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LCSO honors students at awards ceremony

November 16, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Humanitarian concern, honesty, integrity, positive decision making and heroism were recognized today during the Lee County Sheriff's Office's "Do The Right Thing" awards ceremony.

Each month throughout the school year, the LCSO will honor the positive actions of the community's students through the student recognition program. The goal is to reinforce positive behavior among youths and to establish students as role models for their peers.

The local students honored included:

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- Eimani Alexander, of Lehigh Acres, is a fourth-grader at Lehigh Elementary School

Lehigh Elementary School teacher Andrea Cornelius wrote, "During the first few days of school, while discussing school supplies, Eimani realized that one of her classmates had none. She took the initiative to ask her mother if she could help him get the supplies that he needed. She then brought in notebooks, binders, folders and various other supplies in a pencil case. I think she has shown compassion, kindness and initiative when a fellow student was in need. She is the perfect example of the leaders we want our students to become."

- Kevin Beltrand, of Lehigh Acres, is a 10th-grader at Lehigh Senior High School

Lehigh Senior High School SRO Cpl. Garfield Young wrote, "During Hurricane Irma, Kevin and his family took refuge at one of our shelters throughout Lee County. During his stay at the shelter, Kevin saw that the custodial crew was overwhelmed with the up keep of the facility. Kevin put his pride aside and volunteered his time to helping. Kevin assisted the custodial crew by removing trash and doing other things. It was difficult work especially when we lost power. Kevin you are the epitome of a good person and I believed you should be recognized. Great job!"

- James Calcagino, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixth-grader at The Alva School

- Kaitlyn Calcagino, of Lehigh Acres, is a 12th-grader at Lee Virtual School

- Macy Elizabeth Shaw, of Lehigh Acres, is a seventh-grader at Lehigh Acres Middle School

- Marlee Rayna Shaw, of Lehigh Acres, is a 10th-grader at Lehigh Senior High

Mirror Lake Elementary School Principal Robert Cooper wrote, "These four students assisted adults with a variety of tasks and responsibilities during Hurricane Irma, at the Mirror Lake Elementary School Shelter. They answered telephones, took families to their assigned areas, delivered materials throughout the shelter, helped with food preparation and did anything that was asked of them. They were especially helpful and mature for their ages. The conducted their tasks with smiles on their face and positive attitudes. They are all excellent examples do the right thing recipients.

All four students deserve this award."

- Quashon Fuller, of Lehigh Acres, is an 11th-grader at Lehigh Senior High School

Lehigh Senior High School SRO Cpl. Garfield Young wrote, "A student's Chromebook computer was being vandalized by another student while they were in class. The vandalism caused enough damage that a replacement computer was issued to the victimized student. An investigation ensued with negative results. Quashon came forward with video showing the perpetrator in the act of damaging the computer. Quashon job well done! You put your fears aside and did the right thing. You are the epitome of a good student."

- Lisette Gamero, of Lehigh Acres, is a second-grader at River Hall Elementary School

River Hall Elementary School teacher Andres Rodriguez wrote, "Lizette is a very hard working student who always makes the right choices. She is also very kind and helpful to others."

- Braxten Garcia, of Lehigh Acres, is a first-grader at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School

Tortuga Preserve Elementary School teacher Na'Shara Tyson wrote, "Braxten found money that had fallen out of my pocket. Although at first he considered buying 'Y-Ties' for himself and a friend, he did the right thing. He announced to the class, 'who lost this money?' I am so proud of him for being an honest young man."

- Ervin Gomez-Toledo, of Fort Myers, is a fifth-grader at River Hall Elementary School

River Hall Elementary School teacher Allan Doeksen wrote, "Ervin is a fantastic student and is part of the gifted student program. The program allows high achieving students flexibility in their education and gives them exposure to complex learning situations. Ervin volunteers frequently at his local church, and when I asked him when the last time he volunteered, he eagerly said 'Yesterday!' I am proud to be Ervin's teacher and recognition from the sheriff's office would mean a lot to both Ervin and I."

- Wroyal Henderson, of Alva, is a seventh-grader at Oak Hammock Middle School

Oak Hammock Middle School teacher Jeri Glomstead wrote, "Wroyal helped others before during and after Hurricane Irma. In particular, he helped at the school, in a variety of ways, while it was a hurricane shelter. Since that time, he has helped many people in his community during the recovery process. Wroyal you are doing a great job!"

- Josue Laurore, of Lehigh Acres, is a first-grader at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School

- Rachel Ramos, of Lehigh Acres, is a first-grader at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School

Tortuga Preserve Elementary School teacher Alicia Ciaffone wrote, "Josue and Rachel both gave me money that they had found in the ground at school. It is incredible to me how children can display such honesty. I am so proud of both of them and I am honored to be their teacher."

- Julio Ramirez-Barrios, of Lehigh Acres, is a fifth-grader at Lehigh Elementary School

Lehigh Elementary School teacher Cynthia King wrote, "I'd like to nominate Julio Ramirez-Barrios. He is awesome at Parent Pick Up. He is kind and very caring with the children - making sure they are safe. He is always offering to help in other ways. He has a great personality! He will be getting his safety patrol belt soon." Resource team leader April Ketron wrote, "I also work with Julio every afternoon during Parent Pick Up and he goes above and beyond walking each student to their car. When he is helping with a pre-K student he is even more gentle, kind and patient. I have never worked with a more dedicated safety patrol member. He exemplifies the Do the Right Thing award in every aspect! Julio is a true leader."

- Syriah Swanson, of Alva, is a fifth-grader at River Hall Elementary School

River Hall Elementary School teacher Allan Doeksen wrote, "Syriah volunteers at her local church in her spare time. She consistently scores high grades on her classwork. She consistently expresses kindness and is a role model for other students."

- Chloe Williams, of Lehigh Acres, is a second-grader at River Hall Elementary School

River Hall Elementary School teacher Andres Rodriguez wrote, "Chloe always tries her best and strives to learn every day."

- Pauljyriah Williams, of Lehigh Acres, is a second-grader at River Hall Elementary School

River Hall Elementary School teacher Andres Rodriguez wrote, "Pauljyriah always tries her best and strives to learn every day. She is very kind to others as well."

Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office

 
 

 

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