The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for April 2019 will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 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 for the ceremony is Patty Cummings; Creator of Astro-Durance.

Eleven Cape Coral students will be recognized:

Adam Loftis – 3rd Grade                                       Patriot Elementary

While at home, Adam’s father passed out and Adam was unable to wake him up. Adam was calm enough to care for his father and call 9-1-1.  He continued to try to wake him until Emergency Medical Services arrived.  Adam’s actions may have saved his father’s life.

 Luca Romano – K                                                    Oasis Elementary

Luca was swimming in the pool at a pool party when he noticed a toddler had fallen in the pool.  He alerted the adults that the child was under water and the child was saved. Luca’s quick actions prevented a tragedy from occurring.


Gabriella Morris – 6th Grade                               Challenger Middle

Gabriella was in class when she noticed a fellow student writing what appeared to be a suicide note.  Gabriella brought this to the attention of her teacher and guidance counselor.  The student was taken out of class and was able to receive the proper help that was needed.  Gabriella’s actions likely saved the life of a fellow student who was battling depression and was seeking to harm themselves.


Sangye Sherpa – 7th Grade                                  Trafalgar Middle

Sangye is part of a group of students who are trying to raise $12,000.00 to build a well for the people of Swazeeland.  Over spring break, Sangye took the initiative to attempt to raise more funds for the cause.  He set up a booth at a local Publix and educated the patrons of the poor water condition and the number of adults and children who are dying daily.  Through his efforts he raised more than $400.00 towards the project.  


Chloe Wright – 5th Grade                                     Cape Elementary

Elizabeth Barroso – 5th Grade

Maiya Reed – 5th Grade

Caleb Sund – 2nd Grade

Hayden Sund- 5th Grade

Noah Torres – 5th Grade

Ryan Fitzsimmons – 5th Grade

Chloe, Elizabeth Maiya Caleb, Hayden, Noah and Ryan designed and implemented a service project to help the community.  The students decided they wanted to help local animal shelters. They set up donation boxes in the school office, set up a donation drop off at a trunk or teat event and even held lemonade stands and were able to purchase two expensive kuranda pet bed as well as gift cards for the shelter animals and workers.  In addition to the monetary gifts and the pet beds, the students collected fabric donations and made over 100 fleece tie blankets for the animals to lie on and have in their cages.  The students were able to collect over 300 cans of dog food, many large bags of dry pet food, collars, leashes, harnesses and treats that filled over 20 boxes and required 3 cars for transport.  


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