(January 24, 2016) - The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for January 2017 will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 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." Yosbel Hernandez, a regional McDonald's manager will be the guest speaker.

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


Edelberto Ortiz, Jr. – 7th Grade                                  Caloosa Middle School
Every day Edelberto volunteers in a Special Needs K-3rd grade classroom.  This job requires lots of patience, understanding, compassion and empathy, all traits Edelberto possesses.

Zane Thomas – 6th Grade                                             Challenger Middle School
Zane has taken on the responsibility of working one-on-one with another student to ensure that the student is on task with his work.  Zane is also an active responsible member of Student Government at his school.  He also helped to organize the collection of canned goods to be given to families in need.

Kevin Martinez-Murcia – 5th Grade                              Diplomat Elementary School
While at the movies, Kevin noticed someone had left their cell phone lying on the seat.  He promptly turned it in to the security guard.

Even Maltby – 7th Grade                                               Gulf Middle School
Rhiannon Edmun - 7th Grade
Evan and Rhiannon noticed a distinct and pungent smell coming from one of the bathrooms.  The smell turned out to be marijuana.  Despite pressure from their peers not to report the incident, they advised their School Resource Officer.

Rachel Fernandez – 8th Grade                                     Gulf Middle School
During the District 6 Junior Thespian Festival, Rachel found money on the ground.  She immediately turned in the money to one of the festival organizers.

Jay’ahna Jackson – 3rd Grade                                    Hancock Creek Elementary School
While at school, Jay’ahna found money on the bus ramp.  Without hesitation, she turned it in to a teacher.

Yacira Santos - 9th Grade                                          
Tristin Nutter - 9th Grade                                            Mariner High School
Jasmine Leisure - 9th Grade                                      

While in school during lunch, Yacira, Tristin and Jasmine sat with another friend who was very depressed.  The friend showed a bottle of pills to them saying she had taken several of them earlier that day to harm herself.  Yacira, Tristin and Jasmine alerted school officials of the incident and the student got the help she needed.

Madison Kane - 12th Grade                                          Oasis High School
Andrea Ayala - 11th Grade

While walking to the grocery store, Madison and Andrea noticed a homeless family in need of food.  The girls decided to use their money to purchase food and water to help them. Madison and Andrea both displayed a value that they learned in the JROTC program known as “Selfless Service.”

Josue Rivera – 5th Grade                                              Pelican Elementary School
Josue noticed a young boy wandering around the main school building.  He thought the boy looked lost so he took him to a staff member.  It was determined that the student had gotten off at the wrong stop.


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