(May 17, 2016)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for May 2016 will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 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."

Thirteen (13) Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.

Our guest speaker will be Fox4 News Reporter Malcolm Johnson


Francesca Fasciano – 8th Grade, Challenger Middle
Francesca found an expensive ring in the restroom and turned it into a teacher.  Many students at this age would have considered keeping the ring, but Francesca chose to do the right thing and turn it in.

Caleb Leisure-10th Grade, Ida Baker H.S.
During lunch Caleb noticed that two students were arguing.  Instead of letting it continue, he jumped in and helped defuse the situation. Caleb didn’t worry about himself or what his peers might think of him, he just did what was right.

Sarah Schultz-8th Grade, Trafalgar Middle
Sarah is an immensely kind person who is always thinking of others.  When told about an upcoming field trip that would cost $110.00 she worried that some classmates might not be able to go.  The next day Sarah brought in $220.00 of her own money to pay for two students who otherwise could not afford it.   

Jessica Peterson – 6th Grade, Diplomat Middle
Jessica found money in the girl’s restroom and handed it in to school personnel.  The student who lost the money had reported it missing.  The cash was returned to its rightful owner.

Samantha Artym- 4th Grade, Caloosa Elementary
Samantha was coming in from recess when she noticed that something fell out of a teacher’s pocket.  The teacher had stopped to help a student when a $100.00 bill slipped out of her pocket.  Samantha immediately saw what happened and picked it up and gave it to the teacher.

Yvette Justice-6th Grade, Caloosa Middle
Yvette notified school administrators and the SRO about a potentially dangerous situation on campus.  Administrators and the SRO were able to intervene in order to ensure the safety of all students.  This would not have been possible if Yvette had not chosen to do the right thing and tell an adult.

Gabriel Sayer- 8th Grade, Mariner Middle
Gabriel came up with the idea to collect stuffed animals for our first responders to give to children when they go on a call.   Gabriel went to the owner of the Palace Roller Rink, Inc. in North Fort Myers to help him set up a drive.  He collected 137 stuffed animals of which 62 went to CCPD.

Savannah Parkinson- 4th Grade, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
Savannah has been a volunteer for the Wounded Warrior Anglers since the organization began five years ago.  She has helped out at their big Fishing Tournaments, boat raffle and their Big Golf tournament.  She has helped with so many events that they have made her an honorary member.  

Kennisa Brown- 2nd Grade, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
Charlotte Williams- 2nd Grade, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
Kennisa and Charlotte found money in a Ziploc bag.  On their way to turn the money in they saw a teacher comforting a student who seemed upset.  It turned out the money that they found belonged to that student.

Jacob Meyers- 7th Grade, Oasis Middle
Jacob volunteers at the Oasis Elementary school office every day for an hour assisting the staff with anything they need.  Jacob is able to work independently and is a role model for others.

Noah Haught- 5th Grade, Pelican Elementary
Noah’s friend was being bullied and because of it, he told Noah and his other friends via text that he wanted to harm himself. Upon seeing the text, Noah expressed concern to his grandmother who notified school officials.  Because Noah chose to get involved, his friend is now getting the help that he needs.  

Ashley Gonzalez- 5th Grade, Hector Cafferata Jr. Elementary
Ashley called 9-1-1 when her mom was having abdominal pains.  When the first responders arrived at her home, Ashley acted as an interpreter for her mother.  She remained calm during the entire incident and was able to relay appropriate information between her mom and the first responders.  

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