena delivered several (15+) “Kids Care Buckets” to some of our officers.  Selena wanted the officers to keep the buckets in their car, in case they were called out, and met a child that needed comforting.

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