The Lee County Sheriff's Office's "Do The Right Thing" ceremony was held Oct. 18. The East Zone students honored were:
- Roiland Serra, of Lehigh Acres, is a fourth-grade student at Harns Marsh Elementary School.
Harns Marsh Elementary School Fourth Grade Teacher Amy Johnson wrote in the Nomination Letter that "Roiland was walking in the hallway at school, when he found money on the floor. Immediately Roiland brought the money to me so that it could be reunited to its rightful owner. As it happened a student had dropped the money. When they got their money back they were extremely thankful, because it the money was for a school social function."
- Katelyne Kersey, of Lehigh Acres, is an eighth-grade student at Harns Marsh Middle School.
Harns Marsh Middle School, School Reource Officer Deputy Tricia Aponte wrote in the Nomination Letter that "Katelyne became aware of a safety concern at her school. She came to me as her School Resource Officer and talked about the concern. Katelyne took the advice from the School Resource Officer. Steps were then taken to eliminate the safety concern. Katelyne demonstrated courage and definitely did the right thing."
- Nicholas Munoz, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixthh-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.
Lehigh Acres Middle School, School Resource Office Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote in the Nomination Letter that "upon learning that a fellow student's bike was stolen from school, Nicholas took it upon himself to donate his bike. Nicholas realized that the student needed a bike as his mode of transportation to get to school. Nicholas should be rewarded for this selfless act and for his concern for a fellow student."
- Logan Allen, of Lehigh Acres, is a seventh-grade student at Alva Middle School.
Alva Middle School, Physical Education Teacher, Margaret Spradlin wrote in the Nomination Letter that "Logan became aware of the excellent service the Ronald MacDonald House performs for the community. He also was told about a way to help. Over a period of time he collected hundreds and hundreds of pop top tabs from aluminum cans. The charity uses these pop top tabs as one of the ways to fund their efforts."
- Kalahn Bealer, of Fort Myers, is a sixth-grade student at Alva Middle School.
Alva Middle School, Sixth Grade Reading Teacher, Kristin Sites wrote in the Nomination Letter that "Kalahn found a Support Staff Member's ATM Card on the ground at school. Without hesitation she picked it up and turned it in to a teacher."
- Nicholas Mains, of Labelle, is a sixth-grade student at Alva Middle School.
Alva Middle School, Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, Roberta Barnsdale wrote in the Nomination Letter that "Nicholas found a dance ticket on the ground as he was transitioning from lunch at school. He turned the dance ticket in to school authorities. It was reunited with the rightful owner. Nicholas displayed the character trait of honesty."
- Cheyenne Howard, of Lehigh Acres, is a seventh-grade student at Varsity Lakes Middle.
Tessa Howard wrote in the Nomination Letter that "this past summer, a little boy was swimming in pond. He appeared to be too far out and he started drowning. Cheyenne saw what was happening, and was the first one to swim out and assist the boy. Cheyenne began to push him up, to get his head out of the water. Cheyenne did this again and again. It was difficult as the boy was, at times, dragging her under the water. Other adults responded and the boy was saved. Her heroic efforts were critical to saving the boy's life."