Monday, February 7, 2011

Doing The Right Thing

Congratulations to the following students who will be receiving the Do The Right Thing Award on Monday, February 7.

Griffin Riley
Overall Winner
Sixth grade
Nicaea Academy

Griffin’s neighbor asked for his help in locating a bike that went missing from their property. Griffin learned the location of the bike and passed this information on to deputies. With Griffin’s help, deputies recovered the bike and it was returned to its rightful owner.

Richard Hennick
Fourth grade
Golden Terrace Elementary School

While walking home from school one day, Richard witnessed another student threatening others with a toy gun the student had stolen from a local store. Richard reported the incident to an adult and the situation was handled.
Alyssa Long and Kendall Roy
Fourth grade
Veterans Memorial Elementary School

After learning about the death of their art teacher’s husband last fall, Alyssa and Kendall organized a lemonade stand in their neighborhood to benefit their teacher and her family.

Evan C. Gonzalez

Fifth grade

Sabal Palm Elementary School

While Evan was visiting his school’s holiday store, he found a twenty dollar bill on the ground. Evan turned the money into an adult and it was returned to its rightful owner.

Juan Herrera

Fifth grade

Lely Elementary School

Juan found an iPhone along a jogging trail one day. Juan turned the iPhone into his school, and a staff member was able to locate the owner, who was very appreciative.

Kaitlyn Robinson

Sixth grade

Marco Island Charter School
Kaitlyn found a wallet while at a high school football game. She immediately turned it in to a deputy and the wallet was returned to its rightful owner.

Christopher Rios

Sixth grade

Highlands Elementary School
Christopher goes above and beyond to help his teachers before and after school. He also volunteers his time with Highlands Elementary School’s parent teacher organization.

Austin Gross

Seventh grade

Marco Island Charter School

In December, a member of the community was dropping off clothing and a check for $672.00 to help students in need. While en route to the office, the check was accidentally dropped. Autsin found the check and turned it into school staff.
Danielle O’Connell
12th grade
Gulf Coast High School

One day after school, Danielle noticed two suspicious males attempting to break into a neighbor’s car. Danielle confronted the men and questioned their actions. She then called the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident and provided a description of the suspects. Deputies were able to apprehend the suspects, who also had outstanding warrants.