Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Home RSS
 
 
 

Lehigh students recognized at Do The Right Thing ceremony

March 27, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Humanitarian concern, honesty, integrity, positive decision making and heroism were recognized March 21 at the Lee County Sheriff's Office's "Do The Right Thing" awards ceremony.

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

"Do The Right Thing" partners law enforcement, local government, the business and Lee County educational community together in an effort to make a lasting positive impact on the community's youth.

Local students recognized included:

- Johnathan Vieira, of Lehigh Acres, is a seventh-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Johnathan located an envelope containing personal checks in the boys' bathroom at school. Johnathan immediately turned the envelope in to an adult. As it turns out, a fellow student had dropped the envelope and had reported it missing. As a result of Johnathan's honesty and integrity the checks were returned to the student and her fundraising money was recovered. Johnathan should be recognized for what he had done."

- Leon Hunt, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixth-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Leon recovered a Playstation portable game console during lunch time at school. Leon immediately sought out and found the school resource officer and turned in the device. I asked Leon what made him turn in the game console and he said, 'His parents taught him to always return anything that doesn't belong to him.' Leon's honesty should be rewarded because he did the right thing."

- Tiffany Arbaugh, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixth-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Tiffany observed an unsafe situation during the lunch break at school and reported the incident to the school resource officer. The next appropriate action was then able to be taken, and the unsafe situation was able to be resolved in a timely manner. Tiffany's willingness to report unusual activity is noteworthy, and for it she deserves to be recognized for doing the right thing."

- Santos Robles III, of Lehigh Acres, is an eighth-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Santos observed an unsafe incident take place at school. Santos assisted teachers and staff by protecting students from danger. Santos has helped de-escalate a few potential problems over the school year. He has really matured and has displayed leadership skills that should be rewarded."

- Shemiah Sharee Lee, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixth-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Shemiah observed an unsafe situation at school and immediately notified an adult. The incident was resolved in a timely matter ensuring the safety of all students on campus. Shemiah's initiative and courage in reporting the incident was noteworthy and should be considered for a Do The Right Thing Award."

- Brook Lynn Connell, of Lehigh Acres, is a sixth-grade student at Lehigh Acres Middle School.

Lehigh Acres Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Jevon Matthews wrote, "Brook Lynn constructed a beautiful 'Anti-Bullying Box' in which students may anonymously report bullying incidents. The box was thoughtfully designed and created with pictures, quotes and phrases all meant to encourage people to report bullying. The box was placed in Student Services and has been very helpful to stop bullying in our school. For that Brook Lynn should be recognized for doing the right thing."

- Jade Abrams, of Lehigh Acres, is an eighth-grade student at Alva Middle School.

Alva Middle School teacher Charlotte Gomez-Lippincott wrote, "Jade is an Honor Student and a member of the National Junior Honor Society. After viewing a video about Cystic Fibrosis, Jade was touched with the plight of young children afflicted with this disease. Jade chose to act. Jade created and planned a fundraising idea for this cause. It was the 'Turkey Bowl' (a volleyball game between the school staff and student volleyball team) for the students at Alva Middle School. With the help and support of her fellow National Junior Honor Society members and Alva Middle School Staff, over $900 was collected and was equally divided between the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. Alva Middle School is a small school and this amount was indeed a great accomplishment. Thank you Jade for caring for others."

- Caden Gulmy, of Fort Myers, is an eighth-grade student at Alva Middle School.

Alva Middle School Resource Officer Deputy Zachary Wilson wrote, "Caden became aware of a safety concern at school. Caden verified what was happening. He knew exactly what he needed to do. He came to see me his school resource officer and reported the safety concern. I was then able to take the next appropriate action."

- Nathan Kopanda, of Lehigh Acres, is a 10th-grade student at East Lee County High School.

East Lee County High School teacher Leslie Torres wrote, "Nathan observed an 11-year-old boy that had been hit by a car. Nathan responded immediately. Running by foot, he was the first one on the scene. Nathan wanted to ascertain the extent of injuries. Nathan is involved in the Fort Myers Fire Department Explorers and is always willing to help others."

- Hunter Rehbein, of Lehigh Acres, is a 12th-grade student at East Lee County High School.

East Lee County High School Teacher Silvia Escoto wrote, "Hunter found a wallet in the gym and turned it in to me immediately. The wallet contained a large amount of money. I don't think he even looked in it before turning it in. His actions reflect honesty and integrity."

The other students recognized in the ceremony included:

- Hunter Seluk, of Estero, is a pre-school student at Creative World School.

- Montrell O'Neal, of Fort Myers, is a fifth-grade student at James Stevens International Academy.

- Rachel Marie De Oreo, of Cape Coral, is a third-grade Student at Hancock Creek Elementary School.

- Daniel Chavez, of Cape Coral, is a sixth-grade student at Caloosa Middle School.

- Caleb Anspaugh, of Cape Coral, is an eighth-grade student at Caloosa Middle School.

- Zhanaria Allen, of Fort Myers, is a sixth-grade student at Fort Myers Middle Academy.

- Jacquelyn "Jackie" Daly, of Fort Myers, is an eighth-grade student at Fort Myers Middle Academy.

- Bryce Santarelli, of Cape Coral, is a sixth-grade student at Summit Christian School.

- Cameron W. Peters, of Fort Myers, is an eighth-grade student at Summit Christian School.

- Alexis Dwyer, of Cape Coral, is an eighth-grade student at Diplomat Middle School.

- Alondra Villanueva, of Fort Myers, is a 10th-grade student at Dunbar High School.

- Lauren Cobble, of Cape Coral, is an 11th-grade student at North Fort Myers High School.

- Miliani Roman, of Cape Coral, is a 10th-grade student at North Fort Myers High School.

- Emily Ward, of Fort Myers, is a 10th-grade student at Cypress Lake High School.

- Kaylee Walker, of Fort Myers, is a 10th-grade student at Cypress Lake High School.

- Nicole Glover, of Fort Myers, is a fifth-grade student at Bayshore Elementary School.

- Malesha Casseus, of North Fort Myers, is a first-grade student at Bayshore Elementary School.

- Jeffrey McCune, of Fort Myers, is an 11th-grade student at Cypress Lake High School.

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web