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On Wednesday, March 15, the Cape Coral Police Department held their monthly 2016-2017 Do The Right Thing Awards ceremony at City Hall.

The department recognized eleven Cape Coral students who were nominated for their recent actions that had a positive impact on the community.

The department hosts the ceremony each month during the school year to honor local students for going above and beyond in their everyday life to "do the right thing."

The ceremonies are typically held the third Wednesday of the month from September to May in the City Council Chambers in Council Chambers at City Hall, and the public is invited to attend.

If you would like to nominate a student for the Do The Right Thing program, contact the Cape Coral Police Department's Community Outreach Projects Coordinator (239) 242-3342 or email


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March 2017 Do The Right Thing Ceremony


March Do The Right Thing Award winners


Makayla Smith | Sixth Grade, Challenger Middle School 

Thalia De La Cari Mora | Sixth Grade, Challenger Middle School

Makayla and Thalia stood up for and defended a disabled student who was being bullied at the bus stop. A 7th grade girl was calling him names and kicking him very hard over and over in the ribs and chest while he was sitting down minding his own business. 

The two girls yelled at the bully to stop, stood up for a friend, and then took verbal abuse from the bully for being his friend. 

Jason Madrigal | Seventh Grade, Caloosa Middle School

Cameron Zohler | Seventh Grade, Caloosa Middle School

Jason and Cameron were at a store and observed a woman putting air in her tire.  The woman showed signs of confusion, dizziness and weakness.  The students informed the store manager who immediately called EMS.  When EMS arrived, they stated that the woman had had a diabetic attack and needed to be transported to the hospital.  

Alexandra Rodriguez | Seventh Grade, Challenger Middle School

Alexandra is always quick to volunteer to help with whatever is needed.  During a musical production last year, Alexandra helped with painting the sets and various other tasks.  Recently a new foreign student, who spoke very little English, joined the class.  Alexandra sat with her and helped her communicate.


Christian Lubrun | Ninth Grade, Ida S. Baker High School

An expensive cell phone was accidently left behind in a room.  Christian found the phone and was able to determine who the owner was.  The phone was returned to the owner who was very happy and thankful for Christian’s action.



Olivia Morris | Eighth Grade, Challenger Middle School
Skyler Bacha | Eighth Grade, Challenger Middle School

Breanna Stafford | Eighth Grade, Challenger Middle School

Olivia, Skyler and Breanna volunteer at Patriot Elementary as mentors.  One day they walked into class and a student was having a seizure.  They asked the teacher what they could do to assist.  The three made sure the other students kept calm, were seated and occupied while the nurses and administration helped the child.  


Lidia Agostinelli | Third Grade, Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Lidia is a student who wants to make a difference.  She wanted to help koalas in Australia because they are her favorite animal and are suffering from habitat loss.  Lidia made cute little koala ornaments and has been selling them in school to raise money for a foundation that she has started called “Care For Koalas.”


Baley McFarland | First Grade, Patriot Elementary School

Baley is a first grade student who shows character that is beyond her age.  She spends her recess time with the life skills and functional skills students in our school and she is always willing to help. She even goes the extra step to defend them when other students are being disrespectful towards them.