(November 14, 2017) - The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for November 2017 will be held today, Wednesday, November 15th, 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." Lee County School Board Member for District 1 Mary Fischer will be the guest speaker.

Six (6) Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.


Emmalee Cahill – 7th Grade                                        Challenger Middle School

Emmalee was a huge help to her neighbors and community before and after Hurricane Irma.  Before the hurricane, Emmalee helped drill plywood onto her elderly neighbors’ homes. After the hurricane, she helped neighbors in her community by cutting trees, raking leaves and with overall clean up. She doesn’t let her hearing loss stop her from standing up for others. If she sees a classmate not speaking up for themselves then she will do it for them.  

Alexander Caruso – 8th Grade                                    Challenger Middle School

Alex saw a peer laying in the hallway after school. The student said he felt sick and couldn’t get up. Alex reassured the student and found help to get the student medical treatment, even though this was far outside his comfort zone. He overcame his own anxiety of the situation to help a peer.

Nayeli Diaz – 5th Grade                                              Hector Cafferata Elementary School

Nayeli selflessly helps and promotes others.  She always generously shares her knowledge in class. She provides assistance to students who need help in math and reading.   

Cody Dunbar – 2nd Grade                                          Hector Cafferata Elementary School

Cody helps new students to navigate and adjust to the school environment. He always helps in class, shows respect for diversity and different cultures and gives freely of himself.  

Bentley Keens – 1st Grade                                           Hector Cafferata Elementary School

Bentley displays random acts of kindness, from opening the door to showing empathy to others.  His kindness also extends outside of the classroom. Bentley helps his grandmother in any way he can from carrying the groceries to opening the car door.

Troy Kullen – 3rd Grade                                               Hector Cafferata Elementary School

Troy believes in standing up against bullying. Troy uses words to diffuse negative situations. In one instance, he suggested to a classmate to apologize and the situation was resolved.


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