Thursday, November 20, 2014

CCSO Names November “Do The Right Thing” Winners

Eight Collier County students were recently recognized for good deeds ranging from calling 911 to save their parent’s life and helping a lost child find their home.

The students were recognized at the second “Do The Right Thing” award ceremony for the 2014-15 school year at Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology on Monday, Nov. 17.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office adopted the "Do the Right Thing" program in January 1988, and has honored hundreds of children for acts that reinforce good behavior, positive acts and outstanding accomplishments in the community.

The following students have been recognized for November:

Jeremiah Senecharles, kindergarten, Naples Christian Academy

Jeremiah was home with his father and two younger siblings when his father fell to the floor during a medical emergency. At 6-years-old, Jeremiah knew to call 911 immediately and was able to provide the dispatcher much-needed information for the emergency responders. Even though he was scared, Jeremiah’s quick actions helped save his father’s life.

Benjamin Quintana, fourth grade, Mike Davis Elementary School

During a class presentation on bullying by his Youth Relations deputy, Benjamin shared that he knew of another student who brought a BB gun on his bus the previous day. The deputy was able to take Benjamin’s information and locate two students, who were both found to have BB guns, and discipline them for their actions.

Jonica Louis, fifth grade, Pinecrest Elementary School

Jonica recently shared with her teacher how she had spotted a young man in her neighborhood step on and kill a baby chicken in the nest. Not only did she report this to her teacher, but at the time scolded the young man for his actions and moved the nest containing two more baby chickens to a safer location.

Brandon Martinez and Dukens Senatus, sixth grade, East Naples Middle School

Brandon and Dukens found a small child wandering the neighborhood without any supervision. They reported it to CCSO after first going door-to-door in their apartment complex in an attempt to find the child’s family. Deputies responded and were eventually able to locate the child’s home.

Alejandro Hernandez, eighth grade, Immokalee Middle School

During lunch at school Alejando noticed another student was in possession of two sharp objects. He was able to get the sharp objects away from the student and threw them in the trash so one would get hurt.

Jesus Marquez, eighth grade, Immokalee Middle School

While riding the bus home from school Jesus spotted another student scratching herself with a razor blade. Jesus reported the incident and the girl was able to receive the help she needed.

Cal Jordan, 12th grade, Golden Gate High School

Cal and his teacher grabbed a student who was preparing to hurt himself by jumping off the second floor of the school building. Cal and the teacher were able to quickly pull the student from over the railing, preventing him from jumping.