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November ‘Do the Right Thing’ honorees recognized

November 20, 2015
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for November 2015 was held on Wednesday in City Council Chambers.

Six Cape Coral students were recognized:

* Juan Almeida

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Juan Almeida

7th Grader

Challenger Middle School

Since the start of this school year, Juan has been very supportive of a new student who does not speak English. During the first week of school the teacher asked Juan if he could sit next to the new student and help translate. He has been able to communicate to her what is going on in class and what the teacher is asking of the students for various assignments. The teacher is impressed by his willingness to help a fellow student.

* Kelsey Beshirs

8th Grader

Caloosa Middle School

Kelsy has been instrumental in doing the right thing for Caloosa Middle School time and time again. First, she confided in an authority figure concerning a rule violation. It was then reported to the School Resource Officer and the videos were reviewed and students were dealt with the next day. Kelsy has also taken it upon herself to mentor a very challenging student. She has encouraged him and helps him to complete his work. She is a positive role model for the students at Caloosa Middle.

* Paul DeStefanis

9th Grader

Oasis High School

Paul did a selfless act which caught the School Resource Officer's attention. During lunch students are required to clean up after themselves. However, several students during Paul's lunch period had left a mess behind on the floor. Even though Paul was not responsible for the mess, he began cleaning it up.

* Aron Ortiz

8th Grade

Challenger Middle School

* Camila Santiago

8th Grade

Challenger Middle School

Camila and Aron have given assistance to two monolingual Spanish speaking students. They have welcomed the two new boys, assisting them with understanding expectations and social norms, translated and helped them with homework. They encourage the boys to speak English and guide them with pronunciation and meaning. Both Camila and Aron are very caring and empathetic since both of them were in the same situation when they came to the United States. Camila and Aron are constantly telling the boys that they are doing a great job which in turns encourages them to do their best.

* Jaden Savakinus

5th Grader

Christa McAuliffe Charter School

Last Monday, Jaden chose to make the right choice when he saw a student who had a weapon on the bus. As soon as Jaden arrived at school, he notified school officials of what he had witnessed. The weapon was then obtained from the student and a potentially dangerous situation was adverted by his action.



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