(December 19, 2017) - The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for December 2017 will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20th, 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." Cape Coral Economic Development Manager Dana Brunett will be the guest speaker.

Ten (10) Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.


Larissa Debona                                                          Caloosa Middle School, 8th Grade
Kylie Nagle                                                                  Caloosa Middle School, 8th Grade

Larissa and Kylie heard a news story about a little boy in Maine that is dying from cancer and loves Christmas. They asked the school principal for permission to get signatures from teachers and students on a Christmas card for the little boy. Larissa and Kylie are also putting together a care package for him so he can celebrate Christmas early.

Siarra Hand                                                                 Caloosa Middle School, 7th Grade

Siarra saw a student taking prescription medication outside of the clinic and alerted a school official.

Letizia Nogara                                                              Mariner Middle School, 6th Grade

Letizia has intervened and de-escalated various incidents of bullying. She has a gift for speaking to her peers and leaves them with a better knowledge of how words can help or hurt. Letizia is always patient with other students, offers them a positive attitude and remains confident that doing the right thing is always the best thing for her to do.

Nico Roman                                                                  Mariner High School, 11th Grade

Nico was standing in line to buy a Homecoming ticket when he observed another student crying over the fact that she had lost her ticket money. Instead of buying a ticket for himself, he used his money to purchase a ticket for the other student.

Ashley Sosa                                                                   Challenger Middle School, 6th Grade

As Ashley was coming into school in the morning, she found a purse on the picnic table outside of the building. She immediately turned in the purse to a school official.

Julih Varnes                                                       Hector Cafferata Elementary School, 1st Grade

Julih is a thoughtful student who is always willing to help her classmates. 

Jayden White                                                     Hector Cafferata Elementary School, 5th Grade

Jayden is always willing to volunteer his time to assist other classmates, from explaining to tutoring.

William Winning                                                 Ida Baker High School, 9th Grade

At school, a small group of students got into an altercation. William de-escalated a potentially dangerous, chaotic situation by asking the on lookers to calm down and have a seat.  

Arlan Won                                                           Oasis Middle School, 8th Grade

Arlan is always putting others before himself. On two occasions he found money on the ground and turned it in. Arlan found himself in a situation where friends were smoking. Instead of giving in to peer pressure, he removed himself from the situation and alerted an adult.


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