(December 19, 2018) - Our monthly "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for December 2018 will be held today, Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 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." The guest speaker will be Mick Sheldrake, Lt. Governor of Kiwanis Division 19.

The Cape Coral Police Department also thanks FOS Furniture for their kind donation of $250 to the “Do The Right Thing” program.

Carmen Miniaci 5th Grade Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Carmen was out in her front yard when she saw a van hit a neighbor’s mailbox and take off.  Carmen was able to get a description of the driver, the van and the Ohio license plate. She told her father what had occurred, and he called the authorities. The homeowner did not want to press charges for the hit and run, but the courage and quick-thinking Carmen showed was admirable.

Danielle Lattig & Crystal Wang 8th Grade Trafalgar Middle School

For the past year and a half, Danielle and Crystal have taken it upon themselves to clean tables and sweep the entire cafeteria during their lunch break. Students have only 25 minutes to eat lunch, yet these two girls eat their lunches quickly and clean. These girls are wonderful examples of how selfless acts of kindness can benefit their school and community.

Miranda Barrera 8th Grade Gulf Middle School
Fallon Glover 8th Grade Trafalgar Middle School

Miranda and Fallon recently delivered school and clinic supplies to Panama City, Florida with their teacher during the Thanksgiving Break. They also assisted with serving Thanksgiving meals at St. Dominic’s Church while in Panama City.  

Sean Judd 4th Grade Pelican Elementary School

Recently, School Resource Officer Westerlund was notified of an incident that occurred on one of the school buses. Four students were taunting a student by throwing around his backpack and hat to one another.  When Sean saw what was happening, he attempted to stop the bullying and returned the items to the student who was very happy that Sean stood up for him.

Kristian Wydysh 6th Grade
Stella King 8th Grade Caloosa Middle School

Caloosa Middle was having an evaluation to determine readiness to be a model school with the Lighthouse designation. Both Kristian and Stella stepped up to the plate as members of the Student Lighthouse Team. They were responsible for greeting the teams, taking them on a tour of the school, and attended two of the classes. Both Kristian and Stella spoke eloquently and honestly about Caloosa Middle and why they felt the school should be recognized as a Lighthouse Model school. In addition, Kristian is a member of Caloosa Middle’s Best Buddies organization which is dedicated to ending the social, physical and economical isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stella is an honor student and tutors students after school on her own time.


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